My Gp wants me to stop taking them as she believes I will become a codeine junkie, please can you advise me how to come off these, I have tried weaning down but feel so ill and restless and depressed, I am a single working parent with 3 children also. Would I be better going cold turkey?
Hello tillbrook. I would not recommend cold turkey. It could possibly play havoc with your blood pressure and cause heart issues. You best sit down with your doctor and plan a taper. A slow, very gradual taper. I know that you have to be home for your children otherwise I would suggest if you could possibly do it as a inpatient. Codeine is a powerfull drug. Very best of wishes go out to you. Regards, pledge
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