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for what its worth - DH noticed the veins in my legs have gotten a lot more noticeable (darker), especially on the backs of my legs - behind my knees, back of thighs. I'm having calf pain right now - think I have a varicose vein there, and have for a couple years due to a lot of field work over the years. I spent a few hours walking around on concrete today in crappy shoes, which explains it. Maybe make sure you're wearing good, supportive shoes for a week or so?
I'm getting butt/thigh pain which is either sciatica returning from an old back injury, or possibly "pelvic girdle pain" as someone here suggested. Not related to the veins.
Not sure if thats at ALL helpful or not. Maybe some combination of weeding & normal physiological changes?
also - I spend a lot of time in "normal" life dealing with intense muscle pain & fatigue - and when I do something unusual, like a new, super-hard workout, it's not the day after that hurts the worst - it's usually the 2nd and 3rd day after that are the worst, and then it usually gradually gets better from there.
my abs have been sore since I got pregnant. Like I did a horrible ab workout. for 7 weeks now, continuously. tender to the touch, strained feeling. hurts to laugh, hurts to sit up. I think as our bodies adjust, the abs have to adjust, so maybe that explains that part?
Have you had a chance to put your feet up? Sometimes when I have a muscle pull, I'll wrap the thigh with an ace bandage, apply an ice pack and put my feet up for a while. It usually helps (sometimes I do that just so I can climb the stairs to go to bed/shower). but you can't wrap your butt, obviously... I've had to put a pillow under my feet on the coffee table - the hard edge is causing leg issues now.
Do NOT use 'Icy Hot' during pregnancy. I forgot how I learned that - maybe its on the label, but I was a little dismayed about that. "now how am I supposed to function?" was my reaction.
hopefully something in there will relieve you/help you find some physical comfort.