SPD

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by joyfulsoul, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. joyfulsoul

    joyfulsoul Well-Known Member

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    HOW THE HELL DO PEOPLE DEAL WITH THIS?!?! IT'S AWFUL.

    Been diagnosed with it today. Pain been here about a week but i just assumed it was from baby being engaged, last two days has been pure torture!! Everything from walking, driving, turning over in bed, getting up is extreme agony!! Mainly in my tail bone today :( how the hell am I gonna get throught the rest of this pregnancy like this!

    I've been referred to pshyio - has anyone been pshyio for SPD? Did it help - someone please please give me hope lol.

    Also apparently I can be prescribed Co-codemol - but i only want it as a last resort.

    Thanks Ladies xx
     
  2. Hayles

    Hayles Well-Known Member

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    I totally understand how you feel. To be honest I was offered physio but the appointment was for really late in my pregnancy so I didn't bother. It is a nightmare and I'm in pain all the time. It's worse at night too meaning I'm not really sleeping :( I've taken paracetemol but it doesn't make a difference :(
     
  3. tootles123

    tootles123 adores her little Miss

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    Physio was ok - but too late in the day for me.
    I actually wish they'd just sent me to have a back rub because when the physio tested areas, although it hurt it also felt better afterwards.

    When the SPD was really bad everything hurt. Unless you have it it is impossible to imagine how suddenly, slowly or painful it can be. I really do sympathise. I ended up having to be lifted into bed.
    Night was the worst because turning and moving sent pain shooting through my pelvis.

    This all happened in my 2nd tri and early part of 3rd. Things have improved on their own in the last few weeks - possibly because my LO has turned and I think her head has helped keep my bones in line. I feel very lucky

    Then again I think not pushing my movement has also helped. I'm lucky again here because I have help from my OH - if you can do as little as possible movement wise and let your body rest
    :hugs:
     
  4. Kimboowee

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    Mainly through gritted teeth and co-codamol!

    I had physio early on and he spun me off loads of crap about how my spine was bent etc and gave me these exercises (which I had to lie down on the floor for!) Absolutely bloody useless. Total waste of time.

    As OP said it's becoming a nightmare to sleep, the last 4 nights have been terrible, literally hit 29 weeks and it got 10x worse.

    This is more than likely gonna be my last pregnancy and I feel so bad wishing it away but I can't deal with this anymore =[

    As for them giving you co-codamol - I was given it last pregnancy and told I couldnt take it past 37 weeks as it can effect the babys breathing. Maybe some stronger painkillers like codiene? x
     
  5. karmah

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    I have had this since late November and it is so, so crappy how it limits everything I do. Sleep is practically impossible and my pelvis makes snap, crackle, pop sounds it never did before. :( It is awful and my home is a disaster, things get done in short spurts. What I could normally do in one day gets broken down over four. I am due in five weeks so hoping for relief to come as soon as baby is out. Good luck and I feel your pain.
     
  6. Flower_Girl

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    I've been struggling to sleep for about 8 weeks now, whichever side I lie on that hip is soon v.painful and I end up waking up to turn over as it's v.uncomfortable to turn in bed. Walking even short distances kills my lower back, even sitting down sometimes results in a sharp shooting pain at the bottom of my back.
    My midwife just puts it down to pregnancy aches and pains but maybe this is what I have as well :-|
    Fingers crossed it all eases when the lil one is born!
     
  7. crazyguider

    crazyguider Well-Known Member

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    I have had it since week 18 and I have been in agony
    I had my physio this week at week 37 it was helpful and they gave me crutches and co codamol, wrist splints and a brace
    sleeping is just a nightmare and I am really not sleeping well
    at all!
     
  8. PixieBelle

    PixieBelle Bart, Connor and mummy

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    Diagnosed with SPD and PGP around 20 weeks and it is hell. Regarding physio some sessions were a godsend and other sessions seemed to make it all worse but that is the nature of physio. I eventually was referred to a specialist who was wonderful. Very to the point, ie 'this will be a world of pain' but she has helped me move a lot differently to what I am used to and it has made so much difference. I know it's hard honey but you've not long to go now. Try and rest and make sure you're not in one position for lengthy periods of time and hopefully it will calm a little for you.
     
  9. laurenfreya

    laurenfreya mummy to 3

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    My spd has been going on since week 20 i've been taking paracetamol when i wake up just to get through the school run. Although i have to sit down for an hour when i get home. i may be the lucky one at night its not that bad. But i'm a right fidget in bed anyways lol.
     
  10. Mummy2CandF

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    You poor thing! I am 37+6, been suffering with SPD since week 13 and have been virtually housebound for 2months now. It is the worst! Luckily I am booked for a csection on Monday as the pain is now unbearable, this is partly due to delays in my care even though I requested help very early on my referrals had to be chased a number of times and it was just too late for physio and acupuncture to work in my case :nope:

    Don't know if you have already been told this but try heat packs/ice packs to ease things, just make sure they are on your back on very low on your public area so that baby doesn't get over heated/over cooled. Try sleeping on a folded over duvet with a pillow under your bump and between your knees. Some people also find that sleeping on something silky/satin helps you to turn over in the night.

    During the day don't over do it, if it can wait, let it wait! Try to keep your movements very symmetrical as this stops the pelvis from moving as much and helps you manage the pain.

    Do the exercises the physio gives you, they do help to maintain some strength in your pelvis which in turn will help with the pain and also acupuncture helps a lot of women. The sooner you get help the more likely you are to be able to keep mobile.

