Some advice please on codeine quitting - Part 7

By dawnies07 · Jan 2, 2009 · ·
  1. Hey betsym how did swiy manage yesterday with just the 2 pills??

    Swim is struggling this morning already and wants to take her first dose now (9am)!! Yesterday she managed to hold off her first dose until midday which meant she took one less dose yesterday.....was hoping she could do same today but if Swim takes first dose now she will more than likely end up taking 4 doses today.......the high wears off so quickly so Swim normally doses herself every 3 to 4 hours....yesterday was 12pm then 3pm and last dose at 6pm......then Swim takes her sleepers at 8pm.......so if Swim takes dose now that wont work out.........

    Its also crossing Swims mind to not take them at all today but really cant see swim doing that! Swim ordered valium and kava kava so Swim will feel better armed to make a better go of this when they arrive....

    Swim is going to go do some housework here to try and distract herself from tabs for as long as possible so hopefully she will only need the 3 doses again today.......

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  1. betsym
    SHIT! Swim had just typed this big long post and accidently hit a button and it all went POOF!!!!!!! So here we go again...

    Yesterday was okay dawnies. Prett soon swiy will do 2 pills every other day.If swiy is on 3 days and 3 doses that's good. Pretty soon swiy can do 2 days and 2 doses. Get some energizing supplements like Asian Ginseng and L-tyrosine too, in case swiy's energy lags. Swim would get diarrhea by the second day of going off before she started cycling on and off her meds and if that happens, swiy will need something for that. Swim isn't sure if that's as big a problem with codeine as it it with stronger opiates though. Depends on the amount of Codeine, probably. Swim takes Tagamet with her hydros to make them last longer and be stronger so she can take less meds. Check out the threads on opiate potentiators because they could help the tapering process. Swim tried Milid, which took forever to get, and it helped a lot but she is now looking to order more. The last order took 3 months to arrive so..... PM for the details on that! If swiy puts Milid(a.k.a. Proglumide) in the search here on the forum, it will come up.

    Keep swiyself busy, on the forum or whatever, until time for next dose. Don't try to skip taper today or swiy might end up "spiking" (taking more than dose) and end up starting over. But don't beat swiyself up, either, if it happens. Swim doesn't have to worry about anything but the pain aspect but since her body is used to the meds, she will still get withdrawals if she doesn't keep things in check. She accepts that is a necessary thing to do since her pain conditions are long-term, or until she can get them fixed. Boredom is definitely swiy's enemy and the brain perceives EVERYTHING outside of being HIGH as boring. Guess it's a good thing swim is NEVER bored.;)

    Swim doesn't know when she will take her meds today but will put it off for as long as possible. If she can make herself go to bed instead of staying on the forum all night, just MAYBE her hands and wrists wouldn't hurt so much, lol :). BUT it does keep her busy and encouraged and that's the whole point. :) Swim hopes swiy does good again today. She will be checking back, off and on, but may have to have a little nap sometime!
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