So for my last baby, i asked for panadol after the birth, & was told they were too busy. I waited over 4 hours, they really just couldnt be stuffed bringing it in TBH, i ended up leaving &stopping by the chemist with my baby on the way home so I could get some freaking panadol, lol. Did anyone Just bring their own panadol in to hospital so they could get some pain relief? Or do the midwives get pi$$y that youve brought it in yourself?
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30-04-2015 07:57 #1
bringing your own pain relief to hospital?
30-04-2015 08:01 #2
I didn't but wish I had. I had a CS so was there a while. I looooove Panadol but they stuck to their every 6hrs rule, yet shoved endone down my throat like tic tacks.
30-04-2015 08:07 #3
And i guess if they knew you had them they would probably take them away. I took panadol and my antidepressants to the hospital when I was being induced and they took them all off me and gave them as I needed them with the antidepressants but i never saw my panadol only their Panamax.
But that could just be because of my medical history too.
Maybe call the hospital and ask?
30-04-2015 08:51 #4
See I would think the same thing, meredith grey - how hard is it to chuck some ******* panadol in my direction for crying out loud. I did try to get someone to give me some, after buzzing for 2 hours, the midwife came in & told me she was busy and i would get it when i got it. I waited another 2 hours after that before i got it - she was a damn b!tch though, so that probably didnt help. I just dont want to go through the experience again of being there in pain waiting 4 hours for panadol,it is so much easier to bring my own.
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30-04-2015 09:02 #5
Hopefully that was just a bad experience that won't be repeated.
Maybe take a small stash in with you just in case.
30-04-2015 09:49 #6
I can take it every 4-6hrs as long as I don't exceed the maximum dose in 24hrs. I realise you're a midwife but I'm not an idiot. The timing was always off with my feeding during the night, if I had just fed the baby and settled her and it was 5hrs since my last dose, I would like to take it then and get some rest. Not wake an hour later to be given drugs.
30-04-2015 10:23 #7
In the maternity ward where I live, they've installed locks on small cupboards next to each bed and have your medication in there. My urso (for obstetric choleostasis), polaramine and some paracetamol were in there. So when I buzzed for pain meds, they could just grab them out and hand them over
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30-04-2015 10:28 #8Senior Member
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I took my own stuff...bit sneaky but I knew what I had in my system and didn't need someone to tell me when I could have another panadol! Its not hard to know how to take a simple pain killer, I didn't need an obnoxious midwife to baby me as an adult lol. I had a VB too so wasn't taking anything else but they were so pathetic about locking it up and waiting 6 hours...so I took it into my own hands.
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30-04-2015 10:29 #9Senior Member
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I take my own. I've been in hospital lots and learned not to rely on staff being able to dish me out a panadol when I need one - not a dig at nurses, just how it is. I know not to exceed the dose - I'm pretty cluey when it comes to medications.
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30-04-2015 10:52 #10Senior Member
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Recently I was in hospital for 10 days and I was never without pain relief. Every nurse I had carried Panadol in their pocket . I was on a very busy surgical ward and nothing was too much trouble
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