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Pregnant with FM

Postby mothysmam » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:21 pm

Hi I am 3 months pregnant and I am looking for anyone who has experienced being pregnant with FM I am prescribed 50mg Amitryptilene and wondering if anyone has taken this in pregnancy. Also I am wondering if there is anything else that can be prescribed as an alternative my GP is not helpful so I am going to ask my consultant when I visit for my scan as I don't feel I benefit from it I still don't get much sleep and am in pain most of the time I can't even scratch my self if I am itchy as it hurts I have told my doctor that benzo's worked with my sleeping but I know its a a big no no in pregnancy but he wouldn't give me them before and I am scared to ask( i was prescribed clonazipam ) but this was stopped before I was diagnosed and I believe that when this was stopped I stopped sleeping and also started to feel ill I have never been the same since but my doctors said that the trauma of loosing my daughter is the root cause (depression/lack of sleep/anxiety/grief) - I don't know I am not a medical expert so if anyone one has advice please leave a comment I am very appreciative on any advice especially on how to increase energy but I know it depends on how much sleep and if you have REM sleep (that's about as much as i was told) and that the REM sleep is important as it like having sleep deprivation when you don't get REM sleep. So if any one can help let me know ! THANKS :-D
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Re: Pregnant with FM

Postby denys » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:25 pm

Hi I have moved your post out of the insurance board and put it in here as I feel you will definitely get more response :-D :-D :-D There are other pregnant ladies on here so hopefully one or more of them will be along shortly to help you. So sorry to hear about your trauma :hugs: :hugs: :hugs: and :fingerscrossed: you will get some relief and peace
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Re: Pregnant with FM

Postby mothysmam » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:29 pm

Ha ha silly me - Thanks I am quite new to this so I don't know what I am doing its good that someone can help like that as every one would have been thinking whats that got to do with insurance LOL thanks again xxxx
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Re: Pregnant with FM

Postby Iceskatemum » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:57 pm

First of all congratulations on your news .
I am waaay past being pregnant but just wanted to suggest that you contact either one of the local community midwives or one of the hospital midwives to ask about taking the ami while pregnant particularly if your scan appointment is in a while.
Alternativly ask at your local chemist as pharmacists are usually very helpful.

Sleep & fibro just don't seem to go , in the last year since dx I seem to have gone through cycles of not sleeping and then other times when I coudl sleep on a clothes wire. The times I don't sleep I use warm bathes with aromatherapy oils such as lavender /chamonile /geranium all of which can be used when pregnant. I also woudl have a warm milky drink before bed .

It doesn't always work but it can make 2 hrs sleep stretch to 3 or 4.

Good luck
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Re: Pregnant with FM

Postby tigger2012 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:10 pm

Hi
I've never been pregnant with fibro but am currently trying. My gp isn't normally bad but I've seen a few drs about what meds I can/can't take if pregnant and have had various advice. It seems with amytriptaline you can take it but there may be some risk to baby. As research into meds during pregnancy Is hard to do on humans their is very little advice out there. Some has been done on animals and it caused death of babies in some cases. My dr basically advised its up to the patient and whether you can cope without it.

Don't know if that helps, good luck with te pregnancy and hope all goes well

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Re: Pregnant with FM

Postby pixieminx » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:44 pm

Hi congratulations!!! :-D I have a 6 month old baby daughter and although it was a very long 9 months being pregnant I still enjoyed it a lot. The fibro definately eased although I did have some bad days when I overdid it. My best advice is to eat as healthily as possible, plenty of green veg and meat, lots of water and eat whatever you crave as your body needs it. I don't eat wheat, yeast, caffeine and vinegar which has helped loads and I am able to live without medication too. I've improved a lot over 5 years of a healthy diet. I'm trying Q10enzyme at the moment which has definately given me more energy and a lot safer than prescription pills. Also I take multivitamins which help a lot. Regular rest is very important too. I hope this is of some help and I hope all goes well with your baby :goodluck2:
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Re: Pregnant with FM

Postby LouLou » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:40 am

Hi Mothysman

Congratulations! I wish you all the best with your pregnancy. I've not had any little ones yet but hoping to be a mummy soon. So I'm afraid I can't offer any helpful advice but I just wanted to send you my congratulations.

pixieminx wrote:I'm trying Q10enzyme at the moment which has definately given me more energy and a lot safer than prescription pills.


