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Codeine and Paracetamol (Co-codamol)

Also known as Co-codamol

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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 …

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  • Codeine addiction

    Been on cocodomol for almost a year, this is my first day off them and glad I told my doctor about the problem so won't be able to ask for them ever again. Weaned off them for 2 weeks there, and so glad I did the weaning off thing, wasn't easy but getting there.

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  • Im about to cold turkey from codeine and im scared!

    Hi from Australia guys and girls! Ive been addicted to codeine for about 10yrs taking up to 60 tabs a day which is crazy i know, but ive go down over the last week to about 10. Here in Australia codeine has been banned from sales due to the affects on ppls live which is a good move BUT!! has forced …

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  • Buprenorphine for Codeine Addiction

    a few  weeks ago I finally decided to address my codeine addiction that has ruled my life for the last 5 years. i’ve tried tapering many times but just cannot stay disciplined. i found the courage to speak with my GP who referred me to  a local service. I attended yesterday and spoke …

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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/ …

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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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  • Cocodomol problem

    I've been taking about 10×30/500mg of cocodomol for almost a year now, today is my first day of coming down off them, I took 2 this morning and 2 at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, but all I've done is sleep all day, do you think this is because I've took less today?

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  • Help - is this withdrawal?

    Hi all I am new to the forum and have found it of great benefit particularly in regards to co-codomol withdrawal. Can anyone please tell me if I am experiencing withdrawal as I have been on the highest dose for around 3 months but some days only taking 4 tabs the odd day 1 so it’s been a bit hit …

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  • HELP QUICK Co-codamol Withdrawals

    Hi guys  I’m really looking for some help. I am currently taking 30/500 co-codamol between 2-4 tablets a day and have been for the last 8 months. Was prescribed them for pain. Anyway, I decided I was taking them for the feeling and not the pain anymore. Came off them Wednesday and woke up …

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  • Tapering off codeine, help and support would be appreciated!

    I have been taking 30/500 co codamol for around 2 years now and this is the first time I’m talking about it and admitting it. I first started taking them because of migraines which would have me bed bound for a few days and the tablets really helped, I’ve then slowly upped my dose to 3/4 every 3 …

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  • Tapering off cocodamol

    I have been taking cocodamol for around 5 years for back pain. My GP just stopped it without explanation and prescribed paracetamol instead. a friend of mine had spare cocodamol and gave me loads so I was able to continue. I found myself taking them when I didn't have any pain, no more than 8 a …

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  • Co-Codamol withdrawal OR Gastric Flu?!! *HELP

    I am a 38yr old male and i have been addicted to Co-Codamol 30/500mg (mainly dispersibles) for a few years now.  2 weeks ago i decided enough was enough and decided to wean myself (gently off them).  A week ago i began to experience flu like symptoms and was very weak, i vomited a day …

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  • Off codeine for 2 months but still getting restless legs argh

    Hi I have came off codeine now for 2 months it wasn't easy but the worst syptom by far has been the restless legs ! Total insomnia because I can't sleep is anyone else still suffering this ? This long after stopping ? I am also 34 weeks pregnant and feel the rls is worse I want to not have …

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  • About to go cold Turkey.

    So I've had a codeine addiction for the past ten years. Was off them for 9 months last year then was a little stressed at work took one and three months later I'm still on them. But.... now in Australia they have made them prescription only so I have been Dr shopping. I have been visiting …

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  • Co codamol quitting strategies that have worked for me.

    I was loading up with codeine based painkillers at about 5pm every day as a result of addiction. I recently went to the far east on holiday, and so 5pm in the UK was 12pm there. I therefore was able to avoid withdrawal symptoms in the evenings and made sure I was tucked up by 11pm. Two weeks should …

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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 …

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  • will I get withdrawals again

    Hi everyone, it's my first time in a forum  of any kind. I have been taking zapain for 10years and had managed to stop them for 6 months yay! But I relapsed a few 2 weeks ago and i worry I'm going to get withdrawals again when I stop. Douse anyone know if this  is likely to happen? …

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  • Low dose Panadol and alcohol

    hi, freaking out now because of stupidity. Have been on one tablet 500 mg or 665 mg Panadol per day for 3 months . Yesterday I had 2 tablets. And I drank wine, which I don’t do normally. My liver has always been fine. But I had more than recommended amount of wine. According to doctor Google it’s …

