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Anyone feel the same?

fedup100ffedup100 Posts: 46
edited 07/28/2015 - 10:30 AM in Chronic Pain
I am currently 10 weeks pregnant and had been doing well until last week when my back went out and I couldn't walk. That seemed to resolve itself and now I have searing pain down the front of my legs and deep in my hips. I have a moderate bulging disc l5s1 with DDD and have been told that it isn't going to get better its going to get worse.

I am waiting on a physio appointment but as usual this all takes time and wait you must. I have a feeling it might be my si joint giving me bother as well as my bulging disc.

As you all know chronic pain is lonely and frustrating. That's really why I'm posting I'm used to the relapses and the pain now. It's the total lack of support from my family. People saying hurtful things mocking me that all I do is complain about a sore back. Your family are supposed to support you that's what you would think. The majority of the time they completely ignore that I am in pain. Like I don't matter I feel so isolated sometimes by this condition it really makes me depressed. I always get out of it and back being positive but today I'm finding it hard.

When you are pregnant and limping in pain you think someone would slow down if you went out together but instead they ignore it. I am thankful though my husband is a true gentleman and he listens and supports me so much.

Why don't people realise how much this takes over your life.I'm really scared how the next few months of pregnancy are going to go. I know I have to stay positive but its hard to. I feel so alone.

Sorry for the rant I know people have it worse off than me. Maybe it's just the hormones and I'm having a bad day. Would love to hear how anyone else is doing with this condition (bulging discs or si joint dysfunction).


  • Teresa in TexasTTeresa in Texas Posts: 14
    edited 07/31/2015 - 9:30 AM
    Hello. I am status post C6-7 discectomy and fusion. I have DDD. I have Major Depressive Disorder. Please know that I fully understand what you are saying. At least you have your spouse. Mine is a selfish alcoholic who only hurls hurtful statements my way, usually. I'm sure you are limited in your med options due to your pregnancy. You have found a wealth of experience and knowledge in this forum. Welcome. Don't apologize for ranting. We all do it. We are human. We have needs/wants/desires that are on the wayside while we are forced to deal with an invisible force that normal people do not understand. Take time to read the Letter to Normals at the top of the forum page. Just know that you are not alone. We all have good days and bad, but try to plaster on a smile so normals won't make us feel bad for hurting. Rant, cry, whatever you need to so you do not build up your negative emotions. Work with your doctor. Use your spouse as your support. Do what you must to get through. It will get better. Maybe not while you are pregnant, but after delivery, your options expand greatly. Keep posting! Personally, I'm having SI joint injections next week. Maybe that will help this right hip pain!
  • How did you si joint injections go? Did you get any relief? I really hope that you have.

    My back still isn't great. Though in fairness my back ain't too sore its my hip,backs of legs and front of legs that are the worst bother. I'm getting nerve pain when I stand due to a compressed nerve. I'm feeling alot better for now as I have got some of my mobilty back again for now.

    I have spoke to people regarding delivery of my baby and I'm going to see specialists so don't feel as helpless I feel that I will get my questions answered well hopefully.

    I still worry how I'm going to cope when the kids go back to school but il just have to cross that bridge when I get there maybe my legs will be stronger. Unfortunately I'm limping and my legs feel abit weak but I'm able to walk better now so that is a plus.

    Just feel this is going to be a long pregnancy but it definately is worth it as il have my baby at the end of it. Thankfully baby is doing well so that's what I'm most concerned about really.
  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 1,806
    Fedup100, not having family support can be devastating . Most psychology classes talk about needing family to lean on and find support for happiness . Also you should never apologize for hurting just because another is hurting worse, to you it's a big deal and has taken over your life as you said. To you in your life, in the pin you know it's terrible. Never apologize
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
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