A MyFibroTeam Member
I'm wondering if/how women manage their fibro during pregnancy? What medications if any were you still able to take? Or did you have a purely alternative therapy to manage your pain?
@A MyFibroTeam Member Work with your doctors, make them talk to each other. After my doctors spoke, they wanted me to proceed with caution and allowed me to choose medications they felt were okay. they might replace a medication with a safer one too. Just communicate and all should go smoothly. Best wishes.
I got chronic fatigue at around 18 which went away while I was pregnant with both my kids and did't start getting pain symptoms till my youngest was 5, the pain has gradually progressed since then. While my fibro quite possibly could go into remission, it could also cause a flare, I don't feel like my family is complete yet but also don't know how to cope with a 40week flare if all meds are off limits
I was lucky because at the time my fibro was not too bad and did not need to take much medication for it. I felt great during my pregnancies and loved every minute of it. With the change in hormones in your body your symptoms might also improve. Best person to give you advise on what you can take during the pregnancy would be your doctor or pharmacist.
I had my first flare up during pregnancy I was diagnosed with constipation and sent home. I would work (home health) then go home and sleep until my 12 year old got home do the basic requirements then go back to bed. After pregnancy I battled all the same symptoms for 3 years before being diagnosed.I took nothing more than supplements for cramping and Tylenol while pregnant.
Quite a few women have gone into a "remission" of sorts when pregnant. Unfortunately I did not experience that with any of my pregnancies. And, for my three term babies, I had three different doctors. Each of them were willing to let me keep some meds (plus I had just awful postpartum depression, so that justified my Cymbalta) and others were off limits until I finished breastfeeding.