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I'm addicted to Nurofen Plus.
I've never told anyone this, barely admitted it to myself. I'm a male in my 30s, with a kid.
I wont lie, right now I am on 11 tablets in the morning, and 11 at night. A few months ago I tried to go cold turkey, but as I work full time, I simply couldnt juggle the incredibly string withdrawals with work (no annual leave left).
I'm at the point that it's upsetting me daily, i feel f*****g weak. I hate that it's a secret from my wife, i hate that I'm spending the money. I've had enough. As of today I'm going to start tapering down. I plan on taking 8 in the morning, 8 at night for 4 days, then down to 6 after that, hopefully till I get low enough that I can stop altogether.
I've been trying to do this for weeks, but I always cave in and take my usual amount. There's always a reason. Whether it be stress, or whatever. Change of the bloody weather at this point would give me an excuse.
I decided to find a website and talk to people. This has tormented me for years now. Enough is enough, admitting im an addict wasnt easy.
Anyone have any advice? Anyone been through this, came out the other side?
My thinking is that talking to people on a forum mught be that little push I need. And by GOD do i need that push. I'm starting to hate myself, for lying to my wife, and taking these tablets.
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