Two weeks ago I had an emergency c section and ya the recovery has been painful (especially the first week) but I definitely did not need anything stronger than Advil or Tylenol to relieve the pain. So as you can imagine, I was floored when I was prescribed Oxycodone when I was discharged from the hospital. I hadn't even asked for it! First of all it's a narcotic and it's uncertain if the drug passes through breast milk (not what I want to expose to my brand new little babe). It just makes me so mad that the health care system would prescribe something so strong to c section patients (I could have been one step away from being on Intervention). It's totally ridiculous and obvi a prescription that I will not be filling.
No wonder we have a problem with addiction to painkillers in this country (gawd!).