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Long story short I was given an epidural that didnt work very well...I was in SEVERE pain screaming so someone came in and injected something in my IV without explaining to me what it was only saying they were going to up my epidural . I immediately was soooo out of it...I was seriously drugged out. I remember not being able to stay awake or keep my head up. My mother was in the room and said I was so out of it I couldnt talk straight.<br><br>
Does anyone have any idea what they gave me? People always say with an epidural your brain functions fine and you dont feel messed up only your body goes numb. This was not the case for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
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This information will be in your medical records--your HCP should know as well. It could have been stadol, or nubain--but you can know for sure by looking at your med records. You can get a copy of all that if you ask for them (there may be a copying fee), or you can ask your HCP to look at the record and then tell you.
 

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Thanks MSBlack!<br><br>
I didnt even think of trying to get my medical records. I will be doing this! I am wondering if this is common for this to happen. I have never talked to woman who said they felt horribly drugged.
 

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I wanted to avoid an epidural with my second labor, but agreed to stadol when I began to "lose it". I felt exactly as you described, and I remember trying to put together the words to tell my husband that I couldn't put together the words to form a sentence!<br><br>
It was definitely not a pleasant experience!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wanted to avoid an epidural with my second labor, but agreed to stadol when I began to "lose it". I felt exactly as you described, and I remember trying to put together the words to tell my husband that I couldn't put together the words to form a sentence!<br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that"> I had a similar experience with stadol, I felt soooo out of it & disoriented & the nurse turned into a clown and the hospital was a circus and I was drifting in & out of consciousness between contractions but I couldn't explain to anyone what was happening. It was horrible & I believe it was one of the reasons DS's birth was so traumatizing for me.
 

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Maybe Staydol is what they gave me because what you guys describe is what happened to me. They should not be giving patients anything without telling them the severe side affects first. This was just one of the things that went wrong and I will be avoiding an epidural next time around for sure. I am deff going to get my medical records from the hospital.
 

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Yes, it does sound like stadol. I don't know if it is common on just the hospital I went to but with both of my dds they pushed the stadol hard. Even going as far with my first to try and give it after I said no twice.<br><br>
I fully agree that we should be told all effects and side effects beforehand.<br><br>
Very sorry you had to deal with this. Hand in there.
 

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I have come to the conclusion that they give Stadol not for the benefit of the laboring woman but for the people around her.<br><br>
Women complain over and over of how they feel traumatized, out of control, frightened, unable to communicate their distress and needs, and so on when on Stadol. So, clearly this is not a pleasant experience for them.<br><br>
It is, apparently, a pleasant experience for the woman's husband and the medical staff. A little Stadol and she shuts up.<br><br>
I'm sorry and outraged this happened to you.
 

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Laohaire you are exactly right! I did not ask for any more drugs they just gave it to me because I was hard to handle. I am angry because my doctor knew how worried I was about all this. My biggest fear was feeling drugged up!<br><br>
There are many things I regret with the whole process but i have learned my lesson and know better next time. I plan on staying away from the hospital for my next birth and finding a midwife I can trust with such an important experience.<br><br>
You live and learn but some experiences stick with you forever! My sympathy to all who have ill feelings and trauma towards the most important event in their lives. Thank you for your responses.
 
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