Mothering Forums - Reply to Topic

Thread: Symptoms!!!!! Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
Today 12:37 PM
Valerie11 This morning my daughter is looking at the box that the yoga/exercise ball came in and she said to me, "Mom! It says it's not for pregnant women!" I laughed and told her that I'm not using it the way the man on the box is. I think resting and time is helping the SPD. Feels much better today than the last three days.
Yesterday 10:09 AM
Valerie11 This PSD is out of control. It seems like when I do the exercises, it gets better, then I walk around, walk up or down the stairs, and it's right back to very bad. And mostly on the left side. I will mention it to the chiropractor in a couple of weeks if I make it to then. And the OB apppointment is around the same time, so I will also mention it there (not that they can do anything about it).
10-18-2014 04:22 PM
DuchessTergie That video shows what my PT has me do for my PSD. It also helps when my SI joint gets wonky (if it isn't the front, it is the back with me). The exercise RikkiJean mentioned really helps, too, but I tie a scarf or blanket around my knees because I don't have anyone here to help give resistance. I alternate between the two exercises, plus lots of pelvic rocking on my hands and knees until I get relief. Some days I feel the joint pop right away, other days I have to try my routine a few times throughout the day. I also do figure 8s with my hips on a stability ball. That helps move things into the right place.

Valerie, pushing is such a killer. My pelvis aches after we do our walk to the park because DD needs the stroller for that long of a walk. The stoller, and my daughter, are not very heavy, but it is a factor. I can't wait until DH is home so I can walk by myself. Thankfully my pelvis isn't in nearly as bad of shape this pregnancy.

I love Katy Bowman and could literally spend hours on her site-- it is really informative in regards to biomechanics and she has a lot of info specifically for women and pregnancy.
http://www.katysays.com/category/pelvic-floor-stuffs/
10-18-2014 03:41 PM
murrelet I just found this youtube video showing something similar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVW7lalrwxE

I'm going to try it tonight
10-18-2014 03:36 PM
jodieanneanton
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rikki Jean View Post
@Valerie11 , there is a really simple chiropractic adjustment that helps with SPD, and you can do it at home. Do you know about it? You lay on your back with your knees up, and you have someone try to pry your knees apart, while you hold strong to keep them together. You do that a few times. You likely won't feel anything pop back into place, but it will help.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Thanks for this. I will try it tonight. My pubic bone pain is getting really bad. I was walking up hills today and OUCH! After 15 minutes, I had to sit because of the Pubic bone pain!!!
10-18-2014 02:37 PM
Valerie11 We just tried it a couple of times and I think it did help a little bit. I will keep trying it. Thanks Rikki Jean.
10-18-2014 01:32 PM
Rikki Jean @Valerie11 , there is a really simple chiropractic adjustment that helps with SPD, and you can do it at home. Do you know about it? You lay on your back with your knees up, and you have someone try to pry your knees apart, while you hold strong to keep them together. You do that a few times. You likely won't feel anything pop back into place, but it will help.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
10-18-2014 06:55 AM
Valerie11 My pubic pain is pretty bad by the end of the day, especially on my left side. Last night something must have shifted for a moment, because it hurt so bad I actually yelped. But it's better this morning. It's getting a little colder here, hopefully not much mowing left to do this year. I got out the mower on Wed or Thurs (can't remember which) and for the last two days I've been falling asleep whenever I sit down. I thought that since it's a self-propelled mower that it would be fine. I just walk behind it. But all the walking and edging with the weed whacker and sweeping up the grass clipping that get on the sidewalk... it was all just too much for one day and it caught up with me. I guess I'm done with it until next year. And if it needs mowed again, I'll just have to get my husband to do it. He probably would have been doing it, but I insist on doing it because it gets me exercise and I get to wear the headphones and listen to my music. Anyway, I'm getting one of those yoga/balance/exercise balls today. I will let you all know if it helped any with the pubic bone pain.
10-18-2014 05:03 AM
TeeThatsMe YUP. I've done that twice in the past month, for the first times ever. Do Not Want.

