Jun 19, 2015
I was diagnosed with fibro a year and 4 months ago. It took a lot of trial and error, blood tests and work to come to that conclusion. My doctor began being very supportive. I am 36 years old and never had an addiction problem or anything of the sort. I tried lyrica, gabapentin, cymbalta, effexor, multiple otc NSAIDs and multiple prescription nsaids. One of the joys of fibro is my lack of tolerance to medications. I went to my doctor in tears one day last fall and she finally gave me an opiate painkiller. While that wasn't my goal-it has helped me tremendously. While she wrote the prescription she berated me-she told me she had fibro patients and none of them used opiate therapy, I could not be on this medication forever etc etc. the story is fantastic that they sent the prescription to the wrong pharmacy approximately 3 times when my contract clearly states the hospital pharmacy-and not to use the one they sent it to for privacy reasons(I worked there and it's a very small town). I believe the nurse that sent it wrong was actually fires over tha last time-yes I felt bad. I was thankful it was a specific tech that received the prescription for I knew she wouldn't say a word. My doctor for some idiotic reason thinks that since I changed to a lower key job that my pain will change and I should wean off of the medication-which is really quite a low dose and I have never asked for an increase. I was going to try and go along with it-but now I'm pregnant. My pain seems to be exacerbated, the medication is not working nearly as well as it was-and is affecting my blood pressure. I have labile blood pressure-it spikes for different reasons one is certainly pain. So being pregnant, they are avoiding bp meds as long as they can, but if I have to wean off the opiates-they will need to give me bp meds. I'm frustrated as to the lack of options I have been given-and my doctor is leaving September 1-so what will the next doctor do? I know being pregnant they can not make me go off of any med cold turkey as the risk to the baby is too great. I have a feeling the care I am
Receiving will change and it was mediocre at best to begin with. Is being pregnant in pain and bp
Meds the safest for baby? Or is continuing pain management without bp meds safest? They really aren't giving me any input on this-and I don't know what to do anymore. I have a 3 year old and a 16 year old as well. I have ptsd, anxiety, fibromyalgia, moderate blood pressure and am overweight(not obese just overweight). With my 3 year old I delivered early due to preeclampsia, I also had low amniotic fluid, borderline gestational diabetes-but I had not been diagnosed with fibro and did not have as much pain. I had pain in my hip with him as he got bigger. We are thinking either the ptsd caused the fibro or the traumatic birth of my son. Either way-I now have that to contend with while pregnant for the last time. I will be getting my tubes tied after this baby, so this is the last time I have to "worry" about this. I'm so frustrated with dealin with this. I have heard horrendous thjngs about tylenol linking to adhd and autism. Well I ate tylenol through both of my previous pregnancies and both of my children are adhd. Coincidence? Well what does one do?