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Is it safe to take medication for fibromyalgia during pregnancy?
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends
Most medicines used in treating fibromyalgia are class c, meaning there is insufficient data on their safety in humans and use is based on the relative risk/benefit ratio in individual patients.
Fibromyalgia symptoms tend to worsen during pregnancy, not improve. Pregnant patients should work with providers to manage symptoms. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Prozac are usually safe, but you should ask your provider.

In brief: It depends
Most medicines used in treating fibromyalgia are class c, meaning there is insufficient data on their safety in humans and use is based on the relative risk/benefit ratio in individual patients.
Fibromyalgia symptoms tend to worsen during pregnancy, not improve. Pregnant patients should work with providers to manage symptoms. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Prozac are usually safe, but you should ask your provider.
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Dr. Chad Boomershine
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