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Aching damn sore hips........ can I cut them off yet - spd or something else??

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davidtennantsmistress Mon 01-Aug-11 08:00:04

basicallly, asked my M/W about it and it was brushed off as 'well what do you expect your hips are no longer alighned' ..... erm yes well I get that bit but....

i'm 37 weeks tomorrrow, I have arthritis in my si joints, this is no 2, I can't sleep on my back as I can't breath, I can barely breath anyways thanks to bloody hay fever, and such can only sleep on my sides as only place it's comfortable, accept it's not any more. they constantly ache now, it was only in the night but now it's all day as well, am up at night, even paracetomal isn't really touching it.

am getting incresingly worried about the labour part as this is the dull ache I remember from being in labour with DS.

baby is 3/5'th apparently. the bump doesn't ache, my back doesn't ache it's the side of my hips. sad

what can I do as I don't think I can take another 3 weeks of this at least esp with a 5.5 year old on holidays & me on maternity leave from Friday.

davidtennantsmistress Mon 01-Aug-11 08:01:39

(and aside from that DP & I are no longer able to be physical as the act is fine but then the hip aching is 1000 times worse after. sad, still guess getting to 36 w was a good achievement?) sorry just moaning & feeling sorry for myself.

somewherewest Mon 01-Aug-11 08:28:48

It sounds like your midwife is being a bit crap. I had pain in my hips from around 12 weeks (and am now 22 weeks). It got much worse very quickly so I booked myself in to see a GP, who diagnosed SPD straight away and referred for physio.

davidtennantsmistress Mon 01-Aug-11 10:20:16

how long did that take to come through?

somewherewest Mon 01-Aug-11 12:28:03

It took about three weeks, but that was largely because I'd booked two weeks away beginning just after I saw the GP (I live in Oxford btw). They wouldn't give me any stronger pain relief than paracetomal for safety reasons. The hip pain is mild most of the time but I have problems sleeping because lying on my side aggravates it. I've found that keeping standing and walking to a minimum during the day helps a lot at night. Other than that its just paracetomal and physio.

ShowOfHands Mon 01-Aug-11 12:31:01

Phone and ask if you can self refer to the pregnancy physio at your local hospital. I self referred and was seen within 2 days.

davidtennantsmistress Mon 01-Aug-11 12:40:08

thanks will do, i've just rung for a ring back this afternoon, however it's the new doctor who I don't fully trust (as he's not that much younger/older than me!) so will ask about self refferals, the belt's i've seen are literlally belts and just that but I need something to cover the top of my hips as it's getting silly now, I have some codine/paracetomal combined but don't think I can take it this late in the pregnancy.

davidtennantsmistress Mon 01-Aug-11 14:33:59

well the doctor wasn't v helpful - 2 parocetamal 4 times a day, hot bath & massage it - oh and asked when my baby was going to be born - if I bloody knew that i'd be better than septic smeg!!!

guess it will be the gym ball for me tonight then. sad

ShowOfHands Mon 01-Aug-11 15:28:08

You need to see a specialist. Paracetamol for crippling hip pain? You may as well tickle them with a bleeding feather. Any luck phoning for a referal?

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