Addicted to pain killers please help 😔

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Hi all,

I’m new. I’m addicted to dihydrocodeine and I hate it. I don’t take as much as what I’ve read others do but i have to take about 5/6 30mg pills with my morning coffee just to feel normal and then i half the rest and take one half maybe every half hour until I’ve taken 8-10 pills in a day. Recently I’ve noticed that I waken about 4-5 am with severe agitation, sweating and I NEED the pills. The pain of withdrawal is awful. Any of you had success beating this and how did u do it? The pain of withdrawal is enough to make me take a few pills so I don’t see a way out of this. I’m nearly 34 and I’m so scared I’m going to die. I drink occasionally Aswell (like once a month) but I’m

Now starting to worry I’m gonna go to sleep and not wake up. Any help or words of encouragement would be appreciated,


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  • Posted

    Hi Anna, I completely understand where your coming from 😔 I'm in the same situation and feel stuck, I started taken for the pain I'm in on a daily basis and now I'm in a rut!! Why don't we try cut down half a tablet a day and help each other out by supporting and encouraging each other to get through this? I'm 36 and don't want live like this 😔 X

    • Posted

      Thankyou so much for replying. Supporting each other sounds like a great idea. Do you mind me asking how many you take a day? 

      Anna xx

  • Posted

    Its worth a try, I'm on 10 a day. We will get through this xx

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