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Posts by Sophie28


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I’ve chosen the taper method because I’ve still got 90 tablets left and I want to minimise the withdrawals. I’ve been thinking and writing down why I started taking them and why I keep taking them and I now accept all them reasons and I finally feel ready to do this! I’ve done really well today and I feel so motivated and I haven’t craved like I usually do. I’ll normally wake up take 2 tablets and within an hour I need another 2 but today I took 2 when I woke up and it’s now been 4 hours and 20 minutes ???? I really can’t believe it!! This is massive for me! My aim is to only take 4 30mg tablets today so I’m waiting as long as I can and then I’ll take 1 more and I’ll see how things go and if I can manage off 3 I’ll only have 3. I was taking up to 12 a day which doesn’t seem like a lot compared to some of the stories I’ve read on here but I am determined the most I’ll have today is 4 and any less is a bonus. Well done for getting off those horrible drugs and a bigger well done for doing it with 3 kids. My mum is a long term dihydrocodiene user because of her conditions but I really can’t believe there’s not much support out there if you want to come off them. There’s no help from the doctors either. Once I’m off them I’m thinking about going public on social media to maybe help others xx

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I need someone to talk to by

Thank you both for replying it really means the world to me that someone has taken time out to message back. My daughter is also 2 and very hard work at times so the thought of withdrawals is scaring the crap out of me because apart from the 3 days a week I work she’s always with me. I’ve been around addiction my entire life up until 9 years ago when my dad passed ( he was an alcoholic) and now I finally understand why my mum was worried that I’d end up with an addiction. I know If I don’t stop soon it will probably end up killing me somehow. I can’t even go to my doctor because I shouldn’t of been taking the tablets in the first place. I got down to 4 a day a few months ago and instead of dropping to any lower I ended up relapsing. I will definitely be stocking up on the things mentioned ready to taper off them. I will get off them! I know I can do it it’s just actually doing it. I keep saying to myself that I’ll never have the things I really want as long as I’m this mess of a person. I want to buy a house and I want more children so there’s so many incentives. Thank you both xx

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