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    Default A little frustrated.

    My baby is 18 days old today and I'm still in pain.

    My tailbone was broken during birth (thanks to a crappy semi-reclined pushing position and a baby coming at top speed). I thought it was getting better but the last couple of days the progress seems to have gone in reverse a little.

    Recovery from my first vbac was a dream, I guess I was expecting this time to be the same or better, and it would have been if not for my tailbone.

    I feel frustrated. I was feeling mostly recovered from my c-section by this point and right now I still can't sit normally and I need ibprophen at least once a day. I would still choose a vaginal birth over a section... but I'm frustrated!

    Anyone else have their tailbone broken? Any advice for recovery?

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    my friend did and I wouldn't ask for advice from her. She's very pestimistic and 'seems' to just get worse. I do hope it starts to heal for you soon. It sucks that there's not much you can do but wait it out. Do the docs have any advice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by renee24 View Post
    my friend did and I wouldn't ask for advice from her. She's very pestimistic and 'seems' to just get worse. I do hope it starts to heal for you soon. It sucks that there's not much you can do but wait it out. Do the docs have any advice?

    My regular doctor was on vacation when I took the baby for a check-up. I'll see him again at the baby's one month appointment. The doctor who delivered just told me it would take a month to heal... not sitting properly for a month stinks!

    I've been sitting on my breastfeeding pillow to take away some of the pressure and taking hot baths which helps temporarily.

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    Asked my dad (physiotherapist) and he said that tailbones (like ribs) take forever to heal simply because they can't do much for you but let it go on its own. He suggested:

    - Don't sit for long periods of time, and if you do have to, buy a doughnut (like for severe hemi's) or switch from more to the left cheek than the right, but not straight on.

    - Ibuprofen for pain, (your already doing that)

    - Ice every 15mins a few times a day.

    And he said if its continuing to be a source of pain (ie: not getting better) your best shot is go and speak with your GP and see if they won't do localized pain med injections also xray to make sure it is in fact healing. But those are for severe cases...

    Hope that helps! KUP *hugs and healing thoughts*
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    Thanks for the tips! I actually bought one of the doughnut pillows but it doesn't seem to work because the opening is in the middle and my tailbone is at the back. Since the breastfeeding pillow is horseshoe shaped, it seems to work better.

    I haven't tried putting ice on it yet.Heat feels good, but I guess that won't really help with inflammation.

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    No advice. I hope it heals asap. I'm sorry your recovery isn't as great this time. Booo to a broken tailbone.
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    I'm sorry to tell you this, but I have broken my tailbone, and it took years and years before it was what I would call fully recovered. Not that I was in constant pain all that time. That was some months right after the injury. But for years after, my bottom would start feeling uncomfortable while sitting for long periods of time. Sadly, there really isn't much you can do but ride it out. However, it is going to get better than it is now, and it won't take too much longer before it's only an inconstant thing. {{{HUGS}}} Wish I had better news, but tailbones are tough.






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    Katie, everyone that tells me about their tailbone has a similar story.

    A few months to feel more "normal" and then a year or more to feel like it's healed. I guess I won't be riding a bike this summer! haha

    The last couple of days I've had muscle spasms around the area that have just felt awesome (sarcasm). I'm going to go to the chiropractor next week, I'm hoping it will help a little.

    DD - Nov/06, DS - Sept/08, DS - Mar/11
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    Awww hugs that totally stinks. I am so sorry!!!
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    (((Hugs))) I'm sorry, I wish there was something out there that could alleviate the pain
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