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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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  • 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. …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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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 …

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  • 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, ( …

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  • 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. …

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  • 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?.

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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  • 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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  • Pain medication gave me my life back

    Hello my name is Jennifer, I am a 51 year old wife and mother of two children. I have a good life.  I don't know if this is the right forum to write this, however, I wasn't sure where else to go.  I have always suffered with IBS C/D.   I have been in pain sometimes for …

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  • Even Low Doses are Addictive

    I’ve been taking Ibuprofen + Codeine (12.8mg) for about six years on a consistent basis. I take the drug in low doses - customarily two in the morning after breakfast and sometimes two after dinner. At most, when I’m suffering from a periodic sore back, I’ll take six a day, but that’s it. What’s …

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  • Hematoma diagnosis?

    My dad is currently in he hospital due to severe pain in his left leg. The doctors stated that it’s due to a hematoma in his left calve. They were giving him Percocet and Dilaudid to ease the pain but that hasn’t helped at all. They’ve just changed his medication to Oxycodone 15mg but the pain …

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  • Withdrawals & Sex Drive Question

    HiYa's. Serious Q. Anyone.or everyone experiencing an insatiable horniness? I'm almost 2wks into Codeine Rapid Tapering ( 30to40 x 10mg daily) currently down to 100mg Daily Yaay me And i cannot get rid of this sexual feeling & acting on it. My poor partner who is 15yrs younger …

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  • Tramadol and emotions

    Have any of you out there who have used Tramadol experienced the feeling of wanting to cry even though your not sad, I started to experience this after taking it for the first time to night and it scares me a bit since I have a history of depression and anxiety and now this medication may be …

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  • 7 year codeine addiction

    7 year addiction, up to 400mg a day. Tried going cold turkey 4/5 times but cannot cope with the withdrawal.  Please tell me it gets better.

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  • I STOPPED OPIOIDS THANKS TO THC AND WINNING A LITTLE CASH

    I've been on Opioids for 25 or more years Thanks to THC and winning some money on pick 4 I had the cash to buy THC the way i had   to take it  and it worked i been off for 4 mouths Im broke now but i sold some opiods to supplement more THC I have 150 more tabs left I've had thesis …

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  • which is best

    I have for the last year been on codeine for pain relief for  TKR jan 2017 and 2nd TKR nov 2017 I want to stop taking them  Do you stop altogether or do you wean yourself off them say instead of two every 4 hours take one My stomach lining is in a bad place I have all told been proscribed& …

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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 …

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  • Codeine Withdrawal - Cold Turkey

    Hi all,  just want to share my story. Pretty sure with the new rules in Aus with Codeine there will be a lot of people in the same position  I had a Nurofen + addiction taking at least a pack of 32 a day, sometimes 2 packs for the past 8 years. It was crazy. Of course it started …

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  • Want to decrease dosage

    I agreed for my dosage to increase 5mg even signed documents but when I went to get medicated the next day I noticed that they increased it by another 5mg. I was told the doc has the right to increase my dosage without my permission or even consulting my. I look this week and now there's …

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  • Rona C

    Hi I am new to this site I have been on 5 MLg norspan patch for 12 months my dr suggested I go up to 10 MLg this week My. Pain is a lot better but I feel awful and have been on the stronger dose 3 days  I suffer with chronic back pain and have a double curve in my back and arthritis in my …

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  • 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 …

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  • 62 days clean from opiates. Here is what i did:

    Hello there. A little background about my addiction: I am a 28 year old female and started my opiate addiction at age 23. I’ve smoked weed for 10 years but didn’t start using opiates until five years ago. I first started using roxy’s and used it recreationally (snorted). Since pills are so damn …

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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 …

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  • My TAPER from Nurophen Plus

    Hi, I have been following so many stories on this group and finally decided 3 weeks ago that enough was enough and it was time to stop abusing Codeine. I have been taking up to 32 tablets of Nurophen plus daily for about 6 years.  I always knew I was causing myself harm but ignored the …

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  • 10 year addicting to Opiates

    I have a chronic pain condition that my Doctor prescribes me Oxycontin for. I started about 10 years ago with Tramadol, I stopped that suddenly when I became pregnant with my son. It was torture but as I was pregnant I had to just stop! When I had him they reputed my bowels and I ended up with a …

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  • Update Day 5 CT from Codeine

    Update: Well I'm on Day 5 of CT withdrawal from 30mg Codeine tablets that ive been taking for 7 years and I feel great. The flu symptoms have gone, the RLS has stopped ive managed to stop the upset stomach with Imodium and my energy levels are going up and up! I had a better nights sleep last …

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