So I've had back pain on and off my whole life, but lately, this pain in pregnancy is completely affecting all quality of life. I'm only 26 weeks today, and since Friday I haven't been able to do anything. Friday I couldn't walk from it, but yesterday and today I could get up, but I'm in pain no matter what I do. I can't drive, I can't sit up for long, I can't walk around for long at all. It's in my lower back, and comes around my hips and radiates into the hip/thigh joint. I have panadine, but when I took it yesterday, it did nothing. Heat packs don't help, hot showers with massage jet don't help, lying down helps my back but makes my hips ache worse.
I guess I'm just looking for anyone who is/has suffered the same and what you did? I don't have access to a bath - I have a pool, but it's dirty, and we don't have steps, so I'd do more damage getting out then if I just don't go in. I'm honestly just lying in bed crying all day since Friday. I have a huge week next week with a funeral to go to on Tuesday so I can't be bedbound.
I'll add, I don't have a hospital appointment until the 7th Feb, when I will be asking for a chiro/massage referral and possibly a belt of some sort, but that feels like it's ages away