Fibromyalgia pain pregnancy

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Avatar f tn I came off like a dozen meds to have a safe pregnancy. My fibromyalgia is better then pre pregnancy but not 100 percent gone. All I have taken for pain is Tylenol. Some days r better then others. In the end its all worth it.
Avatar f tn I take Opana ER which is an extended release pain med and I take percocet for breakthru pain. I also take Lyrica for nerve pain, Trazadone and Flexeril at night to help with sleep and muscle spasms, and I am on Zoloft and bloodpressure meds. I went a long time with no pain meds then to Tramadol then to Lortab, etc.... I have very high pain levels on a daily basis plus I have a high tolerance to meds so the weaker ones never worked well for me.
1033336 tn?1252509731 The characteristic feature of Fibromyalgia is a muscle pain mostly in neck, back, thighs, and hips. There is presence of specific tender points in these areas that trigger the pain. Along with this there is morning stiffness in the muscles, brain fog, dizziness and other neurological symptoms. Since you are suffering from pain specifically located at the joints, and it started after the flu, the pains are related to the viral infection.
5586759 tn?1370438872 I've had Fibromyalgia since I was a teenager and I have gone through one pregnancy already, but at the time I hadn't been diagnosed properly for the ailments that I have. It's now round two, I am pregnant again, and I'm wondering about good suggestions to help maintain lower levels of pain. Last time I was put on bed rest at 8 1/2 months and that was torture for my sciatica nerve. I'm trying to stay active and strong. I've been going through physical therapy and things of that nature.
Avatar f tn I'm right with you.
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.
630344 tn?1280108583 If so does it get better or do you stay in pain for the majority of the pregnancy, I am having headaches that pretty much do not ever go away and my muscles never relax and I was given the ok to take Vicodin for the headaches occasionally, but I do not want to take Vicodin on a daily basis and I need some type of relief. I was getting some relief in the sauna, but I am obviously unable to do this any longer. I cannot take it on a daily basis and I need some type of relief.
Avatar f tn Is being pregnant in pain and bp Meds the safest for baby? Or is continuing pain management without bp meds safest? They really aren't giving me any input on this-and I don't know what to do anymore. I have a 3 year old and a 16 year old as well. I have ptsd, anxiety, fibromyalgia, moderate blood pressure and am overweight(not obese just overweight).
Avatar n tn Since giving birth all of these things have increased as well as back and hip pain. I'm concerned because I'm 5 weeks post pregnancy and it doesn't seem to be getting better for me. I suffered from a considerable amount of depression for a number of years which the doctors seemed to always blame for these issues. I have however been off any and all medication for depression for nearly 2 years yet these symptoms just haven't eased at all.
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 Speak to them as well, and ask them to help you to find a balance in the meds you take and your pain levels. I'm 22 and my pain is from a preexisting back injury (I fell down the stairs just after I had my first son and hit my L5 area) and also some arthritis.
Avatar f tn I am 21 weeks pregnant, and have had fibromyalgia for over 11 years. I have been taking Soma and Percocet for 10 years. Now that I am pregnant, doctors want me to switch those meds. over to Methadone. That scares the crap out of me so I declined. I don't know if I'm making the right decision or not and would like to know if there is any one out there in the same boat as me?
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: .
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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?
Avatar n tn Alright, I am 23 years old and I have been progressively getting sicker and sicker for two years now. The best guess is Fibromyalgia. It started with mild headaches and has developed into pain everywhere (mostly joints and muscles in my legs) I also have IBS, fatigue, severe migraine / tension headaches, I also have been having kidney problems (stones) but In these past two years it has gotten so much worse.
Avatar f tn My neurologist explained to me that the narcotic pain meds actually create more pain receptors in your brain and create more pain which is why you end up needing more and more of the medicine to control the pain. I can't say that I am out of pain.........but I am better than I was when I was taking a lot of opiates. You are's just something we have to manage...........I wish you good luck in your battle and every blessing..........
