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Codeine and Paracetamol (Co-codamol)

Also known as Co-codamol

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  • Wake up Call. Really need Your Support

    Hi, I've just been told I have a fatty liver! I admit due to depression I have a poor diet and little exercise. I've already started to eat properly and tackling my lack of exercise by taking walks. The biggest problem is though I am addicted to Zapain. I have been for 10 years. I take 10/12...

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  • Cocodamol addiction/withdrawal

    I'm posting this as I've never told anyone about my addiction (and I've known it was an addiction for nearly a year now) and although I don't want to tell anyone I know, I'm going to try to get off them and thought this might help keep me on track. Total honesty - I was given 30/500...

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  • Advice to avoid addiction developing

    Hello First of all I am not addicted to medication and anyone who does suffer with this has my sympathy. I am looking for some advice to avoid addiction as I have addictive tendencies and I know sometimes my own perceptions can't be trusted. I've got chronic fatigue syndrome and something wrong...

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  • Codeine/Co-codamol addiction beaten

    I've come on here to let those of you who recognise you have a dependency on cocodamol or codeine know that you can get off these hateful tablets. There's hardly any info on UK websites, but if like to share my experience with you. I became addicted to 30/500 co-codamol about 5 years ago when...

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  • I lost my son because of my addiction

    Hi all, I have been severely addicted to nurofen plus for around 18 months. In June this year I ended up in intensive care and nearly dead as the codeine mixed with a muscle relaxant left me in a coma and serious breathing problems. Because of this, children's service got involved and my 2 year old...

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  • co codamol addiction an withdrawals

    ive been taking co codamols 30/500 for over 5 years the last three years taking 2 four times a day , my doc told me to take them regularly as im alergic to asprin and anti infamatories , i have two town and buldging discs in my lower back , anyway i have suffered terible tummy problems weight gain and...

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  • Cocodamol overdose

    Hi I'm a bit embarrassed I took 10 cocodamol codamol on Friday night in one go I was feeling really low they were 8/500mg will I have done any damage i feel fine but was sick 2 hours after

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  • Failed again!!! So disappointed!

    I am ashamed to be admitting to this but I have miserably failed again to come off cocodomol! I used to take 6 to 8 30/500 tablet's a day but had managed to taper down to 3 a day but after an really stressful week I have started taking 6 a day again!! I know this is no excuse for doing this!! Should...

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  • I really need help now

    Hi I really need to talk about this. I’ve been taking co-codamol for near on 20 years. I’m now up to 16/18 tablets a day I use the effervescent ones it’s getting to a point now I’m driving miles to find chemists cause all my local ones are now starting to question me. Yet they still sell them me I have...

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  • Codeine withdrawal symptoms

    So to cut a long story short I have been addicted to codeine for over one year. I knew I had a problem but was unable to reduce my intake so decided enough was enough and decided to go cold turkey. I was taking at least 240mg per day. I am now 10 days since last codeine. I'm not going to lie and...

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  • Starting over again!!!!

    I'm starting over again on Monday. I fail miserably everytime I try! No one knows I'm addicted to these cocodomol 30/500 (dr prescribed) I'm also on robaxin and have just learned on Internet that these can be used to withdraw. I will post updates on here everyday to try and stay on track....

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  • Coming off codeine

    i decided to go cold turkey on Monday after running out of cocodomol 30/500 and ibuprofen and codeine. The withdrawal symptoms have been terrible. Headaches, anxiety and panic attacks, stomach cramps, night sweats, being sick. To name but a few of them. I have been on cocodomol 30/500 since I was diagnosed...

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  • Coming off co-codamol with Chronic Pain

    Hello all, I really could use some advice. I have been taking co-codamol for 2 years now. At least a 1 year or more of 8 (or more) a day 30/500mg. I have chronic abdominal pain, neck and shoulder pain (that I am waiting MRI results for) and bad IBS. Over the last few weeks I been suffering with...

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  • Advice on taking Co codamol 30/500

    Hi  I have recently had a rather bad time after being prescribed naproxen for a long term shoulder and neck problem. I never use pain relief other than paracetamol and ibruprophen on occasions when needed. However, because this pain became quite severe, and actually triggered anxiety which I only...

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  • Don’t know where to go next

    hi all, I have been addicted to codeine now for nearly 2 years going thru 100 30mg tabs a week. My doc is trying to taper me off and it’s not going well I am just topping up with shop neurophen plus when I run out of prescribed meds. I don’t think there isn’t a pharmacy in Plymouth I have not been to....

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  • How many are too many??

    I take 2 cocodomol 30/500 mg in morning and same again at night which are prescribed by my doc...I've just been wondering today is this really to high a dose and is it enough to become addicted? A few monthes ago I started taking 4 extra a day but have now got back to my starting dose of 4 a day....

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  • Advice please!

    Can someone advice me on how to taper off my 4 cocodomol and 4 robaxin and 2 lyrica a day plz? Definitely can't go cold turkey

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  • Codeine/Nurofen Plus.

