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Pregnancy!

Postby Hannah24 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:13 pm

Hi,

I've just found out that I'm pregnant which has been a total shock for my husband and I. I have fibro, underactive thyroid, PCOS, anxiety/depression, IBS and am obese.

We'd always hoped for more children but when it was planned and under better circumstances e.g. health/weight. Although we were horrified to begin with, there is also a sense of amazement. With the above conditions I'm surprised I could get pregnant let alone with it being an accident.

Anyway, I am trying to get an appointment with my doctor asap to discuss the medication I'm on and what I should and shouldn't take, how and if my body can manage this pregnancy and check out how my problems may affect me or the baby. I'm really scared. We want this baby and don't want to consider any other options unless we really have to and I'm also frightened as to whether I might lose it.

Has anyone else been in this situation or something similiar and if so, is there any advice you can give me?
Cheers
Hannah x
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Re: Pregnancy!

Postby denys » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:16 pm

Congratulations Hannah seems like a happy accident, try not to worry too much as the added stress isnt good for either you or the baby, you do need an appointment asap regarding meds.

Good luck with everything and I have my :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: for a happy and as healthy as possible pregnancy for you :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Pregnancy!

Postby flowers in the air » Thu May 01, 2014 2:44 pm

Hiya,

Currently 22w pregnant with my 2nd baby but 1st since fibro diagnosis. Congratulations to you!!

Defintely get an appointment asap. I had a phone consultation on the day I got my positive test as I wanted to know immediately what I could and couldn't take (answer was neither my gabapentin or tramadol) and the doctor faxed a prescription to the chemist for me for high dose folic acid to try and counteract any of the negative effects of the gaba in particular (increased risk of spinal defects). I then saw my normal doctor 10 days or so later for a more in depth discussion and referral to the midwife.

The telephone doctor did scare the pants off me, tbh, and I spent until my detailed anatomy scan at 20 weeks living on edge in case my meds had managed to harm bubs somehow. But everything looks great and I'm managing to relax now.

Fibro wise (and depression wise, I have both but have been med free for depression for a few years) I am doing pretty well. Pain levels are much less than I expected without meds, and managing it with heat has been more effective. Sleep wise, I basically slept the first 10-11 weeks away, but am now back to sleep disturbances, although not yet at the point of getting 1-2hrs a night, or none, which I was at my worst. But it's all manageable, and whilst this pregnancy is very different to my first, I can't say that that's because of the fibro, but more just because each pregnancy is different.

Good luck to you!! And I hope you have the happiest and healthiest 9 months you can manage xx
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Re: Pregnancy!

Postby denys » Fri May 02, 2014 10:22 pm

Great to hear things are OK flowers in the air and that you are feeling OK, other members have said things seem to improve with pregnancy (not for everyone unfortunately) maybe its that big boost of hormones :-D :-D :-D :-D hope the sleep issues stay manageable
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Re: Pregnancy!

Postby Hannah24 » Mon May 05, 2014 7:13 pm

Hi,
Thanks for the replies. I would like to say that I was reassured but am feeling very alone and scared still. That's not to say I don't appreciate your support, I'm just not in a good place.

We contacted the doctor who said it was okay to take all my tablets but if I could go off them then that would naturally be better. He also arranged an appointment so he could refer me to an obs specialist (because for some bizarre reason this can't be done over the phone) but that isn't till the 16th of this month. Until then I have a million questions and no-one to help answer them.

I work part-time and was in the process of looking how we could manage me quitting (as my health has taken such a dip) but now I feel trapped in a hellish nightmare of continuing my employment to the detriment of my health. In order to work even part time I can't do anything else e.g cooking, cleaning, looking after the kids but we need the money and at the moment my health has been so bad that I can only shower once a week. (Please don't judge me for that but I physically can't).

On top of feeling trapped my body is really feeling this pregnancy. I have two older, beautiful kids and I feel my health problems have put a strain on my relationship with them. I'm no longer a mum and yet I'm adding another life who is going to need me and I just don't know how I can do it. It doesn't help that my husband is registered blind and before I got ill I was his carer. He is now mine and our lives are so draining. We have been struggling to cope and although we want to jump up and down for joy, I can't help feel that we are being selfish.

If it wasn't for my kids and hubby then I don't think I could go on, but I don't feel I have much more strength to keep fighting.
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Re: Pregnancy!

Postby denys » Tue May 06, 2014 6:30 pm

You need to make an appointment to go and talk to your doctor and explain exactly how you are feeling, if nothing else they should be able to answer some of the questions for you
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