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just had a co-codamol and now feel all odd.

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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
have bad toothache it went in a few weeks, but now feel kind weird... is that normal... spaced out, bit shakey.. just odd ...weird...
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7y, 3m agoPosted 7 years, 3 months ago
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#1
It's the codeine. Look it up.
#2
The codine in the co codomol can have this effect on some people, I wouldnt take them again if i was you.

Have some chocolate (mars bar or other sugary bar), this should help.
#3
Stop taking them... and speak to your GP... u might be illergic to something in them... they will give you an alternative

*** I used to work for the NHS and the first thing they always say is to stop taking anything that you don't feel right with
#4
They are really strong stuff

When I take co-dydramol (same family of tablets) I fall into a really deep sleep and its really difficult to wake me, can fall asleep mid-sentence
#5
dont worry :)

how much did you take?

what kind?

Im guessing your body just isn't experienced with opiates.
1 Like #6
It's the opiate ( codeine ) in the co-codamol I assume. Settle down and rest, its making you feel a little weak.

Have you eaten today? Worried you may be a lil hypoglycaemic? Get a couple of glasses of water, eat something with a low GI index, uhm, like a savory meal or snack, and then lay down and rest.

How's the toothache been treated? Have you been dentist or had any other drugs? xx
#7
ive had this before when taking co drydamol and codeine phosphate. its an awful feeling but only lasts about an hour
banned#8
ah well you managed to type a thread so you must be fine HTH:thumbsup:

misc is the new NHS Direct mind=blown
#9
Lol, I'm a lightweight on those as well, had 2 and was spaced out !

Take another one and chill on the couch ;-)
#10
ClarityofMind
It's the opiate ( codeine ) in the co-codamol I assume. Settle down and rest, its making you feel a little weak.

Have you eaten today? Worried you may be a lil hypoglycaemic? Get a couple of glasses of water, eat something with a low GI index, uhm, like a savory meal or snack, and then lay down and rest.

How's the toothache been treated? Have you been dentist or had any other drugs? xx


Never seen so many questions in an answer :-D
#11
i have just eaten a potato cake - ta... i know but sure got rid of the pain.
have to join a dentist tomorrow, got to go and register will be a while before treated, but tooth ache is aweful. Can't quite make sense of what i'm writing so thanks for now... will leave some rep later...

Can't have a lie down with two kiddies...lol... will chill after i have made their tea.

thnaks everyone.
#12
jon1000jon
Never seen so many questions in an answer :-D


sorry..... xxxx
#13
superskilly;6565913
sure got rid of the pain.


kinda the point...

good luck with the dentist :p
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superskilly
i have just eaten a potato cake - ta... i know but sure got rid of the pain.
have to join a dentist tomorrow, got to go and register will be a while before treated, but tooth ache is aweful. Can't quite make sense of what i'm writing so thanks for now... will leave some rep later...

Can't have a lie down with two kiddies...lol... will chill after i have made their tea.

thnaks everyone.


You should be able to get emergency dental treatment hun if you tell them you are actually in pain xx

Toothache is awful xx I feel really bad for you xx
#15
ClarityofMind
sorry..... xxxx


What you sorry for, I thought it was quite funny:thumbsup:
#16
I got these for my knee after my reconstruction & they made me sleep so stopped taking them.
My Mum took six of these in a few hours as she had a really bad headache & said they didn't do anything lol, I told her she shouldn't have taken them & was lucky to be awake when she told me.
#17
I had these once, I got rashes all over my body, took some priton syrup to get better.
#18
I wouldn't worry, co-codamol has this affect on a lot of people, sometimes depends on the size of the dose. You're obviously not too bad considering you can type quite legibly, although I wouldn't do any driving if I were you. The important thing is the pain's gone, but you should get down to a dentist sharpish if the pain is that bad, it'll only continue to get worse....
#19
If you take them again, hold onto a duster......















you can dust the ceiling while you`re up there! :w00t:
#20
ClarityofMind
It's the opiate ( codeine ) in the co-codamol I assume. Settle down and rest, its making you feel a little weak.

