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Is anyone else in agony from PGP/SPD?

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fourlegstwolegs Tue 15-Dec-15 15:47:39

It hurts! a LOT!
1) Pain across front of pelvic bone when trying to stand up or move after sitting (even for only 5 mins). When I get out of my car I have to support myself on the door/roof for a while till the pain subsides.
2) Sharp crippling pain in sacroiliac if lying down or sitting slightly slumped to either side. Can't walk till it eases.
3) Nerve pain down right leg triggered by standing still for more than 5/10 mins (ie cooking) or by walking any distance.

I'm having physio but the pain only lessens for 24 hours after the session and then comes back as bad as before. I think I am going to ask for a walking stick at the next session.

Is anyone else suffering? I've got about 6 weeks to go till d day and its getting worse. Very stressful!

Icklepickle101 Tue 15-Dec-15 16:48:38

I'm there with you!! 34 weeks tomorrow and it hurst to move but it also hurts to sit or lie down hmm

Hot water bottle, strong painkillers brew & flowers & chocolate for you xx

Icklepickle101 Tue 15-Dec-15 16:49:43

Just seen you were going to ask for a stick, are you on crutches? I know they are a pita but it gives you the option of using 1 if required or 2 when the pain is really bad and they have helped me (a bit)

FrancoisLaPrune Tue 15-Dec-15 16:59:09

If you can afford it try a chiropractor. I was suffering really badly, so much pain and discomfort I couldn't sleep. After two sessions with a chiropractor I am so much better, I have a very occasional twinge now but nothing like the agony I had before. Not entirely sure what he did to me but it involved some applying pressure at several points in the pelvic area and the pain relief was instant. Worth a try if the physio isn't helping

Hope you get some relief soon

TheTravellingLemon Tue 15-Dec-15 17:03:10

I was in agony. Basically unable to do much by the end if my pregnancy. Sleeping was impossible. Showering wad a huge chore. The good news is that six weeks later and I'm all back to normal. Hang in there smile

Brummiegirl15 Tue 15-Dec-15 20:02:22

Yes me!!! I'm 33 weeks and been given crutches and a tubigrip body bandage plus physiotherapy.

All sorted through my midwife. But also taking regular paracetamol and hot baths.

It's crap and I'm very very uncomfortable!!!

waxweasel Tue 15-Dec-15 20:12:11

Mine's just kicking in sad started twinging a few weeks ago then I really set it off last week running for a train. My osteopath managed to fix it on Thurs but it's creeping back now. I'm nowhere near as bad as you, but I'm only at 23 weeks - just want to be able to stay mobile as I also have a 2 yo to deal with!
Hope you get some relief soon x

fourlegstwolegs Tue 15-Dec-15 20:31:24

Oooh chiropractor is a good idea. I've got an almost 3yo as well and lifting him in and out of car, on and off loo etc not helping! Nights aren't great either, my hips really hurt at night. Hey, its worth it eventually when we get a little baby.
I had this with DS but not as bad and as soon as he was out, it was gone!

ccoleman90 Tue 15-Dec-15 22:25:30

I had SPD for around 30-35 weeks, and being a first time Mum I just thought it was part and parcel of pregnancy and never enquired about it. Luckily it did seem to clear up when baby dropped a little lower and other than a bit of back pain I've been fine since. Hopefully it gets better for you!

RainWildsGirl Wed 16-Dec-15 11:12:46

35 weeks here and I can barely move. I'm basically under house arrest. I can hardly walk, stairs are nearly impossible. I got more sleep with the previous DC as newborns than I get with the SPD. I have steps to get into the bath as I cant get my leg high enough to step over. I cant get into DH's car (4x4) as its too high. there is no way of sitting which is comfortable.

seeing MW on Monday and am going to ask for some crutches as I feel so unsteady on my feet I'm worried about my legs just giving out on me.

much worse this time than with previous pregnancies.

so you are definitely not alone!

JaniceJoplin Wed 16-Dec-15 11:30:28

I had this with my 2nd DC. It started again with 3rd pregnancy and at 12 weeks I went to a osteopath and had 4 sessions. I was pain free after the 2nd visit and have continued the pregnancy pain free. She diagnosed that I had a sort of injury that I must have got in the 2nd pregnancy (moving house / gardening I think) and that my hips were not aligned, one higher than the other. The pregnancy hormones were exacerbating what was already wrong. It was about £40 a session and worth every penny. I saw the NHS with my 2nd and they were useless, diagnosed nothing and only gave me verbal advice and a band to wear. They barely looked at me really.

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