So a main question that has been plaguing my mind since my diagnosis is - what about childbirth? I am 37 now so I know I'm no spring chicken, but I always thought someday I'd have at least one child. My fiance and I are getting married in March, and want to try to have kids, and while he says its just fine with him if it doesn't happen for us, he often says things like "man, when we have kids I bet...." or "our kids will be so cute..."
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I'm 1o weeks and the withdrawal from medicine was tough. But I feel much better. I now have gestational diabetes but eating right has helped a lot. I'm no more tired than usual, still have bladder isdues but now it all has a purpose. I don't feel my pain, eating right or resting is for nothing. If I could only exercise though:)
I may have posted before but I'm now 16wks pregnant. So far pain hasn't been as bad but still pretty fatigued. We are beyond excited and you are all right - its the best motivation!
I have no children so i cant go off experience but the couple of specialists that i have seen ALL said that 97 % of their patients that become pregnant after diagnosis are almost pain free throughout the pregnancy. They reckon that there is a link between pregnancy hormones and painrelief as the body adjusts to protecting itself..so the chances look of being okay are good. I have seen it personally and so far so good. Fingers crossed xx
I have had it for about 12 years or more and have3 kids. The longer you wait it's harder because The energy is gone. My last child turned 8 today and it's hard
IcanDoIt - congrats! I'm in wk 36 now and i got diagnosed with gestational diabetes in this last trimester too. I've had some dislocation in my lower back and pelvis, and sciatica, so those have contributed to my pain but I don't think my fibro pain has been any worse. Still have some, especially with weather changes. Curious to see how i do after the baby is born without meds. Really don't want to go back on any more Cymbalta or others.