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ABUSE OF GRAVOL AND TYLENOL WITH CODEINE
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ABUSE OF GRAVOL AND TYLENOL WITH CODEINE

In the summer I went to the dentist and I was told to take tylenol with codeine. Well now it is January and I am still taking it. When I don't I get really sick with a headache and stomach problems. So for the stomach problems I started taking gravol. I am sad to say I now take 8-10 tylenol with codeine in the morning and at night I am taking 15 tylenol with codeine and 10 gravol. Its only for the high now...but I cannot seem to stop..I alway plan to but I never do it and when I do I get super sick...I have no drive to do anything,cleaning the house and going out takes alot out of me....How can I stop this without anyone finding out about this?
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I'm not familar with Gravol. What is it exactly? pain?
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No its for upset stomach but when you take it in large doses it gives you a high(which I found out) google it and it probably will explain it better. What a weird combo of pills I tell ya but yes I am adiccted and don't know what to do...I guess its in my family(there into the crack and stuff like that)that is why I dont talk to them. I guess I'm doing the same thing kinda..just knowone knows...I feel like **** and my life is going downhill fast..
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Im not sure about the other drug but think of the amount of tylenol you are taking tylenol 3 not one of the worst but still addictive you will face w/d do you plan to taper or c/t? lots of support and knowledge here some people just starting out and others like me going longer, for me 3mnths w/o methadone, these guys are great wish I could meet them
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I'm hoping for some support...I have lived a hard life and its amazing that I'm not on anything worse...I know I need help...I  have to keep this my dirty little secret though cause people look up to me...uhh I'm so discusted in myself...how did I end up like this...I'm depressed and its only getting worse each day...I'm lost
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Is c/t safe people may tell you no my clinic told me I would be in the hospital or dead. It was hell now I was on a high dose 350milgrams aday went through sever w/d for 7/8wks and still feeling the effects. no the pills I tried dozens of times c/t never made it too easy to buy and get you may want to taper since you have small kids. smoking pot does help I never did much since I was a teen but I do maybe before bed you can try it good luck
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Withdrawl?   There is no getting around it... no matter which way you choose... it's not comfortable.

You can withdraw from codiene w/o fear of being in the Hosp.  You'll have stomach like flu symptoms for @ 4 days... then physcally start feeling better.

That was my plan... I know me.. C/T was the only thing for me to do.. I'd always find a way to want/take that OTHER pill.  I was on Vics 7.5 so it's a lot stronger than what you are taking.  

Just no sense in beating yourself up... For me... I just pulled myself up by the bootstraps... and dusted me off... and had to get through it to get to the other side.

You ... ONLY YOU can and will make the best decision for yourself.

Take Care
Gip
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No getting around this... you put those pills down and you are going to experience W/D and it's a sickening experience to say the least.

But ... the worst of it is over in 72 hours... by the 4th day the physical symptoms usually start to lessen and you take it one day at a time... like the rest of us here.

If it helps at all, I planned my W/D... and just faked the flu and did it over the Xmas weekend.   I felt like do-do...but I'm here to talk about it.   It's not easy...some say it's better to go to work...some say stay home... I had bad runs.. I was using Vics for 5 years... I coddled me.. and stayed home.

Lordy, I can remember a time way back when.. when (1) Tylenol 3 would knock me out for three hours.

You have to be ready... I know for me Taper would have not worked I just don't know if I could have done it that way.  Lotsa good taper info in the good folks here.    Going to a Dr. and "fessin" up would really be the best thing to do.. but it's hard to do that .. I know.

Take care of you
Gip
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Hi CM....

I was just reading your post about the unimportance you feel...
if you are on this site, you ARE important!!!  I, too, felt as you do, since I'm JUST on Fioricet AND Fiorinal, both with codeine!  Codeine...AND GRAVOL....ARE addictive drugs!

I thought I was doing well this past month trying to pull back from my headache pills but it hasn't worked...and I'm getting right back to where I was...headaches started big time again, thus more drugs.  I attribute my dependance on stress and how I handle it...just plain stresses of life in general, although the headaches started when I was young, my life stresses started pretty early I know.  .

