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Horrible Leg pain

Last night I couldn't sleep because I had the most horrible leg pain, it ran from my butt down. I took a warm bath and it didn't help one bit,elevated my feet, and nothing. No relief what so ever!. Does anyone know what this is , why, and how to relieve it? Thanks
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Make sure you're getting plenty of water calcium and potassium. That should help eliminate the pains!
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It could also be sciatic pain. Which can be revealed by stretching. But it will be something that can come and go throughout pregnancy.
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I agree it sounds like the siatic nerve.
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Yes definitely sounds like sciatica. I experienced that with my first and am also experiencing with my second. It helps to do some stretching. It's caused by the baby hitting a nerve so it helps to stretch to get the baby to move from the nerve. I feel ya though it's painful!
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Thank you ladies!!!
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Make a bit of yoga :) if it s sciatica go for an acupucture appointment helps with a few sessions.
As for the warm bath if it was heavy legs i totally not recommend it. Legs need cold water to help circulate blood
Hope this helps
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Thanks I'll try that and definitely the warm bath did not help at all! It made it a whole lot worse never doing it again. I'm stretching a lot now and elevating my legs as much as I can. Also have the hubby rub my legs frequently and that seems to help but I'm definitely gonna try a all the good suggestions you ladies gave. Thanks!
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I Had That Like EVERY NIGHT With My Daughter.I Could Never Sleep It Hurt So Bad.
My Dr Told Me To Stretch Twice A Day , Drink At Least 3 Water Bottles A Day , And Eat A Banana Every Day.
I Did That For 3 Days And Never Experienced The Pain In That Time. When I Did Get A Pain (3 Weeks Later) I'd Do The Same Thing Again And It'd Stop.
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I eat a banana a day already for my leg cramps also. Good to know it helps with this leg pain too! No wonder I've been better. Thanks!! Will keep doing then.
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