Really bad RLP (I think)

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Really bad RLP (I think)
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Thu, 09-01-2011 - 10:22pm

OK, ladies, I'm starting to get nervous. The past few days my discomfort has been increasing (sciatica, RLP, pressure, etc) just like it should now that my little one is not so little anymore. But this morning I woke up with pretty bad RLP. I laid back down and it didn't help. I went to work and it has gotten worse all day. I am now parked in my bed because I can't move hardly at all without feeling like I'm being stabbed in the lower right abdomen. As long as I'm completely still, no pain (which is why I'm assuming it's RLP). But moving even just a little is excrutiating. What the heck is going on? Has anyone ever experienced this before? With my last pregnancy, I would get the RLP from changing positions too fast but would relax for an hour or so and then it was fine. This won't seem to go away:smileysad: Anyone have any insight?

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Sat, 09-03-2011 - 2:35am
Ditto to Dani...no need to feel silly at all! You were taken care of, confirmed the source of your pain and that in itself will give peace of mind. You can never be too careful and I'm so glad yoire home now to rest.
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Sat, 09-03-2011 - 12:42am

Don't EVER feel

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 5:46pm

I just got home from L&D - it was just really bad RLP:) I felt silly, of course. The thing that really had me worried was that I have a lot of BH contractions, but because of the RLP they felt like painful, labor-style contractions. Baby Girl was doing just fine. I had 4-5 contractions while I was there (about 1 per hour) and the OB was fine with that. Everything else checked out fine. They gave me Lortab to help with the pain - it did not. It definitely made it asier to stand and walk for a while, but when she moves she bumps her head against that ligament and it is very painful. The Lortab did not halp with that at all :( So I'm hanging out and resting for the weekend, since rest is supposed to be the best thing for RLP. Thanks for the support, ladies!

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 5:23pm
Mine has been extremely intense as well at times. When it's bad, there's no way I can stand up straight, it just hurts too bad.

Let us know what the OB said... as I always say ;) I'd rather walk outta l&d looking like a fool with my baby in my belly than to walk out later with no baby because it really was something...


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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 1:30pm

Gosh...I hope it's only RLP. P & PT's. KUP, sweetie.

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 1:22pm
My RLP was quite intense so I'm still hoping that's all it is for you. KUP!
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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 9:56am
I'm sorry it hurts so bad :( Hoping your doctor will get you in ASAP & see whats going on for you. Hopefully offer good news & some relief options!

I do have RLP/Stretching pains VERY badly last pregnancy & this one. I have a lot of internal scaring from endo & an ectopic I had in 2007 so that might be why it's worse for me. My doctor allows me to have Tylenol 3 for the pain & I have to take it probably twice a week or so but otherwise try to muddle through :S
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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 8:46am

I'm so sorry you are in so much pain.

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 8:09am

OK, so it's now been over 24 hours and is actually getting worse. I woke up several times last night yelling in pain because moving at all is so painful. I couldn't even get up to pee without my husband's help. I've paged the OB on call because this shouldn't be this painful. I can't get into any position that is not painful at this point and can't hardly walk at all :( Hopefully I won't look stupid when it's just RLP, but this feels way too intense for RLP...

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 4:37am
Sounds like good ol' RLP. I started getting it quite early on (probably from 3 growing babies) and it is just as you've described. It hurt to change positions and forget about trying to stand up to walk. As far as making it go away, doing what you're doing for relief is the best I've got because that's what I did. As Torie said, it's completely normal and just another fun RPS.
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