Epidural Foot Numbness Question

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MLS2012 - July 13

Allshastev: It seems as though we have the same situation. It's been 5 weeks since my daughter's birth and I have not regained feeling in my lower leg and foot. Have you recovered? If so, can you give me details of your recovery, such as signs and symptoms you experienced while recovering? Thanks.

 

Adamandy - March 26

I had my first baby in 1992 with an epidural and no issues. My second baby was in 1999 with an epidural and was laying on my back in the same position for 21 hours. After I had the baby and my epidural wore off I had severe pain in my heels and told the nurse about it and she looked at my heels and told me nothing was wrong. Well 15 years later it is still just as painful when I lay down and rest my heels in the same position they were in for 21 hours in labor. I can't sleep through the night without having to hang my heels off the side of the bed or put a pillow under my ankle so they are not resting on the bed. I have gone to several doctors and foot doctors and no one can tell me what is wrong. One doctor did say he thought it was probably that the epidural had settled in my feet but still couldn't tell me why it caused this pain or how to fix it I have come to the conclusion that this will be the rest of my life. I would not recommend an epidural after the pain I have had to live with or make sure you don't lay or sit in the exact same position for too many hours after having the epidural. I know for a fact this happened because of having the epidural because I never had this pain before but the doctors make you feel like you are crazy sometimes and that pain is all in my head. I wish I had an answer for why this happened or a way to make the pain to away.

 

Adamandy - March 26

I had my first baby in 1992 with an epidural and no issues. My second baby was in 1999 with an epidural and was laying on my back in the same position for 21 hours. After I had the baby and my epidural wore off I had severe pain in my heels and told the nurse about it and she looked at my heels and told me nothing was wrong. Well 15 years later it is still just as painful when I lay down and rest my heels in the same position they were in for 21 hours in labor. I can't sleep through the night without having to hang my heels off the side of the bed or put a pillow under my ankle so they are not resting on the bed. I have gone to several doctors and foot doctors and no one can tell me what is wrong. One doctor did say he thought it was probably that the epidural had settled in my feet but still couldn't tell me why it caused this pain or how to fix it I have come to the conclusion that this will be the rest of my life. I would not recommend an epidural after the pain I have had to live with or make sure you don't lay or sit in the exact same position for too many hours after having the epidural. I know for a fact this happened because of having the epidural because I never had this pain before but the doctors make you feel like you are crazy sometimes and that pain is all in my head. I wish I had an answer for why this happened or a way to make the pain to away.

 

Adamandy - March 26

I had my first baby in 1992 with an epidural and no issues. My second baby was in 1999 with an epidural and was laying on my back in the same position for 21 hours. After I had the baby and my epidural wore off I had severe pain in my heels and told the nurse about it and she looked at my heels and told me nothing was wrong. Well 15 years later it is still just as painful when I lay down and rest my heels in the same position they were in for 21 hours in labor. I can't sleep through the night without having to hang my heels off the side of the bed or put a pillow under my ankle so they are not resting on the bed. I have gone to several doctors and foot doctors and no one can tell me what is wrong. One doctor did say he thought it was probably that the epidural had settled in my feet but still couldn't tell me why it caused this pain or how to fix it I have come to the conclusion that this will be the rest of my life. I would not recommend an epidural after the pain I have had to live with or make sure you don't lay or sit in the exact same position for too many hours after having the epidural. I know for a fact this happened because of having the epidural because I never had this pain before but the doctors make you feel like you are crazy sometimes and that pain is all in my head. I wish I had an answer for why this happened or a way to make the pain to away.

 

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