View Full Version : Long Term Epidural Effects...
10-17-2008, 04:10 PM
It has been more than 12 years since my last epidural, yet on occasion, I still have some seeping from my back, intense headaches, joint aches and incredible back pain. I've done so much searching through the net to find more info; yet I can't find anything about such after so long.
Has anyone else ever experienced such after so long, or have you heard of such a thing? I shy away from doctors unless I have an emergency, and I've found over the past year or so that I've gotten much more valuable information on health and nutrition from this very site than anywhere else!
10-17-2008, 05:45 PM
how do you know it's seeping from your back? Is it liquid coming out? or do you just feel the effects like it's seeping on the inside? Like numb legs or something?
I never thought of this. I wonder if that is the reason why my body feels off sometimes. But there is no telling what it could be. When I had my 10 pounder..they gave me way too much and I was so numb it took alot of nurses and my brother to turn me on my side. I felt like a beached whale. ugh.
Also, how long have you been raw?
10-18-2008, 04:28 PM
It actually comes out (the tiniest amount) on my skin and then scabs over. When this happens, I also get incredible headaches and often it feels like electricity shooting from my back, down my butt and through my legs and toes. It's only ever so often, and it appears to be when it's cold and humid outside.
I'm returning to raw months after falling off of the wagon. Therefore, I'm not surprised at all that I'm having all sorts of sudden physical ailments. I'm having the toughest time getting back into it and for now have just started with a few green smoothies during the day. Unfortunately, I don't stop there...I find myself succumbing to cooked food. Ugh!
Anyway, the back issue has been coming up now and again ever since my last epidural; which, I'm sorry - I totally messed that up. My FIRST epidural was over 12 years ago; my last one was almost 7 years ago. I've been experiencing what I believe are the after-effects since the first epidural; they just increased after the second.
Whatever the case; should I ever have another child, I would make the experience a natural and raw one.
Sugar Snap Pea
10-18-2008, 09:11 PM
Google pilonidal cyst.
10-19-2008, 10:14 PM
I've heard nothing good about epidurals. I refused to have one when I had my daughter. I realize if I have to have surgery at some point I may not have a choice. But I would never choose to have one.
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