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Hi All, hope you are having a good Sunday.
This is my second post and I got some great replies on my first, appreciate that.
I went back to cover a shift I had promised to do a few weeks back yesterday, I didn't enjoy being in to be honest, mainly because of the side effects of the medication.
I've been taking 60mg codeine with paracetamol 4 times a day and naproxen twice a day for 9 days so far. The first 5 I was taking diazipam too, I also take venlafxine 75 mg at night that I have been on for years.
I find the first hour and a half after taking the codeine I'm very drozey, headaches, confused, sick feeling, I'm urinating a lot, trapped wind, wind and have stomach pain because of the codeine, I am taking a laxative at night that kicks in the following day, but generally feel real rough and when the tablets start wearing off the pain is a lot worse.
When I'm at home I'm sleeping a lot but yesterday I was up at 7am back from work at 4.30, ate and took tablets around 5.30 then fell asleep, woke about 9 and took some more with food and my anti depressant but stayed awake until 2.30. I couldn't sleep, my mind wouldn't switch off and I was having very vivid images kind of slightly hallucinogenic, so I got up, had some more food and tablets and got to sleep shortly after.
I really hate these side effects especially considering they don't take all the pain away but I know over the counter medications don't touch me.
Have any of you had similar effects or got any advice, I can't keep taking all this long term, it can't be good for my body.
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