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Codeine and Paracetamol (Co-codamol)

Also known as Co-codamol

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  • Tapering off Nurofen Plus

    Hi, I just wanted to share my story and maybe get some advice. I have begun to taper off Nurofen plan (codeine/ibuprofen) like many others I found myself dependent on the medication after I began taking it for recurrent headaches. At the most I was taking 14-16 tablets per day. This dependency crept...

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  • Trying to taper of codeine

    Hi All, im a long term user of codeine and found myself taking up to 20 pills a day at times 30mg tablets. I cannot go cold turkey as full time work, family etc and just cant bear the thoughts of withdrawal symptoms,  so far in a matter of weeks i have came down to the prescribe 8 per day and i...

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  • Codeine withdrawal- delayed symptomd

    Hi all, I have been taking around 10-12 tablets of 15mg (Panadene Extra) tablets for about 3 years. So its not an excessive addiction but still an addiction. I have tried to quit a few times and the withdrawal has been too much as I have a little girl to look after. Now this time I am over 24hrs with...

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  • Tapering off Nurofen Plus

    Hi, I just wanted to share my story and maybe get some advice. I have begun to taper off Nurofen plan (codeine/ibuprofen) like many others I found myself dependent on the medication after I began taking it for recurrent headaches. At the most I was taking 14-16 tablets per day. This dependency crept...

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  • I've been on cocodamol 30/500

    Hi everyone I've been addicted to cocodamol for at least 3 maybe 4 years and i have to have 6 a day and I get so so depressed I feel to cry I got anger there to were I'm addicted to them I am so determined to get off them but the question is how I have a full time job just started and I don't...

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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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  • 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 me...

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  • I'm addicted to co-codamol

    Hi, I started taking Co-codamol for spd and then it was prescribed for my ibs. I have been taking between 6-8 tablets daily of 60 mg, I have never abused the drug or over used it in any way however I have found that I am dependant on it. I really wish to get off this drug, I want to go back to a time...

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  • Addicted to cocodamol

    I’ve been prescribed cocodamol for about a year now. I’ve been taking between 8-15 a day for months. I get them on repeat prescription and obviously always run out early. I tried to reorder and the doctors phoned to say I have to go in if I want to ask for them because I’ve been on them so long. I think...

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  • Cocodamol addict . Selfish but its my 1st and foremost

    Where to start. First prescribed these nasty little pills in 2011 for torn muscle in my back. Fast forward to 2018 totally hooked, addicted and a slave to the next dose. I cannot believe the things I have done and the lengths I have gone to to stay on these horrible little pills. I admitted to my...

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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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  • Advice getting off codeine

    Hi, 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...

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  • Real time recording of codeine in Australia

    Hi, I'm a long time codeine addict, and due to real time recording of codeine have been refused sale of codeine. I understand the reason that the Pharmacy Guild have put it in place, but is that where it ends? Just refuse selling it to people? I feel like they have not thought things through in...

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  • Help coming off approx 120-140gms a day of codeine

    My story is that I have been a long timer user of codeine products.  Started 11 years ago when I started taking 2 when getting headaches. Fast forward 4 years ago, I hurt my back and ended up on fairly strong meds....endone, oxy...good thing is I didn't get hooked on the endone or oxy but I...

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  • Withdrawal

    Hello iwas addicted to alchol or alcholic managed to get through that with AA. About 15 years ago i was beaten up and put on morphine and was addicted to pain killers co codamol being the main evil. I have been on 32 for 14 years and should be in a box but survive 8 days ago i went cold turkey. Major...

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  • 6 days clean

    I’ve been CT from Neurofen plus for the last 6 days. I was taking up to 30 a day just to get by, the constant chemist shopping was a nightmare, I hated myself for it but needed it at the same time. The first time I came off them was because I nearly killed myself I had caused myself a peptic ulcer and...

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  • no problems with co-codamol

    I find it interesting reading all the posts about people having problems with cocodamol.  I have been on them for probably 15 years. I was originally on ibuprofen as a result of widespread pain but had to be taken off when I was put on omeprazole as you cannot be put on both at the same time....

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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 day...

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  • Migraines

    I thought my migraines was getting worse by being on co-codamol so just done cold turkey, not very pleasant but I have to say no migraines , what is anyone's else's thoughts on this ? My gp is aware of what I did .

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  • I want to stop taking co codomols.

    Hi. I’ve been taking my “happy pills” cocodomols for nearly 5 years. Started for back ache. Then realised they made me feel so happy and relaxed. Now I’ve had enough. But petrified of coming off them. I was taking 8 a day. 30/500. Woke up 1st priority was taking 2. Them if clock watch till I can take...

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  • Codeine cold turkey help

    Hi all I've been taking codeine based products for 3 years now starting 8 a day now upto 15 a day maybe more. No one knows about my addiction. I did go to the doctors a year ago who put me on a taper plan it worked to start then I went back to square one so now it's time to cold turkey. I have...

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  • Using co codamol for back pain and then socialanxiety now addicted

    I’ve had severe social anxiety as long as I can remember so found it really hard to go out anywhere a few years ago I pulled my back and the doctor prescribed me co codomal 30/500 found out the codein effect I had off them stopped me from being anxious and I could finally function normally without a...

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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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  • Second time. :-(

    Hey folks. Was on here a few weeks back talking about quitting codeine via tapering. It started very well, I cut down to the lowest ever, got a tooth extracted and ended up right back to where I was. Sickened. I realised what helped me the most last time was this very forum and knowing other people...

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  • Struggling at night.

    i have been taking 6 to 8 cocodamol 30/500 every day for the past 3 years, I have decided that I now need to stop even though I am in considerable pain from arthritis of neck and shoulder. the last 5 days I have just been taking 2 each morning and although the arthritis is quite uncomfortable I have...

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  • What is wrong with me ???

    For a few years now I take co codmols and it’s starting to make me throw up the next morning and it makes me feel so much better as I feel like when I’m being sick I’m losing weight please someone help me what is wrong with me ????

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  • Advice

    What was your experience withdrawing from a codeine addiction? What method did you choose for withdrawal? What helped your withdrawal? What was the worst experience while withdrawing?  In Victoria did you have medical help/ see a Dr that didn’t treat you badly?  Withdrawal is frightening &...

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  • Groin pain

    I've been reducing my co-codamol slowly as recommended. I was down to 60mg per day and decided to jump down to 30. The one thing I really suffer with now is a deep discomfort in my lower stomach. I believe it's to do with constipation even though I go nearly every morning. Any similar experiences?...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Taking 20 codeine tablets a day

    I have been taking cod for about 2 years now and I have been taking 20 tablets a day for about 4 months I want to give up as it's affecting my life and my family's life. Please I need advice 

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  • 80 in 24 hours

    So mybhusband has been to rehab for codine addiction before. He took 80 pulls in 24 hours the ither day. Im afraid he is going to die. He mixes with at least a bittle of red wine every night. I have two boys who love their dad. And he is a angry at the same point every night on these pulls. He blames...

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