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    Old 01-17-2008, 12:48 AM   #1
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    Hi i was wondering if anyone can help me i'm addicted to co-codamol, the doc gave me them because i have trigeminal neuralgia and they were a big help, but i just continued taking them once my symptom went away and now i'm addicted i am trying to taper myself off them but what happens if my neuralgia comes back because i can't take these again. Will the doc be able to give me something else for the neuralgia pain.
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    Old 01-17-2008, 02:27 AM   #2
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    Re: addicted to co-codamol

    hi - co codamol has codeine in it - so i suppose it can become addictive - though dont worry - i dont think you will have the same agony of withdrawals from this as you would from painkillers that have a higher opiod content. Im pretty sure if you explain your sitution to your doctor then he will willing prescribe something different.
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    Old 01-17-2008, 06:43 AM   #3
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    Hi thanks for your reply so far i have had trouble sleeping, cold sweat, stomach pains and diarrhea but hoping it won't last too long.

    Thanks again.
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    Old 01-17-2008, 06:55 AM   #4
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    wow - how much co codamol were you taking if you dont mind me asking? (do you know the codeine content?)

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    Old 01-17-2008, 09:38 AM   #5
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    It was co-codamol 30/500.
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    Old 01-17-2008, 02:27 PM   #6
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    hi again - ive looked into it abit more now. you're on the higher strength tablets - 30mg of codeine - which is whats giving you the withdrawals - im asuming that you take at most eight tablets a day (otherwise you run the risk of possible organ failure if you take too many) - so thats higher than a therapeutic dose - which is why you are having W/D's . the worst should pass after a couple of days - it may take several weeks to feel 'totaly' over it.
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    Old 01-17-2008, 07:54 PM   #7
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    Hi, I was taking them every 6 hours so probably more like six a day but thanks for replying and i hope your right in saying worst will be over in a couple of days.
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    Old 01-18-2008, 05:21 AM   #8
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    Hi all just thought i'd drop in and let you know how i'm getting on today. Well i didn't have such a bad night not as much cold sweating, stomach pains easing also today i feel like i have a mild hangover but as it is much milder than yesterday it is giving me hope and the strength not to take any co-codamol the only thing i have taken today is one sachet of resolve you know the stuff you get for hangovers. I am so happy i'm getting over this thanks for all your help.
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    Old 01-18-2008, 05:52 AM   #9
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    well done - keep it up, you should be back on track in no time.

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    Old 01-24-2008, 01:19 AM   #10
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    Hi everyone just wanted to post and let you know that i'm now totally drug free, symptoms didn't last too long but are totally gone now and i'm returning to work today. I'm so happy i have slept a full eight hours for the first time in ages anyway just thought i'd let you know and thankyou for your help and support.

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    Old 01-24-2008, 09:53 AM   #11
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    nice one! well done - great news - keep it up.



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