... aware of the potential additiviness of it so i keep to mabey once or twice a week, but i do go over the dose a bit as i like the affect of them. about 90mg to 180mg in a night, but only once a week or longer. Is this possibly dangerous and perhaps getting me addicted as I have had an alcohol problem in the past?
Personally I would say yes you are addicted already, I am taking codeine for a bowel disorder which was perscribed to me 4 years ago, I enjoy the feeling of the effect of codeine and have now increased my dosage from 1 30mg 3 times a day to 2 x 30mg 4 times a day to get that feeling, i now use it as a mood pill, as I call it because if I do not take the tablets I feel irritated and also feel generally unwell. My gp has told me that I have to come off them now, and has threatened to stop the perscription if i do not wean down, I cannot wean down so have decided to go cold turkey instead, but like any drug I am addicted and scared. I wish I had never been perscribed these tablets and not sure what they will have to give me after i am off them. They work so well for bowel problems and have tried other things, but to make you into a codeine junkie, it just isnt worth it. I hope this has been of some help.
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