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want to come off off coadamol dont know where to start any advice do i go doctors or do it a different way

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    Hi Cheryl,

    Just stopped my 12 a day habit, it's hell but can be done. I just stopped went cold turkey. You can use other treatments to help with your symptoms. Calcium supplements stop the restless legs, lemsip for flu symptoms and immodium for the dhiorea. Am at 3 weeks now. Getting easier everyday. Also Google Thomas recipe. If you need any help or someone to talk to message me. It's very hard and I wish you all the luck in the world.

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      Yes its hell I totally understand. I was off work I was that ill on day 3. Wish I hadn't started in the first place. Was so worried about the amounts of paracetamol too. It's going to be hard but could save your life in the long run. It's evil the flu like symptoms the diarrhea. People do tapper down over weeks tried l did try that but just caved. Let me know how you get on x
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      Hi Loiselane,

      I am also now 10 days clean of Codeine however the only thing left that is still causing the problems are restless legs and they're really bad I am lucky to get any sleep at all what supplements do you reccomend?

      Thanks

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      Hi Owen,

      Restless legs almost made me suicidal when i first went cold turkey but Im glad to say they are very much better now so they will get less and less as time goes on. I am getting some decent nights sleep now, not perfect but good enough.

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    Hi did it myself and asked on here just like you have, got loads of tips the threads should still be on here.  I couldn't face the Dr to embarressed and heard on here they are not very sympathetic as its addiction.   Shouldn't prescribe it in the first place 
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      I strongly disagree. I  have been on them for 15+ years and never had any signs of addiction or dependency. Have never taken more than 6 in a day and am very grateful to them for keeping me mobile and no longer housebound. Why would you be embarrassed to face the doctor if you think it is his fault for prescribing them? Unless of course you have been taking more than you should and getting them from somewhere other than your GP
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      i not so much embrassed about going doctors but only get 50 a month now and have to buy rest from chemist just worried that will stop them altogether i am on them for migraine

       

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      Why only 50 a month and pay for the rest? Per month I have two prescriptions of 100 each and use between 100 and 150 per month and don't pay for any extra. If it is for migraines are you sure this is the right painkiller for you. My sister and I both get migraines and have both been prescribed beta blockers to control them and they do work.
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      i dont think it is the right tablets but that was the only opition they gave me and when i go hospital they give me coadamol just dont know what to do anymore
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      Well that's your opinion and you are welcome to it. Thousands get addicted to cocodomol and this lady Sheryl was saying she can't stop taking them. I have had horrendous withdrawal symptoms. She asked what other people did to get off them. I have spoke to so many people who have broken the cycle on here and had so much support. This lady is clearly wanting to stop. Nice to be judged by someone who's fortunate not to have got addicted.
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      I am on propanolol and my sister is on atenolol. As Cocodamol are obviously  not working for you, it probably is worth talking to the doctor about alternatives. Have you ever spoken to a consultant about your migraines. I know in york we have a migraine clinic, maybe you have one in your area.
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      It's surprising you know how sympathetic they actually are like yourself I was embarrassed but after doing research online I found that in 2010 there was around 400,000 people in the UK addicted to over the counter drugs especially Codeine based and by 2014 that had risen to 2.2 million. I then realised just how big a problem this was and thought that doctors and the NHS must be aware of this and to be fair they were and handled it very well.
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      Also loiselane you would have it on your medicle record about having an addiction thats why i never went to my GP it would definatly affected my job having that on my records.
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