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Is it safe to take medication for fibromyalgia during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take medication for fibromyalgia during pregnancy?

Some yes, some no: Interestingly, for some women, fibromyalgia symptoms may actually improve during their pregnancy (although they may risk a worsening relapse post-partum). Most natural remedies are safe in pregnancy, such as omega3 fish oil, massage, exercise, yoga, etc. Some prescription medications may be safe in pregnancy, also, but it's best to check with your md. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Is there any way to improve the joint pain of fibromyalgia without medication during pregnancy?

Is there any way to improve the joint pain of fibromyalgia without medication during pregnancy?

Hydrotherapy: Often the pain of fibromyalgia syndrome [fms] can be partially relieved by a hot bath or shower followed by sleeping for at least one hour. This is often the most effective treatment for the headache of fms. Be aware that a hot bath or shower can contribute to symptoms of lightheadedness so it is best to have the assistance of a family member or attendant during transfer from bath to bed. ...Read more

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I suffer from bad fibromyalgia. What strong painkillers can i take during pregnancy, when I am ready to have kids? As I couldn't cope without relief.

I suffer from bad fibromyalgia. What strong painkillers can i take during pregnancy, when I am ready to have kids? As I couldn't cope without relief.

Epidural for labor: Having an epidural during labor is effective and stress reducing for women with fibromyalgia. For fibromyalgia during pregnancy, you can take pain killers in moderation. Please discuss with your doctor if Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not sufficient for you. Try some pregnancy massage for pain. ...Read more

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Can stress cause fibromyalgia during pregnancy?

Yes: Unfortunately, the truthful answer to the question is yet, but in many cases, we will see many women with fibromyalgia and certain other auto-immune disorders actually improve during their pregnancies. For unexplained reasons, joint pain, muscle pain, fatigue, and other symptoms can improve during pregnancy. However, there is a risk for a relapse in the post-partum time period. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medications that contain alcohol during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take medications that contain alcohol during pregnancy?

No: While the small amounts of alcohol contained in medications are unlikely to cause major harm unless taken in large amounts, there is no reason to use these while pregnant. Virtually all liquid medicines have alcohol-free alternatives, as do mouthwashes etc. Talk to your pharmacist to recommend brands of cold medicines that are safer in pregnancy, and/or talk to your OB provider. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take medications for migraine during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take medications for migraine during pregnancy?

Yes: Some yes, some no. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and (until 34 weeks) Ibuprofen are safe in pregnancy. Some doctors believe a small amount of Aspirin is safe in pregnancy, so Excedrin migraine can be very effective as well as tolerated in pregnancy. A big no goes to the tryptans -- imitrex, relpax, zomig, etc. As magical as they are for migraines, they are not safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

What medications are safe to take for ic during pregnancy?

Talk to OB: Most medications for ic need to be stopped during pregnancy, however some are safe such as nonalkalized anesthesics for instillation, some of the antispasms drugs, and some supplements. Talk to your ob. ...Read more

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Which medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Many are...: .. And many aren't. The list is too long and to complex for this forum. Consult with your obgyn for specifics. ...Read more

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Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Which pain medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Limited options : Nothing is 100% safe in pregnancy. Doctors usually recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed on the bottle. Most will tell you to avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil). It's best to try to figure out the cause of the pain and see if there are other options (like heat for muscle soreness, etc.). ...Read more

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