Fentanyl and bupivacaine epidural

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586247 tn?1255907790 I have had 5 major spine surgries in the past year. It turns out after being fused from my neck bone to my tail bone they are considered failed surgries. I had to have a implanted pain pump for my legs do to nerve damage that will never get better. I got an infection my painpump site got large as a watermelon , they did major surgery I was in the hospital for over a week came home with in house nursing.
Avatar f tn used for this procedure. Other injectables may have included fentanyl (an opioid with a half life of 20 minutes), and perhaps propofol (again, short acting sedative medication), however, propofol is being used less and less in this type of procedure. The local anesthetic used at the injection site is usually a combination of bupivacaine (Marcaine) and a small fraction of epinephrine to constrict blood vessels to minimize bleeding or absorption of anesthetic.
1931709 tn?1335833095 i had fentanyl before my epideral as i was a mess! and prior to going to labor and delivery they gave me some injection that didnt last AT ALL and i cant remember what it was?? (baby brain) anyway i never was looped ever! so it also depends on the amount and the person... anyway congrats and good luck!! I just want to say that if you can get into a bath tub for part of your laboring i highly reccomend it!!!
Avatar f tn Demoral. It won't take away the pain but it puts you to sleep between contractions.
Avatar n tn Are lumbar and cervical epidurals always administered under general anesthesia? What is the typical way this is done in the pain management community? Does anyone get the epidurals without general anesthesia? I have always had them done with general anesthesia, but now the insurance company says that it will not pay for two anesthesia services performed on the same day by two different providers. They regard the epidural itself as anesthesia.
1901977 tn?1333991726 The OB nurses will help you position and help you stay still also. Don't worry you'll be fine, I know you will be able to sit thru it. I haven't had an epidural for childbirth but I've had them several different times and was able to pull thur it. Wishing you a healthy baby !
Avatar f tn At our hospital we have a Fentanyl protocol, and this might work quite nicely for you. Fentanyl has a rapid onset of action, and wears off quickly. If you were my patient, and likely to deliver quickly again, I would strongly consider using this medication for you. By the way, it is also safe -- safer than Demerol actually. Good luck!
Avatar f tn t help me anymore he referred me to pain management. I recieved an cervical epidural on Septmber 21st...... and that didnt work either(that doctor told me after the 3rd epidural that i would need surgery).I did not go through with anymore epidurals because my parents wanted another opinion. After a year and a half in pain, and seeing numerous doctors(10).....I am very close to solving the mystery.
739536 tn?1265669359 The injection consists of a mixture of local anesthetic such as lidocaine or bupivacaine and the a steroid such as triamcinolone, Aristocort or methylprednisolone, Depo-medrol or Celestone-Soluspan. It is usually the treating physicians choice. Be sure you research the procedure and be aware of all the possible side effects. Many ppl have these procedures without any side effects but some do experience them.
Avatar f tn So I'm 20 & this is my second child. With my first birth, I was dead set on an epidural because I was so scared of the pain. When the pain came, it was extremely rough. My epidural ended up almost completely waring off by 10cm to the point where I felt them take my catheter out, and I felt every one of the 50 some stitches I got from using vacuum assistance. Anyway, I've thought about trying to do it without an epidural this time around.
2079360 tn?1337016057 Does the epidural hurt? I was just watching a video on it and I don't think I like it!!
Avatar f tn I did this drug called stayadol not spelled right but spelt how it sounds. It was not good for me I did 2 doses in an 8 hr period I think and it made me so sick it was Like being blackout drunk and dizzy I couldn't sleep because I thought I was going to stop breathing (I have a form of sleep apnea) and I feel that it affected my bodies ability to be ready for labor made me really groggy. Long story short I will not be doing it with this one. These are only my experience with it.
