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Crippling pain in hips, early pregnancy

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Nottalotta Sat 23-Jul-16 21:16:01

Pregnant with dc2, not sure how far along but 8weeks at a guess. Maybe a bit more. Last pregnancy I had hip pain very early on, mw was adamant it wasn't pregnancy related. For several weeks it affected me daily and I struggled to continue doing the things I had pre pregnancy.

This time, it is excruciating. It feels like someone is sticking a knife in my hip and buttock. Right one in particular but both affected. I couldnt get up from sitting on the bed earlier, and had been feeding ds who can't yet walk. I had to force myself, in agony, over to his cot holding his hand then waited a bit and listen him into the cot. It took me several attempts.

I'm seeing Mw on Thursday, but wondering about trying to see a Dr Monday. Worried they'll fob me off with 'its too early' again.

Any advice on how to manage the pain? And not make it worse?

Karmin Sat 23-Jul-16 23:48:22


Get to the physio and demand a referral they can help with crutches and support band.

Take a look at This Link for some helpful advice and support.

Speak to your GP about adequate pain relief, I am taking codeine and be prepared that you will need plenty of support and help (emotional as well as physical)

Keep your knees together and not past inline with your hips, small steps and think lady like movements, early repeated treatment is key

Nottalotta Sun 31-Jul-16 08:27:42

Thanks, sawmidwife Thursday, she has referred me for physio. Said it would take a few weeks which was OK as I had a couple of good days. Last night though, I couldn't turn over in bed, it was agony.

Not sure what, if any, painkillers I could are?

Nottalotta Sun 31-Jul-16 08:28:18

Sorry I see you are taking codeine. I will try and see gp this week.

Tangoandcreditcards Sun 31-Jul-16 08:31:57

Hi. Poor you. I had SPD (front of pelvic pain, mainly) with both pregnancies, starting as early as you in the second.

I didn't get the back/buttock pain you describe until much later (17-20 weeks?) but I was in so much pain I went to see a chiropractor (paid to go private, but at an NHS clinic) and they did a couple of stretches and sorted it right out in one session. The SPD (front of pelvis) pain endured throughout, but the "jabby stabbies" didn't come back.

Nottalotta Sun 31-Jul-16 09:25:18

Hi, it's awful isn't it? I was just reading the link above which mentions the sacroiliac joints, I had a problem with my left a few years ago, and it's the right that is more It does say the problem joint is often not the painful one, you get pain in the other as it compensates so that makes sense. I've been in tears this morning, hormones and pain and a very active 1 year old......

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