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Old Sep 1st, 2011, 13:53 PM   1
jewelia
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21 weeks with severe lower back pain


I'm 21 weeks pregnant and I've been experiencing lower back pain for about a week now. It feels similar to period cramps in my back and nothing expect lots and lots of rest seems to help. The pain has gotten so bad that I don't even want to move from bed.

Does this sound normal? I literally just had an ultrasound today and the tech said everything was looking splendid with our LO. I'm still feeling lots of movement, so I feel strongly that LO is OK. However, I don't know how much longer I can take this constant back pain. It's like having severe period cramps!

Anyone else experienced this?



 
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Old Sep 1st, 2011, 13:58 PM   2
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I just wanted to add that the pain is constant, not intermittent. It doesn't come and go, it stays for long periods of time (hours or more) before I feel any relief.



 
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Old Sep 1st, 2011, 14:04 PM   3
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Maybe give your midwife a ring! I've not had this it might be normal but always best to ring them if you're concerned.



 
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Old Sep 1st, 2011, 17:25 PM   4
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I've been getting lots of lower back pain too in the last week. I've found that using a heat patch is relieving it slightly but it's taking a good few hours before it starts to help.
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Old Sep 1st, 2011, 17:35 PM   5
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It could be a pulled muscle or where the baby is lying on a nerve. Maybe try a heating pad on Med setting and see if that helps. I have been going to a chiropractor during my pregnancy and that has helped a lot too. But just keep an eye on it, if it continues maybe call up the dr and see what they recommend.



 
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Old Sep 1st, 2011, 18:14 PM   6
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Yep I'm 21 weeks too my lower back pain is horrible. Twice Ive had to take tyenol it was so bad. It doesn't help that my job already puts a strain on my back. I asked the Dr she said it was "normal"



 
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