Advantages Gets rid of pain
I have been taking Co Codamol as pain relief for about two years now. It is the only pain relief that really works for me. It is a general all over good pain relief. For me personally I take it for period pains, migraines and joint pains. It gets to work like no other pain killers do. I have tried pain killers such as annadin extra’s or paracetamol, but it is the combined medication of paracetamol and codeine that I need.The only draw back is that co codamol is addictive so I try to limit my use of them. I usually take 2tablets a day unless the pain is really severe which is usually is during my periods. Some days I do not take any co codamol so I am definitely not addicted and would stop my use if I felt I was becoming addicted to them. However I do know of people who have become addicted to codeine so it is important to remember that they are addictive.
I have tried other pain relief, but nothing works as well for me as co codamol. I have these prescribed for me, but if you want a weaker dose then you can buy them across the counter. This might be more convenient for you as you don’t have to wait to see a doctor.The codeine that is found in co codamol can also be found in other similar drugs like codydramol and coproxamol. It might be that one of these tablets are more suitable for you.
When I first started taking co codamol it used to make me sick. Sometimes I would actually be physically sick or I would just feel sick. Another thing I felt was dizziness, but now that has worn off and I am used to the side effects. What I used to do when I got the side effects was to take codydramol and this worked just as well only I didn't get any side effects. They use slightly different combinations of drugs in the different alternatives, but they all do contain codeine.The other thing about co codamol is that it makes you feel drowsy now that can be a good thing if you are in lots of pain because you can just sleep it off. Sometimes that is what I do and I also find that a hot water bottle helps to soothe my pain. However, if you areout and about it can sometimes be a bad thing to get drowsy as you may nod off. Also you should not take codeine and drive for the very reason that you might fall asleep at the driving wheel. I actually like the drowsy feeling I get with co codamol because it makes me feel more relaxed, but that is where the addiction can come in so you do have to be careful. Remember to moderate your dose. When I am in severe pain I usually take 2 tablets every 4 hours and that helps a lot.
Also co codamol can make you constipated. Now I know this isn't a nice subject to talk about, but it is one of the unfortunate side effects of this tablet and it is something you should be aware of especially if you are taking these a lot. Co codamol have been used in the treatment of diarrhoea so that should help you understand the constipating action of these tablets. You will need a good laxative to counter act the constipation caused by these tablets.As you can see there are side effects and there are pros and cons to taking these tablets.
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