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Yes it does.
Codeine is a opiate and can affect your brain --the apetite center in the hypothalamus.
so does it increase my petite?
This is a CNS depressant and it removes the inhibitory effect on this center.
Yes it does
and it can cause weight gain.
and for alcohol too?
so if I take codeine it triggers use for other substances?
like sugar and alcohol?
yes it does
I have a lower back pain
and got codeine from the doctor
as a previous addict of sugar i have relapsed
so it could be the codeine that triggered it?
we do not use codeine or opiate for back pain nowadays for this reason.
there are better options.
what have you tried so far?
now Im taking voltaren
any thing else?
here is the plan for back pain:
we try a muscle relaxant first like baclofen
ok thank you