    Good Luck with the rest of your pregnancy
     
  11. 323laura

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    ive had spd since 11/12 weeks, didnt mention it until i was 26 weeks when the pain was becoming unbareable. got help from a physio straight away, she gave me exercises which helped at first but now do nothing. I actually made the call to the docs yesterday and was pescribed co-codamol, so hoping that helps, even if its just slightly.

    im the type of person though who just puts up with things. i have crutches from when i dislocated my knee a year ago, and im starting to think that i'll be using them to help me walk very soon. its also starting to hurt when im driving, which completely sucks as i absolutely love driving. I only have 6/8 weeks left, so just keep counting the days down and hopefully it'll go quite quickly after sophie is born
     
  12. joyfulsoul

    joyfulsoul Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much ladies for all of your advise.
    I was in tears with it last night, It's seems to be there in the mornings but bearable but as the day goes on it gets worse and is unbelievbly unbearable in the evening, my OH has to put my leg up on sofa for me, take me to the toilet, move me into a comfortable position etc...and I think the call for something stronger than paracetomal is on the cards :(.
    Thanks again, hope your not all suffering to bad with it, I really do sympathise!
    xx
     
  13. tootles123

    tootles123 adores her little Miss

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    *hugs* Glad you've got a supportive OH - def talk to GP about stronger pain relief. x
     
  14. foxyroxie

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    im exactly the same as u huni really bad in the morning eases off in the day im on crutches cant take co codamol m body doesnt like it when im pregnant! i feel for u hope co codamol helps its awful!!

    in the morning does ur pelvis like grinde and click? xx
     
  15. Starmoon

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    The codeine is the part of co-codamol (codeine/paracetamol) that causes the breathing issues so codeine is no better an option I am afraid.

    I have had SPD since about 28 weeks but have had a couple of quite bad spurts of it. One is happening now. I only really have myself to blame because I went shopping which involved too much walking, I knew I would pay the price.

    Have had physio on the NHS and they have given me exercises to do, which are mostly for stregthening the pelvic floor. They have also given me crutches in case I need them but there is not a lot else they can do. They say it will probably be aggravated by birth and I may need some more physio afterwards.

    My main issue is sleeping. Can't sleep on back cos I feel light headed and can't sleep on front for obvious reasons! My hips are hurting like mad in the night. Doesn't help that I have to constantly get up to wee either.
     
  16. x Alanna x

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    ive been having trouble with SPD since 16 weeks.. its really pissing me off.. nothing much i can do about it though.. got reffered to a group physio session who give me a tubigrip and some exercises to do.. tubigrip hurts the bottom of my stomach ... my pain is mostly in the bottom of my stomach and pubic area.. also in the leg and sumtimes in my bum too!!..

    such a pain in the arse getting up to go for a wee in the night cause im in total agony when this happens.. lol.. and im up about 5-6 times in the night... im guessing the pain only gets worse the further u get into the pregnancy :| i hope it doesnt but probably will :| lol..

    all i got told to do was do pelvic floor exercises like 4 times a day.. hold for aslong as u can until it feels like u need to release.. keep doing that.. it only starts working after a few months of doin it though..

    and some other stomach muscle exercise... as if u were doing your button up on ur jeans and u have to breathe in.. do those 4 times a day also..

    also dont over do anything and but dont sit around for too long.. find a balance inbetween that suits your body.. SPD SUCKS.. i cant stand it.. lol..

    hope ya feel better soon.. xx
     
  17. freja

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    I've had SPD since 20 weeks (now 36 weeks), but didn't mention it to MF until I was about 26 weeks, as pain started getting too much - didn't help walking to and from work everyday.
    Physio kept getting canceled over the winter due to snow and finally saw her 2 weeks ago. On crutches (which are a huge help for me) and will be starting hydrotherapy next week. It is a little late, but anything to help as it's just been getting worse and worse :(
    Was also given a support belt to wear by Physio (which irritates me so only wear it when I'm out and really need to) and also given a special sheet to sleep on to help turn over in bed - this was a godsend, at least for the first 3 hours, then irritated me as I stuck to it and it creased, so haven't used it again.
    I find turning over in bed so painful, but that the best way to do so is to get onto my back slowly, sit up and then turn. Still painful, but not nearly as excruciating as just turning over.

    The worst part about SPD for me (apart from the pain) is my total lack of independence as the pregnancy and SPD have both progressed. Even though crutches are helping me, I still can't walk around much as the pain does get too bad, and also can't do shopping etc. Neither myself or OH drive, so pretty much housebound now. And BORED!!! Lol :)
     
  18. Anababe

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    Ive had SPD with all my pregnancies. Quite early on with the other two 22 and 26 weeks it started with those. So when i got to 29 weeks with this one with hardly any problems I thought Id got away with it this time but nope, it hit me with a vengeance at 30 weeks. Ive been suffering now for 2 weeks with it and Im finding it so hard to look after two toddlers but nothing I can do. Even changing position on the sofa is so painful now, I feel really bruised, its the only way to explain it lol. When Im walking its worse in my back and goes down my groin/thighs so Im trying not to go far now if i need to go out, it takes twice as long to do anything :dohh:

    Im not supposed see MW until 34 weeks but Ive had to book in to see her on Monday to tell her about this starting. I was referred to physio last time but never ended up going as my appt was quite late in the pregnancy so seemed pointless. I may give it a go this time though. Not that anyone can do anything, crutches although might help are not possible when im looking after two children all day lol

    Oh well only 8 weeks to go :D

    Glad you have a supportive OH hun and hope you get some help with the SPD soon :hugs: xx
     

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