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Old 23 December 2017, 03:48 PM
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My mother took low-dose codeine occasionally for pain. (She'd done this on and off most of her adult life, never became addicted, and never wanted to raise the dose. I've also taken it occasionally though not recently, and was never tempted to keep taking it longer than necessary for the specific short term problem.) Towards the end of her life it became difficult to get it without tylenol added -- but tylenol made her feel terrible.

Tylenol doesn't make me feel terrible; but it doesn't do anything at all to help me, either. On me it seems to have no effect whatsoever; though I suppose enough of it would ruin my kidneys (is it kidneys or liver?).

Can somebody by the way explain to me how adding tylenol would discourage addicts from taking hydrocodone? Addiction isn't known for making people concerned about their long-term health.
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