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Codeine nightmare by

Hi Wizzy My advice speaking from personal experience with this drug is cold turkey unless you’ve got someone who can manage your taper because it only takes one time of taking your usual dose and you’re back to square one. I went cold turkey about 4 month ago and it honestly was hell I couldn’t sleep I was depressed I was in so much pain I was never off the toilet I had zero motivation my poor wife had to do everything and we have 2 small children one of which was only 5 month old ! What helped me was excercise, mainly walking it stops the RLS and tires you a bit which helps with the sleep, warm baths to soothe the aches, imodium and plenty of it, healthier eating more fresh food and fruit avoid processed food because your body will use up vital energy to digest it. I eventually got hold of some sleeping tablets also for a week to help with sleep, then I used over the counter Nytol on and off physical withdrawals were gone in around 2-3 weeks and mental withdrawals around 6 weeks but I’m here still 4 month on and not touched a single tablet not even been tempted really ! This is from a 10 year addiction so it may be a few weeks of hell but versus the rest of your life it’s nothing ! Best of luck and sorry about your husband that’s awful. Also if there’s anyone you can tell about your addiction it helps massively to talk I told my wife and mother and they helped me thru it.

Codeine dependent with depression. So scared to come off by

Cold turkey IMO is best and quickest way. I took codeine for about 10 years and went cold turkey 7-8 weeks ago and still clean with no cravings and no depression. Week 1 will be aches, restless legs, insomnia, loose bowls but they do fade away quickly then up to week 4 you will feel depressed with no energy or motivation but you just have to remember that it does get better and easier and I’m speak from experience it is totally worth it I feel a million times better than when I was taking codeine

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Looking for help with getting off Codeine. by

Hi guys I too was addicted to codeine and I’m currently 7-8 weeks clean now the physical side was easier than the mental side, just like you I suffered the depression and I never thought it would get better but it did I just kept at it and after 4-5 weeks it started to lift and currently I’m almost back to my old self the only issue I have is energy levels but day bu day that gets better too, there is light at the end of the tunnel you just have to take it hour by hour and it’s totally worth it Good luck

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Codeine withdrawal by

Hi guys, I was addicted to codeine just like you I’m now roughly 7 weeks clean I stopped counting a while ago. I was taking it on and off for 10 years and then the last 2 years I was taking about 420mg a day of N+ so the ibuprofen was likely killing me slowly but now I’ve stopped my body is healing well and I’ve gained a considerable amount of weight which is great for me ! The first week is worst for physical withdrawals just try get plenty of light excercise as it takes your mind off it and tires you out, try eat plenty of fruit and avoid processed foods as your body needs a good amount of energy to digest it, keep hydrated and rest as much as possible you have to remember your body is poorly and needs rest to recover. After week 1 the physical symptoms have all but gone but the next 3 weeks for me personally were a battle I had some light depression and insomnia but it DOES get better you just have to remember it’s temporary. Now on around week 7 myself I feel 95% my normal self and it’s great and totally worth it ! Stick with it guys and good luck !

My Codeine problem by

Hi needachat. Firstly how long is it since you went cold turkey ? If it’s been a while the dependency usually sets in around 2 weeks but if it’s only been a few weeks since you quit then that could be shorter. I never had any respiratory issues when I was addicted so I can’t offer any advice on that I’m afraid. I took the stuff for 10+ years and I’m 6-7 weeks into recovery now and I’d say I’m 90% back to the person I was

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