Friday, September 19, 2008

psychotic nerve

Yes, I know it's sciatic, but it's making me psychotic! I am having terrible problems with my sciatic nerve. It started about 3 weeks ago. I talked to my RE about it when it first started and he told me to sleep on the opposite site as the pain, that worked for a week. Then I asked my OB, and she told me that we all experience aches and pains when were pregnant and that we aren't going to worry about it unless I feel it in my toes?!?!?!?! What kind of answer is that. I talked to my neighbor last week, she is a physical therapist, and she gave me some stretches to do, and told me if it got worse to come and see her and she would work with me at home. Yesterday, I could barely walk. It is the sharpest pain down my left butt cheek. The pain goes down to about the middle of my thigh. It SUCKS! Nothing works, and it doesn't help that I can't get comfortable when I sleep and depending on how I lay it seems to make it worse. Today it seems to be a little better, I can get out of the bed and off the couch without acting like and old lady. I am hoping that this gets better soon, my fear is that is going to continue to get worse as I get bigger.

By the way, did I mention I am 10 weeks as of yesterday. I can't tell you how excited I am that this 1st trimester is almost over. I am ready to be able to talk about it, tell people I am expecting. And maybe tell more people about our experience with IF and that there is hope. I am feeling pretty good. I have been having some nauseous bouts again this week, but nothing that I can't handle. I still haven't experienced the exhaustion that I have heard the 1st trimester brings, but I don't know if that is because I have been sleeping anywhere from 8-10 hrs a night, which is totally not like me. I am a 6-7 hr a night kind of girl. I was tired in the sense that I just wanted to lay on the couch and do nothing when I got home for about 3 wks. But I never felt the need to sleep or take a little nap. I am still scared to death to go to the doctor in a week in a half. I am afraid of bad news, and I know there is still the risk of loss and that scares me to death. I hate going to the doctor ever 4-5 wks, I miss the weekly visits so much. Sometimes I miss not being "normal."


Elaine said...

I'm sorry you are a bit under the weather. I know it seems annoying right now, but that wont be the only nerve your little one is on in the coming years :) (okay, so I stole that from my dad when he told me the same thing about my back.) I don't know if this will help you, but I started using a firm pillow between my knees at night and sleeping on my side. The firmness of the pillow seemed to relieve my back.

I am so excited for you! I battled IF for almost 5 years. I know that in my 1st trimester, I was an emotional wreck. My doctor convinced me to stop stressing so much, because my baby could sense that... So every morning, I would wake up and say, "Lord, I just need to make it through today." That helped me not focus on the weeks ahead, and in fact, I still do it even at 18.5 wks. Once you start feeling movement, your anxiety will go down. You are thin like I am, and I began to feel movement in my 14th week. Now, I feel my little one every day and I know it has helped me not be so scared.

Keep praying!!!!

nancy said...

It's hard not to get the almost daily appointment when you move to the normal OB, isn't it?

Ahhhh, that first trimester exhaustion. I felt it like you though, just that I didn't have energy, not that I had to sleep. Getting up and walking was tough. But I bet much worse for you due to your psychotic nerve! :) heh, that's funny. The name, not the condition.

Happy 10 weeks!

SAHW said...

10 awesome!! I get so excited by these milestones, I just love counting each week...

I'm also going crazy having to wait 4 weeks to see the OB! It does seem very odd to go from constantly being at the clinic or on the phone with them to having to wait to see your everyone else. :)

sara said...

I hope your sciatic nerve behaves itself and gives you a break :-) Congrats on the 10 wks mark - you're doing great! But I know what you mean - it's hard having longer spaces between visits when we're so used to being in at the office almost everyday for so long during all the infertility stuff. I hope this week is flying by and is a great one for you :-)

Morrisa said...

Hello there! I just realized that you are on my list of blog readers so I am catching up on your blog! The sciatic nerve pain can be awful! I have a herniated disc in my back and when it forst happened I would have sudden bouts of sciatica that would literally take my breath away. I hope you are feeling better and I will be checking in often!