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The beginnings of SPD?

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RGPargy Thu 16-Aug-07 15:01:58

Just wondered what the start of the symptons are for SPD?

Lately i've noticed that my groin aches, particularly when i'm in bed and i try to move/turn over etc and on a couple of occasions i've heard my hip kind of pop. Also today, my hips feel quite achey, as if they need a damn good stretching or summat. It doesn't hurt tho really, just a bit uncomfy.

Is this the start of SPD or just the baby getting bigger and putting pressure on my pelvis? I know some of you ladies have it really bad and have had crutches etc so i dont want to seem like a hypochondriac! (sp?)

Jbck Thu 16-Aug-07 19:11:58

Don't know RG but bumping for help. I find I get very uncomfortable like a numb front bottom when I've been sitting in the same position for a while but your symptoms sound different. Have you googled?

RGPargy Thu 16-Aug-07 19:48:10

Thanx Jbck. Nah i haven't googled. If i google my symptons i'm bound to end up with the plague or such like.

fettleandminifettle Thu 16-Aug-07 19:52:58

Quite possibly - SPD starts off feeling like a burning sensation/pressure right down between your legs, right on the base of your pelvis. Mine is definitely more sore walking or when lying in bed and i keep hearing the odd 'pop' when rolling carefully over at night. Pretty scary!!

Keep an eye on it - if you think it might be SPD, speak to you MW asap about getting referred to a physio. doing certain exercises could hold off the worst of it. In the meantime, just try and keep your knees together as much as possible and try sleeping with a pillow between your legs at night - does make a bit of difference!

take care

3madboys Thu 16-Aug-07 19:54:27

it does sound like it could be spd, i have had it with all my pregnancies, currently expecting no 4, and at twelve weeks i am already getting aches and stabbing pains etc.

turning over in bed etc is a classic for making the spd hurt and you will hear clicky noised from your hips.

get a referal to a physio who can suggest some exercises and give you a support belt if necessary

hth, how far along are you?

pinkteddy Thu 16-Aug-07 19:54:37

Mine started at about 5 months preg, initially it felt like baby was bearing down - I was a bit worried thinking I was going into labour! At first, dr said it was muscles stretching etc. Later as I got bigger, it started to really hurt,like burning, aching sensation when I stood for any length of time - only relieved by sitting down. By the time I was 8-9 months, couldn't stand at all for more than a few minutes, it was agony. Had to have crutches at the end as my hips were so bad. Really hope for your sake it isn't SPD . I guess everyone's symptoms are different though. HTH

pinkteddy Thu 16-Aug-07 19:56:18

Yes forgot about pillow between legs at night and support belt essential!

FioFio Thu 16-Aug-07 19:56:26

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kerala Thu 16-Aug-07 19:57:53

The rolling over in bed pain sounds horribly familiar...

Mine came on at 30 weeks and hurt most when I walked (each step was ouch ouch ouch as my feet hit the ground) and rolled over in bed. Keep legs together and dont push yourself - if anything hurts stop doing it.

FioFio Thu 16-Aug-07 19:59:22

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Bouncingturtle Thu 16-Aug-07 20:03:05

Can I join in, just been talking about it on my an club. been feeling really stiff, and having lots of muscular ache in and just above my pubic area. Been walking around like I'm an 80yo with arthritis, get horribly stiff if I sit or lie or stand for long periods.
Sh!t isn't it!!!!

Mrswizz Fri 17-Aug-07 09:35:45

I have the pelvis ache thing at night (I'm 25 weeks), can't get comfy. Keep waking up all though the night and it hurts when I turn over. Legs ache too but if I stretch I get cramp. Really hope this is not SPD starting. Have ordered one of those long cushion things in the hope it will help a bit.

Nbg Fri 17-Aug-07 09:38:08

Thats the pain I get but its nearly all the time.

Horrid when you turn in bed. It can actually bring tears to my eyes.
Shockingly painful if you walk any distance or if your stood for a period of time.

I'm finding cooking hard so I'm going to buy one of those bar stool things.

Bouncingturtle Fri 17-Aug-07 11:54:36

Well my GP and my MW has ruled out SPD. He said that if I did have it, the pain would be very low down and in the pubic area.
If there is any doubt in your mind, RGP, or if the pain is really unbearable get yourself off to your MW.

NBG - sorry you are still suffering hun, sounds really rubbish. Bar stool sounds like a good idea!

Meeely2 Fri 17-Aug-07 11:57:34

RG - how far gone are you? I only ask cos (and ready for scaremongering), when i was 29 weeks with my DT's (well 28 +6), I posted on Baby Centre (boo hiss) about spd, and what were the symptoms as i was very uncomfy.

I gave birth at 29+1, i was actually in labour!

Runs away now, but do contact your midwife to be sure....

RGPargy Fri 17-Aug-07 12:00:33

Sorry everyone is suffering with SPD.

I am not in any pain (yet) so I dont want to worry about it just yet. I do sleep with a pillow under my top leg at night, which does help.

I also notice that when i put my knickers or trousers on, it's more uncomfortable in the pelvis too, which is another reason why i think it might be the beginnings of it.

I'm only 25+3 atm but I'm a big girl so I wonder if this contributes to pelvis aches and it's not actually SPD. The last thing i want is to go along to the GP or MW and they say "well, you are fat, what do you expect?!".

loopyredangel Fri 17-Aug-07 16:17:19

I started with my symptoms at 12 weeks with my first pregnancy, have not yet recovered DS is 2 in a couple of weeks. Pregnant again, just as bad as ever! Everyone thinks I am mad, but it's not life threatening and I wanted DS to have a brother or sister. Was in a wheelchair last time, and it was worse after pregnancy, had xray when DS was 10 months old to show severe damage. Just make sure you get an understanding medical team around you, you will need positive support!

RGPargy Fri 17-Aug-07 16:21:56

Loopyredangel - sorry you've had severe problems with it. I will deffo keep an eye on it tho. I dont know if it's all in my head but i swear i can feel it more as the day goes on lol.

saralou Fri 17-Aug-07 16:24:21

mine started with aches only and weird clicky feeling in hips which meant i had to slow down.... when i got to the 3rd trimester was when the pain really kicked in with a vengance!

i used to have to stuff a pillow in my mouth to stop myself screaming when i was turning over in bed and i had to wake dp to help me out so i could wee

see a physio asap for exercises to help

and give up hoovering!!

RGPargy Fri 17-Aug-07 16:27:56

Sarahlou - hoovering's out anyway as we have flooring throughout the house Not our choice, mind you, but we've just moved so we have an excuse. It's only the stairs and conservatory that have carpet. Phew!

I will deffo mention it to my MW at my next appointment tho.

saralou Fri 17-Aug-07 16:33:15

aaah, see thats where i went wrong... manic nesting meant i had to shampoo the carpets, i couldn't walk after!!

RGPargy Fri 17-Aug-07 16:34:03

I'm reluctant to even whizz a broom round the place. Dont think my nesting instinct has kicked in fully yet.

saralou Fri 17-Aug-07 16:43:11

the thing i found with having spd was, if i did stuff i ended up in pain for days on end, when i stopped (because i had to) and rested for a few days, the pain improved and i could do stuff... their begins a cycle!

loopyredangel Fri 17-Aug-07 21:43:36

Everyone with SPD needs to buy this weeks Take A Break, big 3 page article in it, and they want more stories, reading them just mirrors so many lives that are affected by this and more needs to be done. The medical professionals are just not taking any notice, I know this from experience!

loopyredangel Fri 17-Aug-07 21:46:47

I'm going to print the article off and send a copy to my a*%$hole of a consultant!

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