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How To Avoid Morning Stiffness When Pregnant
Stretch: When you're lying in bed all night your muscles aren't given the chance to stretch and contract and they stiffen up by morning. This is normal. I'd try to work in a 5 minute stretching routine each morning starting with your neck, shoulders and back. Stay hydrated, and get aerobic exercise each day. If you are having swelling and fevers along with stiffness, time to see your doctor. Cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Help! Extreme joint pain in fingers morning stiffness I'm hot all night long and miserable. What can I do to relieve this? 35 wks pregnant and in pain
Hi can steroids be taken in pregnancy I have jra and m 4 weeks pregnant i still have morning stiffness and joint pain , if yes then what dose is safe?
Consult Your Doc: Congratulations on your early pregnancy ; yes, steroids can be safely given in early pregnancy if needed for many auto-immune diseases. It's best if you see your doc asap to ensure proper dosing, weaning, ; fetal surveillance. Your doc can also give you alternatives to steroids. Some pregnancies sometimes improve symptoms from jra. Good luck ; take care. ...Read more
Morning stiffness : One is not supposed to get morning stiffness . Morning stiffness based on whether whole body or certain regions of the body warrants further evaluation . Morning stiffness in association with fatigue malaise etc should be evaluated by a rheumatologist in conjunction with any other associated symptoms and signs. ...Read more
Exercise: Am pain upon arising is usually just related to some degenerative changes that cause some muscular tightness that usually resolves once up & about but may be an early warning of things to come if not proactive in terms of regular exercise including stretching, core strengthening and cardiovascular routines. Weight control is important as is cessation of smoking if you have this habit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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