its been getting steadily worse over the last week or so but now it seems to have reached an all time low!! Its sore all the time and just gets 10 times worse when I move - is there anything I can do for it??
If it helps I was in tears at 36 weeks (on my 30th birthday when I was babysitting and DH stayed out with my friends - but honestly was crying from pain) and it never got that bad again. Might not help but could give you hope that it won't just get worse and worse until you pop.
poor you - i had sciatica after i hurt my lower back and it really is awful. i would defo go to see your GP and get some physio help. in the meantime paracetemol worked well and icing the point of the injury. for me it was my lower back. ice sounds awful but really helps.
Waiting on the GP phoning me back - tried to make an appointment but they told me I'd have to wait two weeks so GP is going to give me a call. I sit at a desk all day at work and it doesn't seem to be helping it - if anything its making it worse. I try and get up and walk about regularly to ease it off but ....... oh I'm just sick of it!!
i also have pretty intense sciatica and have found a wonderful osteopath who sooths the pain away each week... it does come back again but seeing her regularly keeps it under control ... could you find a local osteopath? try natural health centre/clinic near you... she charges £35 a session...
also found that a couple of hot water bottles at night strategically placed at sorest points of back/hips etc really soothing xxx plus warm baths with lavender oil before bed and also some mornings, lunchtimes, afternoons.......
I had terrible sciatica (on one side only) in late0ish pregnancy, and found an osteopath who basically sorted it out in a single session. Well worth the £40 or whatever... where are you, can anyone recommend an osteo for you?