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bad epidural...anybody else have this

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  • Posted By: bcgirl_21
  • August 5, 2009
  • 03:19 PM

Back in feb. when i went into labor with my son i had an epidural. I had one with my first son and everything went great,so i though nothing of it. As the doctor was giving me my epidural i had sever burning on my right side, i told him and he assured me it was normal..once the medicine was put in they laid me back. I started having real trouble breathing,but thought it was due to being on my back while being pregnant. Shortly after my ears started ringing.I told my nurse, by the time the doctor got to me i was blacking out, i could hear everyone talking and knew what i wanted to say but couldn't get my mouth to move. They checked my blood pressure and it had dropped in half..I honestly thought i was dying...After about and hour and a half of this everything eventually went back to normal....But when it came time to have my son i felt everything all the contractions and every bit of him come out..It was like i had never even been given the epidural:(.... Has anyone else had this happen,if so let me know... It was the scariest experience of my life..

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  • Back in feb. when i went into labor with my son i had an epidural. I had one with my first son and everything went great,so i though nothing of it. As the doctor was giving me my epidural i had sever burning on my right side, i told him and he assured me it was normal..once the medicine was put in they laid me back. I started having real trouble breathing,but thought it was due to being on my back while being pregnant. Shortly after my ears started ringing.I told my nurse, by the time the doctor got to me i was blacking out, i could hear everyone talking and knew what i wanted to say but couldn't get my mouth to move. They checked my blood pressure and it had dropped in half..I honestly thought i was dying...After about and hour and a half of this everything eventually went back to normal....But when it came time to have my son i felt everything all the contractions and every bit of him come out..It was like i had never even been given the epidural:(.... Has anyone else had this happen,if so let me know... It was the scariest experience of my life..Yes same thing happened to me. I got pale and sweaty after I had the epi. Then my BP also dropped in half. Also thought I also thought I was going to die. And afterwards I had a spinal headache and few days later had a blood patch. Still having neck pain and headaches almost 10 months later
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