Fibromyalgia pain during pregnancy

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1033336 tn?1252509731 I would love to fast for 40days to cleanse the toxins in my body but I would get so sick doing that because of hypoglycemia symptoms. Now to the Fibromyalgia I started having arthritis and fibro during my second pregnancy late 2006. My baby doctor told me to not worry about the arthritis and pain from my child bearing hips they said take tylenol and the pain would go away well it did not I found myself lying in bed every day all during my pregnancy because of pain everywhere.
5586759 tn?1370438872 Hey susieQin. It's funny a guy would be the 1st one to answer your question! lol! I'm working on a Fibro-wellness program to be finalized next year and this is another aspect of FMS that conventional medicine has very little to offer, as most pain management drugs are a no-no when expecting a baby.
Avatar f tn Yes, I had it while I was pregnant, both times. I've heard it said that the pain eases up during pregnancy, and while I waited breathlessly for it, it never quite happened. In fact, the pain was worse, as was the fatigue, but I was so scared of the meds I took as little as possible. If you don't have access to a warm pool, find one. That was the only time I had any relief, when i was laying in the warm water.
Avatar n tn Due to severe chronic neck pain and headaches, I have used lortab occasionally during my pregnancy. I am fifteen weeks. I only take one half 5mg tab. when absolutely needed. I'm worried that this may effect my baby. I have received mixed information about this subject. Please Help.
Avatar f tn I have severe fibromyalgia and buergers disease among other things and am in severe pain constatntly. My doctors wanted to prescribe me oxys but i refused.My OB knows i take them and says its ok because teh pain prevents me from taking care of my other children who are only 2 and 3 but i dont think i should. i would rather be in the most pain possible than have something wrong with my baby. So whenever i talk to her about stopping them she doesnt agree.
Avatar f tn It may be a good thing to talk to tour Dr about weaning off for delivery, also, if you want pain control during delivery, being dependant on pain meds like taking them regular, some if the iv psince meds will put you in instant withdrawal instead of helping.
Avatar f tn I take low-dose xanax twice daily for pain (I have fibromyalgia and weirdly it is the only thing that helps). When I found out I was pregnant I had the same question as you. Although my psychiatrist has seen women take low doses during pregnancy and have perfectly healthy children, the two Ob's I spoke with were adament that I get off xanax immediately. I did quite a bit of research and found that xanax can be linked with fetal malformations and withdrawals if taken in the third trimester.
Avatar n tn Congratulations on your 'coming out' !! We are lucky to have you here. Your education and training make you a doctor.. your sense of humanity and compassion make you a healer. Not every physician is both. You evidently are. Blessings to you.
Avatar f tn Some people are even using natural progesterone cream for fibromyalgia treatment. I don't now how far along you are in your pregnancy, but maybe the pain will get better. Also maybe there are some natural treatments to look into that would be safe to use while pregnant. How about a massage? There are natural supplements for pain too, but I do not know if they are safe to use during pregnancy. Check to see if you have a natural healthcare practitioner in your area.
1075060 tn?1255647762 You need to speak to your doctor, but I can tell you from personal experience that it is alright to take vicoden during pregnancy as long as your monitored by a doctor. basically the meds you take, the benefits need to outweigh the risks. You shouldn't just drop off your meds however, because that can cause withdrawal, and even stress your body to the point that you miscarry. Call your doctor right away and ask for a referral to a high risk maternal fetal medicine specialist.
Avatar f tn Am I at risk for having endometriosis early like she did and then a hysterectomy? She also has diabetes, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. All of my grandparents have had diabetes, one of them died from diabetes complications. How soon do I need to start having children? Is it safe to take birth control before and between children or will that decrease my chances of having a large family?
216278 tn?1308864682 My husband and I are ready to start thinking about having a baby, but there is hardly ANY information about Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy out there. Studies are showing that it seems that it IS harder for Fibro patients to get pregnant. However, there are a lot of women with Fibro reporting that they never had that problem. I found some really great info. on the National Fibromyalgia Association's website: .
Avatar m tn It is an excellent pain medication that they had me on prior to pregnancy and breastfeeding. I’d look into that too. Your symptoms do point towards fibromyalgia but it’ll be a waiting game until diagnosis. It’s dishear to have tons of tests all come back normal but don’t worry that’s a part of the fibromyalgia diagnosis. It’s only when things start coming back positive that dr start to question.
Avatar m tn In 2006, became pregnant with kid #2. Felt good during pregnancy then the arthritis/fibromyalgia is working OT. I have never felt worse. 4 months post baby - hair began falling out at alarming rate, could hardly get out of bed yet could not sleep, periods were HEAVY, edema and swollen neck, wheezing and coughing. Saw ENT and found out I had Hypothyroid.. Recently saw an endocrinologist and he says it is Hashimotos which is autoimmune thyroid. I am only on 50 mcg Levothyroxine(Synthroid).
