I have been addicted to codeine phosphate for 6 years 10-20 tablets (30mg each tab) every day. my gp has weaned me off and i am now on 6 a day. i still have withdrawal symptoms very bad 'the judders' 'brain zaps' and feeling weak. even when i try not have any for a day or two i feel terrible. i know my time ahead is going to be hard.

Has anyone got any idea how long the withdrawal symptoms last, how long will it take me to come off completely the last few weeks have been hell ?

I am unemployed at the moment (luckily) I am walking around like a zombie and getting nothing done in the house or my life, I am really trying but am so tempted to just take more tablets to stop all the suffering - How long will I feel like this ?