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I started with tension type headaches about three years ago and took OTC painkillers which did nothing much at all, even co-codamol, however, I became hooked on the co-codamol and persuaded my gp to give me the 30/500 co-codamol. Initailly it cured the headaches but then they came back and I gradually increased my dosage until I came to a crisis in November 2014 when I overdosed on the co-codamol for sevarl days as the hedaaches were so bad. Pluckwed up courage and rang my gp who sent me straight to a&e who put me on the pracetamol antidote . I spent two days there with just ibuoprofen ansd a real bad head along with vomiting and rashes and breathing difficullties. When I got home I got rid of all my co-codamol and went cold turkey - it was absolutely aweful but in the end I got clean of the painkillers and and after about four weeks all the withdrawal symptoms had gone, along with the headaches. Obviously, my original headaches had morphed into rebound (painkiller) headaches and having got off the co-co I felt so much better, now I hardly ever get, headaches at all - unless its a hnagover lol!
Just wanted to share my story
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