Achy Joints / Limbs

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  1. Chezza

    Chezza Well-Known Member

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    Morning Ladies,

    I did post this in Postnatal, but there isn't as much traffic in there unfortunately...

    I have had really achy sore joints and limbs - especially my knees, since JJ was born. Some days it is worse and it feels like my knees could go from under me!

    Any similar experiences...? I had attempted a natural birth and failed...this resulted in numerous failed ventouse attempts and eventually an emergency c section, if any of that is relevant!

    Thanks in advance xxx
     
  2. kittyrooroo

    kittyrooroo Well-Known Member

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    I'm too scared to go in postnatal, I don't want reminding of labour!
    I still have achy knees, hips and sometimes ankles from birth! It was worse just after he was born but now at 8 months old they feel a lot stronger. A lot of walking has seemed to help.
    I had a natural birth but ended in theatre with forceps. I think it must be the anaesthetic!
    It does get better! Although my balance is terrible when I'm tired now too xxx
     
  3. CARNAT22

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    Hi hun,

    I posted something similar a while back

    http://www.pregnancyforum.co.uk/postnatal-questions/353150-partum-joint-pain.html

    For me it didn't start until I began exercising again.

    I couldn't find much online but the relaxin produced in pregnancy can remain for up to a year and it is pretty common to have some level of pain.

    If in any doubt please see your GP though.

    I am awaiting a diagnosis of something else now (foot issue - just wiaitng for a scan, which I think impacted on my joint pain)

    xxxxxxxx
     
  4. MrsT2011

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    I had the same, started in my knees then hips, elbows and shoulders. It went by the time B was six months but saw GP who said it was probably hormonal.
     
  5. Chezza

    Chezza Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much ladies! My GP said some level of "uncomfortable-ness" is natural...just never realised this was a side affect. The things us ladies go through! :wall2:

    Carnat - thanks for that link, will have a read :)

    xxxxx
     
  6. PyscoFalcon

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    I still have SPD now :(
     
  7. Emily0505

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    Totally normal hun, yet again its all superfun hormones to blame.

    Your body releases a hormone called relaxin in preparation for labour to help your pelvis to open when you give birth. However this will affect all your joints which can lead to feelings of weakness post partum.

    My kness were awful. I had to crawl over to the sofa or use something to pull me up as it felt like my knees wouldn't hold me up. It does pass though. My gp said to sit on a chair and then raise your legs out infront of you and hold it until you feel the burn in your thighs and that should help to tighten everything back up again.

    XX
     
  8. Chezza

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    Brilliant explanation Emily - thanks so much!! xxx
     
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    God, I've been all achey, especially my knees. I just put it down to changing my son on the floor and lugging around a really heavy baby all day!
     
  10. Chezza

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    I did too, to begin with...but just recently my knees and right elbow have been really bad and when I have been walking down the stairs, I've actually felt like my knees could give way so easily - not good when I'm carrying JJ! I have trouble getting off the sofa too - feel like an old woman :-(

    I thought going through labour would have been the last of the pain...no such luck apparently! xx
     

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