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Back Pain

Just came on here to ***** and complain.

I have been having such bad back pains the last few days. I know it is common during pregnancy to have back pain with the added weight of your belly - but it wasn't nearly this bad with my last pregnancy - last time if it hurt, i rested / layed down and it would alleviate....
Problem is now there is NO POSITION that takes it away - laying down is almost worse sometimes - I got like no sleep Saturday night and only slept from 2-6:30am last night b/c I caved a took a Tylenol PM. Regualr Tylenol doesn't do anything for the pain.
I definatly do not recall injuring myself in any way. Also the pain is not just located in one area - like over the weekend it hurt very bad in my lower back / butt area and today it is more in the middle of my back - I thought it was a little better, but i have been sitting at my desk for an hour now and almost in tears.... there is no way I can endure this for another 17 weeks - I feel like i won't make it through today....
I don't know what to do.... I have mentioned minor back pain to my dr. at my last 2 visits and he says "well thats pregnancy" but it is much worse now....

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Have you considered seeing a chiropractor or getting a massage? My back gets soooooo sore if I do not see my chiro regularly. I saw the chiro sporadically with my last 2 pregnancies and my back hurt constantly to the point it was hard to walk and move around, but since I was much younger then I just dealt with it. There is no way I could put up with that this time around, so I have been faithful in seeing my chiro and I try to get a massage once a month if I can get away with it, and you know what I actually feel better than I ever did with my other 2. Or maybe it is your mattress? We actually had to buy a new one about a month ago and what a difference! Maybe even try getting just a new mattress pad or something along those lines? I am sorry you are dealing with so much pain, it is never fun. I hope you can find some relief soon!

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I 2nd Carissa and say try a chiropractor. It really helped with my last pregnancy and hip pain. My insurance covered most of the cost; yours might. I hope you feel better soon!

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OMG Jackie I am totally in the same boat. My back has been killing me, everyday starting in the afternoon until I finally fall asleep. I have caved a few nights and taken tylenol, but don't want to have to take it every night. I have also been stretching morning and night and it still kills me. Just now I am just sitting here and standing doesn't help and moving positions doesn't help....uggggghhh and we are only half way there, I just keep thinking if this is going to get worse. I sleep with a body pillow on one side and now I have DH back his back to mine so I have more support and it has helped a little to fall back asleep after I wake to pee, but there has to be a better way. I don't want to have to depend on a Chiropractor every week...I was considering getting a pregnancy pillow that goes around your whole body so I don't have to keep moving my body pillow from side to side. Anyways, you are not alone and hopefully we can each find something that works for us!

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I have the body pillow - "snoogle" - it worked great for my last pregnancy - but this time around i prefer a bunch of differnt pillows situated around me.

Our mattress is very new and we paid $$$ for it - so we are not switching now!
Massages would be lovely but not really in our budget - especially since I will be unemployed in the next week or 2!
Maybe i will look and see if chiropraters would be covered under my insurance.

yesterday was actually a better day - I was standing most of the day which seems a little better than sitting oddly enough....
but here I am back at work and the pain is killing me again. also - I have taken a lot of Tylenol - with my first pregnancy i took not one pill - but I just can't deal this time around and Dr. said its ok...

I know there is not much to be done - just needed a sympathetic ear since DH is sick of listening to me and he tries to massage me - but it only helps for a tiny bit... and as you said I can't fall BACK asleep after all my mid night bathroom trips!

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Look to see if there is a massage school (spa school) in your area, often with students its less expensive.

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"MommyQCT" wrote:

I have the body pillow - "snoogle" - it worked great for my last pregnancy - but this time around i prefer a bunch of differnt pillows situated around me.

Our mattress is very new and we paid $$$ for it - so we are not switching now!
Massages would be lovely but not really in our budget - especially since I will be unemployed in the next week or 2!
Maybe i will look and see if chiropraters would be covered under my insurance.

yesterday was actually a better day - I was standing most of the day which seems a little better than sitting oddly enough....
but here I am back at work and the pain is killing me again. also - I have taken a lot of Tylenol - with my first pregnancy i took not one pill - but I just can't deal this time around and Dr. said its ok...

I know there is not much to be done - just needed a sympathetic ear since DH is sick of listening to me and he tries to massage me - but it only helps for a tiny bit... and as you said I can't fall BACK asleep after all my mid night bathroom trips!

Maybe it is your chair at work? Or the way you sit while you type? Just some suggestions.

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I agree it could be your chair. When I get home and do work here I definitely get worse back pain versus my chair at work. My last two pregnancies chiropractors were what got me through. This time around I am using a heating pad, back stretches and a massage chair type thing in the evening and it is helping quite a bit. I know I will be calling the chiro soon though as it will get worse from here.

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Prenatal yoga is also great for back pain. One thing my prenatal yoga teacher does is to have us put these balls (she has special ones but a couple tennis balls would probably work, or those plastic balls with bumps on them you put in your dryer to fluff up clothes) on the floor, and then you lie down on them and roll them around under your back wherever it hurts. It's like a massage. Cat and cow tilts are good, especially if you don't just do the regular cat/cow poses but also circle your ribcage around.

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Oh, also, sit on an exercise/yoga ball at work instead of a chair. I did that my last pregnancy and it totally worked.

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ohhh - thats right - forgot about that huge ball - my son just plays with it now - but I did buy it for comfprt at the end of last pregnancy. I will have to start using it again for its inteneded purpose!

I have been working on adjusting my chair at work (did some research about optimal positioning for sitting & typing) - it seems i am sitting the best way that is reccommened. Good news is that next Wednesday is my last day - so hopefully not much longer on the suffering....