Epidural side effects?

I had my baby three days ago and have experienced my 20/20 vision has become very, very fuzzy. This is my second time giving birth and my first time getting the epidural. I also noticed that my right foot and ankle are still swollen and I get terrible headaches. Has anyone had these side effects or know if they are side effects of the epidural?

Written By Evie Neumann

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  • conservativeview January 17, 2009, 12:42 am

    I have had an epidural with all three births so far and plan on having one soon. You can get the spinal headaches which shoot up the back of your head afterwards if the epidural was placed a certain way, but the rest doesnt' sound epidural-related. Especially the swollen foot and ankle. I would say that that would proably be from the extra IV fluids, which I'm sure you had if you had an epidural. I always have very swollen feet, hands, and face from the fluids.
    The vision problems could just be from the stress your body has undergone and might be your body calling for rest, but that one I would definitely call your doctor about to make sure!
    Congratulations on your new baby!