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Dihydrocodeine and me

Hi everyone, for the past two years I have been addicted to dihydrocodeine. My addiction began after i started getting strange and excruciating pains after taking a laxative, I now get the pains every time I over eat, the doctor can't give me a proper diagnosis as he is unsure of what is causing the pain, I've had lots of different explanations which all came back negative, I've tried umpteen different painkillers which have been prescribed but dihydrocodeine is the only one that fully takes the pain away.

when i got the pain and took the dihydrocodeine it was a euphoric feeling as it took the pain away. I did use them correctly to begin with but I began to enjoy that euphoric feeling and began misusing them. I'm now at the stage I get 200 every month from the doctor and I have taken those 200 within a week and a half, taking 20+ a day! I mix them with my pregablin and energy drinks and they make me feel on top of the world like i am invincible I can do anything.

I need help, I'm afraid to go to the doctor as this demon drug is the only painkiller I've had take the pain away so I am afraid the doctor will stop my script and I'll be in agony constantly. I've came clean and told my fiance what's been going on and he's agreed to lock away my script unless I really need it. I Live in Scotland in the Clackmannanshire area, does anyone know of any support groups etc? I'm at my wits end I am fully aware of all the damage these "drugs" are causing my body but yet when i get my script i can't help myself from taking them, please help me!

replying to lynz87

Sorry to hear of your situation and pain.

I am in no position to preach as a painkiller (codeine) addict myself. My experience with doctors, previously admitting to diazepam misuse has been very bad, and a note on my file was put that marks me out as a potential drug addict and I can't get anything on prescription now. Your experience may vary - GPs are people and will all have their own prejudice.

I am not in Scotland, but I am trying to find independent help, from a charity or independent service - that way the doctors file will not haunt my future.

I hope things work out for you.

Things that really help with me:

Make sure I'm hydrated.

Take 5-HTP

Take vitamin B

Take exercise every day - even a walk is good.

Sleep as much as you can - but also make sure you get up when the alarm goes off.

replying to lynz87

Hi, we live in Scotland too and our beautiful, handsome graduate son is in addiction recovery after making poor life choices that has shocked us all to the core. Finally after months of trying to recover on his own, we finally convinced him to join Cocaine Anon and WOW what a difference in his recovery. Just to be clear, any addict can join these groups (members at his include prescribed meds addiction, gambling, alcohol, drugs etc). He feels safe to share, gets awesome support and no longer feels he is the “only one” in this mess. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Good luck x

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