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Hello! I'm Billie, 23 years old and have been very addicted to codeine 30mg for over a year now! I've been thinking for a while now to go cold turkey, but the thought scares me so much! But I'm ready. I'm ready to come off them but I need some help and advice. I take up to 15 a day, sometimes maybe more. I've been to the doctor and tried the cutting down, which doesn't help me at all. I take them as soon as I wake up, the urge and need for them takes over my entire body. I need to be strong enough, I need to be codeine free. Any help or advice is needed! Lol.
When I feel myself withdrawing from them my anxiety goes through the roof (I have anxiety anyway but this makes it alot worse and have just started to take medication to calm it down) I shiver, I sweat, I turn into the devil with my mood, I'm horribly snappy, I get stomach pain, I kinda lose all the motivation in me. I could go on and on.
It's pretty easy for me to get hold of to, my doctor prescribes them weekly to me, aswell as people who have them in for pain. I make up a few lies, tooth ache head ache.. Anything to get my hands on them. But I want it to stop, need it to stop. My life revolves around this nasty drug and I feel like I'm ready.. Always said I would do it when I'm ready, and I am.
I want the hold gone. I want to wake up without reaching for my packet at the side of my bed. I don't want the sheer panickng I get when I realise I've ran out.
So please. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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