I did a week codine free. Had tapered down, as I have done a few times before and everytime I get to the second day codine free I get a symptom that leads me back onto the Codine. This time around it is a throat like the Sahara that is constantly tickling making me cough. There is no pain and I have no other withdrawal symptoms and so am extremely disappointed in myself that I took codine last night so that me and my family could sleep. Continued on it today. Today I still have the tickle, but it is much reduced. If I could overcome this cough I would be off codine after 4 years. Please could someone advise me if the cough is related to withdrawal and what I can do to overcome it. My nose isn't running and there is no mucus anywhere in my lungs etc.