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Was anyone a premie baby

Postby Iceskatemum » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:21 am

Was having a chat to day with a friend who is also be dx FM. We got on the various subject but one query that raised was " has anyone looked at a link with Fm and being born premature

Both she & I were premature babies and born in the mid 60's around 30 week. We were wondering if anyone has looked at any link between early bith adn Fm in later life?
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Re: Was anyone a premie baby

Postby denys » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:37 am

No sorry I was full term :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Was anyone a premie baby

Postby AJay71 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:06 pm

I was full term..... but I was born to a 17 year old little slag who smoked and drank and took drugs. I was born dead and resuscitation brought me back, I was taken away from her and taken to a proper hospital.
Not the best start to life considering they smashed my sternum to bits, I had no colestrum (the first breastmilk).

They gave her another chance with me and I was severely neglected and one story goes... she was so off her face she threw me at a wall. Which could explain the old broken bones in my spine and ribs!
Luckily my Grandparents rescued me!
Tell you one thing..... she may have caused me a lot of pain... but it's made me a fantastic mother to 3 beautiful big healthy (breasted to toddlerhood) kids.
Perhaps there is sometimes a connection between a rough start in life to future problems in adulthood including fibro.
Would make for an interesting study.
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Re: Was anyone a premie baby

Postby viota » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:43 pm

i was born a bit early , 3 weeks early in fact but they did every test to check me and i was fine.But when i was about 3 months i was very sick and in the hospital for a month but got better after that.But i have a lot of health problems now
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Re: Was anyone a premie baby

Postby moomoos » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:02 pm

I dont think I was, think I was full-term, know I was born with bronchitis tho and was very very ill.

God Ajay....terrible story....good for you with your children....(((((hugs)))))
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Re: Was anyone a premie baby

Postby AJay71 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:42 pm

moomoos wrote:I dont think I was, think I was full-term, know I was born with bronchitis tho and was very very ill.

God Ajay....terrible story....good for you with your children....(((((hugs)))))

Thanks moomoos,
I honestly wasn't looking for sympathy. Luckily I don't remember the worst bits, just a shame I am still suffering the physical consequences.

Hugs to you too moomoos, and to everyone who needs one today!
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Re: Was anyone a premie baby

Postby moomoos » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:06 pm

Bless ya Ajay, thanks xx
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Was anyone a premie baby

Postby DonnaLily » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:42 am

Nope I was a week late, was quite warm in there! Born 26years and two days ago so it was a chilly February morning!

I put my FM down to stressful circumstances throughout life, nothing major really but serious enough to upset my brain balance lol

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Re: Was anyone a premie baby

Postby LouLou » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:31 am

Like Donna I was far too warm and snuggly to want to come out and I was a few days late. I was actually born the day before my mums birthday.

I think there is definitely something in what you are saying ISM. I think so many things can contribute to having FM that so much more research should be done. And if you think about it, a traumatic birth could be one of them.............

AJay my FM was caused by stress and a lot of bad things happening all at once, though not quite on your scale. Good for you though, just a shame your left with the consequences. But you should be proud of yourself for getting through and being the mother you are today.
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Re: Was anyone a premie baby

Postby funny_wonder » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:41 am

I was a month early. Although the rheumatologist thought my FM was probably the result of a car accident and two serious riding accidents in the space of a year.
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Re: Was anyone a premie baby

Postby tonydin » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:22 pm

hiiiya ice
i was born at 7 months 4.5 lb 1952 mother (42) had pre emclapsi ( toxemia) had to be rushed in . not breathing at birth , told her i was dead , then told i had suffered fron the drugs they had given her , uncounsious for tree days , grew into a anxious child ,
strange pains and feelings at 10 anxiety at 16 rests history dx fibro at 58

i think your spot on its another truama that could be the catalyist
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Re: Was anyone a premie baby

Postby Iceskatemum » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:32 pm

Thanks Tony , Its funny what crops up in people conversation but I had been chatting to an old friend of my mum and it was she who first put the idea in my head as it was the first thing she said when I told her I had FM. Then when a friend and I got chatting over coffee she also mentioned that someone had asked her it it could be linked back.

Like you my mum had pre eclampsia and was rushed into hospital where I was born by an emergency section just before 30 weeks . I was severly discoloured due to the poison in mums system and they think I weighed about 2lb but given my state I was just put into an incubator . At that time babies in incubators were given a very rich Oxygen mix and it seems according to my optician many years later that that could be part of the cause for my bad eyesight. I was in the incubator for 10 weeks until my mum was able to hold me and weighed 3lb 5 oz when I got out of hospital .
As a child I got every bug going and was quite small & weedy . I have had various bouts of ill health over the years during my adult life and mum when she was alive used to joke it was cause I was the bun in the oven that wasn't cooked enough!

There is research out there that has linked other illness' such as high blood pressure to prematurity ,I was just wondering if anyone knew of anything similar with FM.

From our straw poll on here it doesn't appear to be a factor so I think we can put it to bed.

Thanks everyone who took part.
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Re: Was anyone a premie baby

Postby Flash » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:38 pm

I was due mid Feb, born mid Dec, 3lb 4oz. I don't think it was down to that though, I'm still with the neck injuries, etc. Some specialists are recognising whiplash as a cause. car accidents, tough sports like rugby, shaken babies and even strangulation.

Glandular fever is a common factor as are stomache damage, viral infection of the colon and operations on the stomache. Hense the IBS symptoms.
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Re: Was anyone a premie baby

Postby hannahfibro20 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:49 pm

My family think my fibro and health probs are caused by being born 3 months prem and weighing 1lb 12oz x

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Re: Was anyone a premie baby

Postby CarrieH » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:15 pm

My parents lost two premature babies in the sixties, but things had moved on a bit by the time I was born in the seventies. My mum spent 5 1/2 months of her pregnancy with me in hospital and I put in an appearance 2 months and a week early. My dad described me as being blue when he first saw me (wasn't breathing and a nurse ran past him carrying me) and yellow the second time he saw me (jaundice). No idea what I weighed at birth, apparently I was nearly a month old before I was deemed well enough to be weighed.

Had my first appt with my consultant yesterday and we were discussed triggers for Fibro, so were talking about when someone forced their way into my house and attacked my mum who was visiting and then about the stresses in last couple of years of dealing with my dad's deteriorating health through dementia. Consultant felt that house incident 5 years ago was probable trigger and things lay dormant until January last year when my dad's dementia had deteriorated to the point he was sectioned and that's when my 'shoulder injury' flared up.
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