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Im looking for some advice on getting off codeine.
short story is that like most people, i started using co codamol (30/500) for legit pain, this slowly turned into using it to sleep, then progressed to every day. 5 years down the line and 12 tablets each later here i am.
I’ve previously tried tapering down using nurofen plus, which was going well and was only taking a few tablets at night but eventually fell into bad habits again. i lack the discipline required to quit this way.
I’m absolutely fed up with this drug now. it’s slowly taken over me and the panic that goes through me when i only have a short supply left is ridiculous. i want my life back.
i’m determined now more than ever to get off this horrible drug. i haven’t told my partner or GP, id rather give it a proper go this time and hopefully get clean, and if not, confess to my partner and go to my GP for help.
anyway what I wanted to know is, if i try the cold turkey option, and i’m aware how tough this is going to be, what kind of things help with cramps, sweats etc?
the only other worry i have is i can’t get a lot of time off work, maximum a week. is it possible to go back to work a week into detoxing off this?
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