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codeine/paracetamol - has anyone used this in pregnancy to treat sinus pain?

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itgetseasier Fri 10-Oct-08 10:18:52

I have really severe sinus pains (chronic sinusituis). I really need something more than paracetomol which does'nt touch the pain. I have read it is safe before 32 weeks. Has anyone had any experience of this?smile

FioFio Fri 10-Oct-08 10:19:55

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bythepowerofgreyskull Fri 10-Oct-08 10:20:45

used it for headaches - not sinus though...

itgetseasier Fri 10-Oct-08 10:23:33


I asked my MW and got the standard, paracetamol only response!smile I've read that co-co is NOT ok in pregnancy.

hypomum Fri 10-Oct-08 10:44:12

i had codine phosphate on/off my pregnancy as i got bells palsy and the headaches were hell. Plus I had horrendous toothache.
Two different dr's prescribed it, so must be ok.

itgetseasier Fri 10-Oct-08 10:53:01


I have read that it is but the general advice is not to take anything other than para. I am going to make an appoinment with docs and see if he will prescribe

itgetseasier Fri 10-Oct-08 16:31:56


My MW has said that Gp may prescribe co-co, so my info was obviously wrong.

nickinoo Fri 10-Oct-08 20:15:51

I was prescribed co-codamol when I was pregnant for sinus pain, so I guess it must be ok.

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