Hi Everyone, I read posts here on a regular basis and post occasionally. My husband and I were trying to get pregnant for about
a year and a half BEFORE I got sick, hurt or whatever you want to call it. I just found out this morning I'm pregnant according to a home pregnancy test. I know I am because first test was negative but I was late and had many symptoms and just knew. So I thought I was crazy for about
a week and then said no this is just not right I have to be pregnant, so 2nd test was positive. This means I am about
6 weeks pregnant. I have 3 other children (Previous marriage) oldest 15 youngest 12.
I feel horrible of course all the classic early symptoms. My husband and I really want to have a baby but at the same time I'm terrified because of my medical issues and medications I'm taking and took before I knew I was pregnant. I'm not sure what to do, I can't see obgyn for 2 weeks, and I'm waiting for calls back from pain management and my general doctor to see what they want me to do. If I stop taking medications cold turkey I'll go through withdrawl, will that hurt the baby? If I don't stop taking all my medications, they could and probably will hurt the baby....
I also feel how am I going to get through this, nine months no medications when I'm in so much pain. Has this happened to anyone here? Anyone have an ideas, thoughts? I'm debating whether to take my patch off right now or not. I just feel really anxious like the longer I keep the patch on the worse it is for baby, but I just found out I'm pregnant today!
2002 Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Plantar fasciitis, Migraines / Daily Headaches, 2005 Gastric Bypass surgery (200 lb weight loss), 2006 Hernia repair (due to wls), one week later complications and an emergency surgery Bowel obstruction, March 2008 another Hernia repair, chronic back and leg pain all over muscle pain (doctors say it's related to fast weight loss and loss of laxity in muscles etc, Nerve damage / pain in back legs and arms / hands, herniated discs and spinal stenosis in lower back, high blood pressure, anemia, constant throbbing/rushing/heartbeat sound in right ear(doctors have no idea what this is), anxiety and depression most likely related to chronic pain.
Have been on so many different medications! Currently 75mg Fentaynal patch, 600mgs Neurontin 3xday, Immitrex as needed, Avapro, Prozac 80 mgs, percocet for break through pain as needed, Skelaxin as needed, Zanaflex (at night to sleep and muscle Relaxer)