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co-codamol anyone else feel ill on this?

VeronicaF
VeronicaF
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when I am really bad take it, great but a few hours into having just one I feel so ill, anyone else feel the same on co-codamol?

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janny55

Hi Veronica, no it doesn’t make me ill, just sleepy 💤 perhaps tell your doctor so they can put you on something else, hope you get it sorted soon 🤗 x

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Downtime

I suppose we’re all different. I have to say it made me feel a bit high, which was quite nice. I can imagine how you could get addicted to it! I dont take it at all now.

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keeta

Hi lovely .yes it does the same to me.so i take 1+1 parasetimol. Xkathyx

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sylvi

I don't feel the any effects,perhaps it might be better if you ask your dr to split the pills up so you can take the paracetamol and codiene separately. I take my paracetamol first then mid morning take the codiene etc .xxxxx

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ruth_p

It depends on the amount of codeine is in it for me. I can take two 8mg/500mg tablets, but if I take two 15/500mg tablets it makes me dizzy. Following my recent hip revision I was given 30mg dihydrocodeine tablets but these made me vomit. I’ve just been sticking to paracetamol since. You could try taking 1 cocodamol and 1 paracetamol as this would halve the amount of codeine or speak to your GP to see if there is something else.

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Gigi71

Can't take it makes me very ill, nausea, dizziness, constipation, have avoided it for years now. X

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Mandalou

Hi Veronica

Can't take anything with codeine in it , my liver is super sensitive to a lot of drugs. I had my gallbladder out twenty years ago and if I take anything with codeine in it I get what I call phantom gall bladder pains! Truly unpleasant and uber painful.

I'm ok with Paracetamol and Tramadol though.

Naproxen doesn't suit me either.

Does Co codamol affect you badly?

Mx

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VeronicaF
VeronicaF
in reply to Mandalou

yes but not sure if its the Paracetamol in it or the codeine that makes me feel ill?

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Liggle
Liggle
in reply to Mandalou

I am exactly the same ,I think I am going to die if I have anything with Codeine in it , I also haven’t got a gallbladder, I can take Tramadol and Paracetamol. Nightmare really as so many drugs have Codeine as a base for pain relief thanks Elizabeth

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Mandalou
Mandalou
in reply to Liggle

How interesting Liggie,

This isn't the first time Ive heard this reaction to Codeine from people with past gallbladder issues , in fact I read something quite detailed about this very thing somewhere on the internet a while back. It was how this is a known phenomenon but equally not recognised by most medical professionals.

Anyone who has suffered the pain and symptoms of gallstones knows it's exceedingly unpleasant so to feel a similar way after having your gall bladder removed when you have supposedly taken a painkiller for other ailments is really horrid.

Thanks for your reply, I'm very pleased I'm not the only one to have this issue.

All the best

Mx

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Mandalou

I'm obviously not a medical professional but I would imagine it wouldn't be the Paracetamol.

Worth speaking to your Rheumy team maybe?

Mx

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thelmar

I have taken codydramol for years without a problem. However when I left hospital after my recent hip replacement they gave me paracetamol and codeine separately and the codeine was much stronger than I am used to. I felt very unwell and was sick a couple of times so decided to read the leaflet. Apparently when it reaches the stomach codeine turns to morphine which I had had a problem with following previous spinal surgery. I have had to show the leaflet to several people to convince them. I am probably going to have to have more surgery on my spine so will be very careful what I take.

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Nessa28

I am as sick as a dog on co-codamol so I take solpadol can't take the effervescent co-codamol either as they make me vomit 🤢. Just one tiny ingredient strange and co-dyromol I'm manic on . Fingers slightly crossed you find a pain killer 🤗💐

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nomoreheels

No, I'm afraid I'm fine on co-codamol, I'm prescribed 30/500's. If you are too you could ask to be prescribed the 8/500's then work up to 15/500's or 30/500's. Alternatively ask if you could have separate paracetamol & codeine tablets.

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