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Csection painkillers

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Coffee1Sugar Mon 08-Apr-13 17:42:08

Which ones were you on after an ELCS and how long did you take them?

NB: not actually pregnant yet but ttc no2 and already know I will require a section next time. I have a nearly 3yo and will want to bounce back ASAP!

BassDownLow Mon 08-Apr-13 17:47:33

I was given cocodamol / tramadol immediately afterwards and given a prescription for two weeks worth to take home. Also offered oral morphine for 36 hours afterwards, which I took. Some people dont like the effect, but I loved it grin. didnt have any significant pain after either an emergency section or a planned one, and stopped taking the painkillers after about a week. But I was told by my health visitor they would prescribe again for another fortnight if I needed.

Good luck!

harrygracejessica Mon 08-Apr-13 17:51:48

I was given diclofenic and took it for 2 days each time then paracetamol for a couple more.

HiggsBoson Mon 08-Apr-13 17:52:50


salcz Mon 08-Apr-13 17:57:04

I piggy-backed ibuprofen with paracetamol. It worked well ans didn't need to faff about with repeat prescriptions.

sunnysunnyshine Tue 09-Apr-13 06:30:54

Liquid morphine in hospital until I realised that was making me itch insanely, then I stopped that.
Just been sent home with a weeks worth of cocoedamol and diclofenic.

SoulTrain Tue 09-Apr-13 06:55:42

Ahhhh, the liquid morphine. Heady, heady (two) days.

Diclofenic (sp?) and some horrendous iron tabs that made me unable to poo for about two weeks.

Beatrixpotty Tue 09-Apr-13 07:13:39

Went home with paracetamol,codeine and diclofenac.Stopped codeine after 3 days,diclofenac after 4 weeks and still taking paracetamol 4 weeks later if have had a busy day.This was 3rd ELCS though and have probably been overdoing it from 3 weeks but help ran out & also have 2&3 yr old who needed driving .taking out etc.

2blessed Tue 09-Apr-13 07:15:00

I was sent home withDiclofenic, cocodamol, iron tablets and anti coagulant injections.

bunnygirl80 Tue 09-Apr-13 07:19:59

I had paracetamol and diclofenac regularly while in hospital, along with oxycodone if needed. I think I had about 4 doses of that for breakthrough pain. Was also prescribed morphine but never needed it. I went home with diclofenac which I took regularly until about 10 days post op. By 2 weeks post op I needed nothing at all.

plannedshock Tue 09-Apr-13 15:52:55

Paracetamol and ibuprofen I'm on day 5 post section and taking the same at home

Nordicmom Tue 09-Apr-13 15:58:34

Had the lovely morfine shots in the hospital couple of times in the first day or two . Then home with codeine , probably diclofenac type of one and paracetamol ( and iron ,lost a lot of blood). Took codeine for the first week , then paracetamol and diclofenac for several weeks . I do feel the first week is the worst and after 2-3 you are feeling much better!

Nordicmom Tue 09-Apr-13 16:00:11

Oh mine CS was an emergency and I did have a lot of pain and took the painkillers for longer than a lot of my friends who had an elcs the second time around ...

LikeCandy Tue 09-Apr-13 21:42:22

Emergency c section here.
Some painkiller (I have no idea what!) was put in as a suppository straight after babe was whipped out.
Paracetamol and ibuprofen since, with just the onie dose of oramorph the day after.
17 days later, I've taken 1 ibuprofen today (scar infection, without it I guess I may have already healed) and hope to be on nothing from tomorrow!
Like NordicMom I also lost a lot of blood and am on iron tablets, I'm not sure if this affects the pain levels though!

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