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Nottalotta Sat 20-Aug-16 19:53:27

I have been in real pain someday, in my hips. Spoke to midwife who referred me for physio, got a very quick appointment.

However, on the day, little to no pain. Have to do a buttock stretch (tight muscle) and an exercise to loosen my pelvis (also tight)

She said she'd keep meas an open case and if it worsened to phone and I'd get another appointment.

Today it is agony. But if I phone Monday it's likely to be fine, and whenever I phone, by the time an appointment comes round it may be fine again.

Really not sure what I'm supposed to do, I have another 5-6 months of this ahead of me, and an almost walking 1 yr old.

Any suggestions? (currently unable to get up off the floor where I've been sitting next to ds cot)

DesignedForLife Sat 20-Aug-16 20:49:28

The next day after a physio session can be more painful, as whatever they did takes effect. Try to rest and keep your legs together, warm bath, and see if you feel better tomorrow.

Sympathies, I've been suffering since about 16 weeks, and it's not fun!

Nottalotta Sat 20-Aug-16 21:22:08

Thanks, unfortunately she didn't do a lot as I really wasnt suffering and it's hard to pin point the pain when it's not happening. Also, it was over a week ago so not related.

I'm concerned as I had it very early in pregnancy last time, and it's early again this time but much much worse.

milkjetmum Sat 20-Aug-16 21:26:39

For me the key was to avoid standing on one keg at any time and as pp said keep knees together . Eg getting out of car, swivel both legs out together. No standing on one leg to put on socks or shoes. Sleep with pillow between knees so you can squeeze together as you roll over. Those little things made a huge difference for me

milkjetmum Sat 20-Aug-16 21:27:16

*leg not keg!

nuggles Sat 20-Aug-16 22:24:21

I tried both physio and acupuncture for spd and sciatica and found it didn't really lessen the pain.

Highly recommend maternity reflexology - my reflexologist has literally halved the pain and sciatica has pretty much gone. Doesn't work for everyone but might be worth a go

Nottalotta Mon 22-Aug-16 07:53:51

Thanks, I am avoiding standing on one leg, crossing legs etc. The last two days though in the afternoon I have really struggled. Saturday I took (drove) ds to a park, got the, git him in pushchair and literally couldn't move. Took me about half an hourly do a 5 minute walk. Same again yesterday at a supermarket.

Will phone physio back but concerned that I'll be pain free when I get an appointment.

Will look into reflexology. I had physio for a sacroiliac problem before and it really dud nothing so nit feeling confident.

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