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Cold Turkey [Jan. 26th, 2014|10:10 am]
Tony Grist
My mother seems no worse for having her codeine withdrawn. This morning's carer is very voluble. As she was taking her leave my mother winked at me. That's a first.

I'm taking myself off codeine too. I've been on up to eight tablets a day.  The first day was fine. Last night I mostly slept but it hurt when I woke. I've been sweating more than usual. This morning I ache all over.

So this is what my body fees like in its natural state...
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From: (Anonymous)
2014-01-26 10:20 am (UTC)

cold turkey

So far so good then...so pleased Ma did that wink/ It feels like a tiny piece of normal response returning.
Your sweating etc doesn't sound like your natural state, but your withdrawal symptoms. Good luck with the process.
Jenny x
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-01-26 10:28 am (UTC)

Re: cold turkey

Thanks.

The wink was immensely encouraging. Jo can be a bit much at times.
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[User Picture]From: splodgenoodles
2014-01-26 10:38 am (UTC)
That's not your natural state, that's withdrawal. It may get worse before it gets better.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-01-26 01:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks. That's reassuring. Ailz has made me take an ibuprofen for the joint pain.
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[User Picture]From: dadi
2014-01-26 10:42 am (UTC)
The pain can be mostly from withdrawal.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-01-26 01:22 pm (UTC)
That's what I'm hoping. But I know there's an underlying arthritic condition.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2014-01-26 12:26 pm (UTC)
I agree that it is mostly a withdrawal process. Take some cod liver oil tablets as these might help your blood flow and ease the aches.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-01-26 01:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I believe I'm already taking those.
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