Is it early labour?: Omg ladies, I had terrible backache... - NCT

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Is it early labour?

smiler1985
smiler1985

Omg ladies, I had terrible backache in the night, I was in tears. Then it moved to my front and I felt like my chest was being crushed. I am asthmatic and had to take my inhalers. I rang hospital and they said take paracetamol. Backache lasted about 2 1/2 hours and chest pain about 15 mins. All constant pain. TMI but I also got sick :( I had another mini episode but no as intense. It all ended at 2am and nothing since. Sorry for the long post.

(40+3 today)

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The back ache maybe but not chest pain or would of been in ur stomach. .. I'd ring again and say u were really worried think they should checku over x

smiler1985
smiler1985 in reply to Hidden

Thank you. She asked if i could feel pain in my abdomen but i was in so much pain with my back that i couldn't tell. I know that sounds silly x

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That doesn't sound silly. I sometimes find it really hard to isolate different pain locations when its possible more than one point hurts. Just sort of mingles together doesn't it!

smiler1985
smiler1985 in reply to Hidden

Yep lol. I tried to explain it to hubby as its like my finger has been chopped off but someone is asking whether i can feel a papercut. Random i know but didn't know how else to explain it x

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That's quite a good way to explain it actually :-) unique lol

smiler1985
smiler1985 in reply to Hidden

:-)

I would contact your mau again and ask them to check you over so you can be at ease as lowerkback pain is a sign of early labour but not chest pain x

Thank you x

Hey, with my 2nd. Baby 90% of my labour pain was in my back. If your waters haven't gone, sit tight at home until it gets worse. Take paracetamol & have a bath.

My waters went at 1am thy asked me 2 go in even though no pain & were like "yeah your waters have gone" then sent me home. About 5am I went back in but was only 3cm so got put on a ward in pain, wish I wud have stayed at home as long as poss as thy wouldn't give me pain killers as I had had paracetamols. I had him at 1pm that day.

smiler1985
smiler1985 in reply to Megzey

Thank you. I am pretty much waiting and hoping waters do break cause then I'll know something is happening. Feel like i am being soft at the mo complaining about back pain :-\

Oh poor you what a horrible night. I imagine that your chest pain could have been a referred pain or panic pain from being so uncomfortable in your back especially as you are asthmatic. Do you remember hyperventilating? Or breath holding? How are you this morning? X

I was aware of possible panic so i just concentrated on my breathing. Imagining my lungs expanding etc. I am ok this morning thank you. Just tired and anxious :-)

Yes I bet especially as you are overdue so your sense of when labour comes with be heightene. Is this your 1st?

Yep first and only at this rate :-P

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I agree with everything that pretty much being said from the previous responses.

In regards to the chest pain though i think it would be best to get a 2nd medical opinion as if you are in labour it will affect your breathing exercises.

xx

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