Hi all, have a laparoscopy soon (no date yet...), it's my first one. I got a leaflet from the hospital which said that they will not provide a prescription for pain relief after the laparoscopy as all that should be necessary are 'simple pain relief' - paracetamol and ibuprofen, which can be bought. i can't take ibuprofen as it makes me sick (though mefanamic acid doesn't, weird, so i'd be stuck with just paracetamol as co-codamol completely knocks me out even if i take half of a single tablet! bit worried about this as i have heard that post-lap pain is pretty bad, i guess it depends on what they end up finding/doing, but i am concerned. how did you ladies find the pain? any ideas for pain relief/things that might help?