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My back hurts so much!

(19 Posts)
chloejessmeg Thu 15-Jan-09 03:10:53

Just want some advice really. I have such bad lower back pain in the evenings/night. I do have it in the day but not that bad. It is agony. I am so tired I am struggling to use PC but I can't sleep because of the pain.

Have had paracetamol, have a hot water bottle, TENS and back rub but nothing is helping!!!

What can I do and is this normal? I want to go to sleep!!!

Shells Thu 15-Jan-09 05:04:35

I had this. Its so awful isn't it. How many weeks are you? I know some people recommend the pillow under the legs. I ended up sleeping sitting up on sofa with various pillows wedged around because the lying down was just too painful. Acupuncture worked for me for a bit too. Hope you're ok.

chloejessmeg Thu 15-Jan-09 09:44:57

I already do the pillows and I have the proper materity pillows you can get.

I have an extreme needle phobia so acupuncture is out too!!

Thanks for reply and sorry to be breif, I am just too tired. sad.

I am 26 weeks so still have ages to go.

Pinkmarshmallow Thu 15-Jan-09 11:42:11

Try taking a nice long soak in the bath, this nearly always helps me, eases pain & the warmth relaxes the muscles. If you have a gym ball, try kneeling in front of it, resting your arms and head on top of the ball and slowly rolling forwards & backwards, this stretches back muscles and I find it really helps.

rempy Thu 15-Jan-09 11:43:10

I found yoga helped.

chloejessmeg Thu 15-Jan-09 16:22:12

I did Yoga with DD and didn't find it really helped. Although I have been looking for a class close to me anyway but not having much luck, except one that is £12.50 per session? The one I did last year was £5?

The baths do help, but only very short term.

I had forgotten about the ball, this helped a lot last time. I will try and dig it out today.

mum2b09 Thu 15-Jan-09 16:57:45

im 32 weeks and my backs in constant agony, i feel your pain!!!

my MW told me that the pain is sometimes caused because the babys back is lying to your back putting more pressure on your lower back (if that made any sense) lol

The only thing for it is a nice warm bath and guilt your partner into giving you a nice lower back masage (not only does it help the pain its great to fee abit pampered for once) stick your feet up and try to relax!

hope you feel better soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

mum2b09 Thu 15-Jan-09 16:59:47

oh and not that im one to pass any judgement because here i am but sitting at a computer screen isnt doing you any good lol go and get comfy xxxxxxx

bronze Thu 15-Jan-09 17:03:01

Can you weight bear?

chloejessmeg Thu 15-Jan-09 17:23:22

Mum2b09 - I am using the laptop and just checking back occasionally so not like sitting at a pc iyswim? DH has been on it most of the day! smile

Right, off to boots for some more bottles of Gavison and paracetamol hmm

missytabitha Thu 15-Jan-09 20:14:13

Have you been referred to a physio by your midwife? I had first appointment today with a group of other mums with back problems and she gave us lots of exercises to do which seem to be helping a bit already (pelvic floor etc). I would ask to get referred if you haven't already. It at least made me feel like I am doing something

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 15-Jan-09 20:16:52

I was going to suggest gettig a physio referral too.

EffiePerine Thu 15-Jan-09 20:17:51

I think a lot of back pain in pg is down to posture, you tend to overcompensate for the weight and position of your bump. I did Alexander technique lessons through my first pg and had no probs, didn't this time round and def felt the difference. So look into physio, also some hospitals do pg back care classes.

chloejessmeg Thu 15-Jan-09 22:51:04

Thanks, I will try and get a MW appointment. I haven't actually seen a MW since my booking blush. I will ask them about getting a referal.

I don't think I am standing different because of being pregnant BUT I do have a 1 year old and when I am holding/carrying her I have to stand funny to support her on my hip because my bump is in the way. I try not to carry her when it isn't needed but she isn't walking so it is hard to avoid it.

ranirani Thu 15-Jan-09 23:13:59

MASSAGE MASSAGE and one more MASSAGE. But professional. My DH tried, and beleive me he is very good, but there is nothing like good oil accupressure massage by a professional. Saved my life! Am going for one this weekend I hope grin

chloejessmeg Fri 16-Jan-09 00:09:51

I WISH! Couldn't afford to have professional massages! Would love to if I could!

mum2b09 Fri 16-Jan-09 00:13:35

just get your partner to rub in some body butter or oil and give ur back a good massage there just as god as the real thing if you tell them what to do haha. i cant afford a prefessional 1 although id love 2 but never really saw how it would work as obv we cant lie on our bellies do they just turn you to the side? xxx

chloejessmeg Fri 16-Jan-09 00:15:11

I will get hubby to give me a massage before bed!

mum2b09 Fri 16-Jan-09 00:23:39

i wish mine was here my backs in agony, unfortunately hes having a drink for a friends birthday, ill let him off ill have to turn to the hot water bottle instead xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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