I've been using Nurofen plus for about 10 months. About 30 per day now. Will temgesic help me withdraw so I can continue working? Are codeine wthdrawals as bad as a heroin withdrawals? many years ago I was a heroin addict so in some ways I feel I've returned to where I used to be. Is Codeine cold turkey all that bad? I'm fed up with it all and need my old clean life back Thanks...
If you stop the Nurofen with codeine cold turkey while it may not be as bad as heroin withdrawals you still will feel pretty rotten. If you will slowly reduce your daily dosage overtime, you can reduce the withdrawals. Temgesic will help you with the withdrawals though you must wait 24 hours after your last dose of codeine before taking your first dose of temgesic so you will have to experience a little withdrawal before starting it. Eventually you will have to taper off the temgesic or you will experience withdrawals when you stop it.
If it were me, I would taper off the codeine. It will take some determination, but can be done with little to no withdrawal if done slow enough. Otherwise, take a week off from work and go cold turkey. You'll be miserable for a few days, but will be over it in a week and not have to mess with this problem anymore. I also recommend some addiction's counseling to avoid this problem again. Learning some tools to stay clean maybe vital and useful when the temptation returns.
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