Fibro Feelings – Life’s a Changing!
You may have noticed that I seem to be having more little flares and aches and pains than normal. Luckily, I do know why it’s been happening, at least in a general sense. It’s been hard for me to keep my lips sealed – The Helpful Hubby and I are expecting! We’ve seen the baby in ultrasounds and he/she is looking healthy. We’ll be keeping the baby’s gender a surprise though. Any of you spoonie parents out there, please send me your advice!
I saw my rheumatologist and after hearing how much my hip/groin pain was screwing up my sleep he wanted to look into it further. He ran an ultrasound on a few different areas and saw some inflammation around my hip bursa in two areas. He considered doing cortisone shots, but since he’s not absolutely certain which area would be the best to place it in, he went another route. I left his office with a suggestion to do ice massage at night and take 1 week of prednisone and vicodin to lessen my inflammation, pain and help me sleep. Of course, he said he’s be happy to talk with my Obgyn as well.
When I saw my Obgyn she suggested that my hip symptoms weren’t that different from others who’re having pregnancy hip pain with no prior hip pain. I was given permission to return to sleeping on my back, which I thought was aggravating the issue. She suggested I try seeing a chiropractor that does Active Release Technique. Supposedly this chiropractor was found by one of her patients and has since helped many of her patients with hip pain. She said she’d be okay with my taking the medicine too. Sleeping on my back again has immediately helped lessen my pain and given me more sleep, thank goodness! I think the ice massage is also making some progress. I decided to stick with this method for a couple weeks and then re-evaluating before going for more drastic measures.
Have any of you tried Active Release Technique?
*Image Credit: from www.flickr.com by Kelly McCarthy.