Posts tagged pregnant
Posts tagged pregnant
So I’ve had a tough ol’ time recently, thought that I would do a bit of an update about it…
I’m now in my second trimester, 14 weeks and 4 days to be exact right now.
And it seems my body is coping less and less each week. I had to go to hospital again last Thursday as my heart started racing and would not go slower no matter what I tried. Luckily nothing majorly wrong with me or baby, the doctor just told me I need to take it a lot easier than I have been and not get stressed cause my heart is struggling with the pregnancy. I have a consultant appointment next week for my 16 week check-up due to my heart issues and the fibromyalgia. This is where the consultant will decide if I’m a high-risk pregnancy and whether I can have my water birth or if I have to give birth on the labour ward. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
So for those who wana know what it’s like to be pregnant with fibro….here’s the lowdown since my last post…
Hello aches and pains! So the last time I posted I said how the aches hadn’t been that bad fibrowise…well that’s all changed. In the past few weeks I’ve experienced aches in my lower back, neck, ankles, hips, knees, elbows and fingers.
Fibrofog or pregnancy brain? I’m not just forgetting things, but my words are getting muddled. I find it hard to say a sentence the right way round - this is definitely the fibro and pregnancy working together
Fatigue much…I am still so tired all the time! I’m meant to be getting my energy back around now but I’m feeling more and more tired. No matter what time I go to bed I feel exhausted when I wake up, more than I was feeling with just the fibro. I’m trying to get a nap when I can but working full time and having to organise moving flat and all the other baby stuff I don’t have much time left to rest. On top of that when I do get to rest the aches are making me so uncomfortable that I then wake up from the pain and have to move around before I can rest again.
OK whinging over, happy thoughts….Should be able to feel the baby move soon and there’ll be a new scan pic in 5 and half weeks!
12 week scan. Baby is very healthy so we are extremely happy.
The fibromyalgia has actually not been as bad as it was before I got pregnant, maybe this is the cure?! I’ve been getting general aches still but not the debilitating ones I had been getting the months prior. My energy levels have been incredibly low. With fibro I’ve always been pretty tired but add in the hormones from pregnancy and I’ve been sleeping every chance I’ve had.. Not fallen asleep at work yet though!
So it’s been a little while since I’ve done an update, and what a big bit of news I have.
The past couple of months I have been super stressed, and super cranky. Then the last 3 weeks I have had continuous nausea. Thought that it was all because I was stressed but last week I found out I’m pregnant.
This create a whole world of anxiety, not just because I wasn’t planning on it but how can I cope when I can’t even look after myself normally with the fibro? Now I don’t know whats from the fibro and what’s from this little baby, it’s all highly confusing.
I have a scan next week to determine how long I’ve been pregnant, because of the stress I’ve been under it’s hard to work out on our own. Guess this blog will also serve as an update to what it’s like living with Fibromyalgia and a pregnancy….