I know a lot of people will be like.. 'yeah? so..? you're supposed to do that anyway when you are pregnant!' But to me it's a huge achievement.. Dunno if i was in here when i made a post about medication you're on that could be scrapped (aren't life dependant). Well i went to the doctors like a fortnight ago, and i decided enough was enough... I have very chronic sciatica and i think there is another problem going on in that back of mine that needs diagnosing (is sciatica meant to grind and have your bones shift when you walk?) I came off my co codamol tablets, it was hard because once uve been taking them for a certain amount of time, even sub consciously your body gets hooked and your whole chemistry changes to the way you handle pain and even your own temp regulation =[... I'm through the worst of it and can officially say i no longer take them nor have any dependency on them, but my god my back/hips are so sore.....=[ I'm on paracetamol alll day every day now, trying not to have them if i dont need them or try a different method of pain relief like a heat bag on my back and so on, but i tell you it's far from easy... Anyone who is thinking about dropping a medication they know they've grown dependant on, u can do it, if you don't want to and it's been OK'd by the doctor then don't feel guilty about this thread like i'm rubbing it under your nose, i just hated the thought of giving birth to a baby who would suffer outside the womb, due to no codeine. Just can't wait to sleep properly again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!