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  • Help coming off codiene

    Just looking for advice and support been taking co codomal for over 4 years. Started on it for pain with my knee but just started taking it to relax. Last week i agreed to try and reduce under my doctors advice ( i didnt admit i was addicted). She gave me 3 packets of 15mg pure codiene and in less …

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  • Withdrawing from Cocodamol

    Hi  I've been on cocodamol on and off for a long time now because I've had quite a few injuries in the last few years. The latest is a fractured verterbra. I'm nearly healed but I really want to get off the cocodamol as from reading online I'm beginning to think my exhaustion …

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  • Cold Turkey anyone.... ? 4 Days in.....

    Short background , was prescribed Co-codamol 30/500 about 10 years ago for a perforated ear-drum and been taking varying dosages ever since.  I know what I’m doing is so wrong but can’t break the cycle fully. Longest period without had been 25 days but I always seem to relapse.  More …

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  • UK Nurofen Plus Addiction

    Something 3 years ago I never thought I would be writing. I was prescribed 30/500 co-codamel for a leg injury in 2009. I was happily taking these up until 2016 when I thought I needed to calm down I went to the doctor and he immediately stopped the prescription and that was it, no more help. I had …

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  • Withdraw from co codamol

    I really hope i have come to the right place. After being prescribed cocodamol, I suddenly realised i couldn’t get off them.  After my pain subsided I stopped and got the worst feelings ever the next day, I take 2 tabs three times a day. And am constantly bloated and feel i am twice the size. & …

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  • Nurofen plus addiction

    I’ve been addicted to codeine for the last 6 years first stared with a couple to help me sleep here and there and it’s grown large amounts I take up to 16 pills at a time and between 2-4 times a day. I went to see GP got told to go to a drugs clinic I went got prescribed bupernorphine at first …

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  • How long can the withdrawal symptoms last?

    Hello again, it's 19 days since I took my last cocodamol. I went through the first week feeling grim, I knew that but it was OK, I just told myself I'd got flu. The thing is, 19 days later and I'm still getting quite a lot of nausea and diarrhea. Is this still codeine withdrawal? Or …

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  • Co-codamol overdose

    Last night I took 10 co-codamol tablets in an effort to kill myself. So far nothings happened but I woke up with servers abdominal pain. I really don’t want to go to hospital because I’m young and I would have to get my parents to take me. And they would question me about why I did this and I …

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  • 27 hours cocodamol free....!

    So you guys inspired me to just stop. I'd been tapering down from 8 x30/500 a day but couldn't quite make that break. Felt jittery and cold and nauseous.... And I was going to keep cutting down and down but then yesterday I was busy and realised it had been 8 hours since I'd had one, so …

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  • Trying to stop cocodamol for the first time...

    Hello everyone, I can't tell you how relieved I am to find this group. I've been reading all your posts and replies and I'm horrified at what I've been taking and so pleased to be here. I was prescribed 30/500s for a slipped disc along with diazepam, then they stopped the diazepam …

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  • Addicted to co-codamol

    I have been taking co-codamol for years now and I am in my 20's I want to stop or at least reduce it but I am really struggling and feel scared about jow dependent I am. I was prescribed it for migraines, period pain & IBS but I have also been using it to help me sleep as I have insomnia. …

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  • Struggling with Codine Withdraws

    Hello Everyone, my name is Tina and I am happy to have stumbled across this forum from googling withdraw symptoms from Codine.  I have quit cold turkey three weeks ago and was on these tablets for over twenty years. I started off taking only a few pills a day until over time it grew to more …

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  • Co codomol 30/500

    Hi every1 , ummm don't know how to even put this 🙄 I take 6 30/500 cocodomols a day for the last 3 years , I have been suffering with lower right hand back pain and heart flutters   I'm concerned however my gp gave me the all the clear for my kidney and liver test a few months …

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  • Codeine addiction help !

    Hi everyone , I am ashamed to say but i was addicted to taking codeine the last time I took any was Monday morning am and not had any since I know I need to come off these tablets now been through the worst of withdrawals now which have been hell but now am suffering with crippling anxiety I went …

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