Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
See it ALL the time in my office. Also, men who gain a lot of weight around the middle or someone who works in a profession that requires them to wear a tool belt or heavy object around their waist (police officer, construction worker, etc.).
If (and a big IF b/c obviously I'm not physically seeing you in person) it is what I think it might be, its called meralgia peresthetica. It can present as pain in that area or numbness. In your case, its pain and I know exactly what you mean about the "twang" feeling!
Again, I would suggest a chiropractor. There obviously isn't much you can do about your expanding belly (or at least not until the baby comes). When someone comes into the office who can change either their weight or their occupational hazard, I'll bring it up (tactfully - its hard to tell someone they are in pain b/c they gained too much weight!) but with pregnant women it can be helped with regular adjustments OR you'll just have to wait it out. Stretching might help but again, its a nerve that is being affected so most likely, it will continue until the weight comes off post-baby.
If I can be of any more help, let me know. I don't know many chiropractors down under (although they do exist) but if you'd like I can try to do a search for a respectable one.
Good luck with the dressing thing, that's got to be tough. I can only imagine how much fun it must be to try to shave your legs in the shower right now! LOL....