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Why is my SPD so bad this month?

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LilRedWG Wed 30-Jul-08 12:07:16

I have severe SPD when pregnant with DD (she's now two) and it took a while to recover from it. Since then it has revisited a little each month, just before my period (due to hormones I guess).

But this month it is really bad. I hasn't been this bad for over a year - why?

If anyone has any ideas/advice as to what has set it off, I'd be very grateful.

LilRedWG Wed 30-Jul-08 12:10:22

When I say really bad, I don't mean I'm back on crutches or in my wheelchair or anything, just that it bloody hurts!

whomovedmychocolate Wed 30-Jul-08 12:13:29

That's really interesting...did you have a caesarian by chance? Some people find that they develop a uterine or pelvic infection post partum and it can cause a long term form of arthritis which can affect the pelvis and which does flare up around menstruation.

BTW I only know about this because I've got a uterine infection and have been told if it's not sorted quickly I will get this myself which will be a severe PITA with several nippers to look about!

LilRedWG Wed 30-Jul-08 12:16:26

I did WMMC - do you have any links about it. I'm seeing the GP about something else on Friday so could go armed.

How are the little ones doing?

LilRedWG Wed 30-Jul-08 12:17:05

Although I didn't have any infection post-partum as far as I know.

whomovedmychocolate Thu 31-Jul-08 09:15:15

www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/23069029/

Reiter's syndrome is what you are looking for though. Apparently it can be caused by something as simple as the flu virus as well. Luckily there are some great arthritis drugs available these days so if it is that, there is treatment.

DD is fine, she has a cold.

DS is slightly jaundiced.

I have ficking childbed fever (bloody sodding NHS hospitals, never again grrr).

whomovedmychocolate Thu 31-Jul-08 09:16:52

BTW I thought it was normal to have bruising and a raised area following a caesarian - it turns out that's actually not all that normal and can indicate an infection, especially if the area feels hot and you have fever symptoms. Now everyone feels like crap after a cs so I'm not sure as you'd notice a mild infection, esp. as they can take up to six weeks to show up. hmm

Hope that helps!

LilRedWG Thu 31-Jul-08 10:44:08

Thanks WMMC, I'll mention it to the GP.

I'm sorry that you're feeling crud and that the DCs aren't feeling the greatest either. Plonk DS by the window and DD in front of a good DVD and then rest.

ellideb Thu 31-Jul-08 10:47:34

SPD (Ihave it too!) is made worse by carrying, lifting, general weight bearing, walking lots, standing on one leg and opening your legs so if you have done any of these more than usual then it may have flared up again, coupled with hormones. You should make an appointment with a physio.

LilRedWG Thu 31-Jul-08 11:07:57

I do do my physio when I remember, it looks like I'll have to do a lot more often

ellideb Thu 31-Jul-08 13:42:44

Just out of interest, what are the exercises you have been taught to do, wouldn't mind learning a few myself, maybe I can prevent it getting any worse!

LilRedWG Thu 31-Jul-08 17:17:19

Will try and find the sheets out and scan them in for you.

whomovedmychocolate Fri 01-Aug-08 09:31:17

www.familyosteopath.co.uk/html%20files/Exercise_Pelvic_Stabilisation.html Some exercises here.

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