I had a burst eardrum at the weekend and am still in a lot of pain. Nothing with codeine in it works, e.g. co-codamol as I am on a Suboxone maintenence programme of 8mgs per day. Have tried anti-inflammatories as well. Doctor's seem to think that because you are taking medication with pain-killing properties that you don't need anything else. However I am not taking Subs for pain, but for opiate withdrawal. Any advice would be appreciated.