(Closed) Please help- Terrible leg pain

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

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 # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@roxy821:  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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@roxy821:  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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

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