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  • Posted By: mystical butterfly
  • May 19, 2009
  • 01:08 AM

I have been on Codeine #3 for over a month and have recently had some strange dreams/fears. Could this be a reaction to the medication> I am not by nature a fearful/anxious person.

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  • Codeine works by binding to opiod receptors and this characteristic produces dependence upon long-term use. You should not be taking Tylenol 3 with codeine for extended periods. Drugs that affect opiod receptors can eventually disturb other patterns established within the nervous system such as sleep cycles. Speak to the prescribing physician concerning change in this medication to a non-narcotic analgesic if your pain still exists. I would also ask at this point what type of problem you are experiencing that would require extended treatment with this type of drug? Best regards, J Cottle, MD
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  • Thank you so much. I have been changed to tramodol, after requesting a less mind altering alternative. I will now have to deal with the high bp from all of the meds until x-rays confirm possible problems.
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