Have you eaten today? Worried you may be a lil hypoglycaemic? Get a couple of glasses of water, eat something with a low GI index, uhm, like a savory meal or snack, and then lay down and rest.

How's the toothache been treated? Have you been dentist or had any other drugs? xx


I think it's very unlikely that the paracetamol/codeine mix would cause hypoglycaemia. If however the OP is prone to low blood sugar levels then I would hope that she knows to have some food or drink [B]with sugar [/B]in .

http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/30003121
This tells you more about the Co-codamol, superskilly. If you are really worried contact your medical centre. I think it's pretty usual to feel a bit 'out'of it' though. That sort of stuff puts me straight out.
#21
Theyre supposed to make you feel like that , thats why theyre so great !
banned#22
if they are good at getting rid of pain(s) ...mmmm interesting thoughts
#23
superskilly
i have just eaten a potato cake - ta... i know but sure got rid of the pain.
have to join a dentist tomorrow, got to go and register will be a while before treated, but tooth ache is aweful. Can't quite make sense of what i'm writing so thanks for now... will leave some rep later...

Can't have a lie down with two kiddies...lol... will chill after i have made their tea.

thnaks everyone.


Have you got a walk in centre near you? Someone I know had a bad toothache and went as he isn't registered with a dentist, and they fixed it the same day. He had to get there first thing though.

And the tablets do tend to make you feel like that at first if you're not used to them. I take them regularly for a problem I have and I'm not affected by them at all now, whereas at first I felt like I'd had more than a few Archers and lemonades :-D
#24
dog_cop
if they are good at getting rid of pain(s) ...mmmm interesting thoughts


:giggle: Now now, behave !!
#25
Charlie&Lola
Have you got a walk in centre near you? Someone I know had a bad toothache and went as he isn't registered with a dentist, and they fixed it the same day. He had to get there first thing though.

And the tablets do tend to make you feel like that at first if you're not used to them. I take them regularly for a problem I have and I'm not affected by them at all now, whereas at first I felt like I'd had more than a few Archers and lemonades :-D



Maybe you're addicted, they are very addictive and the receptors in your brain become immune over time, meaning you require more and more to get the same effect.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&hs=Tc5&ei=jK7USquYEMOt4Qah79DRDA&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&ved=0CBUQBSgA&q=addicted+co+codamol&spell=1
#26
chesso
I think it's very unlikely that the paracetamol/codeine mix would cause hypoglycaemia. If however the OP is prone to low blood sugar levels then I would hope that she knows to have some food or drink [B]with sugar [/B]in .

http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/30003121
This tells you more about the Co-codamol, superskilly. If you are really worried contact your medical centre. I think it's pretty usual to feel a bit 'out'of it' though. That sort of stuff puts me straight out.


Chesso, I wasn't suggesting a causal relationship between the codeine and the possible hypoglycaemia, I don't know OP's medical history or if she has eaten today ( due to the toothache I was thinking ) so I was just asking if that was a possibility x

Also, having experience at being around diabetics, sometimes they don't realise themselves when their blood sugars dip, and a lil reminder such as " oh, when did you last eat..." is sometimes helpful, a sugar drop is often accompannied by a lil boisterous mood that doesn't always respond well to being actually told what to do, I find the suggestion however works wonders xx Also, the most stable response to low blood sugar is a healthy low GI carb-protein meal, not a sugar rush as this will then cause a massive sugar drop once the high passes.
#27
iNSOMANiAC
Maybe you're addicted, they are very addictive and the receptors in your brain become immune over time, meaning you require more and more to get the same effect.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&hs=Tc5&ei=jK7USquYEMOt4Qah79DRDA&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&ved=0CBUQBSgA&q=addicted+co+codamol&spell=1



