Skip to content

Opiates And Opioids

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

All discussions in this group

Next
  • Help with addiction

    Hi all, I find myself sitting writing this and feeling like a fool. As I know what I am doing is wrong but it’s getting worse. I had a severe motorbike crash in 2014, a drunk driver pulled out in front of me at 60mph and I ended up wrapped around a lamp post, it was a good 20 mins before a passer by...

    Last reply
  • Sevier stomach pain and diarrhea

    I'm 6 days in without any opioids and I can't keep anything in me. I've been taking roxys approximately 8 a day. My food and water comes out as fast as i eat and drink. Does anyone please have relief. I work physically and I'm so weak because I'm not getting any nutrition and my stomach...

    Last reply
  • Suboxone withdrawals and how to cope

    I've been coming off suboxone at home now for 11 days and the symptoms are barely getting better I feel like my body is constantly burning in my skin I can't sleep because of the jerking feeling I have in my joints I really need sleep my doctor hasn't been much help he just told me to take...

    Last reply
  • Butrans 10mg

    Would anybody be able to help me with this question please? I have been using butrans patches for approx 6 weeks, I started off on the 5mg patch for the first 4 days then went to the 10mg patch for the next 7. The first couple of weeks on the 10mg was fine, but recently they have started to itch in...

    Last reply
  • Loss of taste and or smell

    Hi I had been on prescription opioids for 20 years. Because of finding it almost impossible to get a doctor for prescriptions and difficulty finding pharmacies to fill a prescription whine wintering in Fl. I decided to quit. Fitting my quitting process I had all the likely withdrawal symptoms however...

    Last reply
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency

    Hi everyone. I read some time ago that heroin addicts were prone to having a B12 deficiency due to all the heroin use over many years. I was addicted to a stupid amount of Oxycontin (1500mgs) per day over around 9years but managed to quit & haven't had any Oxycontin now since August 2016....

    Last reply
  • Oxycontin taper making me feel 100% better!

    I've posted on here a few times about the struggles I have had with opiates. A quick re cap is that I have been heavily dependant on opiates for over 10 years. I suffer from a chronic pain disease and have surgical procedures every 6 weeks under general anaesthetic.  This resulting in me taking...

    Last reply
  • Already feeling the heat from the Opioid police

    I have a very good working team relationship with my pmp doc. But last month my doc told me he's been warned that the state is really coming down on especially pain management docs about fentanyl. Now what ticks me off is I've never had an off UA wrong med count. Etc. Yet these people who...

    Last reply
  • Heavily addicted to heroin and ready to detox

    I’ve been addicted to oxycodone and heroin for 2 years and my tolerance has gone through the roof.  I’ve spent so much money and I’m sure once I get sober I’m gonna really start having a pity party for myself.  I tried detoxing before but I took my Suboxone too soon and the misery I went through...

    Last reply
  • Lofexidene detox,

    I have been addicted to codeine, originally Nurofen plus up to two boxes per day but after totally destroying my stomach with the ibuprofen I switched to codeine phosphate 30mg up to 20-25 per day. To cut a long story short I have seeked help from my local drugs and alcohol team to get off them....

    Last reply
  • Opiate withdrawal day 4 80 mg oxy habit

    Hi all. I am currently on day 4 of opiate withdrawal which is the 3rd time in the last 3 yrs I’ve found myself down this horrible road. It has stemmed from a back injury and I had got up to 80 mg a day ( sometimes more) and decided enough is enough as most mornings I was waking up sick until I had my...

    Last reply
  • looking for support

    never thought I would ever be here...I'm sure we all feel this way...I could really use some kind words as I'm going thru my break up with percocet...I was given them from doctor for chronic pain but as the years went by I needed more to help with pain...I thought..just tired of worrying ...running...

    Last reply
  • want to wean off suboxone

    OK here goes.. hope I get some responses. ...took percocet from Dr for a few years for chronic pain..10 5mg daily.. they stopped working and I was sick and tired of being sick..I didn't want to take more and more ...as the story goes...anyways I was given suboxone from Dr. ..started at 2mg but...

    Last reply
  • Codeine phosphate 30mg

    Hi I've been addicted to codeine for 12 years I normally only take about 150 mg twice a day but today I over done it a bit I've taken about 690mg not all at once but over the course of 13 hours I feel fine normal like I would if I'd taken the smaller dose I normally take two paracetamol with...

