agonising back pain

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  1. Suzie and Faith

    Suzie and Faith Well-Known Member

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    Hey,
    For the past few days i've had a sore back but it's just getting worse. I can't find a single comfy position, walking hurts, sitting hurts, laying on my side hurts. Laying on my back is most comfy (kinda half propped up) but i'm worried it'l hurt baby :(
    I've got a midwife app tomorrow (a routine one) so i'll mention it then but i don't see what she can do, i feel a bit bed bound!

    I've tried a warm bath, any other ideas?
     
  2. lfc_sarah

    lfc_sarah Well-Known Member

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    Ive suffering a bit with back pain!
    I hope it doesn't get too much worse!!
    Its horrid..
    I just get the boyfriend to give me massages though ha :dance:
     
  3. sarafet

    sarafet Well-Known Member

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    i've had this too hun, it's horrible :(

    take paracetamol if you need to, also use a hot water bottle for a bit, i found it helps to soothe it for a while. my m/w said it's fine to use one as long as your not using it constantly on your tummy.

    :hug: :hug:
     
  4. Geordie&Bairn

    Geordie&Bairn Well-Known Member

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    AH hon sorry to hear your back is hurting
    Yes def get you hubby to give you a back rub love
    Ive had a few day where the bump feels very heavy and my back kills i end up pacing with it.
    I found a long shower helped me.
    I hope your midwife can give you some better advice.
    Goodluck tommorow
    Hug :hug: From me
     
  5. 1sttimemum

    1sttimemum Well-Known Member

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    ive had bad back ache since i got preg, think its cos of the anterior placenta i have!!

    Baby pushing on my back
     
  6. kalia

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    Don't worry about lying on your back hurting your baby - I had an antenatal class with the physiotherapist and she said it is OK to lie on your back. I can't remember exactly, but basically you would feel rubbish (was it numbness or something else? ) from it long before it was having serious effect on you. Or something like that. I'm sorry, my preganancy brain only keeps the occasional bit of information now :( But I clearly remember her saying it was OK to lie on your back because I was very relieved as I prefer to lie on my back in the evening.
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  7. Suzie and Faith

    Suzie and Faith Well-Known Member

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    Hey, thanks guys :)
    Midwife said it sounded like sciatica and she told me to make an appointment with the gp - which i've made for thursday, and he should be able to confirm that and prescribe me some painkillers.
    She also said if it still hurt in a few weeks then she'd fast track refer me to physio -which is all good :)
    until then i've been told to take paracetemol and have warm baths :)

    I didn't sleep very well last night and i did end up laying on my back so i'm glad to hear it doesn't cause any probs!
     
  8. Bee

    Bee Well-Known Member

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    I sleep on my back and I don't have any problems - I think it can cause numbness when u are bigger as your circulation is restricted.

    I have a killer sore back just now cos of the cold and lying on my back is the only thing that makes it feel better.
     

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