Further to my incessant multi-forum moaning about menopause-induced insomnia, my GP, although he won't prescribe sleeping pills, has prescribed codeine to ease my backache and make me drowsy. The 30mg he prescribed doesn't affect the insomnia at all but 60mg makes me sleep just fine. How long do you reckon I could take that 2 or 3 times a week without danger of addiction? I know many people take painkillers long-term for things like arthritis. Does anyone else take it?