Re: Xtreme Back PAin
Well, I'm only 23 weeks, and I'm having very bad back pains similar to what you are describing. Tylenol is not strong enough to take the pain away. I only sleep about 3-4 hours a night. This has been going on for about 2 weeks now, but it's 2 weeks too long for my sanity. I talked to my doctor about this yesterday.
He suggested a heating pad, so my husband bought me one last night. It did feel much better throughout the night. I ended up strapping the heating pad to my back with an ace bandage (boy did I look stupid!!! but how do you keep the heat on your back when you're sleeping on your side???) and I think I slept around 5 hours...and I do feel a little more rested today than ususal. My back also felt a little less tight this morning when I got up. Down side is if you strap on the heating pad like I did, you have to take it off to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night; otherwise, you are plugged into the wall with your heating pad.