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Tylonel with Codeine Number Three Withdrawl(withdrawal)

I have been using Codeine #3 for 8 years now for back pain at the rate of 5 to 7 pills a day. I am trying to stop for obvious reasons. In the past two days, I have reduced the pill to 2 a day. I feel tired, and have colon problems.

Is there a "method" for stopping these pills, such as reducing them slowly like I am.

Thank you.
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Hi my name is Chantelle and I undrestand completely about Fiorinal with Codiene (same as Tylenol with Codiene) I was Addicted for 5 years. I know how you feel and it is all Withdrawel symptoms. I had to go in for treatment Oh yes the big "Treatment" word. I didn't want anyone to know about my Dragon and I thought I can handle this.. I'll stop on my own when I am ready. Well I got "Out of Control" the pills took over... In other words I could not stop. I tryed but the sicknes I felt was overwhelming and I needed the pills to be "Normal" to "Function" I was taking 10 to 12 a day. I am going to give you the number of the hospital and look just call.. You don't have to tell them who you are, they will answer any question you have over the phone. I don't know where you are, but they may be able to tell you of a place that is close to you. The detox takes 7 days and you need medication to help you with the cravings after you detox. The hospital is Intracare North (281)893-7200 I hope I helped you or gave you some hope.. Just remember HOPE. God Bless You.
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A family member has a codeine problem and over the past four weeks has cut dosage from 20 tablets a day to 8. This person is attending NA daily and also seeing a shrink.  What's the likelihood of getting down to zero pills without inpatient detox treatment?
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If by shrink you mean psychiatrist, they can prescribe some meds to help increase the chances of making it outpatient.  Clonidine toward the end of the detox will help quite a bit with the chills, etc.  Also a medication like valium, xanax or something similar in small amounts could be prescribed to help with the anxiety and restlessness.  If no meds are prescribed, a continued slow taper can be accomplished but will require a lot of willpower and willingness to endure the inevitable withdrawal symptoms at or near the end of the detox.
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Now I do not feel so bad about my addiction problem. I have migraines and have taken codeine, fiorinal and Imitrex injectable for about 15 years (not the Imitrex-only 8 years). My usage was up to almost 300 pills per month.  Yes, I did take these pills for 'things' other than migraines. When I stopped for several days I got the withdrawl (withdrawal) symptoms and took drugs to alliviate the discomfort.
After 2 times in pain/drug treatment programs I still found myself addicted. I found a program called Neuraad. After the treatment which lasted about 24 hours, I am now drug free, except for Imitrex, and didn't have to take methadone or anyother narcotic.  I had no cravings, minor intestinal involvememt and a little weakness.  These symptoms fade within two weeks and I feel GREAT.
I would like to know if the physicians here have had any experience with Neuraad and what do they think about this program. They boast of a 70% success rate verses about 30% for conventional drug treatment programs. Neuraad has a web site: www.neuraad.com  I believe this is a viable alternative. It worked for me! Thank You.
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You people are freaking me out!!  I absolutely do not want to go to treatment or tell anyone about my addiction.  I am a social worker in a small town and this information could kill my career.  
I believe I could quit on my own.  I have been addicted to T3s for about a year and am considering the options.  What I would like to know is if I stop cold turkey, how long will I be ill.  I could schedule a "flu" to cover for myself.  Can someone tell me this?

