Success after IF

Help please - in pain and pregnant

carrera317carrera317 member
edited January 2014 in Success after IF
Hi ladies. I am hoping you can help me find some options. I was in a car accident years ago and hurt my neck badly. The pain for it cycles and is pretty predictable. I usually have radiofrequency lesioning (essentially they zap some nerves) about every 6 months. I'm not due for it until March and can't have it done if I'm Pregnant. My last pregnancy I did fine pain wise. Well, fast forward to yesterday and I wake up in excruciating pain. I can't look down or left. Tylenol does nothing. No massage therapist will touch me because I'm 7 weeks pregnant. I saw my acupuncturist yesterday who helped some last night but it's worse this am. I've been told that I shouldn't heat because I'm pregnant. Ive thought of seeing a chiro but I have a disc with some herniation so i don't thinks it's my smartest idea. I feel so stuck! Any thoughts?! Sorry for the long post.
Me = 36 with PCOS and 1 tube removed for a cyst and adhesions
DH = 35 with low morphology

April '09 IVF (antagonist protocol) = 5R5M, none fertilized, cancelled at ET
May/June '09 IVF/ICSI = 6R6M6F, 2ET on 6.18.09, 1 frostie, Beta on
6.30.09 = 51 OMG!! Beta #2 = 167 Beta #3 = 2630!!!!! An uneventful pregnancy. 
3.16.10 a healthy beautiful miracle boy born via unscheduled c-section

Now on the quest for another, so our dear son is not alone.

May/June '12 IVF/ICSI (antagonist protocol) =10R9M9F, 1ET = BFN, 2 frosties
Aug '12 FET, 1ET= beta hell, 2 rounds of methotrexate, 4 months later Hcg < 2 
Jan/Feb '13 IVF/ICSI (long lupron protocol) = 18R18M18F, 1ET = BFN, 10 frosties
Apr '13 FET w 2ET (one from '09 and one newer) = (strep throat during 2ww) biochemical = BFN
June '13 FET w 2ET = 1 baby boy lost at 10w, D/E with karyotyping, loss due to monosomy 21.
Karyotyping of me and DH negative for a balance translocation.
Dec '13 FET w 2ET, BFP!!!! 12/26 beta #1 10dp5dt = 781, beta 2 12dpt= 2234 could this be real?!
  Not giving up yet.
5 frosties on ice.

Truly realizing how much of a miracle my son is and praying this will be a sibling for him.

Re: Help please - in pain and pregnant

  • I think you just can't heat your abdomen. You should be fine to heat your neck. And at least in my community you can get pregnancy massages. Can you find someone who is willing to just help with your neck? And maybe call your RE or OB to ask their recommendations about pain control and chiropractic? Sorry you're in such distress.
  • I have a friend who had been in a car accident with neck injury about a year before pregnancy. She used physical therapy and lidocaine latches to manage her pain. Are either of those options for you?
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  • You can use heat on your neck, you just can't heat your belly.  But you probably should ice it, not heat it.

    Chiropractic is just fine.  I went to a chiro all during my last pregnancy since I had horrible back / rib pain.
    Me: 36 (Endo) DH: 39 (Azoo)
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  • @kaf7 thanks. I'm going to go get a thermacare patch. My acupuncturist is super conservative and has me all freaked out about heat. I need something though.
    @CallMeAl I've done about 5 years of PT so I'm pretty strong and balanced but went the route of rfls because I wanted to avoid long term medication because of my profession (I'm a hospital pharmacist). Lidocaine might be an option though. Did your friend use it during her pregnancy? There doesn't seem to be a lot of information about use in pregnancy with it. It does cross the placenta though. Thanks for the ideas!
    Me = 36 with PCOS and 1 tube removed for a cyst and adhesions
    DH = 35 with low morphology

    April '09 IVF (antagonist protocol) = 5R5M, none fertilized, cancelled at ET
    May/June '09 IVF/ICSI = 6R6M6F, 2ET on 6.18.09, 1 frostie, Beta on
    6.30.09 = 51 OMG!! Beta #2 = 167 Beta #3 = 2630!!!!! An uneventful pregnancy. 
    3.16.10 a healthy beautiful miracle boy born via unscheduled c-section

    Now on the quest for another, so our dear son is not alone.

