As the question states I'm allergic to fentanyl, well I react badly and I've been told epidurals have fentanyl.
I was hoping to get an epidural but unsure if they can use anything else?
I see my ob in a few weeks but hoping someone can help me with question
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07-03-2016 09:14 #1
Allergic to fentanyl but want epidural
07-03-2016 09:38 #2
What type of reaction do you have? I get the itches around my mouth and nose, shake really bad and throw up. They can give you another drug to stop that from happening if that's what happens to you too.
07-03-2016 10:01 #3
My breathing rate slows right down and I don't wake up fully, I become extremely drowsy and also get electric shocks all over my body so when I try to doze off the feels like I'm in limbo I can't stay awake and I can't fall asleep, each time I have it the reaction gets worse last time I honestly thought I wasn't going to come out of it, last about 10 hours after last injection, it scared me so badly I never want to feel like that again, especially while I'm giving birth.
07-03-2016 10:07 #4
Your best option is to ask for an anaesthetic consultation rather than people on the Internet. No one else is going to be able to give you an answer about what's possible as an alternative. But for what it's worth, one of our anaesthetists makes up her own infusion for an epidural rather than using the premixed bags. I'm sure there are alternatives, but no one can advise you on what they are except a qualified anaesthetist.
07-03-2016 10:22 #5
I was hoping to talk to one before labour was to begin but I'm not sure if they do that sort of thing. I know my ob will answer most of my questions, perhaps I'll ask if I can speak quickly to one so I get a rough idea 😊
07-03-2016 11:10 #6Senior Member
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Honestly, that is a scary reaction and I am not sure how you are expecting to birth with that reaction.
There are plenty of other pain relief options to try. Also you need to ask an anesthetist rather than the ob.
Is this your first baby?
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07-03-2016 11:31 #7
07-03-2016 14:04 #8
Yep first baby and it's been a tough road to get to where we are so my anxiety is abit ott at the moment.
I will definatly ask my ob to get the anaesthetist to contact me to discuss options, my obs been amazing so I'm sure he'll be more than helpful once he returns. I'm glad there are other options that can be considered I haven't been able to attend antenatal classes as I've spent abit over three months on bed rest so trying to educate myself through the Internet sometimes helpful sometimes not so much
07-03-2016 14:11 #9
07-03-2016 14:39 #10
I'm not trying to be rude or s*** stir at all. I just want the OP to get proper advice on who she needs to talk to in preparation for labour. An anaesthetic consult is a must. You can't spring this on them in labour - there needs to be a documented plan in place so if there's another anaesthetist on at the time of delivery, it's all documented in your medical record.
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