I used to live on codeine and tylenol, after codeine and aspirin turned against me. So today the emergency dentist (Scots, and nearly incomprehensible; my childhood familiarity with Scots accents, then ubiquitous, wore off several decades ago) gave me a prescription for Tylenol 2 for my unhappy tooth nerve, and the pharmacist said 'last time you had tylenol 3, just so you know.' (When was last time, she wonders- 2013? 2014? for my ganglion surgery and totally not needed) No problem, I can take two if it doesn't work. And then the pharmacist gave me a kit to counteract opioid overdose and I said Err what opioid am I taking? and she looked at me oddly, picked up my prescription, and said 'this'. I nearly laughed. Oh yeah codeine's an opioid, oh sure people OD on it, tee hee hee.
Get home, eat some soft noodles, take a Tylenol 2. Fifteen minutes later, Wham. Like back in the day when I'd miscalculate and take too much, leading to back pain and malaise. Yes well, it's been a few years since I've had codeine, and guess what, habituation does wear off. But I didn't even get to have a codeine high. So, much as I like drugs, I think I'll stick to my regular anti-inflams until I can see my dentist about what will probably turn into a root canal.