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Post c section and pain meds?

  1. Mrs. Pen

    blogger / wonderful cherry / 21616 posts

    @yoursilverlining: I know, I was surprised too. I've known her for years, and she's prescribed me controlled meds for my anxiety attacks before. She actually said I shouldn't be having so much pain "this far out" from my surgery? I thought that seemed odd since I sent her the message at only one week pp.
    she did mention contacting the surgeon who did the c section, but he was an on call hospitalist, so I doubt he'd refill either.
    Either way, I think I'm doing okay enough to get by with Tylenol and ibuprofen, but it was frustrating! I definitely hear you re: doctors tightening the reins on opiates. As a nurse, I'm seeing this a lot with my patients.

    @Mrs. Blue: @Boogs: yeah that's so interesting! I'd never heard of, or would have even considered, an ab binder!
    @2littlepumpkins: that is interesting to hear! This time, I feel I'm a little more cautious because it was surgical. But my first (Vaginal) was five years ago and I cannot remember how long recovery took or specifics at all- just vague bits and pieces. I know the first week was difficult, but I don't remember much after that.

  2. Boogs

    hostess / papaya / 10540 posts

    @Mrs. Blue: I know! The whole birth was strange and so many things went wrong. At the end of it, my baby and I were literally lucky to be alive, so there's that I guess.

    @Mrs. Pen: "This far out" smh that sucks! I'm glad you're getting by okay at least, but I would feel a bit frustrated like you are.

  3. LuLu Mom

    GOLD / wonderful olive / 19030 posts

    I stopped Percocet after 6 days with number one and switched to Tylenol and Advil, with #2 I was more sore and stopped during the day but took it at night to help me get some sleep for about 10 days. I slowly weaned myself from 6 hours to 8 and then 8 to 10 etc.

  4. Dr. Pepper

    apricot / 461 posts

    @Mrs. Pen: one of the reasons you are seeing a decrease prescribing of opiate is that the federal government (DEA) is cutting manufacturing limits of these medications:


    As a pharmacist who works in the hospital world, we are taking measure now to decrease opiate use across the board to prepare for these cuts. I can't imagine having limits on the amounts that can be produced. What is supposed to be done when the quota for 2017 has been used up? Let patients be in pain? Also, won't this lead to price gouging like was seen in the recent EpiPen disaster?


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