I try to take the meds according to my doctors directions, every 4 hours as needed but sometimes the headache will not leave for anywhere from 1 to 7 days!!!!  That is a lot of drugs...habit forming opioids!  This has been going on for 40 years for me!!!  Gradually over the years it has increased, now to the point of just plain...too much!  I didn't worry about it until the past 5 years after retiring and now I'm having an awful time getting off it.
My doctor says to take "one" whether I need it or not every morning, then if I get a headache to use Motrin.  That was a big laugh!!!  I have depleted my monthly supply too early due to a pleuresy problem, so now I'm having to wait for the Fioricet as I can only renew my prescription once a month.  The Fioricet has Tylenol in it...easier on my stomach, Fiorinal has aspirin in it...hurts my stomach unless taken with food. (I also take Silymarin or Milk Thistle Extract 150 mg daily to help the liver.)
I checked on the GRAVOL you are taking, it is for nausea and according to what I read, very easily addictive....you can get an easy "high" and it can be a dangerous drug to withdraw from. I will keep searching for you to see what I can find on the "hows" to withdraw.  As to the Tylenol #3 (codeine) I'm sure it is as bad to withdraw from as Fiorinal/Fioricet.  I'm cutting back on the dosage whenever possible.  I too like the effects of it...and no matter what, it at least relaxes me enough to ease the headache!  I have come close to cutting my eye out when I was a kid, the pain was so bad..there was no drug to help me or at least I didn't find a doctor to help me until I was 28..a lot of years with pain! He passed away and now I feel like I'm on my own..doctors are not the same as he was....he was the greatest!
What country are you in?  The Site I was on mentioned Alberta...are you in Canada?

Hang in all.....you ARE as important as EVERYONE in here! I'm pulling my hair out because I want out of this dependant mess! We all need to start a business...one to detox ourselves and all those we could help after we help ourselves!
CAN
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Thank you so much...you know the funny thing is I'm not taking t3's they are t1's but I can sure feel the tole its taking on my body. Is there n e thing I can do so the w/d wont be so bad? going off cold turkey...is that safe?I have two little ones and a spouse that is doing the exact same thing as I am...he's also a pot head though...should I start smoking pot when I'm w/d from these pills? would that be better?
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whats c/t lol I know stupid question but its my first time on here talkin bout this
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NEVERMIND COLD TURKEY LOL I GOT IT
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c/T IS Cold Turkey Withdrawl (withdrawal)...

You just stop taking pills C/T ... then you suffer for at least 4 days with chills, potty runs, stomach ache, etc.

Then it's just determination that keeps you away... truly the withdawal is just so much to endure.. you won't want another pill any too quickly.

:)

Gip
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You know after reading about others, people probably read my problem and laugh...I don't blame you. Wow to read about what others are going through makes me sad to hear. My problem is so much smaller then everyone elses...I'm sorry if I offended everyone by feeling sorry for myself. There are so many more going through so much more. Sorry again for wasting your time..from possibly helping others with there bigger problems. My little codeine and gravol addiction is NOTHING compared to what you all are going through. You all are so strong for wanting to stop.
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do you have any one you cantalk to at home? if not there is always the good people here and the support is the best! I took alot more pills then youare but I know how it creeps up on you,I started w/only taking just as prescribed the first year for my back but 2 yrs later taking a combo of 50/60 pills aday my drugs of choice are loritabs soma xanax but would take any thing thats what got me into the methadone clinic that and the nasty overdose but hey nobody is perfect and ther is no worse feeling then admiting youy have a promblem youve taken the first step. here for you
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I really thought I was the only one, I had problems for over 10 years, doing every drug that came within my vicinity.  It was funny when I was 23, not so funny when I am 33, and still struggling.

I had no ailments, but just decided to do many drugs all at once, I think one night I had 8 different substances in high doses.  Needless to say, I've been a weird one for doctors, since they can't figure out how I've remained alive.  Most people get scared of near death experience, not me..  had about 14.

To the point, I've recently started doing gravol also, I don't do too many drugs at once now, since I actually am trying to live long, but I find it does **** you up.  I just think all pills are horrible because they will eventually kill you probably faster than street drugs.  So to my friend here who is struggling with gravol and tylonol, don't be ashamed, you seem worried about people finding out, some people have to find out.  You need help, go to a doctor, he'll give you valium or something to bring you off of that horrible mix.  Also, he'll give you ways to deal with the cravings, upset stomach, feeling of helplessness, etc.  Good luck brother, you'll soon see that all drugs are so unnecessary.  I've been clean now for like 3 months, and keeping fingers crossed
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