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Fibromyalgia and pregnant!! HELP!!

I have fibromyalgia and am also pregnant now..has anyone been through this and have any advice for me? I cannot take this pain anymore and don't know what to do!!! The only meds they have given me is flexoril and it does nothing for me....HELP!
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I know you are probably expecting advice, but I'm no doctor. I just wanted to say that I feel for you, although I'm not "officialy" diagnosed with CFS, but I can't imagine what it's like to feel that chronic pain AND be pregnant!
God bless you,
~ Kitty8675309
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I hear that some women with fibromyalgia go into remission while pregnant. May have something to do with the increase in hormones, particularly progesterone.  Progesterone has a calming effect on the body and is good for pain relief.  Some people are even using natural progesterone cream for fibromyalgia treatment. I don't now how far along you are in your pregnancy, but maybe the pain will get better. Also maybe there are some natural treatments to look into that would be safe to use while pregnant. How about a massage? There are natural supplements for pain too, but I do not know if they are safe to use during pregnancy. Check to see if you have a natural healthcare practitioner in your area. I have never experienced a pregnancy, so I don't have any other suggestions for you...Sorry!

Warm Regards,

Ree4tu
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I was pregnant for most of 2007 and I have Fibromyalgia.  I did notice that I felt better when I was pregnant than when I'm not, but I still had pain.  It was pretty bearable for the first and second trimesters, but by the time the third came around and all the "normal" pregnancy pains came on hard, I could not take it anymore!!  I was prescribed Lortab 7.5 and they seemed to really help me.  I know it sounds like a strong drug to be taking while pregnant, but my OB informed me that they are pretty harmless to the fetus.  She said that an Asprin or IBuprophen will cause more harm to a fetus than a Lortab ever would!  Just make sure you don't get dependent on them!  Hopefully you can get some relief somehow!

Good luck!
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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 through pregnancy. Thanks & Blessings to you all:)
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