Question about meds

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Registered: 05-15-2003
Question about meds
Thu, 06-05-2003 - 3:54pm
I read the post about Anderson Bryce's birth, and found the morphine info very helpful. There was also a post on this board that I can't find now about a different drug, like a mini morphine or something (not vicodin) that someone liked. Can we use this discussion as a place for people to post their suggestions on what drugs they have found helpful, or what to avoid in people's experiences? I'd like to go into my discussion with the anesthesiologist as prepared as possible. Thanks.

Michelle edd babe #3 11/27/03

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Registered: 05-25-2003
Thu, 06-05-2003 - 11:01pm
I really liked duramorph. They give it to you with your epidural. It lasts 24 hours. I truly had NO pain for 24 hours. I will admit . . . I was itchy. Especially my nose. I kept rubbing my nose. But after 4 c-sections . . . it was weird not to be in pain after number 5. Truly . . . no pain. I had no pain getting up or anything. On the flip side, if it doesn't work for you, they can't give you anything else for 24 hours.

To be honest, all other pain meds pale in comparison. Just my opinion. Demerol just makes me loopy. Tylox just make me not care about the pain. Percoset works a little.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Fri, 06-06-2003 - 5:29pm
Great idea!

I do not do well with demerol or percocet. Demerol really makes me loopy and out of it, and I'm allergic to Codine, which is also a part of what makes Percocet. I was given Percocet after my second c-section and I itched like crazy for 3 days until they switched me to Vicodin. I've always done well with Vicodin.

As for what to get in your spinal, since all of the above is pretty much after surgery pain relief, I had the duramorph with c/s #2 and had no problems, not even a slight itch. With my second, they gave me a spinal, and a shot of morphine in recovery, which helped. I don't know what was in the spinal, but I didn't have any problems with it, until after I started the Percocet.

Hope that helps!


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Registered: 03-29-2003
Fri, 06-06-2003 - 11:15pm
I wasn't able to have the dermamorph (sp) because I had fluid in my cath during my c-section. It turned out to be the best thing for me. With my first c-section I had it and was dizzy,itchy and queasy for many hours. I couldn't get up for at least 16 hours-it was miserable. With my second c-section on May 19th I was on the phone and breastfeeding in the recovery room. I was so much better. I took percosets (sp) twice and then relied only on motrin. I'm so glad I opted out of the meds and I rejected the morphine pump they wanted to give me. I was up and about so much sooner.
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Registered: 05-15-2003
Sun, 06-08-2003 - 2:12pm
Thanks for all your input ladies!