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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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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 !

Here I go... by

Hey Purrdy ! First of all well done on making the first steps and admitting your addiction and secondly well done in telling those close to you that’s the problem halved instant ! I myself was addicted to codeine on and off for around 12 years ! I quit cold turkey imo was the best way for me and my circumstances. In the beginning it was hell the physical withdrawals are a walk in the lark compared to the mental withdrawals it took approx 2-3 weeks for my body to feel normal again but the mental side wasn’t as quick but I’m 6 weeks clean on Friday and I’m 95% towards the person I was before I feel fantastic ! And you will too, it was hard especially in the first 2 weeks I was living in the moment thinking the depression would never go away and it would be like this forever but I can tell you from experience that it DOES get better and easier each day that passes. I’m here to give you any advice you need because as good as it is telling your loved ones and medical professionals they still don’t quite understand exactly what we are going thru and how hard it really is. Good luck on your journey you will absolutely smash it ! Keep us posted !

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Hope by

Hi MrsB I’m an ex addict myself and I’m sure my wife thinks similar to you but she just trusts me she doesn’t constantly ask me if I’m okay etc so maybe give him the benefit of the doubt and if you just want some reassurance then look in all the places he would usually hide stuff instead and get reassurance from not finding anything. My addiction wasn’t alcohol but My uncle was an alcoholic for 30 years and we are close enough that I’d know when he had been drinking as I’m sure your husband would have things he does after a drink, my uncle was he talked and talked and talked, so then we’d know he had been drinking so maybe think if there was anything your husband would do when drinking ? The trust tho will just come back in time I’d imagine so just be patient and keep giving your husband support he’s made a massive improvement in his and your life by quitting the drink and it was likely the most hardest thing he’s ever done. By the way my Uncle is now 3 years sober so yes people do change and stay clean no matter then length of time :) Hope this helps in some way and keep us posted even for a chat or a vent All the best.

by DNAnon

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I don't know what to do anymore by

Hi Jess how you doing ? I’m a recovering addict myself and see it from your partners side I fully understand addiction altho I’ve never been an alcoholic. My advice to you altho I feel for your partner and his situation is that you need to be away from him, you can only help him if he wants to get clean and he wants the help It’s worrying that he’s abusive there is no excuse for abuse wether it’s verbal or physical I would never dream of abusing my wife in any way no matter how “smashed” I was or wasn’t no matter if she caught me on a lie and also no means no especially in the bedroom altho you are partners and obviously be openly sexual with each other if you say no then you are not giving consent and if you are not giving consent then that legally is called rape and I really am sorry to read what you’re going thru. I hope you’re okay You need to do what’s best and safe for you and your kids Keep us posted

by Jess83

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How do I get out of this? by

Hi Jaleigh really sorry to read about your sons illnesses I have 2 kids of my own and would be so worried and stressed also in your shoes. I get the crying all night my daughter was the same and it’s hard really hard but eventually they grow past it, they say the first 6 month is the hardest. As for the codeine addiction have you told anyone close about it ? I myself am on day 16 clean and starting to feel much better. I told my wife straight tho so that she would understand and help me thru the withdrawals, the physical side has all but gone now but I’m left with some slight depression in the form of no motivation or energy. Excercise is key and just forcing yourself to do the little things even tho you don’t want too because when it’s done you get that sense of accomplishment which is great. I’ve also used this forum and connected with others to help me thru so I’m here for you and will offer any advice I can. Feel free to ask any questions of me or even if you just wanna talk. Get back to me and all the best you can beat your addiction just believe in yourself.

by Trainer28

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