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Addiction to codeine based products is more common than any of us realise. There's safety in numbers. I'm 37 and live in the UK, I've been addicted to codeine and cocodamol for five years. I'm now 39 days clean.

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    Jan,

          after four years on c/c and after two bouts of cronic constipation I have stopped taking then two weeks ago,whilst my neck is certainly painful,I prefer that to pain at the other end of my body.

      My bowels have are working beteer than in years and I feel so much better.

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      WHILE HAVING MY HIP REPLACED WAS GIVEN MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF KILLER CODIENE...

      ?ENDED UP WITHIN 24 HOURS OF RELEASE WAS BACK IN A&E WITH BLOCKED BOWELS FOR ANOTHER 24 HOURS

      ?HAVE NOT TOUCHED ANYTHING CODIENE SINCE... BUT WAS THEN HOOKED ON LAXIDOL FOR ABOUT FOR ABOUT 8 WEEKS...

      lol

      ?DAVE

      ?HIP NOW GREAT

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      Dave,

                I honestly thought I would end up in A&E with my constipation,but senacot and guiness worked and what a relief.

        Like you no more co-codamol since.I have asked my doctor for an alternative,but all I get is with my heart condition it is the safest,so no ant inflamatives,advised to stop taking "Naproxin" and I am now relient on "paracetamol"

         I am facing a heart opperation,sometime,and then a knee opperation,sometime;tha NHS moves at a very slow pace;if they don't get a move on my heart failure will become heart failed.

         Pleased to see your hip is ok.

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    4 days off co-codamol after a long taper. Just so damn tired and down all the time. Anyone recognise this?

    Thanks

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      Roger,

                 I stopped taking co-codamol three weeks ago and no problems at at all,maybe the neck pain I suffer takes my mind off it;I was expecting problems after what I had read of other people's experiences,I was only taking the recommended dose of 8 in 24 hours so I would imagine the less you took,the easier it is to stop taking them.

          During an overnight stay in hospital I was offered co-codemol but refused;co-codemol seems to be the mainstay of pain killing,I have asked my doctor for an alternative to co-codemol but all I was told was "For anyone with a heart failure co-codamol is the safest thing".

        So it is a case of "like it or lump it"I now take 6 paracetamol,2 at a time,3 times a day.

        I was advised to stop taking "Naproxin" ant-inflamatory because of my heart condition,so at the moment life is not at its best.

        How many co-codamols a day were you on?

        I really wish I had never started on co-codamol and I know I am not on my own for sure.

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    For every 1 or 2 C.C you need ONE LAXIDOL

    Dr Dave (Dangerous) has spoken...

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