630344 tn?1280108583 Sleep is real important when you have fibro. One thing that would probably be safe during pregnancy is melatonin. Be sure and ask your dr. before trying anything. Hope these suggestions help.
Avatar f tn Hello and Welcome to the Pain Management Forum, Being pregnant and managing Chronic Pain is difficult..... but not impossible. Obviously not all opiates are appropriate during this time. Our archives contain multiple threads on this very subject. You don't say in which state in which you reside which does make a difference. Has your pain been managed by a PMP until this time?
1852058 tn?1320162300 Do you retch/throw up occasionally? chronic headaches? eye pain? sore feet/ ankles? stabbing sensations? bowell issues? sleep issues? sometimes feel like you cannot get enough AIR?
Avatar f tn At age 15 i was diagnosed with kidney reflux, age 17 I was diagnosed with carpel tunnel, myofacial pain syndrome, & fibromyalgia. Then age 21 back spasms. Ladies I'm in constant pain, my limb swell on a daily basis and most days I can't even walk. Do any of you all deal with chronic illnesses? All mine have flared this pregnancy.
1047234 tn?1253547296 I had the RhoGam injection 3 times DURING my pregnancy. The reason...I conceived triplets and miscarried 2 of the babies, so doc felt it best to protect remaining baby by giving me RhoGam injections throughout my pregnancy. He is now in his late 20's but has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD/Impulsive Disorder. Now I have problems, including autoimmune disorders.
Avatar n tn I too have had the exact same problems which began approx 2months after the birth of my second child. No back pain during pregnancy or after delivery, until about 2 months after. My pain is in my lower back and comes on only during sleep. As soon as I get up and around it disappears. As tired as I am, I dread bed time, knowing I will soon awaken in extreme pain, tossing and turning all night trying to get comfortable. No matter what position I try, it doesn't alleviate the pain.
Avatar n tn My question is about Fibro medications and wanting to hear from others' experiences during pregnancy w/fibromyalgia (oor chronic pain issues). I also NEED encouragement how to taper off of valium (I am down to from 20 mg to 10 mg a day for anxiety & muscle pain, but feel stuck here) I am probably about 3weeks along and happy about it!!
Avatar f tn Ive been prescribed codeine and paracetamol but doesn't help. Does anyone else have similar pain during pregnancy? Im really struggling and any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn I am so afraid that the pain during pregnancy without pain medication will be unbearable. Is it safe to cont taking my medicine or do I stop completely? My concern is not caring for a baby; rather it is for carrying the baby. PLEASE HELP! I am so distressed about this.
Avatar n tn My question is about Fibro medications and wanting to hear from others' experiences during pregnancy w/fibromyalgia (or chronic pain issues). I also NEED encouragement how to taper off of valium (I am down to from 20 mg to 10 mg a day for anxiety & muscle pain, but feel stuck here) I am probably about 3weeks along and happy about it!!
Avatar n tn Cymbalta is prescribed for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Fibromyalgia, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain, and Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. So I am not that sure that many people on this site are experienced with it. We do have forums on anxiety, depression, pain management, etc. I think you might have better luck posting there. The one thing that I do know is that this is a med you do not want to stop suddenly if you decide to stop taking it.
Avatar f tn This protects the mother AND the (possible RH + ) baby from the negative antibodies of the mother incase there is any blood mix of the 2 during pregnancy. If a mother, not given this shot, gets exposed to the babies blood (IF THE BABY HAS POSITIVE BLOOD TYPE), moms blood will begin to fight the positive blood cells, endangering the baby. Thats it in a nut shell. If you are interested in learning more, just do a search on the web. Lots of info out there!!
Avatar n tn I can't go on like this. I feel like I am miserable more than I am not. I have cramping and pain during intercourse during ovulation, followed by extreme irritability and extreme bloating, topped off by the symptoms described above once I finally start my period. So basically I feel good for about a week! I'll let you know if I find any relief!
Avatar n tn I'm a 60 year old men, in excellent health, except for experiencing tremors during sleep that wake me up and have difficulty going back to sleep. As I start to fall sleep again, I feel these "rumbleling" (tremors) around my upper body. I immediately wake up again. These tremors last for about 10-15 seconds after I wake up. The first time I experienced this condition was exactly two years ago. It lasted for about four days and it simply went away.
Avatar f tn This medication is prescribed during pregnancy but it should be monitored.Honesty is the best policy because as long as they ob knows the baby wont be taken away.Also tapering off under a doctors supervision at the end of the pregnancy will help a ton so the baby isnt addicted and doesn't have withdrawl.Honesty with ur doctor is scary but it makes all the difference in the world.