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Opiates And Opioids

Also known as BuTrans patches (Buprenorphine for pain), Codeine, Diamorphine, Meptid (Meptazinol), Morphine, Oxycodone, Pethidine, Tapentadol

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  • Day 1 of morphine cold turkey

    Not sure if this is the correct forum, but have been reading, and writing on, this thread for so long, that I know that you guys rock and can provide some support. Some of you know my story, but it has gotten worse.  About 13 years ago I had a bad fall (while dancing nonetheless) and ended up...

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  • 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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  • Recent cold turkey in hospital

    I had to go into hospital for a week then transfered to my local hospital for 4 days. I had severe N+ and codeine addiction for 8 years. The first hospital (after collapsing at home) made me go cold turkey. I cannot remember the first 72 hours due to withdrawals. After a week when I was transferred to...

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  • Oxycodone for Chronic Back pain and now knee pain

    I have CHronic Back pain (Degenerative Disc Disease) which can not be corrected by surgery.  I go to a Pain Management Doctor and get a prescription of Oxycodone 10mg 4 times a day.  I have also had Gastric bypass which I know sometimes I don't get all the meds I take.  I have had...

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  • Took some codiene after 3 weeks off

    I was doing so well but in the last 5 days i was feeling so low and depressed. I was doing 30 dhc daily and just stopped and have taken some time off work. I already take citalopram and amitriptyline for depression and headaches/sleep. I had 6 yesterday as had had enough of feeling low. My gp doesnt...

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  • Getting off Suboxone

    I got off Suboxone 6 months ago.  The pain management dr gave it to  me since I had bad reactions to opioids.  Well...that started the spiral downfall.  The meds ruined my stomach and bowels.  Then the anxiety took over.  I'm 68 and already had 2 strokes.  My blood...

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  • Mst and gabapentin

    Coming off both mst and gabapentin I came off both these drugs two days ago 90mm of mst and 900mm of gabapentin how long does the withdrawal take I broke two vertebrae several years ago was on 8 co codomol for 6 years but they stopped working when I went on mst they worked for the pain at first but...

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  • Kratom

    Hi Has anyone got and experience with kratom .. I've read about it and it's a bit vague with legalmside of things but what I want to find out is has anyone bought anyone used it and been succesful with reducing there opioid intake.. I'm reading that it's a wonder drug it's a natural...

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  • Addiction to opioids

    Well it's 6am and I'm in a bad place. My life's turned upside down over the last several years due to taking opiods. It started in 2009 when I slipped in the shower which resulted in a pro lapsed disc L2. Was given tramadol which didn't do anything. Pain was so bad I went to A&E...

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  • DAY 1 - codeine withdrawal

    HABIT - up to 300mg of codeine a day - sometimes codeine phosphate or n+ / cocodamol. Apart from a bit of a belly ache and my legs feeling achy I am feeling alright. I did buy a packet of co codamol today and promised myself to just take 2 if and when I need to. Not the point I know but fro, the amount...

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  • Codeine addiction and withdrawal

    Hi Everyone..  i know now that must be a lot of discussions about this subject but even though there the same as my issue I've never found one that is for me and will answer my own questions.  I am am so embarrassed to talk about my problem and who better to talk to than you guys, who...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Medicine question on Oxycodone

    Hi all, I won't go in to the long story regarding my health and why I am on large amounts of pain killers, unless someone specifically would like to listen and might help with the depression I suffer from it. I have recently on Thursday changed my tablets from Targinact 40/20 to Oxycodone 120 mg...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • codeine withdrawal, buprenorphine

    Hey peeps, really hoping someone can help.  Ive been abusing codeine for The last 18 months and i am currently 7 days off but I'm still having hot flushes and dont feel too great.  . I used most days and on my days off i used 300mg gabapentin in the morning and same at night.  Im...

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  • Am I allowed to drive whilst using Butrans pain patches

    Is there anyone out there please who can advise me on being able to continue driving whilst on Butrans pain patches for my arthritis and if so what size patches as I am so very worried that I will have to give up driving and that would totally finish me... I can deal with the pain but to lose my independence...

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  • Oxycodone Advice

    Hi Everyone, I am new to this so forgive me if I have posted in the wrong group or miss anything out. I have had severe spinal problems since I was 30 and as the years have gone on it's always got worse, I won't bore you with to much details, unless you want to hear which might help with my...

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  • Co codamol withdrawel. Positive post but need advice.

    Hi all i felt like i should write this after reading alot of other posts before stopping co codamol myself. I am a young mother and started originally taking zapain (30/500) 2 years ago following a back injury. I since became deffinitely addicted to them. After the doctor stopped prescribing them i bought...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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