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Addiction to codine I need help!

Hi, im a 49 year old female. i have been on t3's for a very long time, 5-7 years i take up to 15 a day' 5 at a time in the am 5 in the afternoon 5 before dinner, i want to stop!! i think im now just taking them because my mind is telling me to out of habit & my addiction, but im scared i want to stop cold turkey but i read it could be fatal, i did it years ago & i knew it would be terrible it was but i did it!, i have arthritis & it came back worse afew years ago' so i thought i could take t3's again with no trouble stupid of course, my question is im scared because my doctor may not agree to tapper off i may have to go cold turkey. so i wanted to know if there was little things i could do to help with the withdrawals? i get sever stomach cramps, tinkling all over, & no energy, i thought imodium & vitimans might help' I was also told there is something i could buy to flush out my body from the toxins please i need help!!
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replied July 30th, 2012
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ive never really had an addicton problem but i see nobody has answered you so ill try my best to help you. maybe you should talk to your doctor and get him to prescribe you a different pain medicine. if you dont want to tell him you have become addicted to the t3's then you could tell him they arent working anymore. and i wouldnt suggest cold turkey because like you said it could be dangerous. i hope ive helped you and i wish you the best of luck.
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replied November 24th, 2012
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replied November 26th, 2012
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Thanks for this post!
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