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  • Tom4371 1

    On MST 120mg and having problems help please.

    Hi I'm Tom I'm 45 have spina bifida & in a wheelchair. I've been taking mst 120mg twice daily for years. I have noticed recently over the past 2-3 months that my withdrawal symptoms are kicking in hours before my 12hourly dose is supposed to be taken. I'm getting terrible sweats and...

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  • eunice42724 2
  • natasha79413 2

    Help with reducing oxycodone dosage

    My husband was told at a pain management appointment that the level of oxycodone that he was taking was high and that he was a long term health risk.  How can he cut down when he has severe back pain?

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  • nitinsharma 2

    Addicted to codeine from last four years with daily intake of 400mg

    I am taking 400mg or more codeine in form of cough syrup with carispodol (for higher kick) from last 3-4 years, Whenever i try to quit it the symptons are too painful, bodypain, continues cough, headache, sleep disorder and a lot more. Sypmtons are so high that i cant survive without it even for 2 days....

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  • nitinsharma 2

    I'hv been addicted to codine from 4 years, wants to really wiit it

    I am taking 400mg or more with crispodol (for higher kick)of codine in form of cough syrup from last 3-4 years. Whenever i try to quit it the symtons are too painful, like bodypain, continues cough, headache, sleep disorder. Syptons are so high that i cant survive without it even for 2 days. M a working...

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  • jrok 2

    Heroin addict, doing a rapid suboxone taper

    I have been a heroin addict for 5 years, it was a half gram a day, sometimes more, I recently decided I don't want to live like that anymore, so I decided to try suboxone to first break the junkie routine I had established, and immediately began tapering. For example, I took 8 mgs day 1, 4 mgs days...

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  • Jazzy79166 2

    Heroin addict and suboxone addiction

    My boyfriend has been a heroin addict for over 10 years. He joined cdt (drug team) 2 years ago and got on a suboxone script,which was great as he cud function like a real person now and go to work. Within 6 months of treatment, they forced him to cut down even though he kept Telling them he wasnt ready...

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  • david5568 1

    Lower Back Pain

    Hello I want to ask a few questions and gauge the response for when I see my neurosurgeon in a few weeks. I had lamindectomy and discectomy on L1-L4 the end of September 2016. I had injured myself in January and finally went to a neurosurgeon when the pain medication wasn't doing anything. After...

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  • JaydJames91 2

    Codeine addiction...and how to kick it.

    Hello, My name is Jayd and i am 24 years old. I have been a codeine addict for the best part of 3 years now. I am now in my 3rd month of being codeine free and i cannot begin to explain how amazing i feel. You read forums and horror stories about how horrible it is and difficult to come off codeine...

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  • susan32309 3

    Oxycodone - advice please

    Hi - I've been on 10 mg oxycodone sustained release tablet twice daily now for 10 weeks following surgery to repair a broken hip . . . I'm non weight bearing but was also due to have knee replacement surgery on the opposite knee the week after I broke my hip - the knee surgery obviously was cancelled....

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  • Patio123 1

    Weight questiony

    Hi.  I have used opioids for 5 years now and have tapered off and stopped for the last time.  They just don't do anything for me anymore.  In the beginning I went from a size 12 to almost a 4.  This past year I have been taking them less often and smaller amounts than I did before....

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  • Tez22 3
  • UnicornFairy24 2

    The eve of the start of being codeine free

    I am a 30 year old female with a good job in I.T, a beautiful home and the world at my feet YET I have struggled with codeine addiction for the last 7 years. I got off the tablets previously then relapsed a year ago. I do not like the person I have become (moody, tearful, angry, lethargic) and after...

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  • littleluna 1

    Taking 200mg Oxycontin and trying to cut down

    I have a chronis condition with my bladder called interstitial Cystitis. I have surgery on my bladder every 4-6 weeks, I have poly cystic ovaries and awaiting surgery for a pretty big cyst, and finally I had reptured bowels during a C section and ended up in intensive care for a fortnight and out of...

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  • Carolineq8 5

    Rhomboid and trapezius muscle back spasm

    Hi guys sorry but I'm back again, had the worst weekend, woke up sumday morning and my rhomboid and trapezius muscles had gone into spasm omg it was excruciating, took 15 mg diazapam and 100 mg Celebrex, this was after a few days of upper back burning pain which I suffer almost constantly but this...

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  • ian68673 2

    Day 4 of Opiate withdrawal

    Hi I have been battling a codeine addiction for about 5 years now and have posted about it somewhere in this forum. I recently was on a taper plan with my GP and doing OK apart from some nasty symptoms (RLS, Insomnia, Aniexty). Earlier this week something occured which meant I was forced to go cold...

