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Can my doc do anything? Just Emily :) 2 kids; Casa grande, Az, United States 8040 posts
status 24th Mar

I've posted a few times about the leg pain I've been having this pregnancy. I keep hoping it will ease up but it's not. It feels like it did three years ago when I tore my groin and hamstring muscles. I can't move either leg without intense pain in my right leg. I have to have dh move my legs for me if I'm laying down so I can stand up. Can my doc do anything? Idk if pain meds are safe or what but nothing helps and it's horrible. I can't imagine 13 more weeks of this pain.

I♡MyBabyGirlBrynn Due June 23 (girl); 1 child; British Columbia, BC, Canada 12685 posts
status 24th Mar

Is it in both legs or one? Have you been checked for a blood clot?

^-^ Rawr + 2 2 kids; Big Spring, Tx, United States 10210 posts
24th Mar

They can give pain meds, most doctors will wait until you are closer to the end though.

Sounds like round ligament pain to me, my doctor said to deal with it, that there was not much he could do about it.

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Casa grande, Az, United States 8040 posts
status 24th Mar

Quoting WholeLotOfCountryInMySoul:
Is it in both legs or one? Have you been checked for a blood clot?


It's I'm my right leg. Mostly at my hip but the pain shoots down my leg. It's fine if my leg doesn't move. If I'm just standing it's a dull aching pain but when I try to roll around or change positions or ever step on it funny it's a shooting pain.


i haven't been checked for a clot. It was occasional before but it's become constant since my last appointment.

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Casa grande, Az, United States 8040 posts
status 24th Mar

Quoting ^-^ Rawr + 2:
They can give pain meds, most doctors will wait until you are closer to the end though.

Sounds like round ligament pain to me, my doctor said to deal with it, that there was not much he could do about it.


I figured it was probably something normal. And to be honest no pain meds mild enough to be safe during pregnancy have any effect on me unless I take them in dangerous doses so I usually don't even bother. I never had these pains with ds but I figure I'm heavier this time I'm sure that is a lot of extra strain.

I♡MyBabyGirlBrynn Due June 23 (girl); 1 child; British Columbia, BC, Canada 12685 posts
status 24th Mar

Quoting Just Emily :):

It's I'm my right leg. Mostly at my hip but the pain shoots down my leg. It's fine if my leg doesn't move. If I'm just standing it's a dull aching pain but when I try to roll around or change positions or ever step on it funny it's a shooting pain.


i haven't been checked for a clot. It was occasional before but it's become constant since my last appointment.


Make sure you go get checked. It could just be your sciatic nerve, which can hurt like hell, but women are also more susceptible to blood clots when pregnant. 

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Casa grande, Az, United States 8040 posts
status 24th Mar

Quoting WholeLotOfCountryInMySoul:

Make sure you go get checked. It could just be your sciatic nerve, which can hurt like hell, but women are also more susceptible to blood clots when pregnant. 


I have an appointment next week I'll defiantly bring it up. If it gets worse sooner I'll probably call. 

Laarnie 2 kids; Tulare, CA, United States 746 posts
status 24th Mar

Quoting Just Emily :):

It's I'm my right leg. Mostly at my hip but the pain shoots down my leg. It's fine if my leg doesn't move. If I'm just standing it's a dull aching pain but when I try to roll around or change positions or ever step on it funny it's a shooting pain.


i haven't been checked for a clot. It was occasional before but it's become constant since my last appointment.


It's sounds like sciatica. You can try some warm compresses to see if it'll help. Tylenol will help too. If it's stopping you from doing your daily activities, go and see your doctor. You may benefit from Cortisone shots. 

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Casa grande, Az, United States 8040 posts
status 24th Mar

Quoting Laarnie:

It's sounds like sciatica. You can try some warm compresses to see if it'll help. Tylenol will help too. If it's stopping you from doing your daily activities, go and see your doctor. You may benefit from Cortisone shots. 


I've had people suggest sciatica. It's not stopping my activity but seriously slowing it. I have a hard time playing with my son and even a trip to the store is extremely painful. I won't even get started on work which sucks cause I work in a prison that's mostly murders and sex offenders so I prefer not to be left dependent on them if I can't move lol.

Laarnie 2 kids; Tulare, CA, United States 746 posts
status 24th Mar

Quoting Just Emily :):

I've had people suggest sciatica. It's not stopping my activity but seriously slowing it. I have a hard time playing with my son and even a trip to the store is extremely painful. I won't even get started on work which sucks cause I work in a prison that's mostly murders and sex offenders so I prefer not to be left dependent on them if I can't move lol.


Yeah, you don't want to look fragile in front of those psychos. I used to work in a prison too and they all look creepy. Lol.