I’m 4 months postpartum with first baby and have joint pain?

Hi I’m 4 months post partum with first baby and have joint pain++ I’m eating pain killers. It’s worse in the morning, every joint seems stiff and sore and particularly my hands and ankles and they are swollen I’m morning. I have to crawl to the bathroom then it eases up
During the day apart from if I sit for long. My fingers and ankles seem the worse and lower back. I’m so fed up not with this. I went to gp they have tested me for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and autoimmune diseases and all came back normal. I also had my thyroid tested, liver and kidneys. The only thing that flagged up was my kidney function which was poor so got it repeated and was back to normal. The doctor said it had likely been affected by anti inflammatory med he put me on so he has stopped that now. All I’m taking is co codamol and trying to get on with it but it’s ridiculous I feel like a 90years old. The gp doesn’t want to no now and thinks I’m exaggerating. I’m not over weight apart from some baby weight I have put on. I was very healthy and fit before getting pregnant and now after having my baby I feel terrible
Physically. I go to classes with other mums and no one seems to know anything about this and they all say they are feeling fine. The doctor has said maybe I just need exercise but I can hardly move never mind exercising! I was quite fit before having my baby and exercised regularly now I just can hardly bend up and down!
During the pregnancy I did swell up quite bad with fluid but that went away a few days after delivery. In fact I didn’t feel that bad immediately after. Please help

Age: 31
Medications: Co codomol
General Information: Yes and had several bloods which have all came back normal

3 Comments on “I’m 4 months postpartum with first baby and have joint pain?

  1. You seem to have done all necessary tests. In my opinion the next step is to get evaluated for Postpartum depression and make sure you are not suffering from Vitamin D deficiency.

  2. Hi..
    It is good that your tests are fine..
    Means you do not have any underlying pathology..

    There is a possibility of stiffness that can be seen after edema but as it is 4 months it should have gone by now..

    You can go for Physiotherapy and also you can be physically active to overcome the symptoms..

    Avoid being stessed that you are not well and feel relaxed and think positive.

    Do regular meditation..

    You can also do warm mustard oil massage over the painful areas as it can help in relieving the symptoms..

    Hope you get well soon..


  3. I’m having the same as you described,and all test came back normal,uric acid was high which is borderline now and had vitamin D deficiency,doc don’t know anything else,gives me Same medications again,it happened to me one year after bbaby birth.hope you get a satisfying answer!

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