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  • AMK88 2

    Unexpected codeine withdrawals - please need some advice

    Hi all I have been using codeine for the last 2 years which started out innocently enough being prescribed by my GP for an injury. However slowly but surely I became more and more dependent on the drug and without really even realising it I am now taking huge doses each day, mainly before bed and sometimes...

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  • Just-lou 2

    Possible in-patient stay at an addiction ward. What to expect?

    WARNING!! VERY LONG STORY AHEAD. BEFODE YOU READ IT, GO MAKE YOURSELF A CUPPA AND THEN PLEASE PLEASE HELP IN ANY WAY YOU CAN! Hi folks. I came across this forum earlier and after reading through, I'm hoping someone can help me. I'm 37yrs old and my affair with morphine sulphate began around...

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  • juliescottie 2

    reduce OxyContin

    I have been taking OxyContin for many years current dose 360 per day slow release, I was taking 860mg of MST slow before this the pain clinic would like me to reduce at his down I have tried in the past bust not succeeding, the pain clinic want to put me on  sufentanil but that's used for full...

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  • kellyh88 1

    Side effects from naproxen or codeine?

    I have achilles tendonitis and have been on naproxen for a week, I needed some pain killers due to the pain and the doctor prescribed me codeine, I took it yesterday for the first time and I couldn't sleep at all due to a constant stomach pain, with sharp stabbing pains and feeling slightly sick....

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  • ian68673 2

    Need help/Advice regarding withdrawing from Codeine

    Hi All Ok so 3 and half years ago I was in a car accident and suffered from a bulging disc and whiplash, the Doctors put me straight onto Codeine Phosphate 30mg x 2 four times a day. I had them on repeat prescription and was never questioned when I ordered them. So basically I am addicted to them even...

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  • Dom05879 2

    Addicted to Codeine / Dihydrocodeine

    Hi all, This post is really just so I can make a statement about my addiction and I hope that this will help me in beating it. I'm also a recovering alcoholic, and have been doing well with my recovery, I only drank on 5 occasions last year and have been sober all through 2017, so on that side...

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  • Karm1 2

    Butrans on/ off two years for back pain

    hi all.  Just need some advice... have 3 herniated discs in my lower back, I've had epidurals and nerve blocks and due 10 facet joint injections in April. Inbetween all of this I've been on Butrans.  Started on 5mcg and for a long time I was in love with these things!  Had my life...

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  • ken50138 2

    Help with imminent withdrawal from pain medication

    Hello I have been on 20 mg of oxycodone for over 18 months for siatica before I was switched to oxycodone I was taking 10 mg of oxymophone for about a year both 4 times a day, I am planning on moving across the country soon and know getting back on the regimen again will take time and I will be in...

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  • rob53972 2

    Getting back to normal.

    Hi Does anyone have any ideas of how or if you can get back to yourself. After taking tremadol for a number of years. I've been on it for 6 years. 6 tablets a day. Or does it damage us to no return. Many thanks rob

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  • Bro50 2

    Weaning off codeine

    This is my first time talking about it. For 2 years I've been taking codeine in the form of nurofen plus, solpadene max and cocodamol 30/500 when the doc prescribes it. I'm a recovering alcoholic and have been sober for 5 and a half years. After I stopped drinking I wouldn't touch anything...

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  • suz67512 2

    Admitted All to GP - Beginning Taper - Dihydrocodeine

    Seeking fellow members who have finally had enough of Opioids and whom are willing to support one another during the long road ahead... Almost 6yrs I have been dependent for. Started with sciatica and a few other problems, ending with a rather nasty dependencey. I am deeply ashamed and feel somewhat...

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  • brianthesnail 3

    Methadone Reduction ..4ml To Nothing

    Hi guys  Heres my story ... ive been on 30ml (avg) of methadone ( bought on the street ) for approx 8 years ..... however after a recent ilness i decided to become clean ..... ive reduced myself from 30ml to 4ml ..and allthough this was tough at times ( anger issues,paranoid ) ive managed to get...

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  • nancy94758 3
  • Raja1972 1


    Hi I would like to hear from anybody taking slow release tapentadol for facet joint lower back pain I also take 30/500 cocodamol six per day and diazepam at night. I know it's chronic but how do other people cope long term than you

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  • charlotte030192 1

    Co-codamol addiction, pregnant, cold turkey

    I have been taking Co-codamol 30/500mg for over a year for back pain relief. I found out I was pregnant around 3 months ago and the doctor was still prescribing me co-codamol with no questions asked. I was taking 8 tablets a day beforehand so when I found out I was pregnant I was only taking 3 tablets...

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  • absjbs 3

    Dependency escalating

    Hi all I suffer from bad anxiety and have been waiting to start a new job for the last month. Ive been so anxious waiting to start that ive been taking nurofen plus because of how relaxed they make me feel. Prior to this i used to take a few cocodamol every now and then if i felt stressed, but for the...

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