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Has anybody else suffered since having an epidural?
I wondered if anybody else has suffered after having their epidural and if so what extent & how do you manage the pain?
I had my DD almost a year ago and was induced and had terrible birth, I asked for an epidural as baby was back to back and I was constantly monitored so wasn’t able to move around & therefore was on my back for 20+ hours.
Doctor had trouble getting the epidural in, didn’t say why but I know he tried in 6 places (having read notes).
Ever since I’ve had the worst back pain, it feels like my spinal cord is bruised and someone is twisting it. I struggle to walk, stand, bend....anything! I went to my GP about 3 months after and she just said “yes you’ll have a bad back, could take 6 months to heal” and that was that. Told to continue taking ibuprofen - I’ve at times taken12/14 a day as pain is that bad.
Since then it’s not improved, gotten worse. I can no longer take ibuprofen as have had bad LFT results so have been given 1500mg of Naproxen to take daily.
I’m at my wits end and so fed up of not being able to lift my dd or get on the floor to play with her. Even dressing myself I can’t do now as bending to put underwear on causes me to shout out in pain.
Any recommendations on pain killers or advice?! Is this pain normal after an epidural?
Hiya I've had one and had back pain like a sharp pain and a bruising pain for 6-8 weeks afterwards. Your pain sounds rather bad. Sending hugs your way! I wonder whether it would be worth getting a second opinion from another doctor? X
That amount of ibuprofen sounds dangerous, so I'd be worried by switching to a stronger NSAID (naproxen) seeeing as how you've already done yourself damage. Does your dr know you were taking over the recommended dose?
Yes all was explained at an appointment in July with a arthritis specialist, and they were concerned about liver damage as had previous high LFT (over 200) was then given naproxen instead of ibuprofen and was referred to a liver specialist to investigate however that appointment isn’t till January 2018!
I’m going to see what they say Friday and see if there is anyway I can be seen by liver earlier.