Pixieminx is this something you can get over the counter? I'm really struggling with my energy levels at the moment and I'm willing to try anything that may help.
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Re: Pregnant with FM

Postby mothysmam » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:43 pm

:-D :-D :-) hi thankyou all where do you buy the Q10enzyme ???? I am going to speak to the midwives at my hosp appointment. I have tried lots of vitamins and herbal sleep remedy's sometimes I think its best to grin and bear it as most time my GP wont prescribe I think it comes down to the limit of experience GP's have with FM pateints. I had to see a rheumatologist to diagnose, and once diagnosed he said he would discharge me back to the care of my GP, and I have heard that some people have specialist nurses, but we don't have that service in our area anyway I have my appointment soon for my scan so fingers crossed XXXXXX
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Re: Pregnant with FM

Postby pixieminx » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:45 pm

Hi mothysmam and Loulou,
you can get Q10enzyme from Holland and Barrett, it's quite expensive but worth a try. I think you can take up to 200mg per day but some find it better taking small doses of 30mg spread out through the day. Also D-ribose can help but I haven't tried it yet, best to try one thing at a time so you know which works for you. I always do research on benefits and side effects of supplements first as I'm breast feeding my daughter so very careful what I take. It takes time to work and I still need to rest and eat well but worth a try. Hope this helps :goodluck1:
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Re: Pregnant with FM

Postby stodgers » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:29 pm

Hi and congratulations!
I am currently 17 weeks pregnant and its my second since having fm although I hadnt been diagnosed first time round. My fm was a lot milder first time and as good as went away so meds were not an issue but I am suffering quite badly this time round. My docs told me to come off the nortryptyline that I was taking so only thing I take now is cocodamol. It's not easy easy but I'm just I getting on with it tbh knowing its not forever and will be worth it in the long run x
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Re: Pregnant with FM

Postby BuzzyB » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:50 am

Congratulations!
I'm about 3 months pregnant as well. When I found out I was told I can take my amitriptyline (although I'm only on 10mg, up to 3 a day) but to be aware there is a small risk it could cause me some heart problems (but not any issues with the baby itself) and that it should be fine since I'm on a low dose. I think he said problems were generally only reported in people taking like 150mg doses. I stopped taking it and my codeine most of the time anyway (codeine should also be ok low dose in early pregnancy but could end up causing lung problems in baby later).
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Re: Pregnant with FM

Postby Pinkprincess205 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:33 pm

morning
congratulations, hope you have a healthy pregnancy.
i am trying to get pregnant at the moment, i actualy get to test in 5 days, but i am really worried about medication and pain when i do get pregnant. i was on napoxen, gabapentin and tramadol but doctor said to stop taking that when i started trying, so they put me on ammi, im currently taking 40mg and 8 paracetamol a day, but i was told that i cant take ammi when im pregnant. Im hoping that the doctor will give me something else to take as dont think i could go 9 mths on no medication. the meds im on now dont totally work as normally with us fibro sufferers and my boyfriend is pretty worried i wont be able to cope. i do hope im one of the lucky ones that the fibro dissapears for the pregnancy, would be great lol.
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Re: Pregnant with FM

Postby LouLou » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:05 am

pixieminx

Thanks for the reply, I'm going to go to Holland and Barret at the weekend and get some to try. I'm willing to try anything that may help lol.

Pinkprincess205, reading your post was just like you had read my mind! I'm getting married in Aug and we are trying for little kiddywinks at some point this year. I know the fear you feel about taking meds and the effects of FM while pregnant. Good luck with everything, I have my fingers :fingerscrossed: for you and your boyfriend.

And a massive CONGRATULATIONS to those of you who have posted your happy news!
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Re: Pregnant with FM

Postby stodgers » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:37 pm

Codeine isn't known to cause lung problems but can cause breathing difficulty in labour so they advise to not take it for 48 hours before labour if possible
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Re: Pregnant with FM

Postby BuzzyB » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:41 am

Stodgers, that's a crazy difference in information. Glad I'm planning to rediscuss my meds with my new doctor when I see them anyway.
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