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Pregnancy With Fibromyalgia

Pregnancy With Fibromyalgia

Hi everyone I found out I was pregnant 2 weeks ago, I really worried about how I’m going to deal with the pregnancy. I came of all medication once I found out and I’ve been in pain since, not sleeping and just feeling exhausted. I know pregnancy in general makes you feel like crap but some days I’ve been in tears with the pain! Just wanted to see how others who have had a pregnancy with Fibro have coped.

Many thanks xx

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

So sorry that you are going through this but appreciate your courage and integrity in avoiding the easy way out. Please check with a doctor you can trust as to what help is safe and available to you? 🌹

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

When ever you stop meds quickly that has been helping, especially pain and antidepressants you should be closely watched by your physician. Some withdrawals from pain meds are sometimes worse the the pain you started taking them. You probably already have but be honest and let him/her know what you are going through. They can help ease things. I am sorry you are going through pregnancy and fibromyalgia together. I pray I Jesus Name He will guide you and give you strength to get thrkugh each day. One at a time. He is everwhere, so He is with you right now. Because of the sacrifice of Jesus you can just come to your Heavenly Father knowing He loves. and cares very much about all of your issues. When you pray, pause and meditate on His preseance and listen for the still small voice that comes by an inclination. an idea that gives you Peace. May God bless you. In Jesus Name Amen

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I hope you’re going to feel bettee soon! I’ve heard their is a lot of differences between trimesters, maybe it will get better!

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I found that the 1st trimester with fibro was very hard, but then my fibro went into remission during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters! I felt great while nursing also! It has to do with the hormones. I wish you the very best 🙏💕

posted 2 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

There might be other things that can help with your pain. Ask your Dr about a transcutaneous nerve stimulater or TENS unit. That is used with chronic pain people by disrupting the pain signals to your brain. I have problems with a weak vagus nerve and have found info that by stimulating the part of the ear where the vagus acupressure point is on your ear...the trachus...I don't think I spelled that correctly, but by using an ear clip attached to that part of the ear with the clip attached to the TENS unit which stimulates it and strengthens it.
Studies have shown that stimulating the vagus nerve can help with treatment-resistant depression, fibro, your heart, anxiety and many other things. There's been alot of studies done and it finally getting out to the public. I've put alot of research into the right TENS unit, found the best sounding ear clips, so I hope to be using it soon. The strength of the vagus nerve is hereditary, and it weakens as we age, also if your sympathetic nervous system is on too much then it can weaken the vagus nerve. The sympathetic NS is the gas....your adrenalin and other hormones like cortisol flood your system causing anxiety and many other symptoms, some people live in that space all the time. The Parasympathetic NS is your vagus nerve and that is considered the brakes, which calms the other half of the autonomic NS..or the sympathetic half of the NS. I know, probably too much info, but definitely worth some effort to look into. I do wish you well with your pregnancy, and the 1st trimester is typically the hardest. Make sure you're getting enough folic acid....methylated folic acid or methyl folate is better absorbed. Make sure you look that up, a deficiency can cause many consequences....like preeclampsia..which I had with both pregnancies. It can lead to miscarriages too. Ask your Dr about it, and best of luck ...give your little baby inside loving, calm, happy thoughts....try to meditate. You'll be a great mom!

posted 2 months ago
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