Feeling unwell after a fall and taking cocodamol

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I fell down stairs boxing day and hurt my back I self medicated for a week with strong ibufren and diclafenic My back muscles went into spasm and went to a&e Given cocodamol 30s and Diazepan for muscle damage

By this time I couldn't eat had the runs and felt like death I have stopped taking the codamol after 5days and finished the Diazipan I had Now I still hurt from the fall but feel like I have the flu my stomach is in constant pain and when I eat I'm straight to the loo Not sleeping well either I have read the side effects of cocodamol and wondered if this is why I feel unwell after such a short time on strong pain killers and not taking them for 3 days advise please

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    Dear Jean, 

    your symptoms seem consistent with those of a codeine withdrawal, however you had a fall too, so perhaps get yourself checked out again less you damaged something else in the fall?

    As for the Co-codomol, as you've been on such a small dose for a relatively short time, you should be fine completely in another 4 days or so.


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      Thanks for the reply I had to go to GP yesterday and it seems I have a bladder infection probably caused with the cocktail of drugs I took irritating my insides after the fall Hopefully the antibiotics he gave will sort me out


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    Hello Jean. It doesn't sound a terribly long period to do that sort of damage. Many of us who suffer stomach problems have been on painkillers for a good while. I would certainly go and see your GP. it may be something that is relatively easy to sort out. Kind regards x Drew

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