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spd?

(9 Posts)
themumfairy Thu 20-Aug-15 09:17:19

I'm 16 weeks and have a awful pain right at the top of my thigh. it's almost as if it's in between my vagina and groin. it's like a grinding ache. it's there when I walk and I've caught myself walking and swinging my leg out to the side. it's even worse when I'm lay in bed which usually with backache once I lie down it eases, but not this.

could this be a symptom of spd?
this is baby #3 and all I had with my 2nd is a bit of sciatica which is nothing compared to this.
I struggled last night at work with sitting down and getting back up.
I'm going to ring midwife soon but I don't really explain it very well.
I've got ages yet and really wanted to stay at work until 36 week minimum.

LooksLikeImStuckHere Thu 20-Aug-15 09:19:04

Certainly sounds like it to me. Get a referral to a physio from your GP or Midwife.

You have my sympathy, I'm 31 weeks with SPD and it's fucking agony!

Skiptonlass Thu 20-Aug-15 11:26:56

Sounds like it. Get a referral for physio as soon as you can. There are excercises and supports that can help a bit but nothing really fixes it.

lookslike same here - 32 weeks and pretty much incapacitated sad

blondiejess1982 Thu 20-Aug-15 12:44:56

Sorry... What's SPD? X

LooksLikeImStuckHere Thu 20-Aug-15 13:29:56

SPD info from NHS

themumfairy Thu 20-Aug-15 15:15:34

thankyou all.
I really feel for you all, this is bad enough now so I have no idea how painful it is that far along.
I'm going to ring midwife but where I am I have to ring before 10am plus my midwife is on holiday.
I've got a consultant appt soon too so he might be more help

Frasras11 Thu 20-Aug-15 19:33:44

Sounds like what I have. Second baby and I've had it from 12 weeks. 29+4 now and I'm signed off work til may leave starts. Get to a physiology asap. Your midwife should be able to refer you to a women's physio. Good luck and hope it doesn't get too much worse x

sunshinemeg Thu 20-Aug-15 19:38:34

From experience make sure they are aware ASAP. I ended up on crutches in my first pregnancy due to spd, I'm already getting twinges now at 10 weeks hmm

CityDweller Thu 20-Aug-15 21:53:08

I had spd in my first pregnancy, have managed to keep it mostly at bay in my 2nd pregnancy (33 weeks currently). My advice:

- Get treated as soon as you can after noticing symptoms - treatment is key.
- If you can afford it, seek private treatment. NHS you often have to wait for ages and then the treatment is crap (in my experience).
- For immediate relief prior to treatment icing the painful area often helps. Ice for 15-ish mins at a time.
- Don't start wearing a support belt until you've sought treatment - as it can make it worse.
- Seek treatment from a physio or osteopath or chiropractor who is trained and experienced treating women in pregnancy
- Acupuncture can be very very good for helping manage the pain. Again, best to seek help from someone experienced treating in pregnancy
- It doesn't have to get worse as pregnancy progresses (mine didn't in 1st pregnancy)
- It's not always worse/ inevitable in future pregnancies (mine wasn't)
- Try not to read horror stories online about ending up on crutches/ in wheelchairs/ affected for life/ etc
- I'm happy to recommend names of people (in London) who've helped me in both pregnancies if you pm me.

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