My Posts
Mar 14, 2012 in the Women's Health Community - 3
Hello ladies, I am also trying to figure out how to deal with chronic pain and have a healthy pregnancy and baby. I am still in shock (but happy to have a little one on the way!) ...still I am very anxious about what to do to deal with the extreme lower back/hip/shoulder/neck pain, sleeplessness, stomach issues, anxiety, etc...If any of you got through it wel...
Mar 14, 2012 in the Pain Management Community - 4
Hi, I am also a fellow fibromyalgia sufferer who is pregnant!! I just found your post and am wondering how your pregnancies went? were your babies healthy? what did you find helpful throughout your pregnancy? I hope you were able to get some help and that you are feeling better now.
Mar 14, 2012 in the Fibromyalgia Community - 4
Hi I just found your post and by now I imagine you have your little one. I also have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. I just found out I am pregnant last week and am really praying that I will go into remission (or at least have lessening of symptoms!?!) I hope everything turned out well for you and would welcome ANY advice in having fibro & going throug...
Mar 14, 2012 in the Pregnancy 35+ Community - 8
Thank You SO much Heather!! I think I was trying to taper WAY too fast. I really appreciate your insightful and encouraging words. I pray that I can do it too. (btw Good for you, & way to go!!) getting off of xanax, valium any of these when we still have anxiety is NOT easy. will you please PM some of the relaxation techniques you used? I hope something e...
Mar 14, 2012 in the Fibromyalgia Community - 6
Thanks SO much for your encouragement!! I do have really low energy & fatigue, just can not sleep?! anyway how you do with being pregnant & having fibromyalgia?.... did you have bad flare ups or did you go into remission? what about after giving birth? did you have to go off of your medication slow as well? are all of your babies healthy? 3!?! WOW, I ...
Mar 13, 2012 in the Fibromyalgia Community - 6
Hi everyone, Thank you so much for your input. I am still struggling with anxiety but am going to see the NP tomorrow and hopefully they will have good advice. I do not have an OB but my NP is also a certified mid-wife. The main medicine I am concerned about is valium (even though I was on 20 mg a day I am now down to 10 mg a day) I am SO concerned that this ...
Mar 12, 2012 in the Pregnancy 35+ Community - 8
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!! I AM NOT SLEEPING EITHER & I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT I TAKE XYREM AT NIGHT TO SLEEP. EVEN THOUGH IT IS CATEGORY B, I REALLY WANT TO GET TO A PLACE WHERE I DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE ANYTHING. I HAVE HARDLY SLEPT AT ALL THIS WEEK!?! I HAVE TRIED SO MANY NATURAL REMEDIES FOR SLEEP AND ANXIETY OVER THE PAST 7 YEARS, BUT THEY HAVE NOT HELPED. I...
Mar 11, 2012 in the Fibromyalgia Community - 2
How did the pregnancy go?? Hopefully everything went great!! how about after the baby was born? I also have fibro & chronic fatigue but am very excited to be a mommy (just found out that I am pregnant & not feeling well at all) The dr's do not seem to have a lot of info on pregnancy with FMS...Thanks for any input!!
Mar 11, 2012 in the Fibromyalgia Community - 6
My question is about Fibro medications and wanting to hear from others' experiences during pregnancy w/fibromyalgia (or chronic pain issues). I also NEED encouragement how to taper off of valium (I am down to from 20 mg to 10 mg a day for anxiety & muscle pain, but feel stuck here) I am probably about 3weeks along and happy about it!! however I am co...
Mar 11, 2012 in the Pregnancy 18-24 Community - 2
Thank you, yes they know we have been TTC and I am supposed to go in next week to start tapering down. I am just concerned about the medications already being in my body and how bad the withdrawals will be...I wish I could just be happy and enjoy this pregnancy!! the advice I got from one OB was that lots of babies are born totally healthy even when the mom w...