My husband referred to the Supreme Court Justice the other day as Elena Kegel, so now all I can do is laugh--peeing on yourself? Do more Kagans!
10-17-2014 08:10 PM
Rikki Jean
Quote:
Originally Posted by luckiest View Post
Well I just sneezed and peed on myself for the first time ever. So that's fun.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Oh man, I remember the first time that happened to me. It was funny and sad at the same time!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
10-17-2014 07:16 PM
luckiest Well I just sneezed and peed on myself for the first time ever. So that's fun.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
10-15-2014 10:45 AM
DuchessTergie
Quote:
Originally Posted by murrelet View Post
So my pubic bone pain is not really getting better, but I've realized it's worse after a day at work, and gets better by the end of the weekend. It's probably my work chair... Sigh. Does anyone think a yoga ball would help with pubic bone pain or are they more for back pain?
The ball helps my pubic pain. Maybe it distributes pressure differently? What works for one does not work for all, but they're pretty cheap and may be worth a try.
10-15-2014 09:58 AM
murrelet So my pubic bone pain is not really getting better, but I've realized it's worse after a day at work, and gets better by the end of the weekend. It's probably my work chair... Sigh. Does anyone think a yoga ball would help with pubic bone pain or are they more for back pain?
10-15-2014 09:39 AM
DuchessTergie I forgot about this symptom entirely, but my days of extra slow peeing have returned. And my pregnancy gait is back. I don't waddle, but I can feel how my center of gravity has shifted and I'm compensating with my posture. I bumped the lady at UPS with my bump yesterday. It was awkward for me but she was a sweetheart about it.
10-11-2014 01:33 PM
Rikki Jean Thanks, ladies. I appreciate the hugs and support!

I do feel like a big whiner. I'm not very positive at all this pg, which is unlike me. I actually started putting the pieces together last night, and I'm pretty sure I have prenatal depression. I'm going to talk to my mw about it this week. I will go start a new thread about it, too...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valerie11 View Post
I'm sorry to hear about the sciatica Rikki Jean. Have you tried any support type garments to help take the tension off your back? I can't tell you for sure that it would help, I haven't had sciatica since my first pregnancy, but if I did get it again that's what I would try.

Most of the time, I'm wearing a splint for my diastasis recti, which is helpful. I do have one of those pregnancy belt things that holds up my belly, puts pressure on vulvar variscosities (another wonderful thing I deal with), and crosses on my back, but I haven't worn it yet this time. It's not the most comfortable thing, and I think my splint does more for me, as my weak core is probably to blame for a lot of my issues.

I just realized that I haven't had ongoing sciatic pain since Monday. Hooray! I've had it here and there, and sometimes, if I step just right, I will get a killer pain, but I immediately do a hamstring stretch with my butt sticking out, and it makes a huge difference.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cagnew View Post
Rikki: I feel your pain. Literally Went to the dentist this morning and laying in that chair on my back was awful. If I relaxed at all I would get little shots of lightening-like pain. No fun! I was hoping to go to the chiro this morning but DH ended up having to work.

What is your sciatica like? When I am pregnant, mine is like shots of pain going down my leg. I had it non-pregnant once and it was constant pain and pulling all the way down my legs. Tell you the truth, I'm not sure which was worse!

Oh, that's horrible! I hope you can get to the chiro soon!

I think mine is a combination of what you've experienced. Mostly, it's the pain shooting all the way to my toes, but when it bothers me while I'm trying to sleep, it's the pulling pain.

Quote:
Originally Posted by boscopup View Post
I am not looking forward to going to the dentist at the end of the month. Not only will lying in the chair be painful, but my hypertension medication makes my gums bleed more than normal. It's going to be a blood bath when they clean my teeth.





Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
10-11-2014 09:56 AM
boscopup I am not looking forward to going to the dentist at the end of the month. Not only will lying in the chair be painful, but my hypertension medication makes my gums bleed more than normal. It's going to be a blood bath when they clean my teeth.
10-11-2014 07:49 AM
cagnew Rikki: I feel your pain. Literally Went to the dentist this morning and laying in that chair on my back was awful. If I relaxed at all I would get little shots of lightening-like pain. No fun! I was hoping to go to the chiro this morning but DH ended up having to work.

What is your sciatica like? When I am pregnant, mine is like shots of pain going down my leg. I had it non-pregnant once and it was constant pain and pulling all the way down my legs. Tell you the truth, I'm not sure which was worse!
10-10-2014 04:57 PM
tracyamber @Rikki Jean
Hugs!!!!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
10-10-2014 04:12 PM
tracyamber
Quote:
Originally Posted by luckiest View Post
The magnesium from Epsom salts is sometimes helpful, but it's a form of magnesium that is excreted REALLY quickly in urine. I can't remember the different names offhand, but there's a difference between Epsom salts (mag...citrate? Sulfate?) and the kind of mag in sprays and the ancient minerals mag flakes.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I think it's sulfate.
I make the mag oil from the flakes. It's really easy and so helpful.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
10-10-2014 01:02 PM
Valerie11 I'm sorry to hear about the sciatica Rikki Jean. Have you tried any support type garments to help take the tension off your back? I can't tell you for sure that it would help, I haven't had sciatica since my first pregnancy, but if I did get it again that's what I would try.
10-10-2014 11:58 AM
Rikki Jean
Symptoms!!!!!

I'm an emotional wreck. I'm crying so much.

