addicted and tapering off

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yesterday i decided enough was enough and decided to taper off codeine, i have been addicted now for 4 years after getting the worst dose of tonitllitus i have ever experienced, at the time i had just split up with my long term partner and continued to take them as they numbed the emotional pain i was gouing through, 4 years on and now hitting the big 30 i have decided enough is enough, my health is now slowly failing and the addcition i ahve had for the past 4 years is now impacting on my body i have gained 6 stone during this period which not wholly down to the codeine i believe it has been a factor in this due to the fatigue and numbness it brings on. Anyway decided to post on this how i get on. i have given my tablets to a friend who will if you like dispense these to me slowly weaning off. at present i take 7-8 tablets a day, this week i am reducing to 6 next week 5 the following 4 the next 3 the following 2 and the next 1 until i am hopefully free of these disgusting tablets. will keep u all updated alos be nice to hear of your own experiences of these xx

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    Good to hear you are making a plan to get off these destructive drug! I've finally kicked them after being on them for many years after a back injury while in the army which I still am. I end up going on Suboxone to help with withdrawals and craving which worked well for me. Good luck and keep us posted

    Nathan....

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