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    how long were you taking pain relief when you were at home after your csection?

    I worry about prolonged use.. but I'm 11 days pp and still having some pain & after pains (3rd baby and they are worse!). I was weaning myself off the voltaren & panadol but today after heading out to the gp for bubs 1-2 week check, I felt like I definitely needed it again... I guess it's still early days in terms of recovery and I shouldn't make myself suffer?

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    I would take it as you need it, I wouldn't consider 11 days prolonged use. I was still taking panadene forte once I got home and then regular Panadol for another week or so - I had a lot of back and neck aches mainly. I found a hot wheat bag on my wound to be the best pain relief.

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    I took nurofen for about 5-6 days, took it around the clock for the first 2-3 days then just as needed after that

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    11 days is not prolonged use. Do not make yourself suffer.

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    Remember that it being your 3rd you are probably up and about doing a lot more that many mums after their 1st.

    You need to factor that in when assessing your need for pain relief.

    Please don't make your recovery harder than it needs to be. Take pain relief for as long as you feel you need to. If you are concerned later that its going on too long then I would suggest touching base with your OB to make sure you are healing well.

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    thanks everyone x

    I used to have a dependence on codeine years ago which is probably making me paranoid that I'm over doing it with the panadol & voltaren ... the difference is that I'm in actual pain from an actual surgical procedure this time. And yeah I'm too hard on myself - not easy to recover with 3 kids!

    I'll take it as it comes

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    just a little update

    I saw my GP today (to check my incision) and asked her about pain relief. she was totally ok with me needing a voltaren and panadol still (16 days pp). I'm not taking as much lately and she was fine with that. it'll be a week by week thing

    I'm down to 1 voltaren in the morning and maybe 2-3 panadol throughout the day/night.


 

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