Fentanyl epidural side effects

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Avatar f tn I was just thinking about the pain during labor and im super nervous on what i should do.me and pain dont get along! Are the side effects from a epidural really bad and do it last a lifetime ?
Avatar f tn Following my first and second lumbar epidural steroid injections, I had symptoms (side effects?) totally different from the underlying symptoms necessitating the procedures, a localized back irritation and buzzing and numbness, tingling, and weakness in my right foot and ankle. The new side effects (occurring mainly at night, or when I am fatigued) are a buzzing, throbbling, vibrating, electrical feelings in both legs with resulting exhausted and muscle soreness the next day.
1931709 tn?1335833095 Every Dr is different on their approach to meds(some favor certain ones), talk to your Dr about what you might get as it just as important to research the IV meds as much as the epideral... this is especially important as some moms are concerned about the meds affecting the baby in anyway, and the mom too!...
Avatar n tn It does not hurt at all. The thing that hurts the most is when they stick you with lidocain to numb you up. The actual injection does not hurt. Mine lasted about a month. I had 3 sets of injections at four different levels, so 12 actual injections. My doctor used a steroid and fentanyl in the same injection so even after it was done I wasn't in pain because of the fentanyl.
909257 tn?1242668182 Pain medications have numerous side effects and those who do take pain meds on a regular basis do usually have some kind of depression due to the fact that they do have chronic pain but as far as the meds causing depression or bipolar no I do not believe so.
Avatar f tn I used gas in my first and now like to know if there is any side effects of epidural. i have heard one can get back ache prob later however there is no scientific evidence?
1123156 tn?1338863369 I got the epidural 3 years ago and had no side effects. My older sister however had I think had either the epidural or spinal (I can't remember right now) but it turned out that she was leaking fluid in her back. So maybe you should go to the hospital/Dr and get it checked out.
Avatar n tn I was on 25 mcg of fentanyl and was having side effects so I took the patch off 3 days ago, Now I am in terrible pain all over and can barely get out of bed. What can I do ? If I can tough it out a few more days will I get better?
Avatar f tn Please remember, this is a very powerful drug,. stronger than morphine (times stronger). Read up on fentanyl and the side effects, The fentanyl controls the pain related to how the brain feels pain and it is very powerful. You may not realize what this drug is doing but it works on the brains sensory perception of pain. If you are having side effects, PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR. If 100mcgt does not control the pain and you are having side effects, something is wrong.
Avatar m tn ve seen of fentanyl detox and my own year long, slow methadone recovery, I think fentanyl and methadone are only different in dosage. The full synthetic nature and side effects of both methadone and fentanyl make them very close tie for the worst detox ever. As I vomit and shat myself in my yard from methadone detox, I remember wishing I was a heroin or any other kind of addict. Anyway, mute point, but wanted to share. How much and how long methadone use have you got under your belt bullseye?
6383533 tn?1389724454 How long does it take until you have feeling back? When can you leave the hospital? What kind of side effects does it usually have?
449265 tn?1205456907 Night sweats are common side effects of spinal epidural injections. There are some other side effects you should keep an eye on. These are - hyperactivity/hypoactive, fluid retention, increased appetite, etc. The side effects should not last this long. The night sweats usually go away once the inflammation has reduced.
Avatar f tn Was it hard to push then over being numb down there? And how long did the twitching last?
Avatar f tn Besides an epidural, what else can they give you for pain? My first birth the epidural did not work at all so I'm not going to bother getting it again. Any help is appreciated!
Avatar f tn Have you considering attempting natural? The epideral is going to be nothing compared to your contractions.
4374018 tn?1356867642 I really want to do a natural birth but if worst comes to worst I have no problem getting the epidural. I just wanted to know have any of you gotten one and had any side effects because of it??
Avatar n tn hair loss, blurred vision, drug cravings, tooth decay, et al- be sure to read all the side effects that this drug may cause because many of the side effects listed really, really do happen. I know because I have fallen victim to many of them. Please heed the cautions and side-effects and the long-term effects this drug will have on your health, your personality and your life. Avoid it at all costs if you are able!
503960 tn?1399929252 And the hospital I am giving birth at does not have it there so that is no option for me. But as for the Epidural, Fentanyl and Pudendal Block, I have those options. Okay so I heard that if you are breat feeding that they will want to keep you in the hospital until the baby is breast feeding well. With all those medications they seem to have side effect of making the baby have a hard time breat feeding. How common is that?
Avatar f tn I've had three pregnancies and all except my first I've had the epidural. It helped a bunch, I couldn't deal with the contractions it was too much. I've had no side effects what so ever from it either. But everyone is different and it all depends how your body reacts to it.
Avatar f tn what were the side effects you experienced? This Doctor didn't mention ANYTHING!, even though he knew my heart history, high blood pressure, and they didn't work before, but I can't remember the details, so he just insisted to use MORE and that was THAT! Did they make you sleepy?, I know they didn't help my pain before but that's all I can remember,(they stopped them within 2 months,nI DO remember that!