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 f tn When I was about 30 weeks pregnant with my second child, I went to my doctor about pain all over my body. They told me it most likely was just due to my pregnancy; it made sense, so I left it alone. around 2 weeks postpartum the pain was so terrible I went to the Doctor again, he did blood test and everything was normal except for a higher than normal uric acid level. He gave me some prednisone and anti inflammatories and sent me on my way.
Avatar f tn Have been told for years that I had fibro, went to physio testerday with knee pain, and after ding tests, she said I had hypermobility syndrome, My daughter who was there because of severe sciatica, was then tested, and told she had it too, apparently it's a genetic thing. I havn't heard of this before, and the physio seemed very surprised this had not been picked up on before now. I have had several spinal surgeries, and she told me this could be the reason, for my joint problems.
Avatar n tn I'm 28 years old and shortly after having a baby about 10 months ago, I started having medical problems. It started with back pain and upper abdominal pain. Then my foot and head started tingling. Then the headaches and body aches began. Next came the pelvic pain, stiffness, and sore muscles. I have random tender spots from head to toe. The pain is sometimes achy, sometimes sharp, sometimes my body is tender to touch. Several months into all of this my bladder started working overtime.
Avatar n tn widespread pains (stabbing, burning, aching, nagging, sharp, every type of pain you can think of); brain 'fog'; deterioration in memory and concentration; tingling in the skin on my upper back (just as though a clothing label is irritating me); fatigue; poor exercise tolerance; shooting pains in my neck when bending forward; sudden, intense but temporary, bouts of tinnitus; excruciating pain in the bridge of my nose from nowhere; sudden noises cause a feeling like an electric shock from my neck
Avatar m tn I had what I believed was Fibromyalgia for at least ten years. Two years ago my pain became increasingly unbearable along horrible flu-like symptoms that would not go away. All of this forced me to the the doctor and eventually led up to the diagnosis of Hashimotos. I was prescribed Synthroid, and during the next year of so, worked my way up to the dose of 225mcg. I never ever felt completely well though, even at that dose.(my lab results were way normal, even slightly on the hyper side).
630344 tn?1280108583 I didn't feel right on it and not sure I really want to try it again now that I am not, wasn't sure if there was anything new out there for meds and or excercises or anything to help someone that is having pains, mostly when I do excercise though I have pain in my knees and joints from that ( I was doing a walking program and then had problems with my knees where I could barely walk.
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 There are PMP that specialize in pregnancy as even some experts in Pain Management are uncomfortable prescribing opiates to expectant mothers. The risks for physicians can be huge..... to say nothing about your precious unborn child. It may take some searching but locate a PMP that is skilled and comfortable in treating expectant mothers. Horrid, Chronic Pain or experiencing the terrors of withdraw is not beneficial for your fetus, indeed they can cause unnecessary stress.
Avatar n tn these symptoms started when i was pregnant 4 years ago and have continued on through my second full term pregnancy. mainly i have pain in my FULL left arm. its a constant dull ache and becomes very stiff and pressure relieves the pain temporarily. sometimes i will feel the pain in my back neck and knees. I do know that in my lower back at the end of the tail bone it hurts all the time and fells like a constant knot and hurts to try to even rub it.
623156 tn?1322869451 I know you are not dr's here but some of you are already diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I have had a pretty traumatic life. Now in fact my mother is dying rapidly of lung cancer I just found out last thurs. Since then every bone and muscle hurts in my body. It seems everytime I get stressed out or something bad happens in my life this is how my body reacts. If anyone can please post some symptoms and tell me how they find out that would be great.
899635 tn?1241972456 Some are taking Lyrica, Neurontin, antidepressants or Tramadol for pain. Some use aids for sleeping. This would depend upon which symptoms are causing you the most problems. There is no real treatment for FMS or CFS. We do have some alternative protocols (also in our Health Pages) which are recommended by physicians who have treated themselves or their family members. Since you do have hypothyroidsm, it is likely that many of your symptoms can be contributed to that.