Fibro and being pregnant

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J_Rene
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   Posted 2/5/2010 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been a CP for about 8yrs now. I started out on vicodine 500mg to norco to oxycotin20mg with percocet for bt pain now Im just on percocet. Im trying very hard for the babys sake to not take as many a day as Im perscribed, which is 6. But my fibro pain seems to be really acting up since I've gotten pregnant.
 
I know you naturally get tired a lot when pregnant Im exhausted, but I have an almost constant ache in my siactic nerve and legs. I also have back issues and broke my hip when I got hurt along with my tailbone.... I already feel misrable and Im not even that far along. I cant imagen what my 3rd tri is going to be like. Plus its right in the middle of summer.
 
I just need some support and tips to help me deal with this extra pain Im having. I feel guilty for taking narcotics while being pregnant. But I honestly can't help it. I havent told my PM dr, but my OB/GYN sent him a letter telling him I was pregnant. I talked very openly with her about my use of pain meds.She didnt like it, but told me it doesnt cause birth defects, just addiction. Which I plan going off them during my 3rd tri.
 
 I feel bad thats how my PM dr had to find out. I wasnt trying to be dishonest. I have a history of miscarrying before the 1st tri is over. I was waiting to see if I made it to the 2nd to tell. The more people that know that is more you have to tell if a miscarriage happens.
 
I need some advice when I call my dr, what do I say? Its my right to tell when I feel comfortable, right?
 

Major car accident 07/02

On going back and leg problems

DX with fibromyalgia 10/05

Goal in life:

To go bra less as much as I can!


Susanlynn9
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   Posted 2/6/2010 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel so bad for you. I was very lucky and had already had my children when my fibro entered the picture. I know how you feel about taking the narcotics during pregnancy, but unless you have the luxury of being able to spend your entire pregnancy in bed, I don't see how you have any choice. You may want to talk to your doctor about any narcotic alternatives. Also, I would talk to the doctor about how best to go off the narcotics in the third trimester. You may need to wean off of them or something if the fetus is already addicted. This is just an idea that came to me, I have no idea what the reality of the situation is. I wish you and your baby all the best.
Susan

Breast Cancer Survivor (2005); Bipolar Disorder; Diabetes; Migraines; Fibromyalgia; Knee and Ankle Rheumatoid Arthritis


SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 2/6/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry that you are going through a rough time. I know you only want to do what is best for your baby. I know it must be hard to have the guilt of taking narcotics while you are pregnant. When you talk to your doctor, just be honest with him. Tell him what you told us. Tell him that you have a history of miscarriages and that you wanted to see if you would make it to your second trimester before you told him. Honesty is the best policy, especially when it comes to doctors. If you can't be honest with them, then they can't help you. I hope everything goes ok. Take care of yourself and that sweet life that is growing inside of you. Good luck. Keep us posted on how it's going.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss
 


getting by
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   Posted 2/6/2010 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations on your pregnancy. I totally understand your concern. Be honest with your doc. That is the best way to go. I hope that everything works out for you and your little baby.

Know that we are thinking of you and wish you the best.

Hugs, Karen
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J_Rene
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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 2/10/2010 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I fnally called my Drs office and spoke to the nurse. She said we found out you're pregnant and the Dr wants to get you off the meds. She was very short with me and talked to me like Im an idiot. So I made an appt to talk to the Dr about it.
 
So now I kinda dont know what to do. I wanted to be off before the baby came, but to be off so soon scares me.
 
 
 
 
 

Major car accident 07/02

On going back and leg problems

DX with fibromyalgia 10/05

Goal in life:

To go bra less as much as I can!

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