Can you be Addicted to cocodomol and robaxin

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Hiya I'm a newbie here and thought I might be able to get some help. I'm on a lot of medication 30/500mg cocodomol 2 twice a day. ..robaxin 750 mg 2 twice a day and lyrica 100 mg twice a day. I went on holiday and didn't take enough meds with me...on the third day without them in started to be very sick...diareeach. ..anxious...sweaty. I honestly thought I was going to die (in never slept for 2 nights) on 3rd day I had to go to hospital were i was told I was totally dehydrated (I never mentioned meds) the next day I came home and about and hour after taking my Meds I was fine again. Does anyone know if robaxin (methacarbon) is addictive? If that was cold turkey I could never go through it again! What is the safest way to get off these meds??? Any advice appreciated. I wish my dr had never prescribed these meds for me!!

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    Hi Hannah. I'm sorry you have had such a tough time, especially when you were away. Holidays are supposed to be relaxing. Yours was anything but. I can't speak for your other meds but with regards to Co-codamol : I have been taking 2 four times daily for well over 2 years due to being a chronic pain sufferer. Codeine is highly addictive but a lot of Drs won't tell you that. No Doctor I've seen has ever told me that. They make such a fuss when you take Morphine or Diazepam as they say they are highly addictive. I was on, at one point 90mg Morphine SRT a day for at least a year. I came off them within a week & suffered no withdrawal. Yet if I am more than 3-4 hours late taking the Co-codamol I start feeling horrendous, with flu-like syptoms. If you want to wean off them then my advice would be to take one twice a day for a week then take one daily until you feel confident enough to stop them altogether. Others here should be able to advise you regarding your other meds. I sometimes wish I had never been put on Co-codamol. They are great in controlling my pain but its terrifying to know I would be SO ill if for whatever reason I had to go a day or two without any atall. Good luck & weaning off slowly is key. 🙂 X

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      Hello Lou,

                       I was on the highest dose of C/C for 4 years and after two bouts of cronic constipation I decided,"no more" and haven't had any since,six months ago,I now take paracetamol.

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      Thanks Lou lou. ..I definitely need to stop these things like yourself in suffer with chronic pain but nothing could be worse than what I suffered on holiday....thanks again
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      Even if he didn't bbe, it is not something you shld ever do with any meds. Each person reacts differently when it comes to withdrawal. I cannot see someone going 'cold turkey' with regards to Codeine. I came off 90mg of Morphine per day, in a week. I found it fine but someone else might have suffered terribly. Like I said 'weaning off ' is key. But you also have to your pain under control before stopping a medication else you'll end up going back on it out of desperation. Ask your Doctor about other less addictive pain meds & he can also advise re: stopping some meds. Wishing you all the best hun. Xx

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      Thanks Lou...I'm starting today...just taking usual dose in morning and halfing it at night time see how I go....but definitely wouldn't go cold turkey after my horrendous experience! x

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