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MamaNate

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Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for pain management while pregnant with FM? I am only 7 weeks pregnant, but I also have a 6 month old son. I went off meds when we tried getting pregnant with him, and I have been off everything since, which will be a couple years now. (I was on Cymbalta and Gabapentin.)

I see a chiropractor, get massages, stretch/do yoga, walk, take warm baths, and use a TENS machine -- and I'm still in a lot of pain. I'm still trying to avoid medication, but if anyone has any other suggestions, I'm all ears!

Thanks in advance,
MamaNate :wink:
 

MizzDeeDee

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It sounds like you're doing everything right. I was pregnant with fibro without being medicated too. I don't have any other suggestions. I did many of the same things you are currently doing. I was able to stay off meds by pacing myself and trying to take it easy. Are there any meds that your doctor says you can be on during pregnancy?
 

MamaNate

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Thanks for your reply! Tylenol as needed, but what does that really do? LOL! (It doesn't really help me, and I don't want to take it daily.) I WILL take it if I'm having a rough day, but that's all they suggest. I will go and see my rheumatologist and see what they suggest, but I have no idea, besides drugs, if they'll have any natural suggestions.

Anyone tried Melatonin while pregnant? (To naturally get a good night's sleep/restorative sleep.)

Mizz - did you delivery naturally? Drugs? C-section? (Just curious, because I couldn't take the pain and mine ended in a c-section.)
 

Trellum

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Hi there! I used to take melatonin because I was having a lot problems trying to fall asleep at night, but I didn't feel a lot diference to be honest. I was told I might have needed a lower dose, and a lot more patience, lol. Right now I'm taking an amazing B complex that includes folic acid. It's totally amazing! WAY better than melatonin I assure you! I fall asleep as soon as I put my head on the pillow no kidding! I even take naps during the day! Before it used to take me 2 or 3 hours to fall asleep EVERY night.
 
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