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 . 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.
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.
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.
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!
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!