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    Menkos
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    I am curious, did you/have you/are you experiencing any back pains following the epidural?

    I had a spinal with my first c-section and my back was fine afterwards but ever since I had the epidural a week ago with my son’s c-section, my back has not been the same. It really hurts and something just feels off. Maybe it is because not much time has passed yet? My husband massages it everyday, but can’t get even close to the epidural area because it’s still so sore.

    #417625
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    I used to have the same problem too after my CS.But not to the point where my husband did the massage everyday. I had lower back pain for few weeks. I still have it but it’s not really bad. Glad I’m not alone having this problem

    #417632
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    congrats

    i had a spinal block with my first but emergency c-sect with my son and they gave me an epidural. i had some sort of allergic reaction to it because i had trouble breathing shortly after they injected the drug.

    i regret every bit of it. the pain is still there every time i bend my back slightly.

    i hope yours subsides.

    my son is now nine months old.

    #417640
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    My reaction to the medicine was severe itching all over my body. I had trouble breathing also and felt very dizzy.
    Those scared the craps out of me.

    [i]Originally posted by khmergirlce[/i]
    congrats

    i had a spinal block with my first but emergency c-sect with my son and they gave me an epidural. i had some sort of allergic reaction to it because i had trouble breathing shortly after they injected the drug.

    i regret every bit of it. the pain is still there every time i bend my back slightly.

    i hope yours subsides.

    my son is now nine months old.

    #417648
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    zeerider77
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    I think you should feel better as time goes by. My daughter is 7 months now and I could still feel it.

    [i]Originally posted by Menkos[/i]
    I am curious, did you/have you/are you experiencing any back pains following the epidural?

    I had a spinal with my first c-section and my back was fine afterwards but ever since I had the epidural a week ago with my son’s c-section, my back has not been the same. It really hurts and something just feels off. Maybe it is because not much time has passed yet? My husband massages it everyday, but can’t get even close to the epidural area because it’s still so sore.

    #417655
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    Mercury
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    Hmm..I’m not sure if it’s the cause of the epi, but once or twice after giving birth I’ll get a little pinchy feeling on my back around the area. But my daughter is 18 months now and it’s rare that I’d get that feeling.

    I don’t know if the epidural feels different when you get a c section though because I gave birth the other way.

    Hope you feel better soon. :)

    #417660
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    MissMichelle
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    congratulations on the birth of your son, Menkos!! i know i am very late!!

    i had some lower back pain at the point where the needle was inserted with my second child. I brought this up with my ob/gyn and she said it’s not common, but can happen. The needle may have bruised the muscles surrounding the area and that may be the reason why it’s tender. She says sometimes it goes away on it’s own (!). My lower back pain didn’t start until maybe 2 months after delivery and stopped maybe a month after that.

    I hope your back pain goes away soon, also.

    #417667
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    Menkos
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    Hey ladies, thanks for your responses! The back pain is starting to go away, over four months now after delivery. If I am ever lucky enough to have a third child, I’m going to ask for a spinal instead of an epidural because the epidural has been hell. It made me so sick throughout the c-section, froze my face, I couldn’t breathe, threw up, etc. Couldn’t even hold my son afterwards. The spinal was much better… but maybe it was the different doctors? Kind of scary and very powerful stuff. My back doesn’t hurt as badly to the point where I need daily massages anymore, but still not quite the same as it was before.

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