I'm still in huge amount of pain and was prescribed 2 vicodin every 6 hours, but I hate taking it. I'm not a huge pain medication person (last time I took a Tylenol was over 3 years ago), and being pregnant I worry about the baby... But what really gets me is that I feel like I cant function and play with my children, I've even tried to play card games but I'm so out of it with the pain meds. On the other hand if I dont take the meds I'm vomiting non stop from the pain. I cant snuggle with them or read them books or anything that we love to do together. I feel like I cant interact with them at all and I feel like a terrible mother.
I've been spending my days lying down and watching more Anthony Bourdain than I knew existed.
If you were me would you take the meds or deal with the vomiting?
nicole , mom to 3 boys here on earth 9, 7 and 4.5 and 2 girl's 2.5 and 10/16/11. Always remembering my babies in heaven: Sam (9/7/05) at 12.5 wks , Morgan (2/13/06) at 6 wks , Emeric (8/9/10 at 17 wks) and Pepper (11/26/10) at 8wks.
Take the meds. They need you healed, and if you are in pain, you cannot heal.
Take the medication. This thread should help you a bit (I hope). Scroll to post # 15 on the first page for all the meds I take and feel better about yours. And feel better in general.
Take care of yourself.
The problem with allowing yourself to be in that kind of pain, especially with the vomiting, is that it takes a toll on your body too. The vomiting dehydrates you, as does the increased blood pressure and heart rate that comes with that kind of pain. Dehydration is quite dangerous during pregnancy.
Mum to DD 9/07 and DS 01/11
I recall that about the only thing I could do at that dose was watch tv and talk (not entirely coherently at times!) to my partner and friends. Could you maybe have your spouse or friends pick up some good kid's movies from the library and watch them with your kids? Or maybe have them bring quiet activities (coloring books, maybe) up to your bed?
I'm so sorry you're going through this! I hope you get better soon.