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Canadian Tylenol with codeine help

Hello,
I have a back condition that I was under treatment for two years and was prescribed percocet for. I lost my insurance and was forced to take myself off them. My father gave me this Canadian tylenol with caffeine and codeine in it. I have been taking it for months at about 12 to 16 a day as that's what he said to do. I took my last four this morning. I am really frightened that I'm going have bad withdrawals from it. What can I do? Please help!
Thank you,
Lori
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One other comment...Keep as busy as possible;  nothing makes withdrawal as bad as does boredom, and focusing all of your attention on how you feel.
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Those OTC Canadian codeines are very weak. And codeine is a weak narcotic. If I remember properly there are only between 8 and 12 milligrams of codeine per pill. A standard tylenol #3 contains 30mg of codeine. You are most likely way too anxious......but have some immodium on hand for loose stools........and emetrol for nausea.......look in medhelp's search engine for The Thomas Recipe and the Amino Acid Protocols.....and read them......keep posting with questions and for support......
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Thank goodness! I had a feeling that I was over reacting. I have had a long battle here and I've worked my way down to the Canadian to get off the percocets. I'm a widow (my late husband hung himself in our home) and have children to care for and the last thing I needed was another trip down emotional lane while holding the toilet bowl! It's baby steps that worked for me and at one point I was taking sooo much of oxy's 20mg, vicodine 10mg, and the percocets10mg, and valium, mixed everyday that I actually overdosed daily! I should have been dead! But the pills took away my emotional pain and it was sooo much easier to take a handful of pills so that I could function and not cry in front of the children than it was to face everything sober! There is so much more to the story but I think I'll leave there for now. Thank you for the peace of mind!
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