Avatar f tn and yesterday I was going to go to the hospital and demand they put me in as inpatient for pain relief...my doctor prescribed me fentanyl 25mcg and is getting me in to see about gettiing an epidural this week. I really don't want to go down the drug route again (broke hip 5 years ago)...but i cannot last a day without something. Anyway, looking for advice, what to expect, I was terrified to put in on last night-but desperate for a decent sleep...
1855076 tn?1337115303 t think it does much,) and ibuprofen as well as a couple of prescription ointments and gels, and high doses of ibuprofen. I also use ice and heat. I get cortisone injections in my knees. None of this comes close to helping alleviate my pain. The PM doctor will prescribe me oxycodone for a few days when the pain is seriously making me lose my mind. I think we've all been there with that idea that crosses your mind that this just isn't worth it.
8793709 tn?1409594060 I did stayadol which is IV drug, I'll never do it again. It made me feel drunk and messed up so bad I couldn't see straight. It affected my ability to push and made me feel like crap and exhausted the next day. I've also had an epidural and that's my choice all the way. I will never do IV drugs again!
5597890 tn?1370629516 New pain doc increased my fentanyl patch to 50. And is trying a different type of epidural and seems more aggressive in helping me get my back fixed than the other who I felt like just a number. has anyone been on these patches ? Why Oxycodone 15 mg if I'm on this super strong patch. I've obviously built up a tolerance to pain meds. I noticed withdrawals when trying to stop the oxycodone even with the patch on. I assume I will be on this stuff for another 2 + months.
Avatar f tn My contractions intensified as they do and that is when the anesthesiologist came in and gave me my epidural. I laid in the bed laboring for a couple of hours and when the nurse checked me--- she said I was at 10 and that it was time to get 'started' pushing. Doctor and husband and labor and delivery nurses (bless them) all helped me and I pushed and had our baby boy. :>) But that is just my experience. Your induction will go fine hon. Don't be scared!
Avatar f tn Hi julie1224, I'm so glad that your Doctor took the x-rays but I know that you are frustrated that they didn't find an answer to your problems. :( I don't have any information about a "new" patch that is similar to Vicodin that is out. I couldn't find anything when I googled it. You might call your Pharmacist and ask him/her about it as they are up-to-date on every new med that is coming out. Did your doctor tell you what the name of the "new" patch is?
7879163 tn?1411591644 and if you still want an epidural you can have it...
Avatar m tn I have had two neck surgeries in the c 5/6 area. First I had a laminectomy and felt ok but the neck pain came back after a few months then I had a fusion and the pain came back. in addition, prior to my fist surgery, my forefinger and thumb got numb. I can feel things but it's like there is a layer of wax covering the area. After the second surgery the pain came back and it's been a year of tests and possible diagnoses i.e.
Avatar f tn The only other thing I could suggest is the Fentanyl patch. What I assume you mean by slow release morphine is MS Contin, which is a very powerful drug, especially at 100mg. I have worked with a lot of patients that once put on the Fentanyl patch, finally felt releif. But it's not for everyone, the nausea symptoms of narcotics can be more intense. This is a 72 hour patch that you apply to your skin every three days.
7486246 tn?1391323511 So anesthesia came in and attempted to do a walking epidural. It was a no go, he came back and attempted 3 more times, and again no goes each try in a new place, by time he said its not happening I was already at 7cm. So they rushed to get me some IV pain meds called Fentanyl. It began working by my third contraction. I stalled at 7cm for a bit but made it to 9cm within the hour, I had a second dose of Fentanyl and awaited 10 cm.
Avatar m tn The doctor says I have RSD and has explained this disorder to me, telling me that it may never go away and may get worse. Is there a better treatment than just opiates and Lyrica?
Avatar m tn s are VERY mild this time around! I was really expecting to go to hell and back with this fentanyl withdrawal but so far it has been 10x easier than my oxy withdrawals I went through last year. Anyone have any theories why my w/d this time around has not been nearly as bad as last time? I have been dependent for about 4 months this time around, using mainly oxy/dilaudid/fentanyl but I havent had oxy in awhile mainly just fentanyl and dilaudid.