Did anyone suffer with thigh numbness and tingling in their leg during pregnancy?

Tammy - posted on 11/22/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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During my second trimester I started having tingling and numbness in my outer right thigh. My OB said it should go away after pregnancy. Its been 8 weeks since and I still have it. She sent me to a Neurologist and he said its called Meralgia Parathestica. It's when the nerve in hip become trapped, its very common in pregancy and the symtoms usually dissapper on their own. I cant say that it's chronic pain, but it is very annoying and sometimes comes with pins and needle pokes. Weight loss is a must, so I started that two days ago. I was wondering what time frame others have suffered with this and how long did it take to go away?



Thanks for your responses...



Tammy

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Tammy - posted on 11/28/2011

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Hi Shannon! Im so sorry that you are having to go through this...I will pray that you get some relief so you can take care of your beautiful baby! Ultimately, I will pray for your complete healing as well. It annoyed me so much that I couldnt comfortable take care of my little girl or tend to the other kids like I wanted to. My Neuro gave me a nerve block (Gabapentin) and it has provided GREAT relief...all of the pain doesnt stay away all of the time, but most of the time is gone or at least the edge is off. I feared bedtime because it would bother me most then. But Praise be to Jesus Christ ...I have some relief. I have never had any type of back pain before. This was my biggest weight and baby yet (third pregnancy), Im 5.1 and 197 today...I should have lost some weight as instructed by my Dr before I got preggers. But whatever, cant change the past. So, Im focused on losing some weight, started some light walking because I dont want to aggravate the nerve. She can be pretty mean! Please let me know how the injection work...seeing as though it is the 3rd step if consertive measures dont work. But, Im expecting the weight loss and some time to be the prescription for me. I will keep you posted.

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Shannon - posted on 11/24/2011

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hi, similar situation here! My new baby is 2 months old. I have had back problems for 17 years, that is when I was diagnosed with Scoliosis. But none of it was ever this bad.
I had problems with my left side starting about the 6th month. At 38 weeks we had to deliver because my left leg went so dead I couldn't lift it without help, but not dead enough that I couldn't still feel the tingling numbness and pain. They even decided to put me out for the c/s because they were worried about nerve damage.
Of course, now that the baby is here and healthy my ob doesn't care and tells me to give it a couple months. Its no problem that I can't carry my baby :P
My pain management doc is doing some injections, on Monday in fact, to try to help with the back pain. I can handle the tingling and shooting pain down the leg, but after birth my back feels like I am still carrying the baby, but on the outside of my spine. Does you back hurt as well? Or just the referring pain down the leg?

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