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  1. Last 4 months since I started new job, I have used codeine every 2 days at dosage 320-500mg. At first these doses gave me great buzz, relaxation and euphoaria (thought short lived), but now these doses just make me "normal". I've tried to reduce dosage,but without sucess. Withdrawal sets in after 24h after last dose. I can stand physical simptoms (day 2-3 being the worst) , but cannot stand psychological simtoms - cravings,depression,anxiety. Which leads to relapse and so on. Maybe there are peoples who are ex users and can share their own sucess story.
  2. Hi so I hurt my back (probably weightlifting) quite a while ago (3 months.. 6 months? idk) I went to a physiotherapist and he said he thought it might be a herniated disc. Later I saw a GP who thought it was just a muscle strain. He prescribed Mobic, which is an NSAID and ordered an Xray. The Xray didn't show anything. The Mobic seems to help some, but not much. I'm not sure where to go from here. I'm extremely scared that this will become chronic pain. I've got a new GP recently but have been working with him on another issue. Should I make an appointment with him especially to discuss this? Or go back to the physiotherapist? I don't really know what to do. Also, since I hurt my back I've been using OTC paracetamol/APAP 500mg+ Codeine 15mg tablets most of the time. When the pain's bad, it's all that makes it tolerable. I take two tablets, four times a day when I'm using it. I ran out recently and as well as the pain coming back, which is expected, I just didn't feel "right". My nerves felt really jangled and I felt kind of trapped. The world was harsher and more abrasive. I fear I might be getting addicted to the codeine. I haven't had any physical w/d sx, so I think it's more that I've become accustomed to the doped up feeling. I don't think I'd have any trouble kicking the codeine, if it wasn't for the pain. I can bear these psychological w/d sx for a while, but after a few days with the pain I just can't take it and go buy more. So I don't know what to do about that either. Is it possible to get addicted to codeine even if you follow the directions on the box? Is it possible that codeine is worsening or prolonging the pain, in a way similar to how benzos can worsen or prolong anxiety (sometimes)? Thanks.
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