I'm a mom of two...my youngest is now 7 months. I had an epidural during my first labor & delivery over 3 years ago with no complications other than initial nausea & itchy skin for a day or 2 after. This time was completely different and absolutely miserable. The epidural numbed my left side more than the right. I had injection sight pain & bruising for about 2 weeks after (had NO bruising the first time). I have also had injection sight sensitivity ever since...it feels like it is still bruised. I frequently feel shooting pains that travel up my spine to the base of my neck and have also developed migraine headaches. The shooting pain also occasionally radiates down my legs & sciatic nerve. The back pain is now becoming constant and unbearable. I am a teacher & am starting to have difficulty standing all day.
Is there anyone else out there with a similar experience? I have been told by some (not medical professionals) that it's probably not entirely related to the epidural, but I'm not so sure I believe that. Not sure if I should try a chiropractor or medical doctor? Advice is welcome!!!