Wake up Call. Really need Your Support

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Hi,

I've just been told I have a fatty liver!

I admit due to depression I have a poor diet and little exercise. I've already started to eat properly and tackling my lack of exercise by taking walks.

The biggest problem is though I am addicted to Zapain. I have been for 10 years. I take 10/12 (30/500mg) a day. I've tried on a few occasions to withdraw in stages but it didn't take me long to talk myself back into taking my usual dose when the going gets tough.

So today, 13th Novembet 2017 at 5.30pm I have decided I wasn't going to take anymore tablets. I'm so bloody determined. If anyone wants to join me for moral support please get in touch.

Much

Jac

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    Hiya. Jac 😀

    Well I'm with you in spirit and wish you all the luck with getting these out ya system, not sure what Zapain are, but I've been on 30/500 co-codamol and 30mg codeine for over 4yrs now, having issues myself with liver etc, need to get things changed. All the best and keep us in contact 😀

    Stay safe

    Pete 😃

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      Hi Pete,

      Zapain is exactly the same as co-codamol, just a different brand name.

      On day two now and I'm struggling. Headache, upset tum and sweats. Finding it difficult to engage with with family who are trying to keep me distracted but are just getting on my nerves. I'm guessing that's all part of the withdrawal.

      Spent the night getting in and out of the bath to help with the achy legs. That does give me some relief.

      My Daughter gone to get some "forehead" to help with headache.

      I've not given in yet but I'll be honest if I

      Thank you for getting in touch Pete, much appreciated and wishing you well

      Jac

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      Hi Jac

      Hope this finds ya well, do I take it your over in the states, hope you get the better of it and I'll have a little chat with the big man up top, I talk with a lot, one day for us all yep.

      Stay safe😀

      Pete

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      Hi Pete,

      Just had the worse few days ever?Yesterday I was crawling the walls with the pain in my legs and the absolute hopelessness of it all. My Hubby was so worried he made me an emergency appointment with the GP. She couldn't give me anything to elevate the symptoms but said it would be more sensible to come off in stages.

      Although I didn't want to do this because I didn't trust myself I caved in that evening. So now I'm taking 2 tablets in the morning and 2 at night. I can't tell you the relief. My Hubby looks after my tablets (with my permission) and I am staying in close contact with GP. At first I felt like a failure but now I'm more positive because I'm managing fine on this dose.

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    Well done Jac on deciding to give up these darned wee buggers! I'm in UK and have been taking 30/500 mg cocodomol....probably the same thing as u only a different name. My doc has been prescribing them to me for 10/15 year's. At my worst I was taking 10 a day....I unintentionally went cold turkey when on holiday and ended up in hospital dehydrated.....I honestly thought I was dying! I didn't realise until could become addicted to these tablets before this! I'm down to 4 a day now and will continue to drop a tablet every week until I'm completely off them. How did u get diagnosed with fatty liver? Was it by a blood test? I get my bloods done regularly and what surprises me is my liver test is always normal. Good luck and keep us posted x

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      Hi Hannah,

      Thank you so much for getting in touch. I've been in such a rubbish place these last few days as I struggled with the withdrawal. I just couldn't do it by myself. My GP and I are now working closely together and I'm back on the Zapain taking 2 tablets in morning and 2 at night. I'm feeling much better and more positive that I can do this.

      How I found out about the fatty liver was because I started with a mild sore pain under my ribs. The pain eventually got worse and thatsbwhy I was sent for a ultra sound. It was the ultra sound that showed the fatty liver. The nurse said it was due to poor diet or long term meds. It could be caused by alcohol but I'm not a drinker so I'm not worried about that. I have a poor diet which I'm dealing with and I've been assured my liver will mend if I look after myself properly. My blood tests like yours always comes back ok so in a way that gave me a false sense of security. To be fair I've was told it's very common to see fatty livers these days because of our diet they certainly don't seem to be over concerned about it. I can't say it's Definitely the meds that's caused this but it was the wake up call I needed. Will you stay in touch and let me know how you get on.

      Jac

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      Hiya Jac.....please don't feel like a failure....I've tried a few times to go cold turkey and just couldn't do it! I'm down now to 2 cocodomol in morning and one at night.....i am tapering very slowly but I'm getting there. I am trying a couple of drops of cbd oil from Holland and barrett which is helping greatly. The pull to the medicine cupboard is still there but hopefully I won't cave....good luck hun and you know where I am if you want a chat x

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      Hiya jac

      It's funny you talk of the fatty liver thing. I was at doc's other day they day I've a low blood count (Low red blood cells I think) also I'm having ultra scan this Thursday to check liver, I've been on heavy meds for 6yrs now, do you think the meds could have an effect on liver. Stay safe

      Pete

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    I have sent u a reply jac but it's with the moderators. I'm down to 3 tablets and day now......tapering very slowly...I know exactly what u experienced..I did ad well and ended up in hospital. That's why I'm tapering very slowly.....you can do this!!! Keep in touch xx

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