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Hi all, i'm new here and wanted to join as I know I need help,
My Doctor is useless, this is a long post but if anyone can advise me I would be greatful.
Basically, I have had a long term back issue, compressed disc, I've had many mri scans, epidurals etc to no help although I managed to lose 8 stone it hasn't really helped my back.
I've been on Tramadol SR (200mg) for around 5 years, Just over three years ago I started taking more and more not even thinking about the issues this could cause as I was obviously addicted to them, I ended up on over 450mg and ended up in hospital, that night I cut the dose in half and had very serious withdrawal issues for weeks after but am now on my standard dose of 200mg every 12 hours and have never abused this drug since (almost two years now)
But.... While I was going through the really bad withdrawal effects I was prescribed Diazepam to help, I am now addicted to them and am currently taking 12mg a day (2mg morning, 2mg afternoon and 8mg evening).
I want to get off them but every time i try to reduce them even a little bit I have side effects which start affecting my work.
During this time though I have got a job and have been there almost two years and am doing really well there working my way up, I can't have anything affecting my job
I'm also on the following:
Citalopram 20mg a day (for depression which i'd also like to come off)
Omeprazole 40mg a day (prescribed when ended up in hospital)
To be honest, I don't even know where to start, when i'm at work I really enjoy it and do really well, when i'm at home I feel crap and sluggish not wanting to do much, it takes me ages to feel with it in the mornings and because of this I have a lot of coffee in a day.
Any help to help me sort this mess out would be really really apprenticed.
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