I'm really starting to think about having children. Is it possible with fibromyalgia to deal with all pregnancy and child rearing entails? Can you continue taking many of the medications we are prescribed (i.e. vicodin, savella, antideperessants, etc.) during pregnancy? Anyone have personal experience going through pregnancy after being diagnosed with fibro? I'd be interested to hear your stories. Thanks!
OK, sweetie, I was diagnosed with fibro after I had my child, but, I have had symptoms of it long before I got pregnant. Actually, for me, my pain got BETTER while I was pregnant... you can go to a chiropractor while you are pregnant as long as they know you are pregnant, and it does help alot, now the hormones will make you MANIC!~I cried my entire pregnancy, and it was really hard on my husband... I don't know what meds you can take while you are pregnant, discuss that with your dr before you start trying, some people that have fibro also have trouble getting pregnant, so make sure you see your gynocologist before you start trying so you have a baseline to work with... took me 6 years to get pregnant without help... now, raising a child with fibromyalgia is tough! VERY TOUGH! My daughter is almost 6 now and knows all about my pain, which i sincerly regret... the hardest is baby and toddlerhood... where little sleep and lots of physical things to do... I will not lie to you , its HARD! BUT so worth it, you have to weigh the pros and cons, If I could go back and do it again, even with all the pain, and crying (me not her} I would still do it all over again... BUT I want no more kids now she is enough... you have to be prepared to face all the challenges from your body and what your child needs and meet them head on... you do alot of going into mommy mode, in which I have no pain because it HAS to be done, and I pay for it later, but of course, it HAD to be done... she is almost 6 now and alot easier, but, honey, think alot about it before you even start trying and get all the info you can... now I am on 11 meds and had sciatica because of carrying her, along with the fibro, and have osteoarthritis in my knees because of carrying her, all related to complicatios of fibro... think carefully and get info... but, no matter what you go through, the beautiful child is SO worth it... good luck and I hope this helped~~soft hugs! Gretchen
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