While it depends on the quantity you were taking daily, the withdrawals can last a week or two. Codeine is a relatively mild opiate but none the less still addictive and will cause withdrawls when you discontinue. If you taper off the med rather than stop abruptly, you can avoid most of the withdrawal.
Just a thought,
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