hello all! I have had chronic pain and was on pain medication. I am now off of everything and have been since about 4 weeks pregnant or so... I was wondering if any of you have chronic pain or anything like this and how to help? I really was hoping not to have to take pain medications throughout the pregnncy and so far I am doing pretty well, however I have noticed it getting worse again... to let you know I do have a med condition that does cause pain and I have had back spasms so bad that I end up in the ER and they give me dolatted and I still can feel it!! obviously it helps, but that is how intense it is, once we thought we broke a bone or something I couldnt walk!!
I hav done stretches, warm baths, warm showers (let water hit back) heating pad, ice, tylenol etc. but its past those points at time it doesn't help. whats worse is I have three other children to take care of adn a house of course, so I really cannot be bed ridden because of pain. I am worrid it will get even worse.
what have any of you taken for pain (when ABSOLUTELY needed) not just to take meds because your finger hurts or something. AND that you felt was okay to take while pregnant because of yoru pain. I know that pain meds are not something that is considered to be the safest for sure. so what else can you do to help and what type of pain meds woudl you suggest (something that does NOT need to be taken daily because I really really do not want to do that, just on those days I cannot function or get out of bed etc. Thank you all