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Doctor insights on: How Does Codeine Work To Affect Neurotransmission Of The Brain

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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68 yr-old man, new-onset loss of left toes dorsiflexion, 51 years after Harvey Cushing's Osteoplastic Craniotomy for temporal lobe epilepsy.....?

68 yr-old man, new-onset loss of left toes dorsiflexion, 51 years after Harvey Cushing's Osteoplastic Craniotomy for temporal lobe epilepsy.....?

See ur NeuroSurgeon: New-onset loss of L foot dorsiflexion after craniotomy may be a complication of surgery, perhaps related to positioning. EMG/NCV (muscle & nerve testing) can localize site of nerve injury. Physical therapist can offer exercises to improve function as well as recommend ankle-foot orthotic to minimize risk of falling/tripping due to foot drop. Bottom line, chat w/your NeuroSurgeon then see FamilyDoc ...Read more

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Codeine, does this work for ovulation pain as well?

Codeine, does this work for ovulation pain as well?

It can: If u want to try to prevent ovulatory pain then take bc pills or other hormonal birth control which should prevent ovulation. ...Read more

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I've got to take codeine for pain relief 60/90mg will this affect muscle building as I work out?

No, but . . .: I would STRONGLY recommend that you not work-out while taking codeine. You will increase your risk of injury. Codeine can effect your balance, which may effect your posture--which is critical when weight lifting. Also, codeine might mask your ability to properly sense pain, as well as your ability to judge when NOT to push yourself. ...Read more

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I have a sinus headache and took 1 apap/codeine 300-30mg 1hour ago but it still did not work is it safe for me to take another one?

I have a sinus headache and took 1 apap/codeine 300-30mg 1hour ago but it still did not work is it safe for me to take another one?

Yes.: It's safe from the dose point of view, it's not going to cause harm, although when given prescriptions that have controlled substances, you should always contact your prescribing physician as there is a trust issue involved with doctor/patient relationships when patients take more than the prescribed dose for their medication. ...Read more

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I have migraine and normal tylenol (acetaminophen) does not work but doctor does not gives me codeine medications?

I have migraine and normal tylenol (acetaminophen) does not work but doctor does not gives me codeine medications?

That's appropriate.: There are many other alternatives which should be tried before going there..... Midrin, non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, triptans... And a whole host of prophylactic medications if the headaches are frequent. ...Read more

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Extreme headache on the left side(above ear). Just started 5 days ago. Doc tried muscle relaxers-didnt work. Codeine barely helps. What could it be?-

Extreme headache on the left side(above ear). Just started 5 days ago. Doc tried muscle relaxers-didnt work. Codeine barely helps. What could it be?-

Simple Injection: Occipital nerve injections are simple to perform, low risk and very readily identify these headaches(occipital neuralgia).These injections are performed by some neurologists, and almost all pain specialists(don't let them talk you into an epidural). If it's occipital neuralgia, you will have pretty complete relief in 10 to 20 minutes. Injections might need to be repeated. Findout why your having. ...Read more

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