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codeine for pain??

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lioness

I am in my first OB and experiencing a lot of pain. My doctor was concerned and today she prescribed codeine. I've only been taking it for a few hours but from what I can tell it helps in more ways than one.. it reduces physical pain a bit, and emotionally it helps too because I feel like I don't care as much (lol). I am okay with it but I have never heard of a doctor prescribing this for herpes. Has anyone else been prescribed codeine for pain due to herpes?

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BEAUTY777

Yes i have had that and if helps alot i used it the most i could when i had an ob but thats just cause i was to embaressed to go to the doctor again for medicine

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lioness

This has been great so far. By no means does it take away all the pain but it makes it so much more bearable! to anyone really suffering fom a bad OB I would suggest talking to your doctor about getting this!

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itsover

From my experience doctors will not prescribe narcotics for herpes related pain. You're more likely to get a drug like Neurontin. Sucks, I know.

You could perhaps get a Xanax script, which would help relieve stress and reduce outbreaks.

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lioness

Interesting.. perhaps she gave it to me because she was a little afraid that I was getting a bacterial infection in addition to the herpes sores.

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silverlining

omg!! can you send me some?? I'm sure in the states they won't give me anything more than some drug that does more harm than good. man...this is the worst pain of my life. it's unbelievable. I don't know what to do!! do you mind me asking how long your outbreak has lasted? I want this to be over already....I can't take it. It's only been about...maybe 4 days. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :mad:

(I know you really can't send it to me btw)

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lioness

Really? I'm in the US too. But I guess it's not so common to be prescribed codeine for herpes.

Actually, I have a feeling my doctor has herpes herself, because she has been very sympathetic to me through this whole ordeal.. hmm.. :p

Anyway, it's been one week since I was showing the first symptoms of herpes and I am quickly on the mend. I was in intense pain for about 4 days and it is very bearable now. In a few days I'm sure I'll have no symptoms at all.

I really really hope you start feeling better soon :(

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daisydew

Be careful with the codeine, it can be highly addictive because it can cause all those good/relaxed feelings. I wouldn't worry about it too much if you're just briefly using it, but I always worry about becoming dependent on things...maybe that's just me : )

I use lidocaine ointment on my sores to help with the pain and itching, but it doesn't do anything for the internal backaches.

My pharmacist has herpes and sometimes it makes me feel so much better to talk to him about my meds because I know that he understands where I'm coming from. Sometimes it's good to know that other people have it to so you know you aren't alone!

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