I switched to Tylenol on the second or third day this time. But, they were giving me an anti-inflammatory, as well. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of it. I guess it probably helped, but I'm not sure how much.
I find the opposite of the pp who said to have a nurse wake you up for your pain meds. I think everybody has to work that one out for themselves, but I'd have rather had the sleep - they woke me up for everything that crossed their minds...checking vitals, giving me meds, baby needs to eat (because I'd forgotten to record a feeding
: , etc., etc., etc. My first night home, I got about three times as much sleep as I had at the hospital - with nothing but over-the-counter Tylenol for pain relief.
Honestly, if I do have a fourth section, I'm tempted to check myself AMA on the second day, then go back to have my staples removed. I find it very hard to rest and relax at the hospital.