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    Today I had just gotten to work when I had the worst pain ever shooting around my hip and down my side. It was so bad I couldn't move and I nearly threw up! It lasted maybe 5-7 min and then went just leaving a stich like pain down my side. Bubba has been moving normally otherwise I would have called my ob. Is it just stretching? Any idea


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    Ouch! Sounds painful! I had this when Liebling was on my sciatic nerve - couldn't walk, could barely move, it all hurt too much! Then it's just a dull ache again until another jolt of pain shoots down the leg.

    If it's a one-off, and I hope it is, then don't worry. If not, I was told that going on hands and knees (or on knees leaning forward with arms on a chair/low table) would encourage the baby to move off the nerve, which had limited success until I popped out 3 weeks later and Liebling had enough space to move off the nerve. I ended up wearing a girdle and having physiotherapy, but I'm sure that's because I work in a hospital so I could easily, otherwise I wouldn't have bothered.

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    Thanks Ryn but this was really different to sciatica. Now that is just a dull ache it feels like something familar but I just can't put my finger on it, kind of like a stitch when you run too fast. When it started this morning I would have called an ambulance if I could get out of my chair. I thought something was seriously wrong with bubba

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    The only other thing I can think of is severe cramp - are you getting enough sodium and potassium in your diet? More bananas and salt may make you feel a bit better. I've had that wake me up at night sometimes if I've been a bit careless with my diet.

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    Thanks, I have been getting really bad leg cramps, better up those calcium tabs :-) I've just realised what it feels like - like when I used to get ovarian cysts, that's impossible isn't it! I mean don't your ovaries move right out of the way when pg???

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    Saram - it sounds like round ligament pain. Especially if it is on the right side.
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    Thanks, feeling a hundred percent today, the dull ache has gone and bubba is still kicking around. I think my pelvis is just falling apart to tell the truth, the whole thing aches and moving around when lying down is nearly impossible, might try and find a physio or something that can help.

    Thnks again

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    Yep - sounds like ligament pain to me. I got it sooooo bad with my first pregnancy I couldn't move wihtout screaming for about 2-3 days. I spent a monring in emergency, they mucked me around for hours asking about bleeding etc, and then sent me home, told me not to be a hero and take some panadiene (forte if required).
    It is soooo normal unfortunately, and mine lasted for about 1w badly, and then eased away again. I got it again this time, but only after I had been playing netball.

    I go to an osteopath for my aches and pains, and she works wonders for me. Finding someone who can help now (and therough the next lot of aches and pains....) is a good idea

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    Saram I had something similar about a month ago, so bad that I couldn't walk and when I got out of bed at night or in the morning I had to crawl around for a few minutes on the floor until things started to come right. I went to a physio after having days off work, and it was definitely worth it. My sacro-iliac joint had moved due to all my muscles and ligaments relaxing so much. It was pretty simple to fix, really not a big deal and nothing to worry about but the pain it caused was incredible. Try not to worry and see a physio.

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    Hi Sarah, sounds like you have joined the club! Sounds very similar to the ligament pains that i've been getting. For the first time it came on with such horrendous force that i couldn't move, the next day after sitting on the couch all day with panadol and heat packs it was gone. I have had it back in the past few days but nothing nearly as bad as it was - aggrevated by physical activity (not even hard activity). If it persists or comes back it may be worth giving your OB a call and just mentioning it to them but does sound normal. horrid isn't it! Hope it stays away for you.

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    Thanks, have been doing lots of pilates to strengthen pelvic muscles and it is working really well although nearly impossible to get off my back once I get down :-) Going to look into some physio around here in the next few days. Thanks again

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