Over a period of many years, I've had regular bouts of severe migraine which have been relieved only by taking Paracetal and Codeine in tablet form (over the Pharmacy counter). My asthma has been slowly worsening over the past 2 years.
After a recent bad spell with a severe and hard to shift chest infection, treated with 3 doses of antibiotics and 2 doses of Prednisolone, later followed by another chest infection (requiring just 1 course) I'm taking Simbicort 400mcg regularly and now also Singular - and am about to have my first ever spirometry on Friday, for which I should get the results then along with finding out the result of a chest x-ray.
I know codeine is a breathing suppressant, and try as hard as can to treat my migraines with natural remedies, but sometimes there's no alternative.
I'm worried that it's caused my asthma, which started mildly in my late teens after working for a year with a chain smoker (in the 1980's), as I'd never smoked or been exposed to smoke, has now become COPD as I'm breathless most of the time, and find it hard to cope with climbing stairs.
I would appreciate your feedback on my concerns.