Since I continue to be stuck at home with continued debilitating back and leg pain, I have had the chance to read online about PIO issues. There isn’t a lot out there. I searched the following phrases:
- Lumps from progesterone in oil
- PIO and sciatica
- PIO and hard lumps in back
- PIO with hives and bad back pain
- how long for PIO to be absorbed
- successful pregnancies without PIO
- successful pregnancies with only progesterone suppositories
- what are healthy progesterone levels at 5-6 weeks pregnant
- back pain and nerve issues from PIO
I am sure that searched a lot more, but I just see a lot of forums where women suggested all of the things that I did: heating pad, slow push, ice before, heat before, heat after, massage after, warm the oil, try different compounds…but in most of the forums, the women pushed through and continued to take their PIO shots. I have not had one since Thursday night, so that is now going on my 4th night of no injection.
Those hard lumps are still there, but down some. I am still getting smaller hives. It must be from the coagulated lumps disapating and that oil still reacting with me…if I was to guess.
The back and leg pain is still bad, bad, bad. So I have my father-in-law’s cane which has been helpful, while also making me feel like an hypochondriac. The worst part is still just moving from seated to standing and vice versa…and taking that 1st step on the left leg. That sciatica is crazy. It hurts all the time. There is no escaping it. Sitting, standing, walking…it is constantly there. So I really hope that it gets better as another day goes by.
Tomorrow I have the 1st ultrasound at 10:30 a.m. I am obviously nervous because of the pain. They will also check blood too. So at least, if things go well, I may be able to rest assured a little. I certainly have been drinking water like crazy, so that should help!