Paracetamol and codeine (co-codamol) addiction.....info and help!
Hi everyone, so here's my story summed up briefly....
I was sexually abused as a child by an uncle, i am now taking him to court, i am on fluoxetine 60g, 600mg pregabalin (prescribed by my psychiatrist) and i used to take 5mg of diazepam if needed and i currently alternate 10mg's at night with zopiclone, i now take between 16 and 20 co-codamol a day (8/500) and have been doing so for the past 2 months, i take them because i like the "buzz" i get off them, i told my doctor who told me to go to ER for paracetamol overdose, so i did, after waiting 1/2 hour to see a triage nurse i was then seated for an extra half hour before they took my blood samples, after waiting another hour for the results the nurse said i was fine, i explained that my doctor said i should see the crisis team, but he was very dismissive of this and sent me on my way....i cant stop taking the tablets, i dont take diazepam during the day any more but cant get through the day without the "buzz" of the tablets, i am experiencing no odd side effects but am so scared about whats going to happen if i keep taking them, so i guess what i want to know is, what is the long term effects of taking them?? am i at large risk now of long term damage? when will i seriously start seeing the bad effects??
Any advice would be great, thank you all in advance.
Long term effects! Liver damage,
I was taking paracetamol and codeine just like you,for the same reasons,I was sexually abused as a child also and I found it numbed my emotions and feelings,I also liked the buzz.
I had a routine blood test and in 2 years my liver function test results had more than tripled,
It will only get harder to quit the longer you take them.
Go back to your doctor and tell him/her what happened at the ER,they will be able to help you with a plan for quitting,
I quit C/T after 20 years of abusing codeine off and on,but that way is not for everyone you need to work out what will be best for you.
I have been back to my gp and she has prescribed me just codeine, I'm not ready to quit them, I can't get through my day without them, once the courtcase is over and done with I know that I'll be able to stop them, i feel better now though knowing im not overdosing on paracetamol everyday!
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