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April 23rd, 2009, 12:01 PM
Danielley08's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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So I fnally gave in and called my doc...I've been having problems with my sciatic nerve for a few weeks now...I sit at a desk all day at work and if I don't get up and move around every 15-30 mins or so my hip gets so sore that when I stand up I can't put any weight on it without it giving out...

So she is doing multiple things...she is giving me Flexiril (Cat B ) to take at night time...its a muscle relaxer and she said that it should help me get some sleep...she is also giving me a belly-belt...I'm not really looking forward to that, but she said it will help with my lower back...(and I'm only getting bigger from here!!)...and finally she is going to put in a referral for me to see either a chiropracter or physical therapist...more than likely the PT...

So...hopefully as things progress my sciatica won't get much worse...I just hate feeling like an old woman everytime I try to stand up...and I REALLY hate waddling...

I've also started with annoying BH cxs...I'm getting 2 maybe 3 an hour...they don't hurt...just uncomfortable...(I mean cmon...you try to function with your entire abdomen tightened into a ball...)...as for those she said just to watch them and make sure I don't have more than 6 in an hour and they don't start to hurt...but to be honest my hips hurt so bad I don't think anything could compare to it right now...

Alrighty...enough whining from me! Your turn!!

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April 23rd, 2009, 12:10 PM
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I get bad sciatica too. Towards the end of Tanith's pg I had to hold onto something when I stood up to make sure I didn't fall down if my leg decided it didn't want to work, and sometimes while I was walking. Yuck! I feel your pain! And I got a belly belt, they are actually quite wonderful! This time my massage therapist friend lives in town and has offered her services!

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April 23rd, 2009, 12:25 PM
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aww Danielle that does suck...Flexiril's good stuff though hopefully it'll make you feel better soon! And if PT = back massages...then it's all good

I'll add to your whine...my back started hurting a couple of weeks ago - how is that even possible as early as i am in this pregnancy??? i plan to ask my OB tomorrow...

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April 23rd, 2009, 12:26 PM
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I hope they can do something to help Danielle! KUP

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April 23rd, 2009, 05:40 PM
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ohhh, I'm so sorry you are in pain!!! I hope the meds work for you and you get a bit more comfortable!!! Whine away anytime....we understand!
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April 23rd, 2009, 05:41 PM
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I had it bad too, but in my case the doctor didn't do anything about it
I can't believe you are 24 weeks!

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April 23rd, 2009, 10:28 PM
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sciatica is horrible ! I have had it for years...UGH

Try sleeping on your side with a pillow between your knees, it sometimes helps take that pressure off. see if you can get a lumbar support pillow too, it really helps!

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April 24th, 2009, 12:22 PM
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Ouch, that does not sound good. Hopefully the belt and PT will do the trick.

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April 24th, 2009, 03:21 PM
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I hope you get some relief, Danielle! I have a bad hip (sound like I'm 80 yrs old, don't I) so I know your pain! Hit DH up for lots of massages!

Lara, I always have back pain in early pregnancy. It is a common symptom. I know, not a lot of help, am I?

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