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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 turkey, I had no choice.
It is now day 4 and it has been hell. Contstant Dhiarrea, Nausea, Pain, yawning, goosebumps, RLS (not just in my legs but my arms too, anyone else had that?), insomnia, etc etc... I am trying to stay hydrated and eat but it just comes back up or goes straight through me (nice).
As its day 4 I am not sure if I feel better or not, I still cant eat, sleep, etc.... Ive read it can take 7 days to 2 weeks and the RLS and insomnia can last for months...
I've had a lopt of support from people on here, Caroline8, Ritchie, cliveonpatches and I am so grateful for that as I have had no support from my partner and my Doctor hasn't been the greatest.
I'm in a real low place at the moment but I am going to keep going, I havent got any codeine in the house and I cant go out and buy any either....
I am back at the docs on tuesday and I am going to beg her for some gabapentin or robaxin (as these 2 are life savers for rls, insomnia apprentley? Carolineq8 recommended this and I have read about it everywhere too, if you read the patient leaflet for gabapentin it says its used to treat RLS) and I dont want any more codeine my minds made up of that.
IS gabapentin or robaxin addictive or abusable ? IF so I don't I will get any but I am literally going to beg. My doc advised me to join a support group and I'm going to tell her that my support group have all reccomended gabapentin as a life saver.... If I do get some what will the dosage be ? will it effect me in anyway or will it jut take away the RLS ?
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