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Felt Awesome, but Bad Side Effects
Codeine, Caffeine & Acetaminophen
by John Doe
Citation:   John Doe. "Felt Awesome, but Bad Side Effects: An Experience with Codeine, Caffeine & Acetaminophen (exp33236)". Erowid.org. Oct 23, 2006. erowid.org/exp/33236

 
DOSE:
64 mg oral Codeine (pill / tablet)
  120 mg oral Caffeine (pill / tablet)
  2400 mg oral Acetaminophen (pill / tablet)

BODY WEIGHT: 125 lb


My mom gets OTC pills with codeine in them for her bad headaches.
Each pill contains 300mg of Acetaminophen, 15mg Caffeine and 8mg of codeine. Since this was my first time I decided to take 8 pills which totals:
64mg Codeine
120mg Caffeine
2400mg Acetaminophen

I took the pills followed by a glass of water around 1:30am once everyone had gone to sleep. By 2:00am I was starting to feel it, I got all warm and a little itchy and everything was kind of a dull numb. I could bite my lip pretty hard and barely feel it.
At around 2:30 I peaked and then this is where something went wrong.

My arms started getting jittery, I developed a slight headache, my neck started hurting and my stomach started getting upset. I had to lie down to stop my arms from jittering, and myself from possibly puking. I decided to abandon my computer and go lie down for the night. I felt pretty tired but the caffeine seemed to keep me awake. While laying down every now and then it was like I got hit with a wave of numbness. I managed to drift in and out of sleep and around 4:00am I woke up with the worst stomach pain ever. I wriggled around for about what must of been 20 minutes hoping for the pain to stop.
After it went away I went back to sleep.

Now I dont know exactly what caused this, but I'm thinking the jitters came from the caffiene.

I will try this again, but this time I will use the extraction technique to filter out the acetaminophen as I'm sure that had some sort of adverse effect.

Exp Year: 2004ExpID: 33236
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Oct 23, 2006Views: 30,375
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