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Last night was awful! I was up pretty much all night with BH contractions. It started right after dinner. I was just lying on the couch and all of a sudden my uterus just clamped down and it stayed that way for over a half hour. I was a little short of breath and just had a lot of tightness, mainly at the top of my uterus. It finally subsided but then started again within 45 minutes. So I decided to go to bed. I was freaking out because I really haven't had many BH contractions and I'm pretty sure they're supposed to come and go, not be constant. This was around 9:30-10:00. At 11:30 I was woken up by my uterus once again clamping down, so I got up and peed and got a drink. I was able to lie back down and go to sleep, but any time I moved to roll over it stimulated another contraction. Finally around 2:30 I got up and ate a little ice cream and had a small glass of milk because I think I've heard that calcium can help. I was able to go back to sleep and stayed asleep until about 4:30 before I had to hit the bathroom again and although I felt a little tightness, it was nowhere near as bad as it was earlier in the night. Thankfully they haven't returned this morning. I felt babies moving around and besides a little tightness in my back that passed after a few seconds I had no other symptoms.
I have an NST and an appointment with the nurse practitioner tomorrow, so I'll be talking to her about this. I wonder if I might have an irritable uterus? That's all Dr. Google came up with.
Has anyone else experienced a long contraction or tightening like that?
I have an irritable uterus -- and BHs make it 100 times more irritable in the sense that the BHs actually HURT. Today, i am VERY sore down low -- almost like a muscle is pulled -- but it's constant tightening instead.
Yup, I think I've been experiencing IU and it's not getting better since last weekend. Last night I was getting a little nervous because nothing was making them stop for like a few hours. It finally stopped when I fell asleep. I took a Caltrate calcium before bed (mainly for the reflux), which seems to help sooth the angry uterus just a bit. When the IU gets going though, everything makes it angry, not enough water, too much water, baby moving too much, full bladder or constipation, turning over, standing up too quick, walking..not fun!