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I am so lost on getting off of codeine.




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Old 05-29-2017, 03:43 PM   #1
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I am so lost on getting off of codeine.

About 5 years ago , my doctor prescribed me 100mg codeine contin pills for pain related to a severe back problem I have. I have become addicted to these pills. I usually take approx:150- 160 mgs per day as I split one in half at night before bed. I am not sure if my addiction is serious or not, but I get "sick" when I do not take these pills. I also smoke about a gram of Marijuanna a day coupled with the codeine contin.

I know that coming off of codeine will not be easy and I will have no relief for my back problem once I am off of them but I must get off in order to pursue my career and raise my two children. I am a single dad.

I get some pretty serious nausea, sweating, tremors, confusion, and grouchiness when I do not get my doses. My fear is that my doctor is ready to retire; he is 83 years old and I will be abandoned by the system and lose access to these pills once he is no longer practicing. I could just wait it out and deal with the addiction then, but I am scared to go through another withdrawal episode. I went through one a month ago when my doctor was late coming back from holidays and I had run out of my prescription.

Is there anyone out there who can relate to my problem and offer me some advise or guidance?

Desperate in Manitoba.

 
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