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    Interested to hear from people who:

    - Have just had a spinal only for a CS, i.e. no epidural and no catheter left in your back. How was your post op pain managed? Did you get a self administering IV placed in your hand or just oral pain meds?

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    - Have previously had a CS other than the normal lower segment transverse (ie classical, upper segment, second trimester CS etc) and what options were given for subsequent birth and how many weeks you were allowed to go to?

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    I had an IV that delivered morphine for 6 hours with my first and 4 hours with my second. After this was done with my first I had panadol and nurofen, with my second I had endone too, but I think the pain was my afterpains.

    Mine were both LST-sections, they did excise my first scar completely when they did my second, apparently that's unusual.

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    I decided on a spinal with morphine. ... so I didn't feel the worst of the pain while the spinal wore off and then just had panadol and endone in hospital for 2 days then just panadol when I got home on day 3.

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    I had a spinal with my csection. I had a cannula in my hand but don't recall exactly what the nurses were hand syringing in exactly but I know some were antibiotics as a preventative. That was the first day and then I had oral meds for the rest of my stay.

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    With DS2 I had a spinal with morphine. I had a horrible reaction to it. I couldn't stop rubbing /scratching my face and arms. It definitely helped with pain though.

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    I had the morphine on drip for 6 hours then asked them to remove it due to scratching myself a lot!
    Then I just had neurofen and panadol.

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    I was at a public hospital and they weren't too good at telling me what I was having or what they were doing. I think I had morphine in the spinal because I was so sleepy during the op. Then when they finished they told me they had given me a suppository which would provide pain relief for 12hrs maybe 24hrs can't remember exactly. Then Panadol and voltaren as needed. I didn't take the voltaren but.

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    With DS I wasn't able to have a spinal so I was put under and my pain was managed with a voltaren suppository and then panadine forte. With DS 2 I had a spinal but mine was a bad experience as he had trouble finding the right spot and he did each side separately and was in a fair bit if pain after so they gave me regular OxyCodone through my iv and I was sent home with tremadol which really helped.

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    I had a spinal with my C/s and was given an IV with anti nausea meds (in case) which was quite fortuitous as after the spinal was administered my BP dropped scarily low and I believe there was also antibiotics given (in case) as well.

    Pain meds were given orally and were Ibruprofen and Codeine in the first 24 hours and then just Ibruprofen and Paracetemol after that, again all orally.

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    [QUOTE=GM01;7240551]Interested to hear from people who:

    - Have just had a spinal only for a CS, i.e. no epidural and no catheter left in your back. How was your post op pain managed? Did you get a self administering IV placed in your hand or just oral pain meds?

    /QUOTE]

    I had this (spinal). Then IV plus panadol and endone in hospital. The IV was a pain because they had to check my obs every hour through the night! And the spinal made my face itchy in recovery but it was amusing.

    Good luck OP!

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