my 18 year old son was recently admitted to a rehab center for his abuse of coricidin. He reported that he took 3 entire boxes, a day or two before entering rehab. On day three the rehab center had to hospitalize him for bizarre and psychotic behavior. The rehab clinic refused to take him back because of his behavior so he is now home with me. His behavior is still very bizarre. It has been at least 5 days since he took the coricidin, and he is very distractable, anxious, irritable, cant sleep, and basically has the behavior and mentality of a 5-year old (and attention span) I am deathly afraid that he has done permanent brain damage. I cant find any websites that describe what a person experiences when they are coming down off coricidin.
no the drug he is looking for in it is DXM which is dextromethorphan, commonly found in pretty much every cough medicine out there(robitussin, dayquil, nyquil, corcidin, etc.). it is a distant cousin to morphine, but is used as an over the counter cough medicine. taken in large doses, a bottle or two it acts as a dissoasociative anaesthetic, related to pcp and simliar in effects. it is popular now in days with high schoolers looking for a cheap legal high. users feel a euphoria, get visual distortions and hallucinations, they feel dissoasociative from their environment, simliar to an out of body experience, they have an extremely hard time walking.users commonly refer to it as robo trippin', usually cuz the way hey walk. it isnt particularily addicitive it is just so prevalent and easy to get everywhere that they take it all the time and if you get used to it enough they take it all the time. i have seen people do this and they are like unresponsive zombies. acting like theyre in a psychotic wasteland. youre brain feels detached from youre body. youre sons bizarre behaviour and psychotic acts are probably from taking to much for a long period of time, it def. can mess up youre brain after long term heavy use. im 22 and i must have missed the fad with that being the cool thing to do, but my brother is in high school and he says alot of kids do it to get high and feel cool. i have tried it twice and found both times the hard way that i am allergic to DXM in large doses, its absolutely terrible. when im sick i take it very well and it acts as a very good cough suppresant and helps the mucous membranes. i think youre son mgiht need some behaviour help, i dont know if rehab will really work for DXM users seeing as its reallly not physically addicting it can cause mental cravings but its not that bad in that apsect. he needs some disipline and behaviour help and he will be good to go. stay strong, youre son will definitely make it...
I have been abusing cough syrup for the past three 3 years in small dosages every day. I don't know why I continue to do it, but I want it to stop so badly. There's no reason I do it, I just do. I don't want to die one day because of it. Anyone who has any advice could really help, it's the only thing ruining my life.
I did well for one day, how ever today I'm getting an extreme urge. I just might do it, but I hate to. Then I have to start soberness all over again, and I only lasted a day. I need to do this because I made a commitment to myself and my father. I can't let my father down, I need to make him proud of me and happy because he's sick, and I don't know how many years he'll be around. He's the best person alive, and the closest to me. Why is this so hard for me? The image of him should be strong enough to beat this. Especially when this whole thing is so stupid. I need to continue the strength in my myself. I don't want to go to rehab. I want these thoughts to stop going through my head, they won't go away. I'm on antidepressant (wellbutrin) also. This helps, but not with this. Thanks for all the advice people have already given me, I know it's myself who has to do this, who has to keep the strength to do this. If i do do it again, I'll just feel even more guilty and upset with myself. :(
oh and by the way, the main substance I've been abusing over the past couple years is Corcedin cough and cold, and alcohol. I'm 20. I'm a young pretty girl. I know this. Its draining me.
