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I Abuse Over-the-counter Medicine

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    Unhealthy - I am addicted to robo. I am really sick but there's no help available ;( I think I'm going to die soon.
    spnkt spnkt 18-21, F 1 Response May 8, 2009

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    Motrin - It's stupid and it's dumb, but as soon as I go into crazy mode its all a blur; I take any medications I can get my hands on. Motrin is the one I prefer. I don't do it...
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3 18-21, F 6 Responses May 9, 2009

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    I Was Addicted To Triple C'S - I went through a dangerous addiction to Triple C's. For those of you who aren't familiar, triple C's are cough and cold pills that are sometimes also...
    xgemini333x xgemini333x 18-21, F Jul 23, 2013

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    Triple Cs - I love triple Cs. And I'm crazy addicted to them. The scary part is that I use to do them with my boyfriend who would always look after me when I did them, I broke up...
    uNiTRIPx uNiTRIPx 18-21, F Dec 13, 2011

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    Sleeping Pills.... - I take sleeping pills, that are over the counter, to help me sleep. I know that in the end, I am doing more damage to my liver than I should. I just am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 10, 2010

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    Lately... - Not because I want to, but because they seem to be working better than my perscribed medication has been. Lately I have been taking over the counter sleeping pills, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 20, 2009

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    Triple C's - Im 19 and I used to abuse Coricidin Cough and Cold. My life revolved around these things. I would pop antwhere from 24-32 on a normal basis and just go out and live my...
    Jcappello913 Jcappello913 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 11, 2010

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    I Do -  But it's not as bad as I used to, I used to have to pilled out every single day until I found my drug of choice. I still do abuse them people always tell me that...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F Nov 17, 2009

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    Dextromethorphan High - I've always smoked weed...or been addicted to pills from time to time but I've heard people always talk about getting high or trippin off robotussin. I like...
    Xxhurtepainxx Xxhurtepainxx 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    I Think My Body Is Trying To Tell Me To Stop Before It'S Too Late - Since I have insomnia, I usually take anything with diphenhydramine in it. Or however you spell it. I recently...
    HazelEyedWolf HazelEyedWolf 18-21, F Nov 26, 2013

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    Not As Much Anymore... - ...Not because I gave everything up but because I get pretty good scripts now. It was Benadryl for me.  I was young enough that I'd never gotten high...
    DeepestSecret DeepestSecret 22-25, F Jan 24, 2011

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    Well, E.P., this is not your average story and it is one that I'm extremely embarassed by and do not speak of to anyone- while at the same time being the most beautiful thing I...
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    Recently, I am sure that it is because I am not taking my medicine but I've gotten more upset over the person I love not replying to me at all I know that saying if they don't try...
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