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If Anyone Has Gone Through Pregnancy & Fibromyalgia Can You Explain A Little About What It's Like Please?

If Anyone Has Gone Through Pregnancy & Fibromyalgia Can You Explain A Little About What It's Like Please?

I've read a lot about being pregnant with fibromyalgia and it sounds honestly horrific to me.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

That's a lot on your plate. I definitely know the overwhelming feelings of health stuff, family, finances and trying to make a good start for the new baby. Our first was a surprise too. Now he is 17 and the most amazing young man. Not really knowing you but understanding and experiencing those super hard situations. I send a hug.
You have horses? Me too. I can't really ride anymore but my daughter does and just being with horses is great therapy for me.
Hang in there.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I've been better. My back pain has spread from just my lower spine all the way up into my neck, shoulders, and across my hips.
I'm finding it increasingly difficult to do anything; even changing positions well trying to sleep has become a team effort between my partner and I.
I feel horrible as he works all day and then basically has to come home and take care of me and the house. I can tell he is getting frustrated by my increasing inability to do anything by myself but I can also see he is trying his hardest to make everything comfortable for us.

The most frustrating thing about this whole pregnancy; specially now that I'm on leave, is that I don't have the energy or motivation to do the things I love. I was so excited to have to start leave months before my due date as I thought I'd be able to go visit my horses and reconnect with friends. But the pain is making me lathagic to say the least and my friends all seem to be too busy to come hang out or they want to go do things that I really cannot justify spending money on when our financial situation is so tight.

Even more aggravating is how my OB keeps prescribing things I cannot afford. I tell him I have a chiropractor bill from a year ago that my car insurance screwed me over on ( they were supposed to pay but never did and refuse too because the chiropractor didn't file the proper paperwork in time) and what does he do? Tells me to go see the chiropractor for a prenatal message and any possible adjustments she feels safe doing.
I show him how my back is covered in an extremely itchy rash and I've tried benadryl. He asks if I have health insurance I have said no at least twice every appointment and I have been seeing him every 2 weeks since January. What does he do? Told me to take benadryl when I repeated I have with no success he prescribes an allergy medicine that when I go to pick it up is over 100$.

All of this not only is making me extremely depressed as I just keep thinking I can barely take care of myself how will I manage a baby on top of all this but also how am I going to afford all this. It's horrible to say out loud but I'm afraid I made a horrible mistake keeping this baby.
Between the pain and money I just feel way too overwhelmed add to it being alone for 90% of my day. This whole thing just seems like too much

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I utilized physical therapy and acupuncture. I took my prenatal vitamins and was not on any meds. I weaned off a few months prior to getting pregnant under my Dr guidance. Med changes are always bumpy for me.

edited, originally posted about 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

These are all in response to being on medicine? My question is has anyone been on medicine for a while having fibromyalgia and then having to stop the medicine to plan to have a baby? I'm in pain now and I can always feel when my medicine is not working and I need another pill. I'm worried that when I get off the medicine to have a baby things are going to be hell.

posted about 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

While I was pregnant my Fibro symptoms seemed less however some of the Fibro and pregnancy symptoms are kind of the same I def had pregnancy brain couldn't remember anything, the back and joint pain stayed the same but my headaches lessened. I was in labor for about a month, it was very weird and sucked. They think the Neuro pain along with Braxton caused this I dunno. After birth is when everything went crazy for me. My Fibro in every aspect has at least doubled. Not to scare you or anyone just telling like it is for me. My son is the best thing that ever hurt so bad lol. I have a hard time lifting him but have modified fairly easily. Good luck to you

posted about 5 years ago
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