Pregnant w 2nd kid & need pain management advice!

Misty - posted on 06/07/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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So, my last pregnancy wasn't incredibly painful, but my chronic pain, fatigue, migraines, and reflux have all gotten worse in these past 3 years. Anyone know how to get relief that's safe for my baby?

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Tara - posted on 06/27/2009

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As long as you work with your OB and pain mgmt dr. I had fibro with my Hailey and Rhuematic Fever with my youngest son. Just keep your 2 docs informed you'll be fine.

Misty - posted on 06/20/2009

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Thanks so much for your responses, ladies. I think I will be alright since my dr ok'd my most vital prescriptions as safe for pregnancy.

Misty - posted on 06/17/2009

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ask for a less stressful position in work as to share your duties towards the time you are due i.e. ask to train your replacement. it gives you a chance to continue working with reduced strain you are overseeing someone else doing your job essentially. 




Wonderful advice. The thing is, I'm a CNA. I know- not the best choce for a Fibro patient, but I love my job. I have already been trying to work out a way to reduce the workload and haven't been able to figure out an affodable solution other than taking an extra day off here and there. They're great about working with me, but I have to figure out a solution that works for everyone. I can't leave my residents high and dry for sure.

Margaret - posted on 06/16/2009

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hm my pain is generally reduced during pregnancy (I have Endo)....I dont know about the pain of my knee's and back yet as I haven't been pregnant since the injuries we will have to wait and see about that. but ....I have had severe asthma during one of my 3 pregnancies and had to take class D drugs during it. (it doesn't do your baby any good if you are dead so there wasn't really much choice about it) and they coincidently doubled the dose following an ambulance ride to the hospital. and the hadn't believed me I was pregnant. there could have been severe repurcussions of that so early in the pregnancy but we were lucky the only impact it seems is she has low muscle tone so we are exceptionally lucky. the highest risk from these drugs is in the first trimester. in the 3rd trimester the risk is greatly reduced.

it is worth communicating your concerns to your doctor and learning everything you possibly can concerning the risk of these drugs during pregnancy.

when it comes to joint pain the hormones which are present during the pregnancy can greatly reduce joint pain. my RSI wasn't an issue at all during any of my pregnancies which was bliss. nausea was bad but Vegemite toast in the mornings before I got out of bed and eaten slowly helped that alot. (vitamin B and C).

take it easy, over doing it during pregnancy is not fun at all and will seriously make you feel like crap, dont feel guilty taking that afternoon nap in a cool dark room.

ask for a less stressful position in work as to share your duties towards the time you are due i.e. ask to train your replacement. it gives you a chance to continue working with reduced strain you are overseeing someone else doing your job essentially.

speak with work to wear more comfortable shoes/cloths pay heed to your circulation, go for a swim regularly it can help. it all contributes.

Misty - posted on 06/15/2009

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I came home from work last night with the worst migrain I've ever had. I suspected it was because all my muscles were tensing and bunched up and all since I can't take flexeril anymore.



I don't know how safe it is or isn't because there's no recorded evidence, but I ended up sending my hubby to the kitchen at 3:30 this morning for Aleve and Flexeril. I hate to do that but I was hurting so bad I wanted to die. I was finally able to go to sleep and woke up with just a bad headache as opposed to the full-onbrain-exploding migraine.



Any of you know better solutions for migraines during pregnancy?

Christine - posted on 06/12/2009

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i took darvocet during my last pregnancy. i have also taken protonix, or another PPi during my pregnancies for reflux----and i have taken antidepressants during my pregnancies, too. i also breastfed my last child on these medications.

Misty - posted on 06/11/2009

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Marie, I really appreciate the prayers! I know that will help me more than anything else!

Marie - posted on 06/10/2009

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Hi, Misty!

My name is Marie and I have just went through a pregnany with fibro and reflux and it was no picnic, believe me. I have been suffering with fibro/reflux for the last 12 years and when I found out I was pregnant I stopped all meds and within 3 days I was in full blown withdrawal, this lasted about 8 weeks, I was so scsrd for the baby. Fortunately my doctor is a good one,and it took me several years to find her, together we worked out a plan for the pregnancy and after as well. I was on pain meds and my baby was born without one second of withdrawal and is as normal as any other child. I would very much love to tell you my story in confidence if you're interested, please contact me at mfeldt@wisperhome.com and I will help you out. Thanks and I'm thinking of you and praying as well. Take care of yourself and your little one.

Misty - posted on 06/09/2009

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Forgive my skepticism, but how do I know this isn't some freaky pyramid scheme? And is it safe during pregnancy? I'll need a lot more information, before I can chance my health, wallet and baby on a miracle cure.

Beth - posted on 06/07/2009

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Please please listen to me. Everyone actually. I have had fibromyalgia for a yr. I was on pain medicine in which the doctor cold turkied me. Anyway I am going to try to make my testimonial short. About 3 weeks ago I was in so much pain that i crawled up the steps because I couldnt walk up them. My husband got off work and got the children. They are 3 and 41/2. I basically have not lived within the last year. I prayed and prayed that day and the lord answered my prayers. I am taking a drink its only 2oz. a day in the morning. My pain is gone and I played volleyball and went to the park with the kids for the first time in forever. If you are interested please contact me. my email is beth.jones02@yahoo.com. It is a all natural mangonsteen and mineral drink callled vemma. you cant lose. its 60.00 a month and u get your money back if it doesnt work. Please contact me. I have found my purpose which is to help others. I am pain free. It helps with alot of other stuff too. Trust me on this. I have put my sister in law on it too. She is pain free as well.

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