Ouch

So my OB finally told me why my back has been bothering me so badly. I am used to the sciatic pain in my lower back, but about a week or two ago, my middle back started KILLING me. I have a rib out of place, and there is NOTHING they can do for me. My doc won't prescribe pain meds bec​ause of the baby's heart defect. So, I am back to a no lifting policy, which my OB knows I cannot follow because my one year old does not walk so well and I don't trust him on the stairs. They are now talking about the possibility of me having this baby early, especially with all the issues my body is having. I am getting really scared.

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Amanda HurleyFlat Rock, Michigan
09/30/13
Amanda Hurley
28 weeks today.
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    09/30/13
    I had back issues during one of my pregnancies as well. Though we didn't have any issues with her heart, so I obviously can't comment on that, but I WAS prescribed pain medication.. My OB said that the stress from the pain, was far more dangerous for the baby than the possibilty of her getting any of the pain medication in her system.
    Obviously it's different with your baby, but I would imagine the stress on your body, heart, mind and blood pressure wouldnt be either?
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    09/30/13
    Amanda Hurley
    I guess all my vitals are fine. I am now seeing her every two weeks, and am about to transfer my care to the big hospital to meet all the specialist. I was hoping she could do more for me, as I have three at home to take care of and the pain is just about debilitating.
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      09/30/13
      Amanda Hurley
      I know there is medication, I have been on Tylenol 3 and Vicoden before. I think my OB is hesitant because of the baby's heart. I am leary about chiropractors. I don't know too much about them.
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      10/01/13
      8Theresa Gould
      I was going to say the same thing, Elena, some Chiropractors specialize in pregnancy. I've never been to one but my husband's chiropractor really helps him when he puts his back out.
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        10/01/13
        8Theresa Gould
        I can't imagine the pain you must be experiencing with the rib out of place. I hope and pray everything goes well for you and baby.
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