I initially had Tramadol and I was using them for a while noticed that if I didn't take any on a particular day because the pain wasn't as bad, then I had really bad withdrawl symptoms, and the doctor casually informed me that they were addictive !! Shame he didn't tell me this before he prescribed them, especially when he knew they would be used on a regular basis. But he told me the co-codamol ones weren't addictive. On the days when I haven't had to take them, I've not had any withdrawl symptoms, so hopefully he's right
#28
Charlie&Lola
I initially had Tramadol and I was using them for a while noticed that if I didn't take any on a particular day because the pain wasn't as bad, then I had really bad withdrawl symptoms, and the doctor casually informed me that they were addictive !! Shame he didn't tell me this before he prescribed them, especially when he knew they would be used on a regular basis. But he told me the co-codamol ones weren't addictive. On the days when I haven't had to take them, I've not had any withdrawl symptoms, so hopefully he's right


My ex-husband used to take tramadol for his back problems... I tried one once for something and it knocked me flat out xx

You must have been in tons of pain hun xx
#29
ClarityofMind
It's the opiate ( codeine ) in the co-codamol I assume. Settle down and rest, its making you feel a little weak.

Have you eaten today? Worried you may be a lil hypoglycaemic? Get a couple of glasses of water, eat something with a low GI index, uhm, like a savory meal or snack, and then lay down and rest.

How's the toothache been treated? Have you been dentist or had any other drugs? xx


chesso
I think it's very unlikely that the paracetamol/codeine mix would cause hypoglycaemia. If however the OP is prone to low blood sugar levels then I would hope that she knows to have some food or drink [B]with sugar [/B]in .

http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/30003121
This tells you more about the Co-codamol, superskilly. If you are really worried contact your medical centre. I think it's pretty usual to feel a bit 'out'of it' though. That sort of stuff puts me straight out.


ClarityofMind
Chesso, I wasn't suggesting a causal relationship between the codeine and the possible hypoglycaemia, I don't know OP's medical history or if she has eaten today ( due to the toothache I was thinking ) so I was just asking if that was a possibility x

Also, having experience at being around diabetics, sometimes they don't realise themselves when their blood sugars dip, and a lil reminder such as " oh, when did you last eat..." is sometimes helpful, a sugar drop is often accompannied by a lil boisterous mood that doesn't always respond well to being actually told what to do, I find the suggestion however works wonders xx Also, the most stable response to low blood sugar is a healthy low GI carb-protein meal, not a sugar rush as this will then cause a massive sugar drop once the high passes.


I feel it is likely to create confusion if you postulate a differential diagnosis, unrelated to the most likely probable cause. Again I would suggest that the OP would be aware if she was prone to low blood sugar levels.
In both non/diabetic hypoglycaemia the immediate 'treatment' is, as I said:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Hypoglycaemia/Pages/Treatment.aspxTreating hypoglycaemia
The immediate treatment for a hypo is to have some food or drink containing sugar straight away to end the attack.
For example, try:
•a glass of fruit juice or Lucozade,
•a few sugar lumps,
•a handful of sweets, or
•three or more glucose tablets.
After having something sugary, you should have a longer-acting carbohydrate food such as a few biscuits, a cereal bar, a piece of fruit or a sandwich.
#30
It's not too unusual. You probably won't poo for days either.
#31
civms47
I wouldn't worry, co-codamol has this affect on a lot of people, sometimes depends on the size of the dose. You're obviously not too bad considering you can type quite legibly, although I wouldn't do any driving if I were you. The important thing is the pain's gone, but you should get down to a dentist sharpish if the pain is that bad, it'll only continue to get worse....


Not really - there's really only one dose you're supposed to take of Co-codamol (regular strength) - and that's 2 tablets each with 8mg of Codeine and 500mg Paracetamol.
#32
chesso
I feel it is likely to create confusion if you postulate a differential diagnosis, unrelated to the most likely probable cause.
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I was just offering suggestions to the OP.

