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Old May 5th, 2011, 22:34 PM   1
ellabelle
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Pubic Symphysis - pubic bone separation


Anyone else get this? It's excruciating and there's no relief. I'm 35 weeks and I can't wait till she's born because there's so much pain. I really don't think my doctors know much about this condition.



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Old May 6th, 2011, 01:38 AM   2
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I have it, it's not been officially diagnosed for me. I think in the uk the midwives that give our care are very disregarding of pregnancy ailments unless you kick up a fuss... Like my mw said it's just another pregnancy pain!! Mine started about 25 weeks with a bruised feeling in my pelvic bone and such soreness in my legs like I had done an extreme workout session. It's got to feeling like my legs have set like stone and the bruised feeling is now a stabbing pain with every step!! Tbh nothing has worked for me other than hot baths, it does seem to take the muscle ache away but only for a little while. Belly bands can sometimes work but they canbe hit and miss.I tried a long price of materialand wrapped up my bump kind of giving it support whilst doing jobs round the house buts it's very temporary. Think it's like my midwife says it's one of those things, I just hope it goes once I've givenbirth... Kind of getting to the point of being more excited about not having pregnancy pain anymore than actually having my baby..!!! If it's that bad your care giver should suggest belly bands ect to take pressure off your pelvis.some ladies end up on crutches and in wheelchairs,thankfully I'm not at that point!



 
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Old May 6th, 2011, 03:02 AM   3
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I'm on crutches and got a support band for it and on bed rest and mw trying to get me to be admitted to hosp! Not going in yet though but can't fo bedrest at home with a 2 year old
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Old May 6th, 2011, 03:28 AM   4
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i have it too...and im 36 weeks now...had it since about 22 weeks

it hurts so much and sometimes cant walk properly and just have to shuffle using baby steps (not good when crossing the road) also in bed at night its hard to move

im going to a physio group on thursday so guna see what they suggest...hopefully not too long until our babies are here



 
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Old May 6th, 2011, 04:25 AM   5
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I was diagnosed with this on Sunday. I am in such pain and nothing seems to help. Even the painkillers I was prescribed do not seem to help at bed time. It's got so bad that last night I burst into tears because I was in so much pain!

Starting to wonder how i'm going to get through labour if this puts me in so much pain!



 
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Old May 6th, 2011, 05:08 AM   6
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i fully undrestand how all u ladies are feeling,i also have got this and the pain is horrid ...i have got a support belt which dnt help,ive also had to leave work early.. lucky enough my consultant has agreed to induce me at 38/39wks... physio has said she is 99% sure i will need physio input when i have had her....
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Old May 6th, 2011, 06:21 AM   7
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Have you asked for a referral for physio? I am not sure what the chances of getting in now with only a month or less to go but it may be worth it. I could barefly walk and it is now such a relief. I had only two sessions and was amazed - thought I would be having to have many many appointments due to the pain and discomfort I felt.



 
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Old May 6th, 2011, 13:04 PM   8
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It's comforting to hear that I'm not the only one. A lot of the things you ladies said sound familiar. My doctor called it "just one of those things" too. I do love being pregnant but it's hard to enjoy it like I did before if I'm in constant pain. I wish I could be happier instead of just wanting it to be over. My husband got me a cane, it helps me get up. If my doctors were more attentive they would have given me crutches but they don't care. They offered physical therapy but I felt like it would take several appointments and I only have a few weeks left so it seemed pointless. I shuffle very slowly when I walk. Yesterday I was almost dragging me feet, could barely get them off the ground at all.

One strange thing happened to me though. All of a sudden, literally, the pain stopped and I felt totally better for 2 1/2 days. It has come back now, but that break reminded me that it really does hurt a lot, I'm enduring a lot, but it really is temporary - there IS a light at the end of the tunnel. I can deal with it better now. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed when I can't see or imagine any relief - but the relief IS COMING!

I do wonder if they would consider inducing me once I reach 37 weeks.



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Old May 6th, 2011, 14:11 PM   9
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I am so happy to have found this forum. I am 36weeks today and have been in bed for 4 weeks now with the pelvic girdle pain. I have a belly band, been to pt and have some pain killers. Still no relief. I don't cry myself to sleep with the meds but they don't take away the pain. I am measuring 2wks behind so I am unsure if they will induce me early. Please let me know if they do induce anyone early or is that just wishful thinking. This is my second preg and I did not have this the first time around. Thank god for jacuzzi tubs!



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Old May 6th, 2011, 14:26 PM   10
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I can take pain meds every once in a while, but from what I understand, if I took them every day or took more than a mild dose, the baby would most likely be born with some level of addiction. A mild dose either barely helps or doesn't work at all, so it feels like there's no relief. Anyone been cautioned about the pain meds in the third trimester?



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