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What Is Your Experience With Codeine?

What Is Your Experience With Codeine?

I have been prescribed codeine, specifically cocodamol, since the 20th of August but I genuinely feel like I'm taking nothing most times. I read some people don't process codeine well enough for it to work and I've been wondering if that might be the case. Have a call with my doctor tomorrow but was curious to other people's experience with codeine for pain relief.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Talk to your doctor about Belbuca. I was prescribed Lortab for years until I changed pain clinics and the new doc there explained that codeine/synthetic codeine don't work well for fibromyalgia. The Belbuca controls my widespread pain much better than any other drug I've tried. Hugs to you, and I hope you find effective pain relief soon! ❤️

posted 12 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I take 50mg Codine in the morning and evening, it does help a little with my pain, I have taken cocodamol but I have stomach ulcers so not allowed, however they are really fast acting and helped, but to be totally honest the only thing I have ever taken which really takes my pain is Oramorph ( not sure of spelling) I had it post operations and my GP gave it to me once when I was going on holiday but I had to beg him, he says its really addictive (like nothing else is that we are all probably taking) In fact my Doctors rang me about 3 months ago and said they were going to wean me off my Codine because it is an Opiod and they said it stops working after so long and then you need to take more to get the same effect well I have been taking mine for year and that has not happened, so the next week I received a letter from my GP telling me they were going to reduce my Codine by 10% every month until I was off them all together, this has not happened as yet, they took me off Diclofenic due to them causing stomach problems, then Naproxen for same reason, so I don't know what I will end up on next , sorry for long message I do go on a bit😁Maybe you need a higher dose of Cocodamol hope you get sorted

posted 6 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I use Norco,, sometimes its a Godsend,, and sometimes it like i havnt taken anything at all ,, then i reach for my lowdose THC mints

posted 6 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi there. Whilst moving house I was given Codipar (codeine with paracetamol) to help with pain. I found it made me feel quite happy and uplifted, until it wore off and I then felt irritable and angry. It also gave me delayed diarrhoea. As for pain relief, it seemed to help me get through activity for longer before the pain came on. It didn't stop the pain for long though and I had to be careful to still pace myself. I was taking only one (two at most) tablets in a day and not every day. My activity was also limited to just a couple of hours three times a week or so. I am sensitive to many medications, so I was careful to take only a very low dose and space them out with days in between. The last time I took it, it didn't seem to work for as long, but I was doing something that really hurt; washing a floor, after more activity than usual.

posted 6 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I was prescribed Tramadol but it didn’t really helped. I’ve been on Vicodin since 2018 but I only take it when my pain is unbearable. I know its addictive, so I try not to take it as much as possible. But it does take sometime to work for me (like 1 hr or so) then the relief only lasts half a day sometimes. I try to double up on my Gabapentin instead since its less harmful than Vicodin.

posted 10 days ago
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