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How can I deal with fibromyalgia pain, fatigue during pregnancy?

How can I deal with fibromyalgia pain, fatigue during pregnancy?

Alternative therapy: The key to fibromyalgia treatment is using multiple modalities for pain and fatigue relief. Many of these are safe in pregnancy, such as: omega3 fish oil, which is a potent anti-inflammatory for pain relief; accupuncture; massage therapy; yoga and stretching exercises; physical therapy, etc. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How do I combat extreme fatigue during my pregnancy?

How do I combat extreme fatigue during my pregnancy?

Exercise.: You need to exercise, and stay nutrtionally health. Many women give up physicial activity, which then deconditions you, making everything strenuous. Get plenty of sleep. Take your prenatal vitamin. If problems persist, have your thtyroid checked by the OB doc! ...Read more

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I'm 20 and have been having weird headaches, extreme fatigue, hot flashes. Have taken pregnancy tests and are neg. What could it be?

I'm 20 and have been having weird headaches, extreme fatigue, hot flashes. Have taken pregnancy tests and are neg. What could it be?

Thyroiditis: Get your thyroid checked. Make sure you are hydrated and are taking in enough electrolytes (like potassium or sodium) thyroiditis can be hypothyroid or hyperthyroid. Hyperthyroid is too much thyroid activity whereas hypothyroid is too little activity. ...Read more

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I'm 10 days late, with 3 negative pregnancy tests but have extreme fatigue, migraines, and digestive upset like watery stools and gas. Any suggestions?

I'm 10 days late, with 3 negative pregnancy tests but have extreme fatigue, migraines, and digestive upset like watery stools and gas. Any suggestions?

The symptoms you're: ...having aren't typical for a pregnancy & could be coincidental. Any acute illness can throw off the timing of your cycles. You need to stay well hydrated. Sports drinks help replace lost fluids & electrolytes. Since your pregnancy tests are (-), you can take the liquid form of Ibuprofen for headache. Simple carbs like toast, crackers & noodles are good sources of calories. Get well soon! ...Read more

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Why do I have severe pain a week before my period starts? I had an ectopic pregnancy 4 years ago. Had my right fallopian tube removed. Since then I suffer from pain and extreme fatigue. I have even felt suicidal. Surely this is not normal. I am 42 and no

Why do I have severe pain a week before my period starts? I had an ectopic pregnancy 4 years ago. Had my right fallopian tube removed. Since then I suffer from pain and extreme fatigue. I have even felt suicidal. Surely this is not normal. I am 42 and no

Laparoscopy: You need to see a gynecologist skilled in laparoscopic surgery and have them take a look. You may have adhesive disease. You may have endometriosis. You may have a blocked fallopian tube that is causing pain.
It is going to be difficult if not impossible to to figure it out without actually looking in the belly, so that is what I would recommend you pursue. I can certainly help if you are PacNW ...Read more

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How to abort a status migrainosus during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

How to abort a status migrainosus during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

That's something: That you definitely should do under the care of a live physician who knows your case. ...Read more

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Is terconazole safe to use during 2nd trimester of pregnancy? It's labeled in category c, which scares me.

Is terconazole safe to use during 2nd trimester of pregnancy? It's labeled in category c, which scares me.

Probably: I'm sorry I can't be more definite, but the second trimester is a relatively safe time to take any medication and there a no known issue with this class of medication. Category C simply means there is very little information available, either good or bad. If you have a proven yeast infection and symptoms are severe, it is a reasonable medication. ...Read more

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What to do during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

What to do during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Nutrition: During the second trimester the baby is developing it take your vitamins see your doctor regularly and nutrition is the most important thing ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin ok during 2nd trimester pregnancy?

Is amoxicillin ok during 2nd trimester pregnancy?

OK throughout!: Unless you are allergic to penicillins, Amoxicillin is safe throughout pregnancy. No fetal effects anticipated. ...Read more

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Can I use vic's vapor rub during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Can I use vic's vapor rub during 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Consider not: Camphor and menthol, which are ingredients in vicks, is considered pregnancy class c. This means that risk to your baby cannot be ruled out. Speak with your obstetrician to make the best choice for you. ...Read more

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Do you know if orgasms are safe during 2nd trimester of pregnancy and onwards?