Thanks in advance
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The worst of the withdrawal symptoms usually hit about 24 hours after your last use.  They last 3-4 days in the acute stage, and lessen until they are gone (mostly) at 7-10 days.  Some experience a period of a month or two of anxiety and/or mild to moderate depression.  The best way to get off the drugs is a detox program using buprenorphine.  This can often be done outpatient.  If you are unwilling, try to find an addiction doctor to prescribe clonidine and xanax or some other anti-anxiety agent for the short term.  Finally, if you are able to taper your use down (reduce the amount by about 10% every few days) you can greatly reduce the withdrawal.  Good luck and if you have any questions, post again.  Brian
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I can understand the pain we put our selves through.  As we speak
I am running out of percocet and ultram.  So by Friday I will feel like junk!  I am proud of you getting down to two pills per day.  When I try to detox myself I go from 20 percocet per day
down to 4 per day because I can't stop taking them to properly detox myself.  I'm getting to the point of being sick and tired
of going through the cold turkey detox, the pills control everything I do on a day to day basis.   I don't know what to do
other than asking my doctor to put me in a methadone maintenance
program.  Sofie God Bless you and I hope you find the serenity
you deserve.
Thanks,
Bob Cempe
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Remember, methadone is VERY hard to withdraw from.  You think getting off the pills is bad, wait until you try to get off the methadone--far worse and lasts much longer.  Methadone should be a LAST resort.  Do you really want to trade one addiction for another?  Furthermore, you have to go to a clinic every day for your dose.  What a pain.  Yes methadone will keep you from cravings and withdrawal but that is only because you become addicted to the methadone in the place of your other narcotic.  Why not get a detox using buprenorphine and then start some serious work on recovery?  Just my humble opinion.
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Hi !  I want to comment on your post regarding taking valium short term for withdrawl (withdrawal) from codeine. Please be extremely careful with any Benzodiazepines !! I am doing an extremely slow taper from a 30 mg. , fifteen year habit from valium. Believe me, my doctors and psychiatrict did not give me adequate, if any information on the wicked addictive nature of this drug. I have since found a Benzo e group that is amazing and follows a very slow taper process that is done in the UK and that is recommended by Dr. Heather Ashton, one of the world's top 5 experts in Benzodiazepines. I plead with you to take extreme caution with valium and the other Benzos. You can become addicted, in less than 2 weeks !!! And, if you have a predisposition to other addictions, I would be very careful. I am writing this to spare people of the horrendous withdrawl (withdrawal) and protracted withdrawl (withdrawal) that we ,on Benzos experience. It is a living hell at times. Now I am down to 9mgs.and every day is a struggle. I feel good though knowing that I am succeeding in this.Just a word of caution, regarding the insidious addictive claws of the benzos. And the North American medical community does not understand the withdrawl (withdrawal) methods that should be used etc etc.
I wish you all well with your codeine withdrawl (withdrawal). I know that prescription drug withdrawl (withdrawal) is hell in general.
I have a question. I was searching the web for Tylenol withdrawl (withdrawal).I have been taking regular Tylenol for a long time now, and became concerned after talking to a friend of mine regarding my long term usage. Does stopping regular Tylenol, without codeine have any withdrawl (withdrawal) ?? I would be happy to receive a reply !!I am taking 500mgs. now..maybe 3 times per day .
Thanks. P e a c e   Pondering Red
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Hi !  I want to comment on your post regarding taking valium short term for withdrawl (withdrawal) from codeine. Please be extremely careful with any Benzodiazepines !! I am doing an extremely slow taper from a 30 mg. , fifteen year habit from valium. Believe me, my doctors and psychiatrict did not give me adequate, if any information on the wicked addictive nature of this drug. I have since found a Benzo e group that is amazing and follows a very slow taper process that is done in the UK and that is recommended by Dr. Heather Ashton, one of the world's top 5 experts in Benzodiazepines. I plead with you to take extreme caution with valium and the other Benzos. You can become addicted, in less than 2 weeks !!! And, if you have a predisposition to other addictions, I would be very careful. I am writing this to spare people of the horrendous withdrawl (withdrawal) and protracted withdrawl (withdrawal) that we ,on Benzos experience. It is a living hell at times. Now I am down to 9mgs.and every day is a struggle. I feel good though knowing that I am succeeding in this.Just a word of caution, regarding the insidious addictive claws of the benzos. And the North American medical community does not understand the withdrawl (withdrawal) methods that should be used etc etc.
I wish you all well with your codeine withdrawl (withdrawal). I know that prescription drug withdrawl (withdrawal) is hell in general.
I have a question. I was searching the web for Tylenol withdrawl (withdrawal).I have been taking regular Tylenol for a long time now, and became concerned after talking to a friend of mine regarding my long term usage. Does stopping regular Tylenol, without codeine have any withdrawl (withdrawal) ?? I would be happy to receive a reply !!I am taking 500mgs. now..maybe 3 times per day .
Thanks. P e a c e   Pondering Red
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