I was prescribed dihydrocodiene/paracetamol 30/500 for a...

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I was prescribed dihydrocodiene/paracetamol 30/500 for a back problem some 3 months ago I had been taking co-proxamol to control the pain prior to this . After a severe reacurrence of my back problem I was prescribed the combination of voltarol and dihydrocodeine 30mg I found this had little effect on the pain and took it upon myself to take 4 tablets at a time instead of the 2. I now find myself totally hooked on the dihydrocodeine, have tried to stop taking them but after a day I start to feel like I have the flu and have uncontrollable bowel movements. I feel trapped. I now find myself lieing to my GP about the severity of my back problems to secure further tablets Beware if you have an addictive nature like me. Cannot really seem to find a way to stop as cutting down makes me feel as if I am having panic attacks.


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    my husband has been on Dihydrocodeine for 6 years and we are slowley cutting them down by half a tablet every 3 months he was on 8 a day we are now on 4 1/2 so we are getting there.

    good luck

    Do you know where i can find out the long term side effects from

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    I started to take dihydrocodeine for irratable bowel syndrome about 4 months ago. I am now totally addicted to them. I have to take 6 to 8 a day, if not i feel like i have been hit with a hammer. My legs start hurting and i feel like i have the flu. Ihave tryed to stop but it hurts too much my body aches. I no longer get pain relief from them my mood swings are awfull. I wish i had not started to take them i worry it will get out of control.

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    I was first prescribed Tylex (co-codamol 30/500) 3 1/2 years ago after breaking my back in two places. I have found that I have to take 4 tablets at a time to feel any effect. I take them to control pain in my back which I still experience quite often. Problem is, I now take them every day regardless of pain or not. I often take 8 - 10 tablets a day and have now become addicted to them and feel that I can't get by without them. I am sooner or later going to have to face up to getting myself off them. They can't be doing me any good can they? But at the same time, I still get back pain which can be severe. Put up with back pain or addiction????

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    i had gallstones whilst pregnant 3 years ago and was put on cocodamol 30/500 (even tho i was pregnasnt)i was taking 8 a day to controll the pain since then ive had my 2 babies by c section and also had to have my gall bladder removed so ive been on 8 a day for 3 years plus morphine and buscopan injections at home also diazapan to sleap i felt totally a druggie i watched a programme recently called going cold turkey about heroin addicts and found out my painkillers were a form of heroin i hated it so i just stopped that night i was very ill for weeks i couldnt get out of bed but i did feel better for it i went a couple of months without nothing but i had to have my painkillers back for toothache so all im on is my cocodamol but i controll them alot better now. its a very visios circle when you dont take them your in pain so you have to and so on

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