Do you know if orgasms are safe during 2nd trimester of pregnancy and onwards?

Safe in pregnancy: Sexual intercourse and orgasms are generally safe in all three trimesters of pregnancy. There are a few exceptions to this such as ruptured membranes or a bleeding placenta previa. But these situations are not common. If everything is going well, it is a good time to be intimate. There will be a lot less time after the baby is born! Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take oregano-8 capsules during 2nd trimester of pregnancy? - in moderation.

Is it safe to take oregano-8 capsules during 2nd trimester of pregnancy? - in moderation.

Dubious benefit: There is little scientific evidence on the true benefit of oregano 8 or whether it is safe during pregnancy. It is always best to avoid taking anything unless it is essential during pregnancy. ...Read more

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If a female tennis athlete just learn she is pregnant. When does she has to stop training druing pregnancy? Is it during the 2nd trimester?

If a female tennis athlete just learn she is pregnant. When does she has to stop training druing pregnancy? Is it during the 2nd trimester?

Around 20 weeks: There is no one right answer to this question. A general approach for an athlete who has been training vigorously (including high-intensity workouts) is to continue training as able through the first half of pregnancy, and during the second half of pregnancy to scale things back to a "maintenance" mode. All of this depends also on the individual mother, number of fetuses, and pregnancy course. ...Read more

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Can one do exercise i.e go for long walk during pregnancy at 2nd trimester???

Can one do exercise i.e go for long walk during pregnancy at 2nd trimester???

PG exercise benefits: Moderate exercise during pregnancy has multiple health benefits for the mother and baby. It can also shorten labor when a pregnant patient is physically fit. Check with your OB MD to be certain that there are no contraindications to your exercise program. ...Read more

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Can accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?

Can accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?

Not if minor: You're asking a theoretical question. Fetal well being can be checked by ultrasound / biophysical profile if you are worried that a recent exposure to electricity caused any harm. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use vaporub for lowback pain or other uses during pregnancy 2nd trimester and after Ingredient: Monthol 7% Methyl salicylate 29%?

Is it safe to use vaporub for lowback pain or other uses during pregnancy 2nd trimester and after Ingredient: Monthol 7% Methyl salicylate 29%?

Yes, safe: Use any drug with caution though during pregnancy, read the labels carefully for OTC medications, good that you asked, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

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Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Can be normal: Typically, light brown discharge is indicative of bleeding from the cervix or placenta/uterus at some point in the pregnancy. Brown discharge is old blood typically. A little bit of brown discharge is common in most pregnancies. You should definitely mention to your doctor, and possibly refrain from intercourse until you see your doctor. ...Read more

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My breasts have been sore&heavy, no period in almost 2months, extreme mood swings, fatigue & naseua. But negative pregnancy test. What can it be?

My breasts have been sore&heavy, no period in almost 2months, extreme mood swings, fatigue & naseua. But negative pregnancy test. What can it be?

Pregnancy moods: The psychological symptoms of pms can be disturbing with the physical symptoms not sure what preg test you used but not having period for 2 months and if your cycle has been regular definitely needs to be checked in by a doctor please don't presume sympt. ...Read more

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Is the td/tdap vaccine safe during pregnancy? I'm 32 weeks pregnant and it has made me extremely sore all over my body and very fatigued.

Is the td/tdap vaccine safe during pregnancy? I'm 32 weeks pregnant and it has made me extremely sore all over my body and very fatigued.

Tdap vaccine: The tdap vaccine is safe and recommended for all pregnant women. Here is a link to FAQs for pregnant women about the Tdap vaccine as recomended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
https://www. Acog. Org/About_ACOG/ACOG_Departments/Immunization/~/media/Departments/Immunization/Tdap%20Vaccine%20Mailing/Tear%20pad%20FAQTDAP. Pdf ...Read more

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I was wondering are chills and extreme exhaustion sign of pregnancy?

I was wondering are chills and extreme exhaustion sign of pregnancy?

Fatigue can occur.: Chills not so much. Classic pregnancy
sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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What should I do with constipation that occaring during the first trimenster of pregnancy?

What should I do with constipation that occaring during the first trimenster of pregnancy?

