Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

Discussion in 'Second Trimester' started by -, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Has anyone else had this ? I'm only 13 weeks just and it's starting to get bad already where in the evening I can barely move or turn in bed. I wake up with locked hips and and crying in pain. I can't sleep because of it. Co-codomol isn't setlling it and I've still got to wait to see a physio. I saw GP yesterday and she said she would refer me but it can take up to 9 weeks.

    I was born with dislocated hips - both legs and not caught till I was 6 monthsso was quite severe and she said this could make SPD worse and why I have got it earlier than most SPD women. I thought it was normal 'stretching pains' of pregnancy but it's not and she told me it's only going to get worse. :cry: I've bloody had enough of being pregnant sometimes y'know :cry:
     
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    Skidoo Well-Known Member

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    No I haven't heard of it let alone experienced it - poor you!! Hope you find a way to relieve the pain.
     
  3. LouisecH

    LouisecH Well-Known Member

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    Hello Sami

    Glad you had a nice holiday!
    I think I've got this. My hips have started clicking horribly and by night time I can barely walk upstairs :( Sorry for self! I spoke to my midwife and she told me it was nothing to do with the pregnancy and I must have pulled a muscle, along with other useful advise like 'you can't miscarry without bleeeding' and 'no urine tests are needed until 5 months' :evil:
    Anyway I've complained about her and am hoping to change as soon as I get the info from the doctor.

    My sympathies are with you.
    Louise x
     
  4. Yvonne

    Yvonne Well-Known Member

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    hi sami, i have this, i had it with Amy from about 13 weeks, and i have it with this one and apparently it gets worse with each child you have!!!

    i konw how you feel with the pain, my hips get to the point where i cant walk because i get a bad pain shooting up my hip and my leg gives way!! you can buy support belts for when your bump gets big to take the strain off your hips.

    i am also waiting for physio, so we'll see how it goes- i just hope i dont have crutches!!

    :D :D :D :D
     
  5. Guest

    Hi Louise - I feel the same as you - by one doctor 2 weeks ago I was told it was just my muscles stretching and that it would go away - 2 weeks later it is worse and it's now called SPD! :roll:

    Amy's mum - I have read it can and sometimes doesn't get worse in the next pregnancy - I can't bare the thought of having another baby with all this that has happened :(

    I hate to keep moaning - but does pregnancy ever feel good? :(
     
  6. Blossom

    Blossom Well-Known Member

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    I had this and mine appeared round about 12 - 13 weeks. it's to do with a hormone called relaxin that causes the ligaments around your pelvis to soften. They need to soften to allow the uterus to grow, but some women get bad pains from the softening. Some get it quite mild and some end up on crutches.

    I think it takes slightly different forms with different people, so i can only tell you what helped me.

    I found it to be really really bad when I'd been on my feet a lot or doing any housework, so take it as easy as you can, no rushing about or mopping floors, vaccing etc.

    I also found sleeping really difficult because my hips ached. if i lay on one side, one hip would ache, so i'd turn over and the other would ache. lying on my back was really painful just next to my coccyx. I found that sleeping with a pillow between my legs helped, but some people find taht makes it worse.

    Another thing - try and not swivel your hips around - the less opening and closing of your legs and twisting about the better. In the car i put a plastic bag on the seat so i could turn my bum round easily, and put both legs out of the car together, sort of 'ladylike' style, if you know what i mean!! Same when your getting inn and out of bed, try and keep both legs together.

    Mine did improve as time went on - by 26 weeks it was still there, but was much more tolerable.

    I think swimming helped me a bit as well...

    hope some of that helps! :D

    xx
     
  7. Guest

    Thanks babe that is encouraging :) I hope I can ease it off - with laying in bed and hgips aching - I can relate to that exactly - it's horirble isn't it! I have to dose myself up on painkillers just to sleep now which obv isnt the best idea though :?

    Thanks hun x
     
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    sarahking Well-Known Member

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    Welcome back,glad you had a nice holiday although you sound as though you could do with another!!!

    xxxxxxxxxx
     
  9. Emansmom2005

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    Has anyone tried a Chiro?? I had severe Siatica ??SP with my first pregnancy. Severe pain shooting down the back of my leg causing my leg to give way. I finally broke down and tried the Chiro who said my hips were out of line causing pressure in my nerve. After 3 visits the pain was completely gone. I'm not really big on Chiros but at that point I was willing to try anything. Hope I don't experience this again but if i do I know who I'm going to see. Hope this helps let me know how it goes.
    PS it was also nice just to be able to lay on a table with a hole in the middle for my tummy. :)
    Shannon
     
  10. Guest

    Do you have to pay for them hun?
     
  11. Emansmom2005

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    I'm not sure about in the UK. I'm from the US and our insurance pays for each visit but we are charged as a specialist. For Primary Dr visits we have a $15 copay and ins covers the rest, for specialist it's a $30 copay which really isn't that bad when you are suffering. I would just call my insurance co. and find out what they would cover. Good luck :)
    Shannon
     
  12. Guest

    dont have insurane hun - bit of an alien thing to me!! thanks though xx
     
  13. LouisecH

    LouisecH Well-Known Member

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    I've been locked in a SPD grip since Friday. My 'hilarious' husband happily tells me I'm walking like a penguin (which to be honest I am :lol: ). I saw the hospital midwife on Friday and she told me that my community midwife was talking nonsense teling me it was too early for SPD. Waiting for physio now.
     
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    As you know babe I have suffered this since about week 17 but not long to go now, a belt really helps.

    Go to your Doc and get referred to physio and they will give you some help and advice, hopefully they will be nicer than the physio people I got !

    Here is a link to the official SPD webbie http://www.spd-uk.org/

    xxxxx
     
  15. Manda

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    I suffered a lot with aching hips and groin, it started at 8 weeks and it stopped when i was about 22 weeks, i found that a hot water bottle helped a lot.

    One of my mums friends had suffered with dislocated hips when she was younger and had had operations on her hips shes recently had a baby but they wouldn't allow here to carry beyond 36 weeks and she had to have a c section as they said they didn't think her hips could cope with giving birth, if you're not happy with what you've neen told try and see your gp and see what they say, they might also refer you to a chiropractor, if they do and you go nhs you wont have to pay, but i think if you go to a chiropractor on your own it only costs about 30 pounds anyway.

    Good luck
     
  16. Guest

    Has everyone lses got this bad this quick - 2 weeks ago I feel it starting to get a bit sore - but not often - last week it was getting difficult - this week especially in the last few days walking up stairs is becoming impossible and extremely painful - so is sleeping, moving rolling and even sitting for too long.

    I'm hoping Physio doesn't take that long. I only saw them a week ago so it could take another 3 weeks at least- but at this rate I won't be able to walk! Should I go back and see them? If I did would they be able to do anything other than say 'Keep taking painkillers'? (which I'm scared to do). I feel like my back is gonna break at any point and that all my bones are ceasing up yet the clicking makes it even worse. I'm at a loss here. I can't afford private so I'll have to wait.

    A very fed up and grumpy Sami.......... :roll:
     

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