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Fiorecet w/ codine

What do I do?  I have 8 pills left.  Since last Thursday I've been taking 8 pills a day.  I know one of my withdrawals will be a excruciating headache.  I should I taper with my 8 pills.  Should I go to urgent care?  Is it safe to go cold turkey...once I go through the last 8 pills.  I was thinking taking 2 more today, 3 tomorrow, 2 the next day, and then the last one the following day.  I have no one to turn to.  I feel so disappointed ..I've been through this before and I went through withdrawals and I was doing good and then I got more pills.  Please give me advice....  Help!!!!
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The problem with fiorcet is that besides the codeine it is also a barbiturate - butalbital - the barbiturates should be tapered slowly .... with supervision. It doesnt sound as if you are in as bad a shape as many that show up on this forum...but I would be amiss if I took a blind guess to give you advice. You indicate that this isnt the first time ..... what was your previous dose and how long have you been at it?
1285666 tn?1328850098
I got some pills last Thursday...and I've been taking about 8 a day.  I guess if I start feeling really bad I will go to urgent care or ER.  I'm a bit nervous and thank you for answering...just trying to get any support.
757137 tn?1347200053
Going cold turkey with barbiturates is much nastier than going cold turkey with opiates. It's true that you have only been on the drugs for a week, but you would be better off getting help. You do not have enough pills for a taper.
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