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Posts by Neil1628


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Codeine abuse? by

Hi mate, Strange I was just about to message you when your email popped up! Yeah mate if we could get emails across to each other somehow that’d be fine by me, think of some way to do it without putting our emails on here for all to see. I think the comment from georgia was to meds ad as I also felt like commenting on it, bit low to advertise painkillers on this thread in particular. But personally didn’t move me one bit, I have zero desire to ever get hooked on any form of drug again. I am just like you right now doing bloody great in every aspect apart from energy levels, sleep is fine now, no low moods, fairly motivated and keeping healthy. But fatigue is the only ailment hanging on, I must admit I’m back at doctors in the morning as I’m still coughing so and feeling a bit rundown from the cold, so not sure if the infection is still hanging around a bit which is contributing to the tiredness. And might need a stronger antibiotic. I had a great weekend, am beetroot too from the sun but spent Saturday fishing as the wife was out for the day. Went up to a lake called Langley dam in Hexham and fished from a boat from 2pm - 8pm was just a lovely day in the middle of stunning scenery especially in the evening when everything went calm. Not sure about you but my tiredness comes and goes, today for example I got up at 7 and felt like I could have lay in for longer but was at work, when I got home at lunch time felt really sleepy and had a lie down for a bit but by the late afternoon the tiredness lifted and been working tonight feeling perfectly ok, getting a bit tired now but to be expected at this time, it’s just strange but I’m learning to live with it now as I’m guessing we may have to put up with this for a little while yet. The reality is we are approaching 2 months clean now, just think back to where we are now to the day we first spoke on here, it’s really an amazing achievement what we’ve done together and done for each other. I would like to think others will read through our threads and take heart from our journey, I know if I had had something like this to read in the early days it would have helped me immensely. Let me know what you think about email, or if you have a better idea then let me know. Speak soon mate, don’t envy the 4am start :(

11 Days cold turkey from codeine and doing ok! by

Thanks for this Jaleigh, that is upsetting that things have turned out not so well for you, but you have beaten this once and you can do it again, maybe try and follow my routine on my first post with the vitamins etc, it just worked so well for me. I’m so glad to hear somebody say that things go back to normal fairly quickly as I really think there is so much negativity online with so called information sites saying that it can take 2 years to get your energy back. That really could put so many people off quitting, keep in touch on here we are all here to support each other. Thanks again and good luck to you

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Codeine and marriage. by

Hi Dfk, Dadict has filled you in with some great points so nothing much extra for me to add, one seriously important thing which i have found hugely important is taking supplements. get him on good quality multi vitamans Centrum is one the best also floradix is good for energy, get him extra magnesium tablets also. and holland and barrett do a CBD oil which is proven to do wonders with withdrawal. if hes struggling with appetite protein shakes can help get good nourishment into your body. If you introduce him to mine and dadicts story and get him to chat to us on there we can help. Where just 2 blokes going discussing a similar issue and are both winning our battle. theres certainly room for a 3rd to jump in with us and support each other. discussing this really does help. oh and also try and get him out at least for an hour a day for a walk no matter how bad the weather is right now. its the biggest and best cure for this by an absolute margin! look forward to hearing from him. Neil x


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Codeine addiction by

Hi There, I have been addicted to codeine for 7 years and have been taking similar levels to your self, i have known for a long time that i needed to stop, not just from a health pov but also the effect that it was having on my life. my routine was to take my pills at 11pm ish and sit up till after midnight often into the early hours even though i had to be up for work at 7am. it also affected my relationship with my wife as we would always go to bed together at the same time, but obviously this changed with me sitting up late hence all aspects of our relationship were affected. I had tried to taper down many times but constantly would "reward" myself after a few days of lower dosage thinking to myself that i would start the taper again tomorrow which never happened! 11 days ago for no apparent reason (i had not planned this) i simply stopped taken them. withdrawels kicked in the next day however they felt like a heavy common cold, i got through the second day ok and then the third. I armed myself with an array of multi vitamins (taking double doses), max strength flu and cold tablets, immodium and dioralyte (for dehydration) Floradix for energy. i dont know if this has helped me at all or if it is just a mental thing but knowing i putting goodness into my body has replaced the craving as i just pop another vitamin tablet when the cravings hit. Im not going to pretend to you that it is easy i am on day 11 and still feel very very fatigued, at times i feel as though i have run 2 marathons followed by 2 hour gym workout and that is not an exaggeration, and sleeping is difficult everynight for the past 11 days i have had broken sleep. but so far this is a small price to pay to know i am now free from these toxic pills and despite what i have just said, my life has already taken a more positive turn. I am up early and wanting to do things such as take the dog on long walks, (maybe a bit to much info) but our sex life has returned. and although difficult to sleep i am now going to bed at 10.30 in which i know when my sleep returns to normal that i will feel so energised and invigorated. I hope reading this gives you some sense of optimism. I cant advise you which way is best to detox, if you are disciplined then i am sure tapering would be the best way but i feel that unless you give your tablets to someone that can remove them from you and only give you the set amount each day then i think you will struggle to stick to it it takes an inhumane amount of will power when they are just sat there in a cupboard. I initially couldnt bring myself to throw them out so i removed them to my allotment which was away from my home which stopped me getting them late at night, however 3 days ago i went to the allotment and had a large fire an burned the lot ( huge sense of achievement) Please get back in touch if you need any further help Neil X