Allergies to codeine

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Avatar f tn Ive heard recently that codeine is not the best medicine to take for mild to moderate migraines. I have always used products that contain codeine for my migraines such as paracetamol/codeine, ibuprofen/codeine, paracetamol/doxylamine/codeine etc. Do other people use these types of meds? Why do you use them? Is it because you find they work better than meds without codeine? Advertising on the pack/tv? Advice from health professional/friend? Thanks!
Avatar f tn Has anyone ever dealt with Severe RX allergies making it hard to take necessary RXs for cardiomyopathy, VT, low EJF, post thyroid cancer with rai, Sjogrens syndrome, hypothyroidism. Im 63yrs, feel horrible. No quality of life. Cold hands, feet, extreme Fatigue, Dizzy, Nauseous. I take 25mg Atenolol daily & just decreased Synthyroid to 100mc. Have fast pulse & ↑↓ Bp.
Avatar n tn I'm allergic to codeine. I'd been taking vicodin, then norco. now i'm having itching and anxiety when i take it. Any suggestions? I'm seeing my Dr. Monday..this is Friday. Thx!! I also take lyrica, trazodone (RLS), celexa, synthroid. I have degenerative disc & joint disease, injury to coxica & sciatic joints and severe fibromyalgia.
Avatar f tn Some doctors will give you all your post of info the day you see them in the office. You should also remind them of any allergies you have to medication.
Avatar f tn I used to get headaches almost everyday and they would last minimum 16 hours, now that I am regulated I dont have them anymore.
Avatar f tn The mechanism of action is hepetic (liver) where in aproximately 15% per MG of codeine is converted to morphine. I believe the max amount of codeine the average liver can process is around 300-400mg of codeine which MEANS at the very worst you are on the equivilant of 60mg morphine. IMO this wont be a hard one to get off...and BTW...You should get off them before it does become a problem!
Avatar m tn Then I dropped the codeine. After about a month, because of side effects, I tried to go back to Codeine, but had problems sleeping, So, For the last 2 months I've been on about 30 mg. Methodone, and about 10 mg. lorazepam daily. I know I'm going to be tapering of the lorazepam for quite a while, and I don't want to be on Methodone during that entire time.
Avatar f tn I am a 41 year old female and I am contemplating codeine/paracetamol withdrawal. I have been on codeine for a good number of years due to severe arthritis in my right hip due to a breaking both my hips in a nasty car crash. This then resulted in back pain and neck pain as well. Anyway, long story short, I had my hip replaced a year ago and I am no longer experiencing pain that justifies me taking the codeine.
Avatar m tn Should I continue drinking water in the hope that the muscles in question relax and the situation somehow resolves itself? Or should I go to a hospital to get a catheter shoved up my urethra (I shiver at the mere thought)? I doubt this is a medical emergency, but being able to **** again would be nice. -------------- (**NB: although obviously popping 30 nurofen plus isn't a good idea, I was technically exactly at the toxic threshold of 100mg/kg of body weight.
Avatar f tn I reduced my daily dose of codeine to 200 mg from 800 in 2 wks but my bad flue isnt goin and today this headache is irritating me. If anybody can help....
634733 tn?1316625992 I have several drug allergies including Solu-Medrol which gives me hives. Actually, I have 7 allergies listed on my card with my medical info that I carry with me. All the docs, I've seen have tried to attribute my allergies to being redheaded, although I do not have seasonal allergies nor food allergies. I never considered the MS connection but like Shell said it makes sense since our immune systems are in overdrive.
Avatar n tn Hi all, Anytime I mention to anybody that I take codeine the 1st thing they say is.. Oh.. you need to get off that, it will mess up your life.. Why do I need to get off it? I like being on it.. Without it I am tired all of the time and unable to work at all, I just sit there unable to concentrate (brain fog) for a few hours and then fall asleep and repeat.. When I've had codeine, I can stay awake all day, I can focus, I've got energy..
Avatar n tn nor most of the time with most people related to narc use as many that dont use have it as well...quitting is ok to do however u wish to do it...u would be ok physically if u ct or if u taper down and quit....the thomas recipe in the health pages helps many...
Avatar n tn However, it is better to address anxiety in the setting of therapy. First of all you have to find a doctor who will taper you off the Fioricet/Codeine as it is a potentially difficult withdrawal process with symptoms stemming from withdrawing both from narcotic and from barbiturate at the same time. Find a good neurologist or a pain doc who is willing to help you with that, not the one who has been keeping you on the drug for years. Good luck to you, my friend.
Avatar f tn yup me too.....well I know mine is environmental allergies ..I recently had some relief when my cough got worse and i finally went to the Doctor who prescribed anti biotic 5 day course ...a cough med with codeine in it and anti histimies ....loath to take the ;stuff' I did and hey I am somewhat better ..
Avatar n tn in Canada and other English colonial countries you can buy codeine OTC - - 8mg codeine and 300 acetaminophen - - almost like a tylenol abuse the things is hard - in order to obtain the codeine in 1 tylenol #4 (60mg) you need to take 8 of the OTC things.........and people do take 100-200 pills per day to keep their buzz going..........
Avatar f tn You can even develop hypersensitivity reactions to other phenanthrene derivative opioid agonists (codeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, levorphanol, oxycodone, oxymorphone). Another precipitating factor is morphine is known to release histamine which can further precipitate the allergy. Subsequent exposure can be life threatening. Hence, future exposure to such drugs should be avoided. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn Im 17 years old and i was prescribed tylonal with codeine and antibiotics for a bacterial infection on my tonsils. The pain in my throat is unbarable. i can't eat or drink because it hurts so bad but if i take the codeine the pain is some what relieved and i am able to drink some soup water or juice.
Avatar f tn Because codeine is weaker than oxy or hydro, people simply take more to get the same effect, which is dangerous in itself, as it means taking massive doses of paracetamol and ibuprofen too. It's hard to get away from opiates...
920958 tn?1477577593 Think if anything has changed in your diet or environment, you will be extra sensitive to any allergies now when your body is fighting something. All the luck and hope you feel better soon!
Avatar f tn I think any opiates at this point will set you back, at least mentally. If you are unable to find relief and absolutely have to do the Codeine syrup, I would be sure to give it to a trusted person to hand out your doses, that way you aren't tempted. I hope that you are able to find some relief. Be sure to take it easy and drink lots of fluids. Get well soon and let us know what the doctor says. Take care.
Avatar f tn Hi guys, I know this is a pretty common topic for some time already...I have been reading alot on others, this time I would like to share about myself: I would say I'm a codeine abuser, I'm not a kid, I'm 34 with 3 kids. I have been stuck with cold meds initially, but eventually codeine as the effects are much faster and has been 4 years since. Im taking it as it makes me more relaxed, and easier to fall asleep.