Constipation: Drink lots of water, increase the fiber in your diet with things like apples and green leafy vegetables, exercise if your doctor says ok. There is also a product called docusate sodium (colace) that you can ask your doctor about. Some of the prenatals on the market even include this as the vitamins can cause constipation. This is a common complaint amongst pregnant patients. ...Read more

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What is the cause of feeling faint followed by a hot flash, exhaustion and headache during pregnancy?

What is the cause of feeling faint followed by a hot flash, exhaustion and headache during pregnancy?

Multiple causes: Many issues:? anemia, low or high blood sugar, pregnancy itself, hormonal fluctuations etc. The best idea is to have a thorough OB-GYN examination, . ...Read more

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What causes anemia in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

What causes anemia in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Dilution: The increase in blood vessel fluid leads to a decreased concentration of blood cells. Also, iron deficiency is common and iron is the main component of hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of the blood cells. Be certain to have your iron levels checked. ...Read more

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Good afternoon doctors. Pregnant in my 2nd trimester. Pls can I take b complex so I can eat. Is it safe to take in pregnancy? Thank u doctors.

Good afternoon doctors. Pregnant in my 2nd trimester. Pls can I take b complex so I can eat. Is it safe to take in pregnancy? Thank u doctors.

Pregnancy: For the 33yo female in second trimester with what sounds like nausea and emesis of pregnancy. B complex is save in pregnancy however, vitamin B6 is best used to manage nausea in pregnancy.
Therefore, take antenatal and vitamin B6 daily for the rest of your pregnancy.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Anyone close to 2nd trimester notice pregnancy symptoms lessen?

Anyone close to 2nd trimester notice pregnancy symptoms lessen?

Yes: The nausea of pregnancy improves for most people in the second trimester. Most women enjoy the second trimester of pregnancy the most. ...Read more

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I was tested for malaria and prescribed coartem. Can I take coartem in pregnancy (2nd trimester)? Thank you.

I was tested for malaria and prescribed coartem. Can I take coartem in pregnancy (2nd trimester)? Thank you.

FDA Category C: This drug is labelled and FDA category C meaning that it is used when the benefits of use outweigh the risks. Discuss with your Obgyn to determine the treatment plan. Treatment of malaria is certainly an important aspect to your pregnancy care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to bleach the ends of my hair in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe to bleach the ends of my hair in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Bleaching or dyeing your hair is completely safe., but because of hormonal changes, your hair may not take coloring the way it would if not pregnant. So, bleach those ends, but don't neglect those roots as well! ...Read more

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Hello I'm in third trimester of pregnancy but I feel real less movement of my baby but in 2nd trimester I felt a lot movement?

Hello I'm in third trimester of pregnancy but I feel real less movement of my baby but in 2nd trimester I felt a lot movement?

Fetal movement: At 28 weeks your baby is a nice sized fish in a nice sized pond. At 35 weeks your baby is a big fish in a small pond. The number of movements and activity of the baby does not really change. It is the perception by you causing the changes. Rather than all the punches and kicks you now feel more rolling type activity due to the baby's size in the confines of your uterus. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have an appendectomy in 2nd trimester of pregnancy? What is the success rate? Do they calm the fetus down prior to the procedure.

Is it safe to have an appendectomy in 2nd trimester of pregnancy? What is the success rate? Do they calm the fetus down prior to the procedure.

Overall yes but: Any surgical procedure, ideally, should wait until after the baby is born. Surgery, even simple surgery, carries risks to both the mom and fetus. However, if the appendectomy is truly needed then proceed. ...Read more

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I've read that women have high rate of car accidents from 2nd trimester. Should I not drive then? Or is it exaggerated, blaming 'pregnancy brain? ' Why

I've read that women have high rate of car accidents from 2nd trimester. Should I not drive then? Or is it exaggerated, blaming 'pregnancy brain? ' Why

Please don't fret so: Much. When you read about increased rate of MVA's (which I didn't know about) simply use that info to remind yourself to be an attentive driver. Don't let being pregnant paralyze you from having a normal and full life. Congratulations and be well. ...Read more

Dr. Rita Corona
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Exhaustion (Definition)

Exhaustion = depletion of energy which can occur ...Read more