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Codeine reaction

jomojo
jomojo

I've been taking codiene to sleep through shoulder and jaw pain for the past 2 nights I only had 3 first night and one last night around midnight. I'm still stiff and in pain but my movement has come back, so, trying to do a bit of catch up around the house as I'm off work and been debilitated for two days the house is untidy. I wint attempt hoovering but dust and put some washing out.

I Felt a bit exhausted and began to struggle so I ran a bath to wake up a bit and started to feel nauseous and had to dive out of the bath to vomit.

I am putting it down to the codeine?

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When I hurt in above my waist I pout the covers and warm them up, until I kick the sheets off again lol.

I hope the pains subsides asap

jomojo
jomojo in reply to Philip

Yes. Thanks for that advice. That's where I am now. Bed. I'm giving into it and resting with a bucket. X

Hidden
Hidden

Did you take it on an empty stomach? It csn make some folks feel sick. I'm pretty used to it now, but initially I felt a bit jubby.

jomojo
jomojo in reply to Hidden

I had it at midnight last night after a bowl of cereal and I just had a banana and with a naproxen this morning as my pains and stiffness were not as bad as they have been over the weekend. Half an hour later hot nauseous and then vomited. I Feel so sleepy and exhausted.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to jomojo

Oh dear. I guess you could either have a bug? Or else your body isn't liking the codeine. Some folks don't get on with it. I have to say, it dies make me tired. I've cut mine right down to once a day now as recently had a steroid shot and pain not do bad.

jomojo
jomojo in reply to Hidden

I dont usually take it but given it Sunday evening I did have 90mg in A+E in one night then two tablets the next day and one at midnight. So I'm guessing maybe not tolerating that much in a short space of time?

Hidden
Hidden in reply to jomojo

Ooh yeah. That's quite a heavy whack! That would knock out a horse!!

Hi, I have been taking codeine with paracetamol for years now. It’s the 30/500 dose, two tablets four times a day so that’s roughly 240mgs of codeine plus the highest dose of naproxen and pregablin (works out at 14 pain relief tablets a day). I did originally start taking all this lot for my bulging discs in my lower back, when they were trying to wean me off the morphine. I kept on with them when the joint pain started. The trick is to take them when you are about to or after you’ve eaten, otherwise they will make you feel sick and without food they seem to make me feel more light headed.

Good luck with the treatment and I hope your shoulder and jaw pain subsides soon. As for your untidy house, a nurse once told me that she never had a patient admitted because their house was untidy, well not yet anyway.

Take care.

Nx

jomojo
jomojo in reply to Nicole2000

My goodness. I think I'd be in a coma with that lot Nix! Oo bulging spinal discs sounds excruciating😲 I have never felt pain as bad as on Sunday that I asked my son for his prgablin ( he has three crushed vertebrae from a fall) after already trying naproxen and paracetamol which hadn't touched the pain. I just wanted to be out of it until the pain stopped I was exhausted too. Thank you the jaw and shoulder are subsiding thankfully until next time. Weird isnt it? X

Nessa28
Nessa28 in reply to jomojo

I can't take the solid codeine I take solpadol 30 mg 2four times a day dissolved in about 1/4 pint of water been taking these for about 15 years originally for prolapsed discs . I'm terribly sick on the solid tablet but these seem much kinder to the stomach however when the pharmacy tried to change them to the generic I was sick on those . Hope you feel better soon see if you cold change to the dissolvable ones 💐

Hi Nessa I hope your pain is feeling well controlled now.

Thank you for the flowers. ❤ I hope that pain does not return anytime soon although that seems to be the nature of the beast. I think I over did my birthday weekend, a few largers at Lionel Richie concert and too much clapping and singing perhaps? Who'd have thought?

Hi jomojo,

I had Codeine for earache many years ago, and made me really sick, then had an op a few years ago, told them my previous reaction, so they gave me a pill with the smallest amount of codeine in, saying that wouldn't affect me, and again was violently sick, so I guess some of us just can't tolerate it well, hope the pain continues to subside for you. X

jomojo
jomojo in reply to Millysmum

Hi Millysmum. Thank you. Nice to meet you. Yes, I think your right I think thats it, how individuals tolerate meds differently. I had been on codeine for a flare 10 years ago while in hospital and I took it many months after okay. I was a bit sleepy and spaced out but fine. This time I'm not. My dad can't touch it plays havoc with his stomach.

Earache is right up there with one of the worst pains. I haven't had earache since a child and that pain experience is still etched in my memory. Do you have RA too?

Millysmum
Millysmum in reply to jomojo

Nice to meet you too!! Yes I was diagnosed in May, so very new to All this, but it's going okay, on methotrexate and prednisone, had to get a quick fix as couldn't walk 6 weeks ago, and was getting married in Vegas, beginning of June!!! Luckily they filled me with steroids and got me out there!! 😎 Weaning off the steroids now, so will see what happens, I have been warned of a flare. We shall see... X

jomojo
jomojo in reply to Millysmum

Congratulations. Married in Vegas how amazing! Oh, I bet RA was an unwelcome wedding guest? Had you had symptoms for a long time?

I hope weaning off the steroids doesn't send you back into a flare and the methotrexate works well. For you.

I was diagnosed with Palendromic Rheumatism back in 2009. On Hydroxycloriquin for 2 years and then everything just stopped. All began again in March this year but twice as painful and more symetrical. Still in doubt of diagnosis as not much swelling but starting methotrexate next week due to symptoms and strong positive CCP. Not sure what I have to be honest.

Good luck and well done getting to the church on time despite everything. Let us know how your doing. X

Millysmum
Millysmum in reply to jomojo

I got 1st symptoms in March, fingers/feet, by April the right knee, so was very quick and scary, still is, but getting head round it now. On methotrexate aswell, seem to be tolerating it well, so hoping it's starting to work before I'm off the prednisone next month. Hope the methotrexate works for you too! Vegas was amazing, and plan to go back. Feel blessed we were able to make it! X

I only take one 15mg codeine at a time, I can't tolerate 2 x 15mg, let alone 3!

jomojo
jomojo in reply to BoneyC

Hello BoneyC. How are you?

Strong stuff if your not use to taking it. I could not eat due to jaw pain so all on an empty stomach at first until I could bare a bit of mash potatoe later that day.

My pain is lessening so sticking to my naproxen and paracetamol combo until bedtime then I think I'll pop an amytryptaline in and see if that works the same as the codeine now to help me sleep through the shoulders.

BoneyC
BoneyC in reply to jomojo

Hi, strong stuff yes, used to it? Should be after 47 years of various drugs, but can't tolerate natural opiods, just about tolerate synthetic ones. Took Oxycodone when septic THR was removed and no hip for 4 months. Tramadol makes me sick as dog! At least you have a cocktail that works for you.

47 years!!!😲 Holy shed balls Batman! I'm fairly new at this pain stuff and still not sure where my journey is heading or ending. I just know when it's really bad give me the strongest thing going to make it stop and switch me off. You have certainly been through it. Sepsis seems to be common in RA is that because of weekend immunity and meds? X

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