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Painful aching knees during pregnancy

Has or is anybody else experiencing this? I've been experiencing terrible knee aches its so uncomfortable that its hard to sleep. I think I might have arthritis (because I used to pop my knees A LOT as a kid) but my doctor just said "oh thats just what pregnancy does to you". So I was just wondering if anybody else is getting this or is it just me? It started when I would criss cross my legs and my knees would hurt so bad that I couldn't uncross my legs. But now its whenever I bend my knees. Hopefully its not just me. Btw I'm 7 weeks and 3 days with an edd of november 22nd 2012. Thanks in advance for any advice or encouraging words :)
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I feel for ya! that sounds really early to be starting to become uncomfortable! I have bad knees from hitting a tree with out my seatbelt on and i flew into the metal dash(passenger) and messed up my knees, and then getting T boned on a ski doo by another ski doo... again really hard on my knees... but they havent so much affected me while prego but kick in when im really tired, or when i am getting sick... it seriously feels like there is coarse sand under my knee caps scraping away if i move at all! Putting a pillow between your knees may help and heat!... i put a heating pad on my knees and its enough to get me to sleep...you could try a warm bath and if you can stay off your feet as much as possible that will help take the pressure off the joints as well... good luck and congrats on your pregnancy!
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Oh I'm sorry to hear your poor knees have taken such a beating :( Only one of my knees has been seriously injured. I disclocated my shin bone from my knee while ice skating. But it doesn't seem to be hurting more than the other knee. The thing is though that my knees hurt WAY more when I'm resting. I'd thought it should be the other way around but I don't know, its weird. Heat has been the only thing to quell the pain but I don't have a heating pad (but I'll probably buy one real soon lol) and our bath water doesn't stay warm long enough to fill up the tub :( So looks like for right now the heating pad is my best bet. Thanks so much for your kind words and advice :)
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dislocated* lol
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i have a magic bag or a water bottle... i too need to actually purchase an electric heating pad... lol
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Lol well at least you have the bag and water bottle. I'm too lazy to do that even lol :)
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Yes! During my first pregnancy, I thought my knees were going to kill me. What helped, but just a little, was buying these knee-things that athletes have in their knees (don't know what it's called) because they applied a little pressure on the knees. :)
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I just realized there is a possibility im pregnant...this past week my boobs have been so tender and my period is a day late. Ive had no symptoms of my period and usually I do a week before my period starts. Anyway ive been experiencing terrible knee pain as well. I just assumed it was herditary because my parents have bad knees. I am experiencing the pain right now...also when I bend down it is extremely hard to stand back up because of my knees
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For me its my hips...but i think its the same chemical change in the pregnancy...yay for us...lolol!!
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yep mine is the hips and tail bone lol...the tail bone i blame on being in a roll over with a lap belt on(its given me trouble since)... i swear i have always been the passenger... im a really good driver!
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Oh I never thought of that! :) I'll go to the store and get some cause my knees are killing me too. Thanks :)
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Well personally I don't remember when my knee pain started and I thought it was cause I might have arthritis but now to me it seems more like a symptom of pregnancy. So maybe you should go to the store and buy a pregnancy test and either take it with first morning urine or try and hold it in for at least 3-4hours without drinking too much liquids because that will dilute the hcg in your urine. Good luck and let us know what the results are :)
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Well personally I don't remember when my knee pain started and I thought it was cause I might have arthritis but now to me it seems more like a symptom of pregnancy. So maybe you should go to the store and buy a pregnancy test and either take it with first morning urine or try and hold it in for at least 3-4hours without drinking too much liquids because that will dilute the hcg in your urine. Good luck and let us know what the results are :)
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Yeah recently I've been aching in my hips too just not as bad as my knees. So it's like a double whammy sometimes :( do you know why our hips and knees are aching? My doctor wouldn't tell me. She just gave me a general answer along the lines of pregnancy will do that to ya. Lol yeah yay :p but it's all for a wonderful reason our babies :) so it's worth it :)
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Wow that must be no fun at all :( I'm sorry. Yeah you should've been driving that day :) then maybe your poor bum wouldn't be hurting so bad. :(
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There is a hormone released during pregnancy called relaxin. It does just what it sounds like, it relaxes your joints to allow the pelvis to open up for delivery. It can cause pain in other joints as well.
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Ohhh. Yeah that makes sense. Unfortunately my body is not adjusting well to the relaxing or maybe it is and it's just not fun dealing with it. :p
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omg this just started happening to me too! i'm almost 19w and my knee aches a lot. it feels like i messed it up or something but nothing happened it just randomly hurts & gets worse when i bend. didnt ever consider it was due to my pregnancy!
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Awww, well everyone is different, I had pain when I was in the third trimester and my pubic bone would literally pop (like cracking you back/knuckles). It hurt SOO bad, but it went away after I had my daughter, it wasn't as bad with my son, he was my first. Try swimming, or taking a bath, the water will relieve it some since you're not holding up your weight as much.
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Yeah that's how I feel too. It's hurts so bend to bend that i have to hold onto something to lower myself and it makes me feel so old. :p
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So do you think maybe I'm farther along then? Because I haven't had an ultrasound yet to confirm my wedding. They just guessed based off my lmp.
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I am three months pregnant and my knees are killllllliiiiiiiiing meeee!!! Wtf! Seriously what is going on! They hurt so badly to bend and adjust. I mean as I attempt to stand or sit...while I sleep! Ugghhhhh!! I am in utter agony! Somebody save meeee!!!
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My knees hurt bad around 20 weeks! I drank more milk now i feel fine.. stretching works also
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