I am just starting my 6th month of pregnancy, this is my 3rd pregnancy but my first pregnancy since being diagnosed with FM. I am having a hell of a time getting my ob doctor to understand my pain, he's one of those who beleive FM is a "basket"diagnosis, Almost every symptom that exists in the FM world I've got, it's lead to a series of other medical conditions like High Blood pressure as well. My FM symptoms seemed to calm down for the first few months, only to make up for it in the last few months, all of this started about 2 years ago after a severe back and neck injury that never healed it's all snow-balled into this. I suffered from debilitating migraines as well as my severe pain every where else, my doctor did prescribe me pain medicine to take, along with propanolol but I feel guilty taking it, I have taken it because sometimes the pain gets so bad I'm afraid what might happen to the baby if I don't take something, I have found that the risks with the blood pressure medicine has more risks then the pain medicine, which my doctor did not exactly expalin to me, they always say the benifets are higher then the risks, but they don't understand that my blood pressure has become my pain meter every time my pain gets to where I can't handle it my blood pressure gets high(which is often) But, even on the medicine my bp is elevated when my pain is. I don't know what to do, I know no one who has FM and is pregnant, I can't get much info even off of the internet, does anyone know of any relief or treatments? Any advice at all,I've done chiro care,and physical therapy,water therapy and hot and cold treatments, I can't take anti-inflammatorys at all, and basically all anxiety medicines or muscle relaxers are out of the question,most homeopathic treatments are not safe either because the threat to the baby is unknown.
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