414508 tn?1222627690

is this normal

i had a baby sept 25th, during labor i had an epidual that was not done properly, they had to redo it a second time, 24 hours later...i ended up needed and emergency c-sec...since then, i have had serious back pain and spasms that go all the way up to the base of my head, they are getting worse and are starting to get more frequent. i have an appt with a dr sat, but i am getting more scared that something is not right. i understand pain can last for quite a while, but after going to immediate care today they told me these spasms are not normal, and they are limited to my spine...any input would be appreciated..thanks
4 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
229760 tn?1291467870
Wow, I have no idea why this is happening. I just wanted you to know that I will keep you in my prayers.

I really hope you get some answers, really soon.
Helpful - 0
377493 tn?1356502149
I also wish I had some answers for you, but I do know if it were me, I would not wait until Sat. to see a Dr.  I would be seeking medical advice right away.  It just doesn't sound like something you should take a chance with.  I wish you all the best.
Helpful - 0
121828 tn?1333464491
Every now and again I can feel a pinch in the spot they stuck me. I don't know if it's from my epidural 2 years ago or the spinal 5 months. I think a bit of what I feel is normal but for sure yours sounds much worse :( So sorry, hope you get well soon.
Helpful - 0
231441 tn?1333892766
There can be some long-term side effects of epidural/ spinal anaesthesia.

I hope your symptoms have a simple explanation and recover quickly, and hope your doctor can assist.

I was told that it can take 3 months after an epidural to recover from any "collateral damage" that might have occured.

I had spinal anaesthesia for laparotomy/appendectomy last 17 July 08.  I have a large numb patch on my right thigh that I am sure will not go away any more (initially it was very painful, but at least the pain has regressed to numbness/dull sensation).  I am terrified of having another epidural and having that sort of thing happen again.  So I guess I won't be getting an epidural when i have my baby next Feb.

Let us know how you go.  Hope you feel better soon.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Pregnancy 35 and Older Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Get information and tips on how to help you choose the right place to deliver your baby.
Get the facts on how twins and multiples are formed and your chance of carrying more than one baby at a time.
Learn about the risks and benefits of circumcision.
What to expect during the first hours after delivery.
Learn about early screening and test options for your pregnancy.
Learn about testing and treatment for GBS bacterium.