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pain killers after cs

How long pp did you take pain killers? My lo is a week old and this is my first day by myself with her.

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  • I had my baby boy on 5/10. Of course I took the pain meds everyday like clockwork for a week because I had a tubal ligation also.  Now I only take one pill a day because of cramps but it's usually in the middle of the night. It's just an Ibuprofen though.

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  • I only took the narcotic stuff a few days because it messes up my head. I was on generic percocet. After that, I stuck with the ibuprofen, but I don't remember how long.

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  • I only took them a day or two after my first.  I took the occasional Advil etc..  if I felt I needed too. 
  • I took my Percoset like clockwork for about 2 weeks.  Took it every six hours and took Advil too, so I was getting meds every 3 hours.  Once I was out of Percoset I only used Advil.  I EBF the whole time too. 
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  • tracy41tracy41
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    The Percocet I took for three or four days alternating with 800 mg ibuprofen. Then I just started using the normal dose of Advil. I think I took the Percocet one or two other times within another week because I had pushed too hard but I had both kids with me and I was on my own so I was really worried about being loopy.

    Only you can tell how your body is recovering and managing the pain. I couldn't have managed with just ibuprofen in the hospital like some but nor could I imagine needing to be on the Percocet for two weeks.
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    I had Norco and prescription motrin. I took both for almost a week then stopped and took aleve or ibuprofen as needed. The prescription stuff made me nauseas and dizzy.

     

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  • I took the narcotic pain killer for 3 days and then switched to the alternating Tylenol/Motrin every 2 hours for maybe another week.

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  • nola78nola78
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    I was off all pain meds on day 3.  I was still sore, but not sore enough to justify medication.  However, I had help and didn't need to do a lot myself re: lifting and carrying the baby.  If I didn't have help I may have needed more pain meds.
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  • image Ardmhs83:
    I took my Percoset like clockwork for about 2 weeks.  Took it every six hours and took Advil too, so I was getting meds every 3 hours.  Once I was out of Percoset I only used Advil.  I EBF the whole time too. 

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  • I stopped after a week being home and I didn't take it regularly during that week...only when I really needed it.  I tried to just stick with Advil.

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    image Ardmhs83:
    I took my Percoset like clockwork for about 2 weeks.  Took it every six hours and took Advil too, so I was getting meds every 3 hours.  Once I was out of Percoset I only used Advil.  I EBF the whole time too. 

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    Same here.
  • image nola78:
    I was off all pain meds on day 3.  I was still sore, but not sore enough to justify medication.  However, I had help and didn't need to do a lot myself re: lifting and carrying the baby.  If I didn't have help I may have needed more pain meds.

    this for me too. I stopped the heavy stuff halfway through day two. I took the Advil though and continued for a few days when I was home.  

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    My first c/s about a week. The 2nd time, almost 2 weeks. If you need them, take them.
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  • I took the percocet every 4-6 hours while I was in the hospital. Once home, I have only take 1-2 in the late afternoon evening because I tend to get more uncomfortable as the day goes on. Yesterday, I didnt take anything. DS will be two weeks on Thursday. 

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  • I took my ibuprofen regularly for about a week. I think I took one percocet in the hospital and that was it. We filled the prescription when I went home just in case but I never took it. My recovery was super easy - I think because they sealed me up with dermabond and made me get up and move so quickly after my epidural wore off.
  • I was off the pain killers on day 2 and stayed off of them for the rest of the time. It was hard in some senses little jolts of pain but I found the minute I stopped to breath it went away and I was able to keep going, so it didn't seem worth taking to me. That said if you feel you need them then take them as prescribed, everyone is different and if it helps you heal better because you are better able to move with them than that is whats important.
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  • alathamalatham
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    I took them the entire time I was in the hospital both times because both of my kids were in the NICU and I was up and down and in and out of bed going back and forth to see them myself, plus taking family members to see them. Once I was home though, I took them here and there when the pain was really bothering me.
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    The Percocet I took for three or four days alternating with 800 mg ibuprofen. Then I just started using the normal dose of Advil. I think I took the Percocet one or two other times within another week because I had pushed too hard but I had both kids with me and I was on my own so I was really worried about being loopy. Only you can tell how your body is recovering and managing the pain. I couldn't have managed with just ibuprofen in the hospital like some but nor could I imagine needing to be on the Percocet for two weeks.

    Everybody is different and my pain was awful!  I NEEDED my meds for that long!  No big deal...when I took my last pill, it was my last pill.  When you use the pain meds after a huge surgery like that and you use them as needed, it is rare you will become addicted. 

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  • kb3llkb3ll
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    I took them for a few days but, in hindsight I probably should have asked for more I was really uncomfortable for a two weeks.
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  • My RCS was amazing.  I had duramorph in my spinal so I didn't need anything for 48 hours after the surgery.  I took one dose of toradal (which I didn't even need) and the ibuprofen the rest of the time in the hospital -- usually 600 mg, every 6 hours.  I think I took ibuprofen for about three days after I was discharged.  I never needed to take narcotics.  
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  • nic5606nic5606
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    I was really painful after my C-section. I was on narcotic pain meds for 2 weeks and alternating Tylenol and ibuprofen. After the 2 weeks, I took Tylenol and ibuprofen probably for another week.

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