    May/June '12 IVF/ICSI (antagonist protocol) =10R9M9F, 1ET = BFN, 2 frosties
    Aug '12 FET, 1ET= beta hell, 2 rounds of methotrexate, 4 months later Hcg < 2 
    Jan/Feb '13 IVF/ICSI (long lupron protocol) = 18R18M18F, 1ET = BFN, 10 frosties
    Apr '13 FET w 2ET (one from '09 and one newer) = (strep throat during 2ww) biochemical = BFN
    June '13 FET w 2ET = 1 baby boy lost at 10w, D/E with karyotyping, loss due to monosomy 21.
    Karyotyping of me and DH negative for a balance translocation.
    Dec '13 FET w 2ET, BFP!!!! 12/26 beta #1 10dp5dt = 781, beta 2 12dpt= 2234 could this be real?!
      Not giving up yet.
    5 frosties on ice.

    Truly realizing how much of a miracle my son is and praying this will be a sibling for him.
  • Hon can definitely put heat anywhere but your belly. Also, check out a good chiropractor. I don't know if it will help but you should talk to your OB. There are pain medications that you are allowed to take during pregnancy. I hope the pain gets better soon!
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  • You can def heat your neck. You should go see a physical medicine doctor and be hooked up with pt immed. You can get patches with safe meds in them. Icy hot is safe.
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    Natural cycle Dec 2010 BFP M/C 6 1/2 Weeks, D&E Jan 2011
    1 Clomid/Ovidrel BFN May 2011
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    1 IUI Sept 2011 BFP M/c 7 weeks
    Provera Dec 2011 BFP M/C 3 Weeks
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    Diagnosed No real HLA Match, DQ Beta Triad, High TNF, Low NK Cells
    Oct 2012 Natural Cycle m/c 4wks (Lovenox, Prednisone) 
    Went to Beer Center- high tnf, low lad, implantation failure
    Nov/Dec 2012 LIT Treatment
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  • Thanks ladies. I saw a physiatrist for a long time. My normal pain doc is on vaca. I dug out my old TENS unit last night and am using heat patches today. I think I am improving. It scared me as my pain is usually so well controlled and this came out of no where (although my son did have a trip to the ER on Tuesday for some stitches on his forehead). Not my typical stress reaction but who knows. I appreciate your input so much. Made me feel better using heat. My clinic was no help and I'm not yet released to an OB. Fingers crossed it keeps improving and doesn't come back!
    Me = 36 with PCOS and 1 tube removed for a cyst and adhesions
    DH = 35 with low morphology

    April '09 IVF (antagonist protocol) = 5R5M, none fertilized, cancelled at ET
    May/June '09 IVF/ICSI = 6R6M6F, 2ET on 6.18.09, 1 frostie, Beta on
    6.30.09 = 51 OMG!! Beta #2 = 167 Beta #3 = 2630!!!!! An uneventful pregnancy. 
    3.16.10 a healthy beautiful miracle boy born via unscheduled c-section

    Now on the quest for another, so our dear son is not alone.

    May/June '12 IVF/ICSI (antagonist protocol) =10R9M9F, 1ET = BFN, 2 frosties
    Aug '12 FET, 1ET= beta hell, 2 rounds of methotrexate, 4 months later Hcg < 2 
    Jan/Feb '13 IVF/ICSI (long lupron protocol) = 18R18M18F, 1ET = BFN, 10 frosties
    Apr '13 FET w 2ET (one from '09 and one newer) = (strep throat during 2ww) biochemical = BFN
    June '13 FET w 2ET = 1 baby boy lost at 10w, D/E with karyotyping, loss due to monosomy 21.
    Karyotyping of me and DH negative for a balance translocation.
    Dec '13 FET w 2ET, BFP!!!! 12/26 beta #1 10dp5dt = 781, beta 2 12dpt= 2234 could this be real?!
      Not giving up yet.
    5 frosties on ice.

    Truly realizing how much of a miracle my son is and praying this will be a sibling for him.
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