I have suffered with really bad head aches for years and the only thing that seems to help is codeine. Most of the time I will only have 30mg each time i take my pain killers but I can have that up 3-4 times a day depending on how server my head aches are on the day. Can long use of codeine have any long lasting side effects, and if so what are they?
Hello jenni.co Codeine is a narcotic and is addictive. I'm certain, that it helps with your headaches. Years ago I used a brand of pills out from Canada, named 222. No longer on the market, but was effective in most aches and pains. Truly was. There might be the issue of the liver, but not being a doctor, I'd rather not guess. I suggest you either ask your doctor, or a pharmacist, they'd give you the physical as to what organs might be effected. The yearning, wanting the codeine, will be real and you'll certainly be craving it. If you were ever planning to stop taking it, speak to your doctor, for its not suggested whatsoever to stop taking it abruptly. You would be going into some severe withdrawal. A taper really would be needed. Very best to you,pledge
Hi Jenni, & welcome to the site. My friend has told you what you asked, but I was wondering if these have been dignosed as migrains or something different. They have made great strides in different meds for those type of headaches that are not addictive like the codeine. Have you ever seen a specilist about your headaches? I had migrains for over 30 years & then found immitrex & they are completely gone now. It may be different for others, but each time I gave myself an injection (don't know if they still make the injections)headaches would be further apart & less severe until I no longer had them, & that was the point of that particular drug. Just my thoughts...
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