I'm not big on meds by no means, but I keep having waves of pain that are like contractions some mild but some are off the wall..... all they want to give me is ibuprofen and honestly it's not working.. I normally use naproxen for my period cramps... because ibuprofen does nothing for those and these are worse than my period cramps... how can I get them to give me something else?! I hate meds with a passion, but this pain is just nuts! The pain doesn't stay it goes away like a contraction but damn they are awful!!
How long has it been since you delivered? Have you been checked for complications like retained afterbirth or infection?
After birth pains are horrible! I don't like taking pain meds either ... They offered me morphine for it after having my second but I just used a heat pack, it really helped.
Remember your uterus is/was lined with thick walls supporting baby. so it will hurt worse when you cramp! dk you have a fever? id just call and ask the doc. explaining that you normally have to take napoxin for period cramps.
I didn't take anything. It only lasts a week. I just dealt with it..
Are to breast feeding? If so it will make those cramps worse by they will be over completely 4-7 days post pardem, and I wouldn't want to be taking something any stronger while Breastfeeding anyway. I know they hurt but I never Took anything for them. If ou got through childbirth I think you handle some cramps for a few days.
<blockquote><b>Quoting ℳary ℐane:</b>" I didn't take anything. It only lasts a week. I just dealt with it.."</blockquote>
Same. It was mainly jut in the first couple. minutes of each nursing session anyway.
Either ask for something stronger or suck it up...duh
Yeah after birth cramps hurt, I recommend warm baths with postpartum herb bath mix. You can find them online. The after birth cramps usually hurt even more for each labor, hurts more for second and third and so forth. If pain lasts more then two weeks see a doctor.
Quoting nursemaya (14weeks):" Either ask for something stronger or suck it up...duh"
both times I have given birth [2 different hospitals] they asked me if my pain was bad enough that I need to take some stronger meds.