Detoxin momma:things are changing for me. - Part 28

By detoxin momma · Sep 21, 2014 · ·
  1. I feel like absolute shit!
    this pregnancy is finally catching up to me.
    I'm half way threw,and its been a cake walk up til now.

    this growing fetus is sitting right on my sciatic nerve.i feel like I need a cane to walk!
    every step I take I can feel an agonizing pinch in my right buttcheek.i even feel like my leg could give in and I could fall!

    I didn't sleep at all lastnight.even debated logging on this website at 2,3,and 4 am.
    I'm sitting on an ice pack,hoping it will relieve some of the pressure.
    and the scarey thing is I'm only in my 5th month.

    I don't know how im going to work this week.i have 4 houses to clean,and I cant even imagine vacuuming and all that with this crippled feeling I have.

    a friend told me yesterday she had the same problem with her pregnancy recently and she was able to get a shot that helped.
    if I don't feel better in the morning im going to have to go to the ER and try this approach.
    I have to,i can not function.
    I want to cry.i feel so miserable I just want this all to be over.

    I cant be this uncomfortable right now.i have too much to do,too many people relying on me.
    I cant afford mentally or physically to lose sleep like this already.
    when the baby comes I wont get much sleep im sure so I need all the rest I can get right now.its too soon to be this miserable.

    my friend said hers let up almost instantly after delivering.but O M G how will I function until then.
    I didn't have this problem with either of my other 2.
    joys of getting older I suppose.

    plus,if I complain to my doctor I think she'll just suggest that codeine again.and pill prescriptions is not where I want to go back to,ever.

    I might not even make it to tomorrow.i have 2 kids to wake up and put on the school bus.then a job to go to.
    I need sleep I may go to the ER today.hate to do that but I can not deal with this pain.its not fair to my kids to be in this state of mind.
    they need me at my best,and this definatly isn't it.
    I'm going to soak in a hot bath tub now and hope that helps.


  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    Ouch! I know that's gotta hurt. I've read that sciatica is all-too common in pregnancy, and that even though your past pregnancies may have not involved sciatic any new pregnancy surely can. Sorry you happen to be one of those who it happened to.

    I did a little research and found a few things that may be helpful. Below is a list of what Web M.D. lists as the medical treatment of sciatica, the last on the list being the one I'm supposing the girlfriend you mentioned used:

    • Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen, aspirin, or NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen [Advil, Motrin], ketoprofen, or naproxen [Aleve])
    • Prescription muscle relaxants to ease muscle spasms
    • Antidepressants for chronic low back pain
    • Prescription pain medications for more severe pain
    • In some cases, a steroid medication is injected into the space around the spinal nerve. Research suggests these injections have a modest effect when irritation is caused by pressure from a herniated, or ruptured, disc.

    Also, there are exercises they've developed that will strengthen the floor and surrounding muscles of your uterus, along with the muscles in your back, which they say will help to naturally relieve your pain. Youtube has a great video on the subject, but since we're not allowed to put up direct Youtube links on DF, I'll give you the link called, " Treating Pregnancy Symptoms : Exercises for Sciatic Nerve Pain in Pregnancy" in two sections. First type the youtube dot know what, then paste in: /watch?v=W5kcxccYHBA right after and it'll take you there. If you cannot get to it that way, then type in "sciatica exercises during pregnancy" and it also get you to the video.

    Lastly and most importantly I'm giving you a link to a post that was put up by our Phungushead about a year ago. I can tell you as an avid reader and someone who also lives with stress that it's the best advice on coping with life stress I've read in many years. Here it is: Though some of the post is directed at coping with bad memories, the bulk of the piece is terrific information on coping with our negative thought processes, which, as you know, includes our being able to cope with daily stress over very real life complications, such as yours (check out Parkinson's Law, the Reticular activation system and the 80-90% of what you fear will happen in particular, though the whole piece makes for excellent reading).

    As you have expressed on this post, the humongous challenges that life holds in store for each of us can be overwhelming. Often our response is to feel overpowered by what is expected of us and either doing nothing or mentally and physically run in what amounts to circles in an effort to cope. We do too much or too little; we sit and worry, which, as we all know, gets us no where. There is no magic potion or quick answer to coping with life stress, though I believe the post I'm attaching will be of help to anyone who is facing the demanding aspects of being human and getting by.

    Do let us know how things are going. I'm with you in spirit. Have a good remaining weekend~

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