I asked a similar question a couple weeks ago and never got an answer. What do people take for moderate to severe pain if they are allergic to codeine (all forms)? My mother was a very active 80 plus woman who now has some debilitating pain. Her doctors keep telling her she can take codeine if she takes nexium so she won't have stomach upset. I keep telling her to go to a pain management dr. and explain the problem to him/her. But she's nervous and is from the generation that the doc is ALWAYS right. Anyway, I need you special people to help my mom. You guys are great, thanks! Sweetpea