Post # 17
I would definitely call your doctor. Blood clots do happen in pregnancy in the legs. And they can be serious. Just because all tests thus far have been normal for other things, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get this issue checked out. You are pregnant! Good luck. I, personally, would head to the ER if you are in major pain. They will run the tests and make you more comfortable.
Post # 18
Just something I learned last night, a DVT/blood clot is most likely associated with intense swelling and nausea. According to the nurse it sounds like my sciatica which sort of makes sense.
I was in pain all last night. I soaked in the tub for a few hours and then sat in my recliner. I felt 100% better when I woke up this morning. But now that I have been sitting at my desk for over an hour the pain is back. I imagine I need to elevate my leg before I am in that pain again like I was yesterday but I have a corner desk that faces the wall and I have no clue how to elevate my leg.
Anyone know how to elevate your leg while sitting at a desk with built in drawers on each side?
Post # 19
So glad your pain went away last night with some rest! It’s a bummer that it’s back. Maybe a foot stool to elevate your legs to keep them from sitting idle all day? I have a foot stool at my desk and it helps to relieve some of the pressure/tension caused by sitting in a chair all day. Also, maybe you could go for small walks around the office every 30 minutes or so?
Post # 20
You could put some boxes under your desk and rest your feet on them. I second the idea of taking frequent walks around the office.
Ugh…I have had the sciatic pain, but in my back. It is NO fun at all. I’m sorry that you’re having to deal with this. I’ve found that the only thing that helps me is heat, so I use a heating pad (set to low) on my back. The pain gets worse over time if you don’t jump on it immediately (for me, anyway). I’ve also ended up in tears and the first time I was scared because I thought something was horribly wrong with my kidneys. I’ve never felt pain like that before….sort of a weird burning, tingly pain. One night I took 6 showers to try to deal.
Did the nurse suggest any sort of pain meds? I know that I can take Tylenol if needed.
Post # 21
Sitting is the worst position for sciatica or back pain.
You can turn a wastebasket upside down, pad the top with a sweater or whatever you can find around the office. Get up to have a short walk every 30 minutes.
Post # 22
@Arwenbride- Sorry you are having the pain too! Isn’t it just terrible?!
@Marie&Julies1949- Thanks for the advice on what to elevate my foot with. No step stool at the office, but found a recylce waste basket. I am still finding that my hip hurts though since my leg is still lower than it.