    Posted
  • How to give up opieates with very little withdrawal syndrome

    Hi all, firstly please don't attempt this on your own please involve your GP this method seems to work for all opieates, (for the search engines heroin, oxycontin, morphine, dyhidrocodine or codeine) I've been dependent on dyhidrocodine and oxycontin off and on (but mostly on for 10 years....

    Posted
  • You can win against opioids

    This is a long read but if you're struggling with opiate withdrawal my story might help. I was first prescribed codeine after dental surgery, nothing much came of it but I knew I liked the feeling. The second time was after I broke my thumb. Coincidentally I was also going through some upheaval in...

    Last reply
  • Need to reduce my 360mg per day of OxyContin help

    my consultant has told me that after 25yrs of using prescribed opioids they will not be working for me and are in fact making my pain worse, my comment "you put me on them" so he would like me to reduce them by about half, I don't seem to have any dependent signs but I bet they're there...

    Last reply
  • Co-codamol

    Hi guys, Have had to co-codamol for 5wks with a broken ankle (plate, screws and pins) Went cold turkey after a particular bad night with nightmares! Been off it now for nearly 2wks! Still got a bad stomach and I'm really anxious and have become scared of going to sleep! Please tell me it will pass!...

    Last reply
  • 3rd week today free from codeine

    This is a hard post for me to write, so please bare with me. I am now a recovering codeine addict. I have had problems with addiction to the drug for about 9 years. At first it was used to treat pain but because of my circumstances at the time, it spiralled out of control over the course of a year. After...

    Last reply
  • Help! Need stories of long term oxy addiction

    My partner has recently been put in jail due to her stupidity while under the influence of oxy. It all came as a shock though as her lawyer had been telling us she would get a suspended sentence. I know this is probably a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone with a long term abuse of oxy may be willing...

    Last reply
  • My drug addiction hell

    Hi I’ve been on here before but with a different sign in and spoke to some very good decent people about my addiction to opioids. Just hoping I can catch up with them my name was Darren and I’m so forgetful I can’t remember any peoples names I spoke to about this. Be good to catch up  Darren oxy...

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • Thank you all so very VERY MUCH!!!!

    Im Sooooo very sorry for the following very long post but, i am known to waffle on some what! 😎 I would just like to thank everyone on here past & present for being there for me & taking the time to reply to my mumbling & moaning & waffling on through all hours of the day, (And...

    Last reply
  • My Dr. decreased my pain meds by 50%, is this withdrawal?

    I was taking 10mg of Oxycodone 5 times a day for a bad fall I had on Dec 16, 2017.  Stayed on that dose for 6 weeks when my doctor decreased the dose to 7.5mg of Norco 5 times a day.  I have been shaking, have chills and sweats, and not sleeping much since that drop.  My dr....

    Last reply
  • Passionflower tea or tablets?

    I picked up some passionflower tea today (tablets were out of stock) haven't had a chance to try it yet. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with it and how it went?.

    Last reply
  • 7th day codeine withdrawal

    Hey all. I am just looking for some support at the moment as going through this alone at the moment. Have abused codeine based pills over last 2 years taking up to 40 pills of panafen plus or nurofen plus (not cold water extraction) any Australia laws have changed and now require prescription for these...

    Last reply
  • Can i really do this?

    Ok so my addiction started about 7 years ago with a foot surgery. From there my drug of choice has been Oxycodone. I have bought pills, traded with friends. Lately I’ve started drinking to where now I’m addicted to both... awesome. I feel like crap today after my daughter telling me i slept walked into...

    Last reply
  • First time I have admitted addiction. 7 days cold turkey.

    Hi, this is the first time ever that I have admitted to anyone other than myself that I am addicted to codeine plus ibruprofen. It's been 10 years since I started using it every day. It began accidentally when I took a handful of what I thought was plain painkiller when I had yet another extreme...

    Last reply
  • Been diagnosed with Epilepsy while detoxing from opiates

    I've been tapering from Oxycontin for the past 6 months and got down from over 400mg daily to 150mg daily. Its been tough but I am getting there. I have been having seizures though for the past 12 months. I have put it down to the withdrawal but the neurologist says that the oxycontin may be a trigger...

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
Next

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.