    Hi folks. I'm addicted to Nurofen Plus. I've never told anyone this, barely admitted it to myself. I'm a male in my 30s, with a kid. I wont lie, right now I am on 11 tablets in the morning, and 11 at night. A few months ago I tried to go cold turkey, but as I work full time, I simply...

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  • Loaded up on vitamins etc...

    So a wee update...I've googled the 'Thomas recipe' and I've ordered everything that's supposed to be needed to help tapering off cocodomol. I've already started yesterday...taking 3 cocodomol yesterday instead of 8....I'm praying this works for me! Will keep yous all updated...

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  • Think I accidentally doubled my Meds !

    I am 95% sure I took two separate lots of my Meds within 10mins of each other. I know right ??!!! That means I may have had 4 × Co Codamol (30/500), 4 Ibuprofen & 2 Gabapentin. I'm only concerned about the Co Cod as contains Paracetamol. Rang 2 separate pharmacies for advice. Both said to...

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  • Codeine addiction (Nurofen Plus)

    Hey, so I'm addicted to codeine, I usually take 32 Nurofen Plus tabs every day at midday (in 1 go). This has been going on for a year but I started doing codeine in June 2011 after I had my wisdom tooth removed. Every day I tell myself this will be the last day I take them but of course this is never...

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  • Can you be Addicted to cocodomol and robaxin

    Hiya I'm a newbie here and thought I might be able to get some help. I'm on a lot of medication 30/500mg cocodomol 2 twice a day. ..robaxin 750 mg 2 twice a day and lyrica 100 mg twice a day. I went on holiday and didn't take enough meds with me...on the third day without them in started...

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  • My boyfriend takes 30/500 co codimol and he takes 20-30 ...

    My boyfriend takes 30/500 co codimol and he takes 20-30 a day, you may think this is a lot but that is because my boyfriend has been addicted to them for the past 6 years after being given these tablets following his tonilectomy.When he wakes in the morning he has bad cramps and my bed is soaking wet...

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  • N+ and codeine nearly killed me

    I've been taking N+ (28-32 a day) and codeine phosphate for 6 years. I took my last dose one night (2 x codeine, 3 x N+) I collapsed after about half an hour. I couldn't get to the phone and was covered in severe carpet burns (trying to get to phone) however my GCS started to rapidly fall. Mum...

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  • Codeine addiction.

    I was diagnosed with nerve root compression of my lumbar spine by MRI in 2006. The Dr prescribed me co/codomol 30/500. And I am still taking them to this day. About 2 years ago I learned that I couldn't function without them. They don't stop my pain anymore so I started taking over the counter...

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  • Co Codamol addiction. What should I do?

    Hi. I've been taking Co Codamol 15/500 for the best part of 9 years now and I cannot seem to stop taking them. I can't function without taking these and now I want to stop taking them as I know it can't be doing my insides any good. I never go over 6 in a day and my do for said that it is...

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  • Bad Reaction to Co-codamol

    I don't take regular pain killers but since a bad reaction I had to co-codamol I have avoided them since. I can't find anything on the web about allergies, and I was wondering if anyone else had a similar experience. I'd taken the odd co-codamol from being about 12, and only really took...

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  • Co-codamol addiction & anxiety -anyone?

    Hi. Im new and haven't posted on here before, I'm hoping someone might be able to give me a bit of advice 😊 I've been taking co-codamol 30/500 for about 4 years now I have recently been prescribed tramadol too, I suffer from chronic back pain, I'm only 24 & have 3 children...

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  • cocodamol addiction

    i am 27 and since the age of 18 i have been taking them 30/500.i get them from my doctor every 2 weeks when.if i dont have any i cant get out of bed in the morning and i cant go out,im so moody and hate socialising,when ive got them im a totally different person im the happiest ever,im the life and...

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  • Withdrawal when swapping codeine products

    Hi all I've bee n addicted to cocodmil 30/500 for 4 years. Recently I can out so I borrowed some dirycodiene 30mg from my mum and I've felt awful moody can't sleep restless no energy all the symptoms but rls when going through withdrawal. Is it possible to get withdrawal.

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  • Partner going cold turkey off co codomol

    My partner has been dependent on cocodomol for over six years. We went to the GP last week who did bloods and referred us to a local drug service. Bloods came back and partner was sent to A&E for paracetamol levels to be checked. Luckily he was ok, but did warn him to stay off any paracetamol containing...

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  • Misuse of co codamol

    So I have ben prescribed 30/500 as have endometriosis which causes severe pain.  Have been on these for a few years and all well, could go days or months without taking anything.  About a year ago, whilst me, my husband and children were living at his parents, as waiting for the purchase...

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  • Off codeine for two weeks but my joint pain is making me struggle.

    So I've been on prescription pain killers (dihydrocodeine and tramadol for flare ups) for about 2 years. I started taking more and more and then my prescriptions weren't lasting as long as they should have been so I started substituting with additional Solpadeine Max and Nurofen+ in between prescriptions....

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  • help I think I may be addicted to 30/500 co codamol

    I have only been taking 4-6 tabs per day as I have frequent back pain, I have been on them for around 3 months. At first the tablets made me feel happy at this time my sister passed away so they helped me through it. And now I get hot/cold sweats when I don't take them and headaches. I have been...

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