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Ok so 3 and half years ago I was in a car accident and suffered from a bulging disc and whiplash, the Doctors put me straight onto Codeine Phosphate 30mg x 2 four times a day. I had them on repeat prescription and was never questioned when I ordered them. So basically I am addicted to them even though the pain I was in has subsised and now I found myself taking 12 x 30mg every day.
One day (2 weeks ago) I had had enough of being addicted, I needed to take them to just feel 'normal', so I went to my GP and admitted all. She was absolutely disgusted with me and was furious and basically called me a "heroin addict". I wasnt to happy with the way she treated me tbh and she basically said if this doesnt work you need to go to Addaction.
She immediately cancelled them on repeat, fair enough, and gave me a 2 week tapering plan where I had to take 12 one day, then 11 next, and so on and so on. I attempted this but I felt it was too quick for how long I had been taken them, i got down to 4 a day and then was really really ill with withdrawals, I decided to stick at it but after my last tablet I was so ill i had to have time off work and I went back to the docs for advice and they just upped my dosage of Amytripyline, which did not help whatsoever.
So i ended up replapsing (as I hade a few 30mg left) and I also keep buying Nurofen Plus. So Im back to square one. I just cant handle the physical and mental effects of withdrawl, I was a mess.
So now Ive self-referred myself to Addaction and they want me to go and see them, etc etc.
Im glad i've done this now as I might get the proper help I need to stop altogether as I cant just do it cold-turkey.
I have to wait 10 days for an appt with Addaction (at my local surgery) but i was wondering if I rang my GP and explained what I have done (it was their idea) they would provide me with some meds until I see the Addaction doctor ??
I cant keep buying Nurofen Plus & Codeine Linctus online, its breaking the bank but I cant handle cold turkey.
I am married with 3 kids and my wife has noo sympathy for me at all, like my doctor, and wont give me any support whatsover
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