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Pain going down left leg

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Faggotsnpeas Wed 13-Jul-11 20:16:57

Not sure if this is health or pregnancy related. Just wondering if anyone has experienced anything like this. I am 26+4 pregnant and have started getting a pain in my left leg, mainly when I am in bed. I am only able to get comfortable sleeping on my left side, with the aid of a suppport pillow. But last night I struggled to get comfy. I woke up with a horrible shooting pain going down my leg, starting from my bum! It seemed to go on for hours, but once I was up and about I couldn't feel it anymore. However, this evening, since sitting down and relaxing I have noticed that my bum is starting to ache.

Any suggestions as to what it could be or could be causing it? I don't really want to see the doc as fear of wasting his time.

MoChan Wed 13-Jul-11 20:25:11

It sounds like sciatica. I got sciatica once during pregnancy and a couple of times during the first few months after.

Faggotsnpeas Wed 13-Jul-11 20:27:24

Was there anything that could be done about it MoChan?

wotabouttheworkers Wed 13-Jul-11 20:32:19

When he had sciatica my father used to sleep on a hard surface i.e. the floor but not good for pg woman. It might be sciatica or pelvic girdle pain - see article here
www.babycentre.co.uk/pregnancy/antenatalhealth/physicalhealth/sciatica/

Faggotsnpeas Wed 13-Jul-11 20:45:54

Thanks wotabout

thefirstMrsDeVere Wed 13-Jul-11 20:48:00

I had this with a couple of my pgs.

It did go, the moment I gave birth.

It was bliss.

Poor you, its horrible sad

Faggotsnpeas Wed 13-Jul-11 21:13:25

I do see a chiropractor regularly, so if this carries on I may mention it to her and see if there is anything she would reccomend. Its just tiring when you dont sleep well at night, then have a 3 year old to look after during the day, then have to work a few hours in the evening. Not that im complaining as I have a wonderfull hubby who helps an awful lot and a job that allows me to work evenings and weekends when my hubby is at home.

porcupine11 Wed 13-Jul-11 21:15:52

I'm sure your midwife or GP would be really understanding if you checked it with them, as shooting pain is also a sign of blood clots (not saying you might have one, just that it's reasonable to get such pains double checked!)

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