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Lower back & muscle pain

ThrionaTThriona Posts: 1
edited 11/04/2015 - 4:55 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hi I'm a 36 year old female , I have 4 children , on my last pregnancy I developed symphysis pubis dysfunction & sciatic I had an awful pregnancy I ended up on crutches , the birth was very tramitic , my son is now 7 months old & since this I've been in awful pain , if I carry him my back locks up ,it's so painful to bath him change the beds Hoover etc , it's gotten so bad I can't sleep properly , I go to be fall asleep for an hour or two then wake up in agony my body hurts all over but especially my back & hips , if I turn I'm in agony , it feels like I've been kicked all night , I'm exhausted I twist & turn all night in agony but when I get up after about an hour I'm not too bad I just feel very weak in my muscles & back , I went to my gp but they said there is nothing really they can do only give me difine & paracomtol plus they gave me Mirtazapine which is an anti depressant I'm very weary of taking this as in so afraid of gaining lots of weight which would not help my back , I am attending an orthopaedic surgeon as I have also got neck trouble I was in a car accident as a child they did an MRI which said I have 2 worn down discs & a cyst on my spine but this was only for my neck they said when I go back in Feb they will do a lower back X-ray .
Can anyone tell me if they have simular symptoms & have they gotten any relief ?
Thank you

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    It seems good you are seeking advice from orthopedic doctor.
    For me, I have had to limit or totally give up certain activities.

    For ex, you mentioned Hoover...not sure, but if you're speaking of vacuuming, I found that to be one of the most painful activities.
    Re activities, I've learned if it hurts, I must stop. Not only because of pain at the time, but for probable days of pain to recuperate after that initial painful activity.

    Four kids, one a baby....wow...you have a lot going on!
    Do you have support people in your life to maybe help lighten some of the load?

    They may be able to help out, maybe not do as good a job as you would, ex vaccuming.....but I found I needed to settle for "good enough" in many situations.
    Life has a way of getting my attention to adjust priorities.
    For now, it seems your well being to be priority.

    Maybe someone to care for the children once in awhile for you to have a break?

    Re the pain....my primary doctor tried to work with my pain about two years before referring me to pain management.
    That was best thing for me!
    He did variety of different kinds of testing that aided him in coming up with treatment plan for me.

    Personally, I believe in specialists.

    Please keep us posted on how you're doing!
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