How did fibromyalgia effect your pregnancys girls? I don't want to have a baby yet, I'm still too young but I do want to have an idea of what the future might hold for me! Can you still take your meds? And we're you basically bed bound? And did the pain get worse?
I hate to admit it but my pregnancy was hell. I was diagnosed in 09' and still working g as a full time nurse with controlled migraines and fibro pain till I was about 6 months pregnant. I should have stoped before then. It was awful. I could take nothing, of course. The migraines es were crazy and I could barely walk most days. I had a sit down job but my fog was so bad my mind was garbage. I would have been fired but who fires a pregnant woman, even in Texas? And I never got back to work. She is almost 5 now and I'm still not working, nor can i. Perhaps your situation is differentirely or you will be a stronger child bearer. If it wasn't for my mother living with us, my daughter would have surely suffered.
Hi I was not diagnosed when I had my son but I realize now I had a lot of symptons then. Some of the things that get me down today were what I suffered in pregnancy. Hard to say if that's normal fir pregnancy or It was fibro looming.I have always had lower back problems that for me became exscusiating. So hard to walk. I suffered from breathlessness and extreme fatigue. I had extreme High blood pressure. And had a lot of swelling. But many of these things can be explained by things that can happen pregnancy anyway.
The one thing I will say is for 6 years after birth I suffered chronic fatigue. Never slept through the night. And was constantly tired.
BUT If I was asked to do it all again to get my beautiful son I would. So I would say haveing a child is hard work and takes its toll but I often say nothing worth haveing is easy. As for meds I'm sure Dr would advise you On what you can and can't take and possibly change some.
My advice would be just be sure you have the right support network around you that understand the difficulties with any pregnancy anyway and the possible added difficulties due to fibro. Xx
Ha ha I can see your sensible from your attitude of asking about things and your attitude to work etc. So I would suggest planning well before hand maybe not trying to combine it with working and have a good support network will benefit you. We all have different exsperiances but I have heard so many people say when they hold that little bundle that you projuced everything else seems to melts away. That's how I felt. X
It's like a constant flare up all the way through well it was for me and my fibro is considerably worse since having my baby he's nearly 2 now but I wouldn't change it for the world my kids give me a reason to get up everyday