Pregnancy with Fibro

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FibroBooBoo
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   Posted 2/3/2009 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm at the age where my clock is ticking loudly and constantly. I'm 36. My BF and I want to get pregnant this spring/summer. I've heard some stories
of how fibro actually "went away" with pregnancy and some stories that are horrible. For all of you that were or are pregnant with fibro I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks so much!
{{{hugs}}}
Tina

Diagnosed in 1999, SSD 2000, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Tendonitis, Arhtritis,
Hiatial Hernia, Acid Reflux, GERD, Hypoglycemic, Allergies... and the list goes on. My Doctor says
I am an enigma LOL.

Meds: Wellbutrin XL, Flexeril, Prilosec, Tramadol, Mobic, Zyrtec, Tylenol


SleepyBug
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   Posted 2/3/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
hi tina,

i started having fibro symptoms between the birth of my 2nd child and when i got pregnant with my 3rd. i actually felt a lot better while pregnant. i had more energy, ached less, and slept waaaay better! (pretty sad when a giant preggo can feel better than a standard fibro-mite) unfortunately, though, i felt worse after i gave birth. i did have a pretty stressful c-section delivery, though, so that might have had something to do with it.

i am not sure if there is something about pregnancy-hormones, maybe?-that makes fibro better, or if its just because we tend to take better care of ourselves when we are pregnant. i know i ate better and drank more water and didnt smoke and got a lot more rest when i was pregnant.

also, even though i felt physically worse after giving birth, i had this beautiful new baby to love and so i didnt pay as much attention to the pain.

i hope this helps a little. best of luck to you whatever you decide! if you do decide to have a baby, remember that you can do it! and also that we will be right here cheering you on and supporting you all the way:-)
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

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Dagger
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   Posted 2/3/2009 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sure you will find a mix of great stories and bad stories. You won't know how your story will play out until you actually live it. If your life is stressful now and you can barely handle it, it will get harder after you have a child, fibro or not. If you are in a good place, it will be easier.

For many years, my kids were the only reason I got out of bed every morning. They are the reason I fought hard and never gave up. Sometimes they made life easier, sometimes they made it harder. Smart teenagers figure out how to use your fibrofog for their advantage!

FibroBooBoo
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 48
   Posted 2/3/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Danielle and Dagger. I can't wait to be a mom!! I know no matter what the road ahead is that nothing would get in my way of being
a great mom. I have a lot of support and now I have you fibromites too!!

Thanks so much. When I get the good news I'll be sure to let you know!
{{{hugs}}}
Tina

Diagnosed in 1999, SSD 2000, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Tendonitis, Arhtritis,
Hiatial Hernia, Acid Reflux, GERD, Hypoglycemic, Allergies... and the list goes on. My Doctor says
I am an enigma LOL.

Meds: Wellbutrin XL, Flexeril, Prilosec, Tramadol, Mobic, Zyrtec, Tylenol


Dagger
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Total Posts : 1522
   Posted 2/3/2009 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my second kid a few years into my Lyme/fibro journey. I did feel better during the pregnancy and afterwards for a long time. Pregnancy hormones relax your muscles and tendons so I think that helped me.

For many women, reflux gets worse during pregnancy. Research meds and treatments now.

I found that my hypoglycemia was a little easier to handle during pregnancy. They'll probably make you take a 4 hour glucose torture test to check for diabetes. I made them end the test earlier when I went a little crazy; tried to take off my clothes and then tried to physically assault the technician when he refused to stop the test early and told me I'd have to do it again if I ate anything. I knew from experience that my blood sugar was dropping dangerously low. They agreed to end it an hour early and I found out later that my blood sugar had dropped to 32. They are checking for high blood sugar, not low. Talk to your doc ahead of time about what you should do during the test if you start to feel symptoms of low blood sugar. Stripping and trying to strangle someone are NOT the best ways to handle it. This was 16 years ago so hopefully things have changed.
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