Did you feel like you needed drug rehab after delivering your baby?

United States
September 5, 2007 9:37am CST
I've never done drugs. That's not bragging, just the truth. So, when it was my time to go into the hospital, I assumed that I could go through labor with little intervention. No way! Didn't turn out like that. After induced labor it was almost impossible to bear the pain, so I gave into Demoral. And, that was very little help with the pain. And, after a painful C-section, they prescribed a type of pain killer, Tylenol, (I think) that has codeine in it. After I got out of the hospital, I felt so strung out from all the drugs they gave me before and during my stay that I was not very well. I quit all the pain killers cold turkey and was miserable for weeks. Then later, I read that some forms of pain killers (Seconal and Dermerol, types you use in delivery) require rehab or drug treatment. That was no surprising news to me. I wish I'd never had to go on those things. They made me feel like a wreck. Did you find that happened to you as well, during the delivery process? Was it difficult to come down off of the drugs they gave you without rehab or treatment after you left the hospital?
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
5 Sep 07
When I had my son, they gave me medicine when they first started inducing, but it made me feel worse. It made me nauseous and disorientated. I made them turn it off. I think my exact words were "If you don't stop that medicine I will yank this thing out of my hand!" lol They still didn't want to stop it, because they said I wouldn't be able to handle the pain, but my husband convinced them to turn the medicine off. The pain was much easier to handle than that medicine. I felt like I was going to puke with every contraction! Anyway, after I gave birth to my son, I refused any more medication at all. They kept trying to give me motrin, but I refused. I don't ever take pain medication unless I absolutely have to. And the pain wasn't bad enough to need medicine in my opinion, especially since I was worried about passing it on to my child who nursed every 90 minutes or so. lol
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• United States
5 Sep 07
lol one dose of demerol at birth will not addict you... i have 4 kids and not once did i need rehab after.. as for tyl and codiene yes if u take it more then prescribes for a long period of time u can get addicted..but why on earth would you do that?
• United States
5 Sep 07
oops i have 3 in a few weeks i will have 4
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
5 Sep 07
Oh yes and Im hoping your feeling alot better these days. I know they dont tell you these things before hand. And if they did who is going to believe it anyway. And who wants to be in such awful pain. I feel so sorry for people that have to go through anything like that. I will say you are a strong person to do it cold turkey. Stay strong. And congrads on your baby!