Very long term use of 30/500 co co damol....

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hello....I've been taking the above doses from 2003....I worked as a caretaker/handyman in private school in Cardiff for 14 years...started when I was 50 yrs old.   Hard work.  Old building NO lifts basement to attic 5 floors.....lots carrying...etc..but lived on site....7 days a week on call 24/7.      After about 3 yrs....bad back/ legs...went to doctors.....told her about my pain and aching bones....priscribed Co co damol. 30/500.    Started taking the next morning 4-30am....sat drinking cup of tea....took two tablets.    Not long after....wonderfull Glow / feeling of calm, pain free came over me.....6 a day from then on....( used to be very nervous person...would not travel,fly.train.bus...did not like holidays.    Stayed on site in my safe little world...).   The drugs helped my nervous stomach/ bowel cope...firmed everything up ! If you know what I mean.  ........but now after all these yrs I've decided to come off them. I think they have had a terrible toll on my libido/ lust for life....just slept lots of the time......Come off them 9 days ago.....oh hell....Vomit...runs every day since....up at 2am reading till 4 am....back to bed....try to bottom half of my legs.....flu like symptoms...sneezing....But feel more Alive....more energy....more Horny....!!!!!!      So I am going to keep on the fight to stay off Co co damols.......any tips from anyone would be nice........


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    Keep going your over the worst bit now , unfortunately I'm back on them for no other reason than severe pain due to osteoarthritis, but I don't ever take more then I should I don't feel mine is a problem like others as they take more and more for thst buzz, I'm allergic to anti inflammatory and other painkillers so I'm in catch 22 and I know if I stop them again I have to go through the withdrawal process all over again, but if you have done 9 days and are coping well kept at it that's amazing let us know how you get on good luck xx

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    Hi. I have just posted on here. I agree about the 'glow'. Other than the occasional nausea, being on codeine is great. I would happily take them forever but know this is not a good idea. I am not even sure that they are that bad for you if not combined with other painkillers? Perhaps I am just kidding myself? Hope you are feeling ok now!

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