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    I agree with the chiropractor suggestions. I was much the same as what you have described, as well as becoming paralysed with pain and unable to move if I dared lying on my back.
    I saw a chiropractor and it completely changed me. I even slept better!

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    I saw the physio at the hospital today, she taught me how to walk to properly support my pelvis, and how to sit and lie so I don't end up in agony.
    She also put a belt on me for a little while and it was CRAZY what a difference it made.
    She said you don't need a specialised physio belt and to just go buy a luggage strap to use.. So I'm going to send DP out to find one tomorrow.
    She's strapped my back from hip to hip (with about an a4 sized patch of sticky stuff, which is going to KILL coming off), to help hold everything in place while I get a hang of the walking etc.
    Just changing the way I'm walking is making a big difference. Getting TO the hospital I had to stop 4 times between the car and the clinic - on the way out I did the walk in one go without feeling like I was about to crack in half.
    She did say that my spine and pelvis were way out of whack though, so I'm glad I made enough of a huff to get the doctor to get the physio to see me.

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    Well the first night (last fri) sleeping in the position she taught me was a lifesaver.. had 7 hours that night! (as opposed to the 1-2 hours I had been getting).
    But since then.. the position I've been lying in to help my pelvis, has made my carpal tunnel flare up
    So for the past few nights I've started the night in the position to help my pelvis, then spent the rest of the night up with my whole hand and arm throbbing.. (regardless of what side i'm lying on).
    I've now got a brace for my wrist, so will see how that goes.

    So. Over. This. Pregnancy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielle13 View Post
    So. Over. This. Pregnancy!
    My friend and I had the same c-section date and both had severe SPD, we called it Liberty Day and had a countdown. I thought it would never come, I couldn't wait to have my body back.

    I found a lot of people had no clue about the pain I was in, nor my loathing of pregnancy.

    I still have a bit if pain from what the physio has said is permanent damage caused while pregnant, but post c-section I got up 6 hours after and felt a thousand times better. I think the pain having an obvious cause and being centralised in one spot helped.

    All the best with your next few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I found a lot of people had no clue about the pain I was in, nor my loathing of pregnancy.

    All the best with your next few weeks.
    Nope, no idea. It's so EXTREMELY frustrating each time the midwives say "welcome to late pregnancy" or "it's completely normal" etc etc.. I've been pregnant before, this isn't NORMAL! "Normal" isn't feeling like you could crack in half at any given time. "Normal" isn't having to lie in a position that hurts every single other part of your body, just so one part isn't excruciatingly painful for a few minutes.
    A midwife last week even suggested getting down into the "cat pose" to stretch myself out a bit... as that's what she used to do when she was pregnant .. yeah right, if I could even get down on the floor to start with, there's no way in the world I'd be able to get back up again!

    I'm counting down the days now (20 to go), and hoping like crazy this little guy decides to get things moving earlier.

    Thanks for the well wishes

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    I was lucky, our hospital is a teaching hospital. My Ob was a third year and watched me walk in and said 'SPD', he got me a referral to physio.

    The GP and were older and called it 'the aches and pains of pregnancy', I wanted to drive an axe into their pelvis to see if they still agreed with their diagnosis.

    It'll be a distant memory soon and your new baby will be worth every ache, I promise.

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    I had SPD from 13wks. The only thing that helped was the physio belt, panadeine forte & tramal & sleepers.

    I was like a little drug factory, it was horrible.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Opaque View Post
    I had SPD from 13wks. The only thing that helped was the physio belt, panadeine forte & tramal & sleepers.

    I was like a little drug factory, it was horrible.


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    I too had really bad spd and the only thing that worked for me was Panadol osteo, mersyndol at night to help with the pain and to also help me sleep and when it was really bad tramal!! I hated taking the pain killers but sometimes it was so bad that I would have done anything for a decent nights sleep and no pain!! Especially as I also had a 3yr old and 1 yr old to look after as well


 

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