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Well here we go..

from the start..

ohhhhhhhhh well...... about 3 1/2 years ago i had a bad back.

So i took 2 tylex tablets (500 paracetamol / 30 codeine)

This helped my back great but the next day i had a bad back again.so another 2 tablets.

Until the next week i then took 3 tablets as it also gave me that feeling of well being etc etc.
so as you can imagine i would say over the next 9 or 10 months i progressed up to taking up to 9 or 10 in a day.
Then my next door neighbor was taking codeine for his back too and said "here take some of these". they were just codeine phosphate tablets.
They did just the same job but without the paracetamol.
So i decided to go to the doctors myself and say i had a bad back etc etc, and to my suprise i was given 200 30mg tablets / month.
I didnt tell next door so i still got about 100 off him every month.
So the next 1 1/2 years i went from taking 8 - 10 tablets a day up to 20 to 28 a day just to get that feeling of well being.

Until one day i got my prescription refused as i went back too early.This gave me the hump and went to a different doctor.I did actualy get another doctor in about 5 days and he gave me the codeine but wanted to get my records first from the previous doctors.I had to make some story up as why i changed.
so one more of my friends were taking the codeine too and again i asked if i could have some off him , and he gave me 1/2 of his / month

So the last year i started taking 20 to 28 and yes i did get some nice feeling out of it but the last 2 months was my limit.
i went 3 days with none and realy wanted to top myself, i was ok when i got the codeine but that told me that i had to stop this silly little habbit i had developed.
So i asked the doc for some help,I refered myself to the drug and alcahol team over in the hospital over the road from me for some help.
At this time i was taking anything between 28 up to 40 30mg tablets a day.
This is day 5 for me on the suboxone and i must say i feel S**T but it's better than the feeling when i had none.
The results for my blood test about my liver came back ok ish but the results were a little on the high side as my liver was working overtime in repairing itself.
I think it's a good time to stop this little habbit i have bofore i realy do any damage to myself.

I have read lots of posts here but everyones different.

IS anyone here had or done anything like i have and what happens next etc

Or can anyone give me some advice on anything that might help me.

Now to the scary part.they gave me a drugs test and i had to go over and get the results, and they showed me that it came back possitive for heroin / morphine.
I absolutly S**T my pants.
I have never taken heroin or morphine before.
But i do remember reading a bit of a post some weeks ago where by something like the boddy once addicted to codeine could convert a small % of the codeine to morphine.
This is a post i am trying to find as to show the drugs team this information as if the next drugs test shows possitive they have said i will be remeved from there programm.
PLEASE PLEASE can someone find this bit of post for me as i cant find it

i have tried doing a search like "convert to morphine" or "convert codeine" etc etc but the search i try dosent let me do it.

Is there any other way to do this.

Cheers

dave
Dave-
When did you take the codeine in relation to your test?Were you denied the suboxone?
You should be feeling better on the subox by now.I think it took about 5 days or so coming off a huge opiate habit.
Yes better to stop your habit now before you graduate to harder stuff.
I do believe codiene is differant from morphine..but when in the body may convert to morphine..im not sure i thought they were differant structurally.(sp)
Thats stange that it came up on your test like that.
Maybe there was some residual drugs stored in your fat cells..i dont know.
But im sending you good wishes that you feel better and welcome to this board.
I come every day to read/write/listen..there are some really great helpful and kind people who visit here..Good place to get info!
Peace
Heather
Hey Dave,
About 10% of codeine is converted by the body into morphine, hence why your tests came up the way they did. If you need to show the info. to someone any decent pharmacology text book should be able tell you about it. Take care
Blessings
Pez



Then my next door neighbor was taking codeine for his back too and said "here take some of these". they were just codeine phosphate tablets.
They did just the same job but without the paracetamol.
So i decided to go to the doctors myself and say i had a bad back etc etc, and to my suprise i was given 200 30mg tablets / month.
I didnt tell next door so i still got about 100 off him every month.
So the next 1 1/2 years i went from taking 8 - 10 tablets a day up to 20 to 28 a day just to get that feeling of well being.

Until one day i got my prescription refused as i went back too early.This gave me the hump and went to a different doctor.I did actualy get another doctor in about 5 days and he gave me the codeine but wanted to get my records first from the previous doctors.I had to make some story up as why i changed.
so one more of my friends were taking the codeine too and again i asked if i could have some off him , and he gave me 1/2 of his / month

So the last year i started taking 20 to 28 and yes i did get some nice feeling out of it but the last 2 months was my limit.
i went 3 days with none and realy wanted to top myself, i was ok when i got the codeine but that told me that i had to stop this silly little habbit i had developed.
So i asked the doc for some help,I refered myself to the drug and alcahol team over in the hospital over the road from me for some help.
At this time i was taking anything between 28 up to 40 30mg tablets a day.
This is day 5 for me on the suboxone and i must say i feel S**T but it's better than the feeling when i had none.
The results for my blood test about my liver came back ok ish but the results were a little on the high side as my liver was working overtime in repairing itself.
I think it's a good time to stop this little habbit i have bofore i realy do any damage to myself.

I have read lots of posts here but everyones different.

IS anyone here had or done anything like i have and what happens next etc

Or can anyone give me some advice on anything that might help me.

Now to the scary part.they gave me a drugs test and i had to go over and get the results, and they showed me that it came back possitive for heroin / morphine.

I have never taken heroin or morphine before.
But i do remember reading a bit of a post some weeks ago where by something like the boddy once addicted to codeine could convert a small % of the codeine to morphine.
This is a post i am trying to find as to show the drugs team this information as if the next drugs test shows possitive they have said i will be remeved from there programm.
PLEASE PLEASE can someone find this bit of post for me as i cant find it


Is there any other way to do this.

Cheers

dave
Once codeine has entered the body, it is broken down by an enzyme – CYP 2D6 – and converted into morphine. The morphine brings the pain relief.

I found the above on a website. Do a search on google, it comes up with plenty of info.
Quote from joanharvest:
Once codeine has entered the body, it is broken down by an enzyme – CYP 2D6 – and converted into morphine. The morphine brings the pain relief.

I found the above on a website. Do a search on google, it comes up with plenty of info.



ctg...I replied to you on my thread that you replied to (haha) subox addiction=brken heart shell