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I would like to ask if anyone can help me , I have been addicted to painkillers of some sort for the past 16 years first it was co-codamol 30/500 which I took for about 5 years when I decided it was time I sorted myself out and got off them so I put an appointment on with my GP told him that I was just taking the medication for the sake of taking it every 4 hours whether I needed it for pain or not I was still taking it and that I was taking way over the reccommended 8 in 24 hours and that I wanted to come off them , He somehow must have picked me up wrong he thought I was complaining that the co-codamol were not strong enough and prescribed me Tramadol Now right there I should have stopped him and corrected him but when I realised what he was doing that he was giving me stronger medication I didn't I just took the prescription to the chemist went home with my new tablets and gave them a try they turned out to be much much better than the co-codamol at giving me that lovely feeling, the one of having had a couple of drinks where you are happy drunk and I liked it !! This was really the start of my problems Now I am addicted to co-codamol,Tramadol, pregabalin (lyrica) and dihydrocodeine because whenever my body got used to the medication I was taking and that warm fuzzy feeling was not as strong I added something else Now I take 12 co-codamol 30/500, 16-20 Tramadol 50mg , 8 pregabalin 50mg, and up to 20 dihydrocodeine 30mg every day and I know it cant be long till I end up overdosing and killing myself obviously my body has buit up a great amount of tolerance to these drugs but theres only so much your body can handle before everything goes wrong ! I know this and that is why I want to try and clean myself up a bit I have tried to cut down the amount I am taking before but the problem is I enjoy how they make me feel so I dont last long before I put them back up again , I heard of someone who got off dihydrocodeine by using a medication called modafinil this is a drug students use to keep awake it is actually a drug for people who have sleep disorders so I have bought myself some of these tablets but do not know what I am supposed to do , do I take these instead of my usual cocktail of drugs ? or do I take them with my usual cocktail of drugs but slowly tapering my usual amount down till I am off them ? if anyone has any advice please feel free to give it as I am not to sure where to start
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