Anyone's symptoms start after having a baby?

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Anyone's symptoms start after having a baby?

Postby luckylucky » Thu May 26, 2016 12:39 pm

My symptoms started , 3-4 months after having my son. He was born by emergency c section.

Hes now 20 months and ive just been diagnosed. My specialist seems to think it is common in new mums x
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Re: Anyone's symptoms start after having a baby?

Postby Kriistiee » Thu May 26, 2016 2:59 pm

Yes!! Unfortunately nearly 5 years down the line I've yet to be formally diagnosed. I had a traumatic birth too. I've been through 3-4 different doctors and none of them are any good. Just had my 283838th blood test today hoping for some enlightenment :(
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Re: Anyone's symptoms start after having a baby?

Postby Gingermama » Thu May 26, 2016 6:29 pm

Yep! I had pelvic inflammation and spd with both my boys, after my eldest I developed an underactive thyroid. After my second I ended up with pernicious anemia and with him my hips never settled back the. I had a fall and that was the last straw for my body... I think losing our first baby in a traumatic way probably started it as I've slowly gone down hill ever since then 10 years ago...
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Re: Anyone's symptoms start after having a baby?

Postby divingforPearls » Fri May 27, 2016 4:17 am

Yes and no; I had had a few symtoms, sometimes, before I became pregnant - however, I used to get terrible leg pain at the time of my period, and I had used the morning after pill a lot.... But things got unfortunately full time 5 months after I had had a miscarriage - although once again, I had been on the pill after the miscarriage. For me it was - overwork + miscarriage, which I found so shocking + being on the pill, which made me feel awful + the worst vomiting and diarhhoea bug I've ever had (some think that viruses are at the heart of this) at the same time as a mid pill bleed, followed immediately by coming off the pill and bleeding some more. I was just physically and mentally knackered after all this. So yes I agree, there is a hormonal element to it all. And as there are men with fibromyalgia, not just female hormones can contribute to fm's development. But as there are more women with fm than men, 'womens problems' (that euphemism says alot about how society puts 'womens issues' on the fringe) are certainly a contributing factor!...Altogether now "sometimes it's hard to be a woman...bleeding alot, haing miscarriages, being pregnant and taking the pill". You'd think that someone would have researched this extensively by now. Yes, for me it was the combination of grief, shock, hormonal changes and a viral infection that sent me to the brink, there was a straw that broke the camels back, as it were.
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