If she has toothache she may not have eaten today, I asked her if she was concerned she felt hypoglycaemic, I didnt suggest a diagnosis at all. I'm sure if OP wants a serious medical diagnosis she wouldnt be asking in misc.
#33
Sometimes they make me feel sick that's it,my sis feels a bit ill with flu like symptoms today and a headache,she's had 6 so far today and they have had no effect at all..lol
banned#34
looking at some of the Dr Bob advice on here:roll:.. shopping forum I thought .. if your ill get over here to the real experts as the moral majority don't seem to have a scooby doo, trusting your health to randoms.. priceless :roll:

http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/
#35
ClarityofMind
I was just offering suggestions to the OP.

If she has toothache she may not have eaten today, I asked her if she was concerned she felt hypoglycaemic, I didnt suggest a diagnosis at all. I'm sure if OP wants a serious medical diagnosis she wouldnt be asking in misc.


You were giving wrong advice based on suppositions. I have already explained the correct advice. Suggestions with wrong treatment are potentially dangerous, Not to the OP, I hasten to add, in this case, but to anyone else reading this thread on an open forum and thinking that the treatment for hypoglycaemia is to eat a low GI index, uhm, like a savory meal or snack.
I think that the OP was quite worried about the way she was feeling and with children to take care of, wanted good sound advice in misc.
#36
ChrisUK
Lol, I'm a lightweight on those as well, had 2 and was spaced out !

Take another one and chill on the couch ;-)


I used to take 2 co-codamol (30/500) and 2 ibprofen every 5 hours for about 4 months, I never had any side effects and they never made me sleepy :?
#37
Omg it happened to me MANY years ago...
At the time my BF father gave me two dissolvable ones and i went all shakey, cold, all yucky!!
didnt feel well at all. I have never taken then since.
#38
ClarityofMind
My ex-husband used to take tramadol for his back problems... I tried one once for something and it knocked me flat out xx

You must have been in tons of pain hun xx



Still am unfortunately, but after having the problems for so many years it's more a case now of just trying to manage the pain. :)
#39
chesso
You were giving wrong advice based on suppositions. I have already explained the correct advice. Suggestions with wrong treatment are potentially dangerous, Not to the OP, I hasten to add, in this case, but to anyone else reading this thread on an open forum and thinking that the treatment for hypoglycaemia is to eat a low GI index, uhm, like a savory meal or snack.
I think that the OP was quite worried about the way she was feeling and with children to take care of, wanted good sound advice in misc.


I think that's two distinctly separate points.

I agree that OP was worried. Theres a difference between advice and opinion and anyone who posts a medical question here in misc knows that the majority of people in misc aren't medically qualified and what you get in response is a jumble of health-related information.

We don't know all the information when someone asks us a question online, we dont know the individuals history or any other things that may affect their condition. Therefore most we can do is offer information and hopefully the OP takes it and finds what they will from it. Most posters offer this genuinely I feel.

Regarding the hypoglycaemia, it is the carbs ( of which sugars are a subsection ) that affect the outcome. If an insulin-dependent diabetic was so hypoglycaemic they were entering a coma obviously they need sugar, but if a type two diabetic has a score of 4mmol/l or under then they'd be in need of a quick snack, the proteins slow the release of the carbs into the blood stream so they'd eat what they most felt to be appropriate. A blood glucose reading of 4mmol/l is still the threshold of hypoglycaemia, but at this level the person would still be standing, talking normally and cognizant and fully able to say " lets go grab a sandwich". In that sense it is individualistic and related to need. Certainly it wouldn't be healthy choice for a type 2 diabetic to drink pure juices or take in sugar when a healthy meal would also serve to raise the blood glucose levels.
#40
another take is that with toothaches there can be an abscess or an infection, if after a few days your symptoms haven't gone away you should do see a dentist as an infection by be causing your symptoms rather than drug withdrawal.

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