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Mersyndol withdrawal .

I feel like im going crazy. Trying so hard to stop taking mersyndols. I took the last one sunday night and it was the last one.  Today is thursday and ive had 5hrs sleep since sunday night. Im feeling anxious and ratty .ive been taking 3-4 mersyndols a day since having a knee replacement in 2010.everytime i tried to give them up i would fail. My main question is when will i start to feel normal and get some much needed sleep.
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Welcome to the forum, Deetree~
Since the U.S. doesn't sell Mersyndol, it's possible that some forum members haven't replied because they don't know what it is.  I had to look it up myself and found out it is a combination of codeine, acetaminophen (Tylenol or paracetamol) and doxylamine (an antihistamine).
Usually withdrawals are different for each of us based upon our age, how long we used the drug, and the strength of the drug.  If you took you last pill on Sunday night and it's Thursday where you live, you would be right in the thick of it girl!!  The first week is physically the hardest and particularly around days 3 and 4.  We GRADUALLY make progress from there.
Since you used for 7 years, it will take some time for your brain and your nervous system to heal.  But there are some basic things you can do to get you thru:  stay HYDRATED, get some mild exercise even if it's just walking around your house, take Pepto or Imodium for tummy/bowel issues, eat comfort foods or drink a protein drink of some sort (amino acids are important as well), get some electrolytes by drinking a sports drink or even better a packet of Emergen-C, and take some HOT Epsom salt baths.  For sleep, you can drink some hot teas like Sleepytime or Nighty Night or you can use some nervine botanicals to help you relax.  They are plant based herbs that help relax our nervous systems.  Some examples:  lemon balm, passion flower, chamomile, valerian, etc.  Watching funny or uplifting shows/videos and listening to MUSIC will both help as time seems to drag on.  
I have probably forgotten some things, but feel free to ask and someone will help with whatever symptom is bothering you or with any questions you may have.  The first week is the hardest and you are half way there!  Good on ya for making this decision!!  Wishing you the best~
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Thank you so much. Ive learnt so much from this site. Ive always felt like i was carrying a dirty little secret .now when i think about it there is nothing to be ashamed of. Just had a one hour nap and go excited for the fact that it happened. If i go to bed to lie down i feel like there is to much expectation. At the moment just catching a few sleeps on the lounge is enough . Also took some magnesium.it seems to help .
Glad you got some shut eye, Dee.  Magnesium is GREAT for sleep and it's also what's in Epsom salts.  You are right about NOT being ashamed.  I'm glad you are here and learning so much.  Keep on keepin on☺
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