Pregnancy and fibro

Hey everyone, hope you had an amazing Christmas.

Myself and partner would like to try for a baby at some point. I was just wondering how people have managed without medication during pregnancy. If I don't take amitripyline at night I don't sleep at all and this is a worry but of course a sacrifice I'd make.

Any advice would be most welcome!


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  • Hi Jordana88

    What a lovely and momentous decision to make.

    I think the first step would be to visit your GP If he suggests coming off your meds or reducing them, then I would hold off getting pregnant until all or any withdrawal symptoms are over. In that way your body will be properly prepared for all the physical and hormonal changes.

    I do know that you should be taking folic acid for a while in preparation.

    I am sorry I cannot help further but I am about 40 years too late to give you my own experiences :)

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  • HI Jordana88 , I don't have children so can't help, but I truly wish you the very best !! I'm sure it would be worth it. Best wishes. Peck 🐤

  • How wonderful! I loved being pregnant! As Bluebell said.....first talk with GP re. meds. Best wishes for your future...x

  • Hi Jordana88

    I have pasted you a link below to a page on the FMA UK site whereby they have free booklets to read relating to pregnancy and Fibro, so I sincerely hope that you find this useful:

    I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Hi I believe my fibro started from a young age but if I am being honest apart from very bad sickness with my daughter my second child was my son and I felt great. I was 22 when I fell pregnant with my daughter so not too young and then 24 for my son and I really did feel good. Good Luck x

  • I've got 4 children and with my last 1 towards the end I needed to rest more as my hips was painful but there's nothing more rewarding when u hold ur baby and think yes the pain was worth it good luck keep strong and just jeep thinking that yes it might be painful at times put well worth it :) and it was only when I got bigger so 4 most of the pregnancy I was ok xx

  • Thank you all for your advice and input. I am seeing my gp on Friday so I will discuss meds ect with him then.

    Once again thank you!

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