*I am starting a new thread as it seems the other thread I posted to was old sadly!!* ***IM HOPING YOU GUYS STILL READ THIS THREAD...*** HERE ARE POSTS I ASKED IN A FACEBOOK GROUP AND IM HOPING FOR ADVICE/INSIGHT/ETC.,!? Im COPYING AND PASTING MY 2 OR 3 QUESTIONS HERE: First post in group with most info: *Thank you for accepting me to this group.. Here is a question I asked in a high risk group but nobody really provided much help unfortunately. I forgot to add to this that when I turn from one side to the other in bed... my lower back literally cracks or i dont know what it is but I can actually hear it some mornings! Its painful all as hell not to mention barely being able to walk when I wakeup for atleast an hour or so and just wanting to sit because my lower back pain especially is ridiculous! I am going to call my OBGYN tomorrow morning and tell them I NEED something stronger than tylenol for the pain - it doesn't even touch it and I know this isn't something I should just continue to suffer to... I didn't feel comfortable talking to my OB about it at my last appointment which really upset me he seemed to dismiss my pain as round ligament, etc., and I didn't push the issue though i really wish I would have!*** Original Post in other group: Have any of you asked your OB for pain medication for back pain (mostly directly related to pregnancy) on an as needed basis? I have told my OB since 13 weeks my back pain comes and goes - some days it is completely bearable, and some days it literally hurts to walk. I have been pregnant 3 years in a row... now I'm 21 weeks pregnant with twins and I mentioned my back pain at my last appointment and I honestly feel like it was kind of dismissed. I am not the addict type - I have a 16 month old baby and I'm a stay at home Mom so not carrying her is not optional at times (she is mommys girl). Every single time I get on the bed and off the bed, it is severe pain no matter what in my lower back - every time I have to turn from one side to another in bed, the back pain is severe. That's short term enough that I can take it. What I can't take though is when it "flares up"? Or when I pull a muscle and I literally can't walk. On those days, I would like to be able to take a stronger pain killer on an as needed basis. Tylenol literally doesn't touch the pain when it's painful enough that I'd want to be able to take something stronger... I use a heating pad on it alot and it helps but again - the days when it's BAD - it is BADDD. Are there any options for me? How do I discuss this with my OBGYN? I am not in pain at the moment but even if I have to sweep my floors or mop my floors, I can't even sweep the first room without the severe pain starting and I basically try to avoid doing the cleaning that I need to do because I know the pain will start. Some days it isnt so predictable and the pain literally comes out of nowhere. 2 or 3 nights ago, my fiance and I went to Walmart when my parents were babysitting and I think it was my bra that may have caused it due to my boobs growing ridiculously fast lol but my right shoulder was SO painful and I definitely could have taken a pain pill and had ALOT of relief. It was gone the next day thank God but tylenol didn't help at all and I had to take unisom to sleep that night. There was an entire day and night 2-3 weeks ago that i think I may have pulled a muscle on my left side... it HURT to lay on my left side to get my daughter to sleep (Thats our routine and she never sleeps without mommy putting her to sleep lol of course) but it was soooo painful... I also wonder if anyone has had this - when I would lift my left leg - at all - the hip area felt like something was almost being pulled out of the socket. The heating pad and the 2 or 3 extra strength tylenol did NOTHING. I called the on call OB around 7 because I was worried it was a placental abruption or something worrisome and he basically said since I was 19 weeks they couldn't save the babies anyways (AS IF that's the only concern with an abruption cause I lost my son to an abruption at 33 weeks after a small fall on my butt/lower back on 9/10/16 so I always worry when I have back pain now - it was a silent abruption.. no bleeding :/ but I felt he was rude to say theres nothing he could do considering MY life should mean something too?? Right?) I actually called the on-call line back around 9:15/9:30 and I told the answering service I was in alot of pain and I was hoping he could call something in for me since it wasn't going away and I realized I would be screwed if my parents couldn't take off work the next day to help with my baby... I called again after waiting over an hour and I asked for a call back which I never got! I probably shoulda just drove to the ER but it hurt so bad I didn't want to drive and that's rare for me lol. The next day by the Grace of God I wokeup and it wasn't completely better, but WAYYY better than it was and I could function so I never followed up with them or asked for anything for the pain because I then didn't need it. Any suggestions? I was looking online and I think it could be pelvic girdle something or whatever that is called? I also know from a car crash in 2011 (I review all my own records lol even just for fun maybe I'm a freak hahah), one of my legs is very very slightly longer than the other - they never told me I found out from reading the report but something showed on MRI. It didn't bother the hell out of me until I got pregnant with my son, which was ok til I got bigger in 3rd trimester. Then when I got pregnant with my daughter, the back pain started much earlier (I lost my son 9/10/16 at 33 weeks and I delivered my daughter 10/9/17 at 38 weeks so I was pregnant within 3 months of delivering my babyboy). Now, approx. a year after having my babygirl, I became pregnant mid october and the back pain started before 8 weeks but I figured it was normal. When I realized I'm pregnant with twins at 6 weeks though, an immediate fear was the back pain I was going to feel THIS time lol because if it was that bad with one baby both times, I knew I'd be living in hell with 2 babies on my back and I was right! Is this pelvic girdle? Is there a specific doctor I should go to see to help me with this? I know it sounds stupid but I have read people say go to an ortho or something nooo a CHIROPRACTOR! And I won't do that because it actually scares me.. I worry that theyd hurt my babies and nothing is worth that to me - even if I literally have to suffer through random painful days every now and then! IM SORRY ITS SO LONG BUT I NEED HELP AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANY AND ALL ADVICE, INSIGHT, ETC., ******************** 2nd Post in group: So.. I went to the physical therapist appointment today. She had me on my back and was touching my pelvis or pelvic bone in front... She started to move my one knee/leg towards me and I screamed in pain - the pain was felt immediately in my lower back! Is this Symphis Pubis or something else?? She told me I DO need a pain management specialist and that shes going to tell my OB there really is nothing she can do for me... My pelvis is "misaligned"... anyone else?? Is this SPD? ***************** CAN ANY OF YOU LADIES HELP ME?! MY OB SAID BEFORE THE PT APPOINTMENT THAT SHE FEELS "UNCOMFORTABLE PRESCRIBING NARCOTICS TO A PREGNANT WOMAN" BUT IM 22 WEEKS WITH TWINS AND A 17 MONTH OLD - STAY AT HOME MOM - I CANT KEEP SUFFERING LIKE THIS PLZ HELP!?