Solphadols 30/500

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hi all,

over the past 2 years due to a knee injury i have been taking co codamol and paracetamol (solphadol) i presume i am addicted to them as i take them everyday now even tho i dont suffer with any pain in my knee i tell my doctor that i still do just so i get the repeat perscription,

i also suffer with headaches caused by a birth defect in which i had to have some operations on my head when i was a baby...i take the reccommended dose every day sometimes taking it a a hour or so before im due my next dose (sometimes take more if i get really down), i dont get any feelings from these but just have a trigger in my mind that tells me thats its time to take the tablets again

only problem is that they dont take the headaches away, and i also suffer with dry mouth, bed sweats, short temper and the feeling of depression, i was wondering if any of you out there could give me advice on what to do next

(i have family members who are also addicted to these as well as other perscription drugs)

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    Hi hun, seems as though you've got yourself mentally addicted to these painkillers, your headaches won't go away, the codeine in them gives you a headache. Your bed sweats will be the codiene coming out of your system every night.

    Are there any particular times you have a short temper? One of the side effects of codiene is feeling depressed and helpless. Have you ever went a week or 2 with out taking them or has it been everyday for the last 2 years. At the moment I'm trying to recover and get my life back by tapering


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      I'm addicted to codiene, neurofen plus to be exact, I could take anything from 32-64 daily these had 12-8 mg in them.

      My doctor and drugs worker sorted a tapering program where by I will start on a certain amount of codiene and work my way down from there, it was 9 last week and now I'll go down to 6 today. This will keep happening until I'm reduced to nothing.

      Don't get me wrong it's bloody hard and I've wobbled a few times but I will get there. Your bowel problems you need to go and see a specialist doctor about. The codiene is making you clog up. If you went from 20 times to 3 times per day you could do serious damage to your bowels. Impacted bowel is one of them.

      Do you think you take them to stop the bowel movements? Are you scared not to in case you go back to the way you were?

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      you right if i dont take them i have bad stomach cramps which end up with me on the toilet most of the day so i take them to make my life easier from going to the toilet 2/3 times a day rather than 20+ times

      dont get me wrong some days i dont take them every 4 hours like i usually do and  i feel fine and dont feel like i need to take them, i think it times of stress with work and home life i start to depend on them and i think i do suffer from depression but i dont its from these tablets, i have had a hard life dealing with family problems and constant bullying throughout school which lead to 2 suicide attempts and self harming phases, its just hard when i do need to take some when im at homwe my partner isant happy about me taking them all the time and accuses me of being "addicted" but i have to tell her im not even though im scared to admit it that i am so have to take them in secret around the house but as with soluable tablets i have to wait for them to dissolve and is more of a risk from being caught


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      Brydog you should look on YouTube at cold water extraction it's not a solution but it can help extract the paracetamol so it's easier on your liver.
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    Hi brydog,

    The dry mouth and stuff is what I get. I am a fully fledged adict and currently get 5 30mg of dihydrocodine from my doctor in an attempt to cut my habit however when I was using bad and couldent get nothing I took 40-50 solpadol in the space of 10 mins. I think you should speak to your doctor with regards to this as you are still on a relatively controlled amount. Codeine is a very addictive substance and the pain it can cause is horrid but there is help and I Defo advise you to speak to your doctor as it helped me. I know that we have completely different issues to hand here however an addiction can be a problem for anyone under any circumstances and the professionals know it. I hope this has helped in some way.

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    Thank you for the quick replies....I forgot to add I have some Bowel problems before I started taking the solphadol where I would be passing stools least 20 times a day which resulted in leaking feces and very sore back passage... But taking the above helps me to control my bowel movement reducing this down to 2/3 times a day 

    j75125 surely taking 40-50 solohadols would hsve resulted in death with the paracetamol intake alone??

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    Hi all,

    well the day came this weekend when my partnet found out by my addiction, i stupidly left this formum open on my i pad and she read all the comments

    so on saturday i took my last solphadol at 1pm and at 11am the enxt day i could not take anyore so had to have another, my head felt like it was being stamped on and my stomach felt like it was tieing itself in knots, after i took them i didnt feel any better infact i felt worse, but over the course of the day the pain eased off and i felt better.....

    today i have took 4 solphadols 2 every 4 hours whilst at work, i am going to try and not take anymore today and see how i feel, and maybe try to book a doctors appointment and see what they can do

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