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icy hot patch?? Natasha Johnson1990 Due November 6; 1 child; Bellevue, Nebraska 73 posts
4th May '13

Hey. I work at a gas station where in on my feet the whole time and we dont get breaks. Lately my lower back severly starts hearting after an hour or 2 into work. I remember using icy hot patches when i pregnant with my first daughter but I was also further along. I am currently 13 weeks but I asked a co worker if it was safe to use while only 13 weeks. She suggested I didnt because it can cause my muscles to relax too much and cause a miscariage. Is this true or has any other suggestions because I cant be working with my lower back constantly hurting.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
4th May '13

I'd go to the chiropractor and use a heating pad at night for short periods of time.

Natasha Johnson1990 Due November 6; 1 child; Bellevue, Nebraska 73 posts
4th May '13
Quoting lolajessup:" I'd go to the chiropractor and use a heating pad at night for short periods of time."


alright thank you.

♥MamaToS&O♥ 2 kids; ., IL, United States 11795 posts
4th May '13

I've always used them for work. Even pre pregnancy. I used them first, second and third trimester and my doctor had no issue with them and said they were a great idea.

Natasha Johnson1990 Due November 6; 1 child; Bellevue, Nebraska 73 posts
4th May '13
Quoting ♥MamaToSilas♥:" I've always used them for work. Even pre pregnancy. I used them first, second and third trimester and my doctor had no issue with them and said they were a great idea."


Yeah I used them in my daughters pregnancy. Thats why I bought em but then I didnt fully know since im not as far as when I used em with my daughter. I have a doctors appointment this tuesday so Im going to ask. But thank you!

Sherri + 3 LLC 3 kids; Mesa, Arizona 3758 posts
4th May '13

I never used the patches but I used to use the icy hot or ben gay muscle rub creams when i was pregnant. My OB said it was fine as long as I was not putting it on multiple times a day.

Natasha Johnson1990 Due November 6; 1 child; Bellevue, Nebraska 73 posts
4th May '13

Quoting Sherri + 3:" I never used the patches but I used to use the icy hot or ben gay muscle rub creams when i was pregnant. My OB said it was fine as long as I was not putting it on multiple times a




maybe I should try that.

Soon 2 be mom of 3 Due November 6; 2 kids; Massachusetts 412 posts
4th May '13

I used the patches recently on my shoulder and I am 13 weeks. All is ok here :)