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epu - "we always advise paracetamol every 4 hours to manage the pain"

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HoleyGhost · 05/02/2013 16:11

When I asked for advice on pain relief. AIBU to think that if men had miscarriages they would offer something stronger?

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CaliBee · 05/02/2013 18:25

Hmm...yes your right. I bought Paramol (Paracetemol and Dihydrocodeine) from chemist. I'm a little opiate sensitive and it had the fantastic effect of making me feel floaty and a little distanced at the height of my miscarriage.

whiterose2011 · 05/02/2013 21:26

I opted for medical management with my mc in Sept. As it was over the weekend, I had to be admitted to hospital for the 2nd set of pills and so went through the actual 'miscarriage' in hospital. The pain was bad after a couple of hours and they gave me morphine which pretty much stopped the pain immediately and knocked me for six. I really don't know how I would have managed with just paracetamol. I'd push for something stronger if I were you. You may not need it but knowing you have it there will be a reassurance I think. Good luck xxx

Bakingtins · 06/02/2013 14:34

I had medical miscarriage and paracetamol was not up to the job. When I ended up in hospital later and told them how much pain I'd been in they said I could have gone in for stronger pain relief or gas and air, but they didn't tell me that at the time. I've had 2 children with only a few puffs of gas and air, I don't think I'm a wuss, but it was very definitely not in the paracetamol category.

Dillydollydaydream · 06/02/2013 14:42

I was taking alternate nurofen and cocodamol and even then it didn't completely make me pain free. The cocodamol did make me drowsy though which helped.

stargirl1701 · 06/02/2013 14:43

I needed codeine to cope with the pain.

HoleyGhost · 07/02/2013 11:23

Thanks all. So far paracetamol has been adequate as it has just been a lot of bleeding. I wish the sac would hurry up and leave however painful it is. I want it to be over.

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