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What to do? Help? Dreading Christmas shopping


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#1 Kyles1974

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

Hi there,

I need some advise.I'm 26 weeks pregnant with my third child and my legs are in agony.Aching form top to bottom.My OB has suggested to take 'Caltrate'.If I'm standing or walking for too long, I am in agony.Anyone else have this? I never had this with my previous two pregnancies.I have just tried to tackle some Christmas shopping and are now in agony.Please help.I still have 3 1/2 months to go. sad.gif

#2 weepingangel

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

I take magnesium to combat achy legs.



#3 Paddlepop

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:25 PM

Comfortable flat shoes. Wear joggers if necessary.

Support stockings. Just like the "attractive" knee high ones that they put on you in hospital to stop blood clots. Try a pharmacy for these.

Take regular breaks while shopping to stop and elevate your legs for a few minutes.

Lots of small short shopping trips instead of a few long ones.

#4 charlilou

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

Maybe have your iron levels checked? My ob said 90% of aching/restless legs during pregnancy or not is iron related. I had the same problem, have been on iron tablets (Ferro-grad c)  for three weeks and have seen a massive improvement in the aching and restlessness especially at night.I find that at night if they are still sore an ice pack really helps sooth.
Good luck I hope you get some reprieve.

#5 fran123

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

Yes, I would agree with getting your iron levels checked.  Have a blood test. My iron dropped dramatically when I was pregnant.  In the meantime why don't you relax in a comfy chair and buy everything online. There are a lot of free delivery offers on at the moment.

#6 Paddlepop

Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

Also get your Vit.D levels checked. I've just remembered that my legs used to be really painful when doing things like walking up a slope and it felt like my muscles were tearing apart. Turned out that I was very Vit. D deficient. After taking supplements and my levels returning to normal the horrible sensation went away.

#7 Koobie83

Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:20 AM

I had this last week but I had aches in my left hand too. Went to the GP who suggested my magnesium levels were low. I take another pre-natal but she said elevit has 100mg of magnesium. I went home and saw I only had 20mg in mine. I took a straight magnesium dissolvable tablet my husband had and started feeling better. Then went and bought pumpkin seeds and almonds and try to have them with my breakfast everyday. My levels were lower and since I've been having the pumpkin seeds and almonds I haven't had those cramps.




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