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by MargUK
Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Moans and Groans
Topic: Codeine reduction
Replies: 23
Views: 4841

Re: Codeine reduction

I've been having similar thoughts Lynda - I'm struggling on the 5 this month and I had a couple of 'going cold turkey' thoughts the other day which was very unusual for me. Dreadful anxiety and tension all evening tonight though has changed my mind! I had an extra dose last night when I wasn't due t...
by MargUK
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Moans and Groans
Topic: Codeine reduction
Replies: 23
Views: 4841

Re: Codeine reduction

I'm the same - I could never manage cold turkey even if it gets the whole thing over with quicker. For me - ones and twos in terms of tablets are useless so in the previous taper I did what I've been doing this week - save some up - so if I was on one a day I'd go for 3 days with nothing then have 4...
by MargUK
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Moans and Groans
Topic: Codeine reduction
Replies: 23
Views: 4841

Re: Codeine reduction

Doing ok taperwise in what's been a very stressful week. Took 4 daily Monday to Thursday which meant I had 4 'in lieu' so to speak which is what I did in the last taper. They don't have to be taken but are there if need be. As it turned out I was very glad of them because I had one of these awful si...
by MargUK
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Moans and Groans
Topic: Codeine reduction
Replies: 23
Views: 4841

Re: Codeine reduction

Yay! Well done you! I've managed to delay my 4 today to lunchtime which is a bit of progress. The killer will come at tea time or in the evening which is when I'll want more and won't be able to do something to distract myself. However will just play it by ear. All power to your elbow for the rest o...
by MargUK
Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Moans and Groans
Topic: Codeine reduction
Replies: 23
Views: 4841

Re: Codeine reduction

That's quite spooky Lynda we were struggling at the same time today! I'm afraid I didn't last out - I got to 5 and then caved so that's a relapse I won't be able to sort before tomorrow😟 However I'm not beating myself up about it - I knew this week was going to be a hard one - my daughter's ...
by MargUK
Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Moans and Groans
Topic: Codeine reduction
Replies: 23
Views: 4841

Re: Codeine reduction

Sounds like your thinking process is slowly changing Lynda - all good! I have many many little arguments with myself as I stand in front of the tablets trying to challenge the decision to take them - very often AddictVoice wins but there's been times this last month where I've pushed him out of the ...
by MargUK
Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Moans and Groans
Topic: Codeine reduction
Replies: 23
Views: 4841

Re: Codeine reduction

Tough words indeed Lynda! I also move to 5 on Monday - dreading it a bit because it's been really hard this time to stick to 6 although I've managed it so far and just have a few days left to go. I'm so sick of this whole thing though - it's dominated my life for far too long - but I see that as a p...
by MargUK
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Moans and Groans
Topic: Codeine reduction
Replies: 23
Views: 4841

Re: Codeine reduction

You're right - that is the hardest bit - the conditioning we've managed to put our brains through through no fault of our own. That mindset that says 'these are the only things which relax me/give me enjoyment/motivate me' - and eventually the brain starts to agree and functions accordingly! I have ...
by MargUK
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Moans and Groans
Topic: Codeine reduction
Replies: 23
Views: 4841

Re: Codeine reduction

It's sometimes better to go a bit slower and get there in the end than too fast and stumble early although of course we have no idea what we're capable of. But we have to be kind to ourselves at the same time. I kept a log of my taper so that I could see progress and that really helped especially wh...
by MargUK
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Moans and Groans
Topic: Codeine reduction
Replies: 23
Views: 4841

Re: Codeine reduction

I know it's awful when you hit that realisation that you really feel you can't do without these things :( That sounds like a sensible taper though and the good thing about a taper is that it can be altered as you go along - within reason of course! But you can slow it up if need be and conversely sp...

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