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Will docs extend sick note for hip/pelvis pain?

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ElleyBear13 Wed 27-May-15 09:34:46

Morning all!

Currently 28 weeks pregnant, after taking advice off MN I went to my GP regarding my pain/ pelvis pain since 9 weeks and I've been referred for physio on the 12th of June. I'm currently on sick for two weeks (end next friday) however I still cannot walk without my hips feeling like they're 'crunching' and im in agony if I walk down the stairs/bend/stand/walk. Alongside this I'm getting no sleep with being up with the pain.

My mat leave/holidays start on June 28th so I really don't have that long left but as I work in a shop/pharmacy we are constantly on our feet from 8.30 till 6, not including the 20 minute walk to/from the bus stop (which I have no idea how I'm going to do it!). Work have provided me with a stool to sit down when i need to, but currently I can't stand up for more than 2-3 minutes (I have a chair by the sink/cooker/shower) and if this was the case I wouldn't get any work done whatsoever.

I'm worried the doctors will of expected me to be better by the end of my sick note and it's getting worse the bigger I/baby gets.

Any advice?

coneywonder Wed 27-May-15 10:03:45

I kept asking for an extension I didn't always need an appointment for them to do it. If you tell them they are struggling they will not deny you the sick note. I had the last 6 weeks off before I took annual leave, still on that, my mat leave starts next week officially. spd is awful, mine died down but has come back full force now I'm 34 weeks. Hope you feel better soon x

coneywonder Wed 27-May-15 10:05:45

Oh and just from experience the nhs physio I saw was rubbish. Lovely woman but she taught me exercises I had looked up already. may I recommend a chiropractor that specialises in pregnant women? I have been seeing one since 16 weeks and she's been a god send z

ElleyBear13 Wed 27-May-15 10:12:18

Thank you! I'm going to give the surgery a ring next week, ill have a look for one of those as i keep reading nhs physios are useless (tbh my doctor said its just a normal complaint of pregnany and most folks get on with it- i felt like i was moaning but honestly i cant even go shopping for food!!) ugh thanks for your reply xx

HelenF350 Wed 27-May-15 10:16:47

I was off from about 26 weeks with the same thing. It's awful! I felt terrible but could barely sleep and was on crutches (still am at 35 weeks) but now on maternity leave.

coneywonder Wed 27-May-15 10:19:46

It's so frustrating that they say it's normal and you have to get on with it. Yes it may be normal but we shouldn't be made to get on with it. My chiropractor manipulates and aligns my pelvis and I have gone from having a 2 inch height difference in my hips to them being levelled out. I've also gone from not being able to walk and get up stairs to actually being able to do that! I'm not pain free obviously but she's made it so much better and it's so worth the money I have spent. Xx

Moreisnnogedag Wed 27-May-15 13:00:31

Ask for an SPD belt - it was a godsend for me.

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