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Constant dull cramping uterus area

(16 Posts)
OnNaturesCourse Sun 26-Mar-17 18:15:16

Im 4+5 and for the past week ive had on/off cramps. A scan at EPU showed a sac and my HCG is doing what it should but since yesterday the cramps have been constant and woke me from my sleep last night. Paracetamol has been my saviour but im not keen on just continually taking these. Ive also got the same low back ache i usually get on the 1st day of my period. Its exhausting to be in constant discomfort. Does anyone have experience of this or have any pain relief ideas? I keep getting reassured its all "normal" but if it continues ill not be able to sit in the office for 8 hours tomorrow, or get a decent sleep.

picklemepopcorn Sun 26-Mar-17 18:39:01

You might need a sick day, can you take one? Sit with your feet up? When were you last reassured it is normal?

OnNaturesCourse Sun 26-Mar-17 18:46:07

Friday. Unfortunately due to a life long health issue I've used over my sick allowances, and work don't know I'm pregnant so wouldn't be understanding especially with a Monday sick day!

picklemepopcorn Sun 26-Mar-17 19:12:03

That's rough. I suppose you have to turn up and do your best. I have no medical knowledge to advise how best to manage, but a shed load of empathy. Hope you feel better soon.

OnNaturesCourse Sun 26-Mar-17 19:58:16

Thank you, I might look into booking holidays. I've got a scan on Wednesday due to the pain n pink discharge xx

OnNaturesCourse Sun 26-Mar-17 19:58:18

Thank you, I might look into booking holidays. I've got a scan on Wednesday due to the pain n pink discharge xx

picklemepopcorn Sun 26-Mar-17 22:05:01

Sounds like a plan. It's a crap situation, when it's too early to tell anyone.

OnNaturesCourse Mon 27-Mar-17 00:49:54

Yeah, gonna need to tell my work soon tho I guess as I've got early scans and appointments coming up

Lovechild2016 Mon 27-Mar-17 03:07:57

i know in many organisations pregnancy related sick leave is not counted in the standard sick leave and so doesn't have same implications. Might be worth getting hold of HR policy and looking into it as may well need to take some time off! Hope you feel better and scan is good news x

OnNaturesCourse Mon 27-Mar-17 08:28:59

Thank you xc

SarahLinden Mon 27-Mar-17 08:35:49

Just to say that I had this in all of my three pregnancies - constant 'period pain'. I was advised to take paracetamol but I didn't - it just became normal after a while.

OnNaturesCourse Mon 27-Mar-17 10:44:55

Thanks Sarah. It's a lot better today but I'm now floored with cold. Just can't win lol. Xc

Belwb Mon 27-Mar-17 12:01:45

I have had constant lower abdomen cramps since when I was due on - over 9 weeks ago. I can't wait until Im through the first trimester. Due 28 October.

OnNaturesCourse Mon 27-Mar-17 12:29:22

Bel it's comforting to know it's not just me... What a worry though, right? Did you get back pain?

Belwb Mon 27-Mar-17 13:17:24

A little bit - the back pain will come though!

OnNaturesCourse Mon 27-Mar-17 13:59:13

I've got backache but I used to get that around my periods so perhaps it's just how my body is!

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