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<p>I apologize in advance but I really need to vent right now. I am 12.5 weeks and I have been having pain in my R SI joint (hip ish area) for 3.5 weeks. It wasn't too bad until 2 weeks ago, then got very bad when I exacerbated it carrying my 4 year old. I had 1 very bad day then a dicey week while I managed to get a bored PA to help me limit my work hours and controlled it with chiro and massage.  Then I had a week that was very uncomfortable, but much better which gave me hope.  Then after my chiro appt on tuesday I managed to exacerbate it AGAIN ( by running 6 steps to make a bus).  Since then, the only time I have no pain is lying down.  I can walk no more than 10 steps before pain kicks in, and if I walk 50 steps or more, I start needing to meter my breathing and have on occasion started to cry.  As my job is fairly physical, I haven't been to work since tuesday and I am scheduled again tomorrow.   </p>
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<p>I saw the chiro and PT today.  They might be helping again.  Tylenol is, of course, useless, I am getting nothing done and just the thought of taking DD to and from preschool is overwhelming, though I keep doing it.  I feel so useless and scared right now.</p>
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<p>The thing is, I am no stranger to pain, but this one's new and I don't know the pattern yet, which is very scary.  I have to get back to work sometime. Grrrrrrr.</p>
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<p>Thanks for listening.</p>
 

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<p>(((((hugs))))))))))</p>
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<p>I'm sorry you are dealing with this.  I have a chronic pain/joint illness so sadly I can relate.  For me what seems to help the most if chiro/massage can't get something to stay in place, is to learn some targeted exercises to strengthen the muscles surrounding the painful area.</p>
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<p>hth's.. I know sometimes when we are in pain exercise is the last thing we'd want to do.. but it honestly has hugely reduced my level of pain.</p>
 

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<p>ugh. i dislocated my hip when i was a child and have had issues ever since. the last few weeks haven't been too bad, but i definitely can sympathize with you...i have exacerbated mine a few times doing ridiculous things like mopping or just laying the wrong way on the couch...i was in pain for a few weeks at one point. <3</p>
 

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<p>Thank you both.  I KNOW I'm not the only one with stuff like this but it gets so frustrating.  And yes I started PT yesterday and faithfully suffered  through the exercises this morning.  I am trying out going back to work today (for 4 hours) and thank god my schedule doesn't look too bad, so we'll se how it goes.  I am just praying that I can get it to abate to a manageable level soon.  </p>
 

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<p>I had SI joint pain before getting pregnant. I started exercising (running, specifically), and that's what caused it. It does really suck. I saw a PT for awhile, which helped, and I stopped running (obvs. not your issue, I know). The PT also gave me stretching exercises to do at home. It's been a lot better ever since. I've felt it occasionally since being pregnant, but so far, very intermittent and not as painful. </p>
 

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<p>Couldn't read and not send a hug.  During my last pregnancy, I had crazy lower back pain (my bum, really - not sciatic nerve, though, I think I just rally aggravated something) for about 6 weeks.  6 weeks is not a long time compared to people who live with chronic pain, I know, but after a few weeks I was so so so blue not knowing when I would feel some relief.  I hope you will have success with PT and chiropractic. *hug*</p>
 

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<p>I had minor SI joint pain with my last pg and it was actually my acupuncturist that melted it away in one session.  May be worth a try if your pt/chiro/massage only keeps it at bay temporarily.  Also a craniosacral therapist can work wonders, especially in the pool.</p>
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<p>Good luck getting through this!</p>
 

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<p>ohhhhhhh man i love craniosacral therapy!!!!!!!!!!</p>
 
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