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This is a hard post for me to write, so please bare with me. I am now a recovering codeine addict. I have had problems with addiction to the drug for about 9 years. At first it was used to treat pain but because of my circumstances at the time, it spiralled out of control over the course of a year. After I started having problems getting the drug from my GP, I would buy it OTC in the form of nurofen plus and other own brands that are the same.
This isn't my first time clean, I managed over a year previously. However an injury led me back to those pills. I just assumed I'd be able to take them like a normal person but within a week, it was out of control.
I've gone from taking X3 boxes of 32 per day (Yes really, 96 per day) to absolutely nothing. I don't even know how I've gotten to where I am now.
I knew what to expect with the withdrawals. So I was already prepared. But one thing no one EVER mentions is the trouble actually seeing that you have for about a week! Pupil dilation and contraction was a pain in the ass for me.
I'm now 21 days in, I have days like yesterday where I live a normal life, shower, work and I'm bright and bubbly! But then I've had my worst night last night. I was up all night with horrendous pain in my stomach. I took what I could to soothe it but I'm currently in a hot bath.
This has gotten me down big time today. I know I've damaged my insides with those pills as I've had numerous bowel obstructions because of them. Not to mention the ulcer that ruptured and I bled out.
I just need to know that I am going to get better, is anyone else in the same situation or has been?
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