Today swim has received 2 bottles of Codeine Linctus BP which contains pure Codeine phosphate suspended in a sugar-free lemony flavoured syrup. It contains 15mg of Codeine per 5ml of syrup.
Swim has never tried codeine before and decided to give it a try as he wants something to take while he's taking a break from Tramadol. Swim is a bit apprehensive about using Codeine as it feels like embarking on *real* opiate using, with all the associated risks of addiction and tolerance. However,
Swim has spoken to others and believes that Codeine is easier to control and less risky than Morphine
and Poppy Pods. Swim is keen to experience opiate euphoria again.
Anyway, moving on...here is the result of the experiment:
Swim began the experiment on an empty stomach, and had taken this morning 50mg Tramadol and 150mg Pregablin.
13:46 Consumed 75mg (2.5 dessert spoons)
14:45 Not feeling anything, mild itching is all.
Swim eats a bowl of brankflakes.
14:51 Took another 60mg (2 dessert spoons)
14:59 Felt a slight rush and a slight heavy buzzy feeling in the arms
but this subsided soon after and may have been placebo.
After about 1 hour began to feel the real deal...but only mild, about
on par with Tramadol 50mg. The effects lasted about 3-4 hours and
then faded away.
Conclusion: It's possible swim now has tolerance to opiates from his
2 years of Tramadol use and needs a higher dose of Codeine. Swim is
reluctant to take a higher dose though and will wait try with Nytol
(Diphenhydramine Hyrochloride) which is said to act as a potentiator.
It might even be a better and more sensible idea to take a break from Tramadol
and try then wait to try Codeine when the brain's chemistry has been reset,
to gage how a proper Codeine experience feels like at a normal dose.