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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

Codeine abuse? by

Jesus Georgia you okay :/ Hi Neil mate how you doing ? I’ve just shook off a cold of my own which was a bit of a nitemare but thankfully only lasted a few days. Still feeling pretty much the same everything is good just lacking some energy but I’m happy where I am now as it’s only getting better tbh. Just a short one this I’m up at 4am so I should be asleep now really ! The weekend was outstanding with the weather I spent majority of the days outside so I’m currently bright red haha. Not sure if she’s kicking off at us or the idiot that had posted about online meds but it would be great if we could find another platform to speak on more privately ? I feel I’ve made a friend in you mate so let me know what you think. Speak soon mate take care.

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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My codeine addiction by

Hi AddictUnlikely firstly you are not alone, secondly codeine WAS my drug of choice for 12 years on and off the last 2 years been the worst and currently I’m on day 26 and starting to really feel the benefits of been off codeine. I did it cold turkey tho as my personal opinion is if you don’t have someone controlling your taper then the chance of just taking “a few more” is massive and a few more leads to more and then you’re back to square one, but that’s just my opinion and tapering does work for a hell of a lot of people they say tho that the best way is a 10% reduction a week. The withdrawals I won’t lie are hell but all you need to remember is it’s only a few weeks and you WILL start to feel better both physically and mentally for me the hardest was the mental side and I struggled in the first 2 weeks with low mood, no energy, no motivation and just feeling like it’s not going to get better I’m never gunna feel good again but I’m telling you it certainly does ! You just have to take it one day at a time. The first week is mainly physical withdrawals so for that I used ibuprofen for the aches, hot baths aswell are a god send, light excercise (walking) helps massively with RLS and takes your mind off the withdrawals. Laropomide for the loose bowls (last about 2 weeks) plenty of fruit to help your body heal because you are going to be weak, plenty of water for the dehydration. Over the counter Nytol for the insomnia. After max 7 days you will feel physically better but the insomnia will likely remain. I myself now tho don’t really have any issues sleeping so that also gets a lot better. Now the mental side the depression is hard because you’re brain has been using codeine to feel pleasure and it’s the only way it knows how to release dopermine (happy chemical) so you are gunna feel low and no enjoy anything for a few weeks but after these few weeks your brain has worked out how to work again on its own and how to feel pleasure etc, the last 2 days for me have been really good I’ve felt the best since I stopped I’ve felt pretty amazing tbh. As the days and weeks pass by you get bad and good days mentally but slowly the good days outnumber the bad one, thru out all of this I kept up the walking tho because it tires you out so easier to rest and sleep, it’s a nice distraction, it gets the blood pumping and gets your brain firing. I hope this helps in some way and I visit this forum often so I’m happy to help you in any way I can any questions you may have any specific advice you want I’ll try my best. Good luck and all the best you can and will beat this Side note if you can build up the courage. Tell someone. I told my wife and that instantly halved my problem and she’s supported and helped me every step of the way, I also told my mother and my Dr.

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.