I did some pregnancy yoga stretches when I was pregnant. I bet there are some in YouTube.
Magnesium! it is a life saver!!!!
Are you on any medication during your pregnancy?
Just thyroid medicine
Ok. I'm 9 weeks and have never been on medicines but just very anxious.
They say that pregnancy often puts autoimmune diseases in remission and people feel great while pregnant (after the usual 1st trimester yuckiness!!) I hope that is the case for you. I have felt pretty good in terms of sjogrens.. unfortunately I have a thyroid issue too and that has been out of whack.
Are muscle spasms part of Sjogrens? I have suffered for years and the only diagnosis I received is "muscle dysfunction"
I am not sure, always figured they were related somehow.
My rheumy says they are part of Sjogrens. I get them in my feet and legs. I take 2 magnesium and 1 muscle relaxant every night before bed. Also, don't let your legs get cold. I sleep under a ceiling fan and if I don't cover my legs the cramps are 100 times worse. I use a heating mini-blanket under my legs in the winter.
I get them everywhere. Abdomen and thigh are the worst. Have been on magnesium daily for about a year and they have subsided. I can finally go to the gym. Before even getting into car would send me into spasms. And I regularly use a heating pad for my legs and I am in Florida!
Hot water bottle
Heating pad on your chest. Likely pecs are too tight, which pulls on back. Can also be tight quads/hips. I have an infrared heating pad that is a life saver. They are on amazon. I use it on my hips and chest a lot to minimize back pain.
Hips are soo tight! Never thought it could be related!
Jeanmarie yes. I have a miracle worker in a physical therapist and have learned that generally wherever I have pain is caused from tightness somewhere else - low back is tight hips. Shoulder pain is tightness in neck etc. running joke is she will cure pain by rubbing my toe
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I was taking designs for health magnesium buffered chelate 300mg. Now I take MBi nutraceuticals bio-calmag (vit d 600, calcium 525, and magnesium 260).
I have been taking mag gluconate GNC store brand. I take one a day but don't have the bottle with me. They only have just two just magnesium and the other is not magnesium glucomate. Very noticeable results. Dr recommended it and if I miss a dose, I know it. Check with your doc first!
Puritan's Pride Triple Magnesium Complex. I take one only because I have IBS and it can have a laxative effect.
Jigsaw Magnesium SRT. 4 pills a day (they are easy to swallow). I stopped taking it for a while, don't know why but I will be starting again now.
I wont go without Magnesium. You might find Magnesium oil spray useful for these extra cramps. Also vinegar might help meantime.