Hey, to the girl who last put that comment, im in like the same situation, yesterday though I took the equivalence of 8 30mg pills. All last night and this morning I puked and I lost my ability to pee or poo for a little while and its really scaring me cause I thought I had came down off it already and was getting better but now Im starting to feel high again like Im dizzy and distractable and I say whatever is on my mind its as if I dont even know if Im talking out loud or not anymore. I am a 16 year old girl and my parents think I just had food poisoning or something and I figured thats fine cause by tomorrow I will be back to normal and I just won't take it anymore but now that Im feeling high again Im getting really really scared. Does anybody know how to help this? If I'll ever be my normal self again? Or have I cause permanent brain damage and need to get my head out of my *** and fess up already ahah :/
I dont want to tell my parents about this if I can just fix it all but if I wont be able to be normal again I'll fess up if I have to. Im also on welbutrin and stratera and prozac and zirtec and some acne meds too. Idk if that info inpacts what could happen to me or not but im gonna put that out there anyway. Somebody please help me, I need these questions answered :(
Tell your parents and get help, you are young and this time is precious. The longer you mess around with these things the deeper hole you will dig. As upset as you may think your parents will be, believe me, they will be happier to have a healthy LIVING daughter. Praying you read this and do the right thing. A moment of fun isn't worth a lifetime of pain or worse
My boyfriend continues to take cloriciden. Yes it is addictive, to who said it wasn't. Any drug you you have the " urge" to continue taking=addiction. My boyfriend acts so stupid taking them, and even more stupid thinking I don't know. He bleeds when using the bathroom now. Signs are intense sweating. Grinding teeth, mood swings, outburst of anger, bizarre behavior, sleeplessness. He also does like techno dancing in the car. I hate it. I'm to the point I hate him he's almost 30 years old, and still doing this. I wish he would quit or move out. When taking these I don't believe people know how dumb they sound or act. Trust me- dumb.
I advise you to come forward and speak to your parents. They can help you and get the help you need. I do not know why people abuse meds, but please get help. Life is too short.... I know my 20 yr old daughter is abusing also and she will not fess up to it. I know because she told me, but she also said she stopped.
My brother has been abusing these pills for almost a decade. It has torn our family apart and left him destroyed. We have gone through rehabs, begged, pleaded, threatened, and now it is pretty much game over...
When taking these pills he is volatile, extremely sweaty, incoherent, and grinds his teeth/clenches his jaws. Coming down from these he will sleep for 24-48 hours and pee into a 2 liter bottle! These pills have done damage to his liver, and have left him brain damaged. The doctors found the liver and kidney damage, the brain damage is all too apparent after speaking with him.... Even off of the pills he is a 30 year old man that acts/speaks like a 12 year old child.
This has caused so much pain I would do anything to get my brother back.
If you are reading this then I hope you are catching this early and can act to save your loved one. PLEASE act quickly and treat this like it is life or death. In our case it was.
I have been using ccc's on and off since I was 15. Now going on 26 I am using them daily I take 3 full boxes through the day and I love how I feel. Now I'm at the point where my boyfriend of 8 years is completely fed up with me and how I act. I want to stop but I can't even imagine going through life actually feeling my feelings. I want nothing more then to be physically present in life and mentally/emotionally gone. This all seems so selfish and dumb as I reread what I'm typing but it's all true. I know the specific traumas in my life are what I'm hiding from and I also know that dealing with it is the only way to move on. The fact is that I went to rehab, jail, the hospital and psych ward multiple times and still can't and or won't stop. I'm not sure anymore if I'm a good person or not. I think I must have done something as a child so terrible that karma came back at me with no remorse and laid it all on me in this life. My bff recently said to me " I know you are hurting and in pain, if I went through all the things you went through I'd kill myself. That's why I can't say anything about your drinking and ccc addiction." I am going try as of this moment not to go and buy anymore ccc's. Wish me luck :)
My little brother is mentally ill and he abuses corcidin. he refuses to admit he has a problem and goes out and drives on it. no seems willing to help. The makers of this garbage refuse to offer any kind of treatment and we're almost ready to have him committed. If anyone has any advice please contact me at ***@****
I was addicted to that crap for years and now I'm 8 months sober. It is possible to get past it. You don't need a specialist specific to Coricidin. I went to an in patient rehab. I was the only one there addicted to that particular drug but the process is the same. You just need to get your little brother to go in patient rehab.
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