Codeine Addicition Experience by CodeinePhosphaddictHi , I had my last solpadeine last weekend, I had been taking tramadol, which is much higher dose than over the counter codeine products. I tapered over a few days. And so far so good, dodgy tummy and fell flu like at times, but my head is clear. They're so so addictive and the effects on the body are bad. Get help from GP or NA if you need it. You'll feel so much better if you have a plan to taper. I did cold turkey before and it was hell. Went back on it straight away. The taper was easier. Best of luck. If I can do it, anyone can.