Ling Posted March 23, 2006 Report Share Posted March 23, 2006 My legs are getting worst and worst. They are dying from the hips downwards when I sleep. The pain caused by these results in me waking up at nighttime. I walk around my room and force my legs to wake up and then I go back to sleep again. This happened 5 times last night. I am also experiencing muscle cramp. The pain however is still intense and like last night has a stayed with me for the rest of the day. I saw my Cardiologist and he says it is because my veins don?t constrict due to pots, the swelling of pregnancy and the pressure that she is applying to my body at nighttime. Plus my sympathetic nervous system is over stimulated resulting in the pain I am experiencing. As usual no tablets, no cure for us. I sleep with my legs raised (two pillow?s) plus I take magnesium for the cramps. Nothing is working. I sleep on my right side. My cardiologist does not want to prescribe pain tablets as he feels it will not solve the problem. I can?t bear the thought of another 9 weeks like this. I just pray that this is pregnancy induced and not a new hobby my body has found to do. Any advice please, I am almost scared to go to sleep at nighttime due to the pain. I don?t know what to do and the pain is intense. All I can think of is my baby and how important these last few days are for her. Goodness knows how I am going to get through them. She however is more important and I need to fight this. O, Boy! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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