My sciatica has been brutal, but it's getting better. I'm doing lots of stretching and arnica, and seeing my chiro every two weeks. A couple of times, I've had to go back in within a few days, but this week's adjustment seems to have mostly held, although I didn't feel significant relief until the next day.

I've reached the wonderful stage of being in obvious need of food, but feeling like nothing sounds good. Eating feels like a chore. I know I probably need to up my protein, which might be part of the problem.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
10-10-2014 11:50 AM
luckiest
Quote:
Originally Posted by Valerie11 View Post
I've tried epsom salt baths and it (magnesium) doesn't help the RLS. I'm going to look into iron supplements this weekend when I'm out getting groceries. It won't hit me until right before my body is ready for sleep, and then it's just there suddenly. I try to ignore it, but it is definitely a physical sensation, like an itch that just needs scratching; it's this jittery feeling and then my leg needs to move. So I will move it, bend it, shake it, stretch it, and it's better for a few more seconds before I get that feeling again. Last pregnancy, my husband said by the end my legs were moving while I was sleeping! That's hard to believe, but at least I didn't wake up. That part is nice.

I didn't have this with the first two pregnancies, but I started those very thin. I started this one and the last one overweight, and that is supposed to add to the likelihood that you have pregnancy-induced RLS.

The magnesium from Epsom salts is sometimes helpful, but it's a form of magnesium that is excreted REALLY quickly in urine. I can't remember the different names offhand, but there's a difference between Epsom salts (mag...citrate? Sulfate?) and the kind of mag in sprays and the ancient minerals mag flakes.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
10-10-2014 09:19 AM
Valerie11 I've tried epsom salt baths and it (magnesium) doesn't help the RLS. I'm going to look into iron supplements this weekend when I'm out getting groceries. It won't hit me until right before my body is ready for sleep, and then it's just there suddenly. I try to ignore it, but it is definitely a physical sensation, like an itch that just needs scratching; it's this jittery feeling and then my leg needs to move. So I will move it, bend it, shake it, stretch it, and it's better for a few more seconds before I get that feeling again. Last pregnancy, my husband said by the end my legs were moving while I was sleeping! That's hard to believe, but at least I didn't wake up. That part is nice.

I didn't have this with the first two pregnancies, but I started those very thin. I started this one and the last one overweight, and that is supposed to add to the likelihood that you have pregnancy-induced RLS.
10-10-2014 09:07 AM
sarahknavy I.just.can't.breathe!!!


Good news is! I finally did the work to get my mouth guard so hopefully the migraines and morning vomit will be controlled by the end of the month.
10-10-2014 08:56 AM
alivewithyou Nauseous today and a pretty decent headache. feels like I have growing pains all around my belly. Not feeling little girl kick as often as I would like so I'm just feeling pretty bummed out in general.
10-10-2014 06:51 AM
dentonmidwife I have been having something similar to RLS, but it happens when I am awake. I just spray my magnesium oil on my legs and it stops. I woke up with acid reflux in the middle of the night. I have not had that happen in almost 10 years. I am also starting to feel like a wishbone being pulled apart already.
10-10-2014 06:07 AM
boscopup My hips started hurting at night this week. I put a pillow between my legs, but even with that, they're sore in the morning. Also had wicked restless legs one night, so the next night I took 2 tbsp of liquid cal/mag right before bed, and that helped.

Belly definitely needs pillow support now when lying on my side.
10-10-2014 06:03 AM
cagnew In the last two days, I have officially become pregnant... haha. The honeymoon is apparently over and I'm on the slow (hopefully) downward spiral that I've been expecting. My belly feels heavy. I'm sore around the outer bottom half of my belly. Sweeping the floor and doing the dishes is starting to hurt my back a bit. It's still tolerable at this point, but it's definitely here.

Time to get down to business planning how to help myself! I'm going to try to go to the chiro tomorrow, and talk to DH about setting aside money for a massage therapist. I'm going to make a list of things the kids can do to help me- like pull the clothes out of the washer and dryer for me so I don't have to bend over, and my 7 year old can help me pick up the 19 month old out of the tub and bed. The 7 year old has been begging to do dishes and other "big girl" things, and I might allow her to do that from time to time too. DH is willing to help more often as well.

I'm going to go down fighting this time!

Other than all that, I'm still having some insomnia. I wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall back asleep for a couple of hours. Last night was pretty bad.
10-09-2014 08:32 PM
tracyamber @Valerie11
Sorry you had hb all night. Hope not again tonight.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
10-09-2014 05:18 PM
jodieanneanton @Valerie11 . I *sort of* get it... but not as bad as true RLS. Just a weird feeling like my legs need to be scratched or something. I can't take care of it myself, but if I have DH do a light touch massage, it goes away. I honestly think mine is just the increased blood flow making me feel weird.
This thread has more than 30 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off