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Help - severe back pain in early pregnancy

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 31, 2007
  • 03:43 PM

I am 6 weeks pregnant and last week I nearly passed out due to pains across my lower back, it was so intense I had to lay on the floor at work. I went to the doctors and he diagnosed me with a kidney infection and gave me pregnancy safe antibiotics. The pain was still continuing and not lessening after id finished my 7 day course of antibiotics so I returned to the doctors who told me to go to casualty if I got the pain again. Soon after returning home I got the pains and went to the casualty at the hospital. They refered me to the gynocology ward & took a blood and urine test & found no signs of a kidney infection and both tests were fine. They prescribed me some pregnancy safe painkillers and said that it was probably high hormone level or ligments softening for pregnancy. It has now been 9 days and Im still suffering with such severe lower back pain that I cannot stand up when it comes, leave the house on my own, drive or go to work. The only symptoms I get are pain in my lower back which comes every 8-10 hours & lasts for about 15 minutes (no bleeding so not eptopic). Im so upset and distressed now as I cant believe that the ligments softening is so unbearably painful that I nearly pass out each time it happens and have to lay on the floor and I have no idea of how long this is going to last. The doctors arent very helpful either as they havent given me any further medication or any definite answer of what it is. If this is "ligments softening" has anyone had or heard of anyone suffering pain as severe as this? Please help because im at my wits end.

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