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Old 07-14-2018, 06:29 AM   #1
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...and remembering that we do not all have the same response to meds/drugs.


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Old 07-15-2018, 11:57 AM   #2
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What is the codeine for? Do you have a chronic pain issue?
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Do you want to share more information so that you might get the right helpful responses ?
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What is the codeine for? Do you have a chronic pain issue?

Actually... yeah I do. The point would be to recover from a long stretch of sleeplessness and thus remedy the anxiety. Cause yes I believe codeine can cure that stuff. But who cares amirite?

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opioids can be a godsend for all kinds of stuff. doctors...often don't see it that way, sadly...
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There are lots of things,to try for sleep before options that wouldn't have the addiction potential.
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Actually... yeah I do. The point would be to recover from a long stretch of sleeplessness and thus remedy the anxiety. Cause yes I believe codeine can cure that stuff. But who cares amirite?
Codeine isn't going to "cure" anything. At best, it'll help with sleep for a few nights until you start developing a tolerance. At worst, you'll take it more than a few nights and start having a problem with opiates
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Using natural sleep aids is a much better solution because it works with the natural chemicals in the body. However there are times when something stronger is necessary. For about 2 years after a trauma I experienced, nightmares kept me awake. I was already on a high level of narcotics for horrible cintinual migraines so my PDOC prescribed seroquel. It is great for sleep & does not cause a dependence on the med.

I once took codine for bronchitis. My H was known for making me angry but my reaction on codine was to pick up a huge ski boot bag packed & ready fir vacation & I threw it across the room at him. Never toom codine again after that.

Now I find other methods to to help with sleep.
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I think that a few nights of codeine to help break a bad sleep cycle could be very helpful. To use it for, say, more than a week will probably lead to tolerance and addiction issues. Then your sleep will be even screwier.
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Actually if you don't have addiction issues in your life one still creates a dependency wirh long term use. My pain specialists defined th difference. I was on a narcotic for almost 20 years at a high dose & never became addicted to it (wanting higher & higher doses to get the feeling the drug causes that one likes) The only thing it ever did was control my pain so I could FUNCTION lime a normal person. But EVERYONE who takes narcotics long term becomes DEPENDENT on it which just means that if you go iff the med suddenly yiu will go through withdrawal.

Everyone who us addicted is also dependent HOWEVER NOT everyone who is dependent is addicted. Every pain specialist I had for those 20 years said the same thing.

With dependence can come tolerance which makes it hard for MD's to distinguish between tolerance & addiction but it all has to do with what the patient is seeking from the drug (& usually an addict will NOT be honest. That is why they have svrewed things up for those of us eho have truly benefited from narcotics.
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