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ive been having some huge hip and back problems with this pregnancy (not to mention the high risk with the iud issues) and now im pretty much unable to move. im seeing a chiro, and he has said im not allowed to sit, i should be using support to walk with, and to do this one exercise for my hips. he also suggested a bedpan or depends for bathroom since im having such a problem moving.<br><br>
im in tears! its so humiliating to be so immobile, i cant take care of my house and im ashamed to say my kids are living in front of the tv and eating lunchables. before i got pg we didnt even own a tv and we ate all organic or at least homemade food.<br><br>
and im in almost constant pain. i can sometimes get the position right and not hurt but if i move at all i cry out in pain. every time i turn over in bed i yelp in agony, and ive basically kicked my partner to the couch because i need so much freaking room in the bed to get even remotely comfortable.<br>
i dont know if im just venting or what, i just feel so alone and in pain and i just dont know how to make it through these last months-i am 24 weeks now and june feels soooo far away.<br><br>
pregnancy isnt joyous for me at all. im hurting and i feel so alone, i cant go anywhere or do anything. i dont have many friends close by, and my house is a mess anyway so having people come here is out. there is so much to do before the baby and i cant do any of it. my partner does what he can, he does a great job with laundry and stuff but he works long hours and i just feel at my wits end.<br><br>
any advice or ideas?<br><br>
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Hang in there mama!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
I really just wanted you to know that you are not alone.<br><br>
How far along are you? How old are your kids? Could they be mobilized to help in any way?<br><br>
Don't worry about the state of your house or what the kids are eating. When you are better, that stuff will improve again. In the meantime, do what you can to cope!<br><br>
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Hello-<br>
I would STRONGLY recommend finding a D.O.(doctor of osteopathy), who has the equivalent degree as an M.D.(i.e. they have done, med school, intern, residency) plus they have additional training on manipulation. If you find one that practices OMT (osteopathic manipulation therapy, Cranial Sacral specifically *** Make sure it is a D.O., there are many people out there who take weekend courses and then say they can do this and can really mess you up) A D.O. really should be able to help. Chiropractors can be good in some situations, however, no D.O. is ever going to tell you "you can't sit". A D.O. will treat your whole body and all the changes that are happening during your pregnancy (and there are many as you know). I did it through both of my pregnancies and will do it again with my 3rd and I was pretty much pain free, except for the occasional aches that go with getting larger and stretching of muscles.<br>
Please check into this, I think it would make a huge difference for you. The other benefit, you can usually find them that participate with your insurance because they are licensed state physicians. Check out this website and they should be able to help find one in your area. Good Luck!<br><a href="http://www.osteopathic.org" target="_blank">www.osteopathic.org</a>
 

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i would tell you OB you are having these problems....IMO 24 weeks is too early to be in this much pain!<br><br>
as far as your house see if you can get hubby to take a half day and clean it for you....tell him it would really make you feel better emotionally!
 

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Oh! I just wanted to send you a huge hug!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
Have you only seen the one chiro? I would definitely follow up on the PP's suggestions - a real osteopath, an OB (who can refer you to a specialist), another chiro. Someone has to be able to help. You cannot be in this much pain for another 16 weeks!<br><br>
I have had periodically debilitating pain in what I guess is my SI joint since week 7. Pain which also brings me to tears when it "catches." I often think, "If it hurts this bad now, how is it going to feel at 35 weeks?" So, I am following all the advice I gave you - exhausting every option possible until someone figures out a way to make this pain go away. I am sending you so much wonderful energy that you can figure out how to fix it!
 

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Huge hugs to you, mama!<br>
Be kind to yourself, don't worry about the lunchables & tv.. if you could do differently you would.. you just need to focus on healing yourself!<br><br>
I had this with my first pregnancy, it started around 34 weeks in just a week I was in the same shape... unable to walk or roll over. It was torture, so painful. It's called "pubis symphasis disorder". It didn't get better until well after the birth & I was still using a walker 4weeks postpartum. I didn't know to go to a chiropractor the ER kept telling me it was back labor or that I had "sciatica"... NObody had a clue what it was. Fortunately, I learned what it was 2 years later here on MDC. I'm going to try & find the thread that tipped me off & see if it is helpful to you.<br><br>
It was traumatic, really... when I look back at that time it was scary, bewildering & emotionally painful as well as gruelling.<br><br>
I've heard that you have a much greater chance of getting it in subsequent pregnancies. I'm hoping to avoid it this time by doing lots of pelvic tilts/rocks and finding a chiropractor that specializes in pregnant women. From the advice you've received it sounds like I should be looking for an osteopath, as well.<br><br>
Please keep us posted. I hope that you're able to get help and get it fast! If you ever need to talk to somebody, please PM me. Many more <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s.<br>
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<a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=305597&highlight=hip+pain" target="_blank">Here's</a> a link to that thread... there's a great link in post #19 that gives some advice... I need to read over it again, myself.<br><br>
Be well! Kelly
 

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let me clarify a couple of things-my ob is the one that sent me to the chiro-this chiro works with pregnant women only.<br><br>
while i do have pubic symphasis, my main problem is my right hip-the muscles have torn and sitting strains the tears and makes them worse-which is why im not supposed to be sitting. i also have previous back problems that i used to manage with meds, but i cant take them while pregnant, so with the hips and pelvis spreading, the muscle tears, and the pubic symphasis, its all causing me great pain.<br><br>
im going to try to go to the Y tomorrow, and see if floating in the pool for a bit will help. im not supposed to use my legs to swim though, so it will just be treading water for me.<br><br>
i see the chiro on tues, i may be getting a special support belt to wear to keep my hips in place. i can only hope it will help.<br><br>
thanks mamas.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> That sounds so rough, I'm sorry you're going through this. I want to echo what a previous poster said -- don't stress over your kids and house (easier said than done!). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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