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did your spinal hurt?

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turdpants Fri 16-Jan-15 22:20:35

My waters went at 32 weeks but I didnt go into labour and got sent off to be induced, after 2 and a half syringes of that stuff and 3 sweeps by some not very gentle doctors I still wasnt going into any kind of labour so they decided the only option was emcs.

Seveal hours later when I finally made it into the theatre. .

The anithasist kept apologising to me whilst he was giving me the many local anaesthetic injections (which to didnt seem overly professional along with the look on the surgeon's face who was reassuring me and also loked like she was going to punch him for me) each one of these injections hurt more than any other ive had. Then when it was finally time for the spinal injection that hurt so much it was the most painful thing ive ever experienced (and ive had some crazy dental experiences and consider myself to not be a wimp when it comes to pain).

Now I experience strange painful twinging sensations in my spine around the spinal injection site which my gp keeps dismissing and tells me to take paracetamol.

I just want to know if im alone with this or if its normal

GillSans Fri 16-Jan-15 22:24:08

I had absolutely no pain, other other sensation, when I had my spinal, or on recovery. I was extremely surprised at this as I expected something and had been v nervous about it.

Sorry, but I don't what is normally experienced.

flagnogbagnog Fri 16-Jan-15 22:25:48

I've had a spinal for an operation. It didn't hurt at all! Felt a bit strange but certainly wasn't painful. I don't remember having any needles to numb the area first either. I think they sprayed my back with something ?

But with regard to the strange pains afterwards, yes absolutely. I had odd shooting pains up my spine occasionally for about a year afterwards. I read that this is normal.

Sorry about your experience x

turdpants Fri 16-Jan-15 22:30:21

Thank you for your replies its been 2 years now since I had my dd and im just fed up with not trusting my back when I pick her up or play with her some times its fine for days but at other times I cant even sit down without getting these sort of shooting pains up my back

RRRJ83 Fri 16-Jan-15 22:32:58

Yes! Took 45 minutes and several local anaesthetic top ups before I ended up just squeezing my husband hand and letting him do it.

Explanation I was given was low pain threshold mixed with strong overweight pushed painkiller quickly through system. Xx

RRRJ83 Fri 16-Jan-15 22:34:30

Strong liver which pushed painkiller....not overweight

RRRJ83 Fri 16-Jan-15 22:35:19

I don't have injection site pain any longer though

Knottyknitter Fri 16-Jan-15 22:38:46

Nope. My spinal was the most wonderful thing in my life up to that point. (Ok the baby overtook pretty quickly but not to feel the pain of the stuck baby needing trial of rotational forceps any more is still a close second.

My anaesthetist was an angel.

Yes it was that bad beforehand.

Strictlyison Fri 16-Jan-15 22:40:44

I don't remember, I had already had every drug available including epidural when I had spinal - in quite severe emergency situation. I don't remember if it hurt, but I can pinpoint exactly where the needle went in (9 years after birth) as there is a discomfort when I touch the spot / can feel it if I sit on a hard chair.

hoobypickypicky Fri 16-Jan-15 22:42:40

No. I had a spinal block for an ELCS and felt no pain whatsoever. It was quite miraculous.

I'm sorry you've experienced otherwise. Will you return to your doctor/ask to see another GP to discuss it further?

turdpants Fri 16-Jan-15 22:49:25

RRR I think the surgeon would have punched him if it was taking that long she looked like shed be good at it, you have my sympathys

Knotty sounds like you had a rough time im glad you got a good cs

Did anyone notice a lot of blood on the sheets too once back one ward a couple of hours later from where the injections had been done

turdpants Fri 16-Jan-15 22:54:16

Hooby ive recenty moved so im going through all the 'oh well you can bend over and touch your toes fine' 'you can bend this way and that fine' here have some anti inflammation tablets and see how it is in a month despite the fact its been 2 f***ing years and ive had them all before

turdpants Fri 16-Jan-15 22:59:24

Stricty I know what you mean I refuse to sit on those spindly dining chairs for that reason, even the thought of sitting on one makes me shudder

Wincher Fri 16-Jan-15 23:05:09

I don't really remember it hurting, as I'd already had an epidural (though that only worked on one side). But it did take many, many attempts to get the needle in, and they ended up having to page the on-call anaesthetist from home. My back looked like a pin cushion and was all bruised, and my DH counted something like 14 holes where they had tried and failed. But the sensation when it was successful... mmm. I didn''t feel a thing while they did an episiotomy/rotational forceps/stitching!

ByeByeButterfly Fri 16-Jan-15 23:10:31

No no pain at all which was surprising - I imagined it would be agony.

No pain from injection site either - it was only viaible for a few weeks but perhaps I was lucky?

hoobypickypicky Fri 16-Jan-15 23:30:33

Make an appointment with another GP within the practice and get a second opinion, just for your own peace of mind, please.

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