Taking cocodamol

Discussion in 'First Trimester' started by Lascott, May 18, 2016.

  1. Lascott

    Lascott Member

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    Hi everyone.

    I have very recently found out I am pregnant. I take cocodamol for an on going back problem that I have had for years. My doctor has told me to stop taking them altogether and go cold turkey. Now I know the baby takes priority but surely my health and wellbeing is a major factor in this and be being in pain is surely not good for the baby. Is cocodamol save to take or is my Dr right. I've seen this Dr for a year or so. He doesn't take the time to listen to me and there is a 3 week waiting time to see my preferred Dr because of how good he is. My midwife said it should be OK in moderation. Help I'm getting anxious thinking about the pain I'm gonna be in.
     
  2. KeelyT90

    KeelyT90 Well-Known Member

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    I have to take it too for my hips and hypermobility syndrome. I have been told to come off it until 16 weeks because of brain development. I am suffering at the moment and paracetamol is not touching it. Last pregnancy I took 30/500MG daily but only from 24 weeks and I had to be weaned off at 35 weeks so baby wasn't born with withdrawals. I see the consultant this time at 18 weeks (roughly) but I saw GP yesterday and he's sending a physio referral through to help in the meantime.

    Like yourself MW said it is fine as long as I am not taking them consistently. I had to take 2 last week after I had a really bad day and was literally crying in pain trying to get into the bath but I haven't had any since then x
     
  3. Rhiandell

    Rhiandell Well-Known Member

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    According to the information on my Swedish codeine tablets (called Citodon, combo of paracetamol and codeine, similar to cocodamol) it's not a problem as long as you don't take them continously, but from what I understand you need that?
    Listen more to the midwife than the gp, and maybe consider seeing a specialist? Talk to the midwife about other pain relief options, perhaps you can have acupuncture or massage, depending on if it's offered in your area. And maybe look into what it costs if you can't get it on NHS.
     

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