I took a spoonful of cough syrup with codeine last night (& the night before). I wonder if I am allergic to codeine. It makes me really itchy. I just itch all night, & it makes my throat hurt. But it does what it's supposed to do, knock me out. It quiets my cough so I can get some sleep. I mean, this chit knocks me flat on my ass. About 30 minutes after taking it, I start getting really drowsy. I usually sleep for a solid 12 hours or so. I don't like taking narcotics, even when it's prescribed, so I gave myself 3 days with it. Hopefully, I am on the road to recover by tomorrow. Sickness sucks, & drugs suck.