Is it overprescribed or is it the fault of the user. I, personally have been taking Tramadol for several months now and I have not seen any euphoric episodes or any such thing. What I have seen is it is the only medication that has controlled the extreme pain in my legs due to neuropathy. Any drug can be dangerous if it is misused. I get my prescription filled though the VA and I have to monthly let my doctor know I am out so she can order the refill and it is monitored closely. Also, prior to my being prescribed tramadol my doctor talked to me about it and explained to me all of the dangers of it.