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Hi, this is the first time ever that I have admitted to anyone other than myself that I am addicted to codeine plus ibruprofen.
It's been 10 years since I started using it every day.
It began accidentally when I took a handful of what I thought was plain painkiller when I had yet another extreme headache that had been on going for days (was happening a lot). I was so grateful when the painkillers worked so well that I checked the box and found out it was codeine etc and next thing I knew I was addicted.
I used up to as much as 90 to 100 tablets at my peak.
I had tummy issues and had to have emergency blood transfusions.
I have been trying to taper down for years and did eventually bring it down in the last 6 months to under 10 a day.
So that's my basic summary.
I, today am 7 days completely clean, I went cold turkey last week.
Have been vomiting most days but it got worse overnight and I can't keep fluids down.
Anyone else going through this right now? Or has? With any advice or such. I still can't bare to tell anyone in my life and feeling pretty alone.
I actually have not craved for it other than to relieve my physical symptoms.
Scared about what's ahead.
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