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Hi' been taking Co-codamol now for many years, suffice to say over 8 years. Although not a large dose between 2 and 3 pills 30/500 a day. Apart from an obvious addiction I am sure they helped with my sleep. have long standing insomnia problems and have found the co-codamol helped wonders with my sleep.
For my first attempt I thought I would go cold turkey, what a mess, suffered so badly and had to start taking again. Not only that but on a much higher dose.
Anyway started weaning about 10 days ago cutting 1/4 pill a week more or less. From a withdrawal point of view not too bad but god help me, almost immediately started with insomnia. Found that I suffered from agitation, restless joint syndrome and generally every time I try to sleep even if there were no symptoms immediately on laying down they start. last week or so been sleeping between 3 and 5 hours a day, last night NONE. Found myself going to bed numerous times, was so agitated had to get up after 10 minutes or so each time.
So the plan is as it stands today, suffer through the symptoms sleeping as much as I can when I can and see myself right off the drug. Thereafter access and address the outcome as it happens. Let me assure you, no sleeping for nights on end is MUCH harder than it seems!
Watch this space.
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