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Fibro Feelings – Life’s a Changing!

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You may have noticed that I seem to be having more little flares and aches and pains than normal. Luckily, I do know why it’s been happening, at least in a general sense. It’s been hard for me to keep my lips sealed – The Helpful Hubby and I are expecting! We’ve seen the baby in ultrasounds and he/she is looking healthy. We’ll be keeping the baby’s gender a surprise though. Any of you spoonie parents out there, please send me your advice!

I saw my rheumatologist and after hearing how much my hip/groin pain was screwing up my sleep he wanted to look into it further. He ran an ultrasound on a few different areas and saw some inflammation around my hip bursa in two areas. He considered doing cortisone shots, but since he’s not absolutely certain which area would be the best to place it in, he went another route. I left his office with a suggestion to do ice massage at night and take 1 week of prednisone and vicodin to lessen my inflammation, pain and help me sleep. Of course, he said he’s be happy to talk with my Obgyn as well.

When I saw my Obgyn she suggested that my hip symptoms weren’t that different from others who’re having pregnancy hip pain with no prior hip pain. I was given permission to return to sleeping on my back, which I thought was aggravating the issue. She suggested I try seeing a chiropractor that does Active Release Technique. Supposedly this chiropractor was found by one of her patients and has since helped many of her patients with hip pain. She said she’d be okay with my taking the medicine too. Sleeping on my back again has immediately helped lessen my pain and given me more sleep, thank goodness! I think the ice massage is also making some progress. I decided to stick with this method for a couple weeks and then re-evaluating before going for more drastic measures.

Have any of you tried Active Release Technique?

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Rubber ducky, you’re the one…*

*Image Credit: from by Kelly McCarthy.


Comment from Melissa
Time August 20, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Congratulations on expecting !


Comment from Elaine
Time August 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Congratulation to you and hubby.


Comment from Felicia Fibro
Time August 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Thanks! We’re excited for this new adventure.


Comment from Buddhacanvas
Time August 24, 2012 at 1:06 am

Congrats to you and helpful hubby. I am certain your insight into fibro-preggers will be very comforting to other fibro mom to be’s. Teaspoon (aka Lucky Baby) will fortunate to be raised by caring, compassionate, positive people like you and helpful dad/hubby.


Felicia Fibro Reply:

Aww, thanks! I like that nickname…teaspoon =)


Comment from Jamee @ A New Kind of Normal
Time August 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Congratulations again on the good news! When I was seeing a chiropractor, I’m not sure what it was called but when he would work on my hips it made such a huge difference! If I could go back just for the hip-work I would as that is where I have most of my pain!
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Felicia Fibro Reply:

Thanks! I’m glad to know your chrio helped your hip pain a lot. I’ve only seen them in the past for neck and back pain.


Comment from Tara
Time August 26, 2012 at 9:45 am

Hi! Congrats on expecting! I have fibro and have had two children. It’s rough getting thru the pregnancies and even worse the year after delivering but so worth it! I went thru back issues really bad with my daughter and had a cortisone shot and it didn’t work because they didn’t know where to put it exactly so I would say don’t bother! Walking does help as well as a body pillow for sleeping. I also took Tylenol pm which my dr oked for pregnancy. Good luck I’m glad you have drs that understand and care!


Felicia Fibro Reply:

Thanks! It’s good to know your experience with the cortisone shot during pregnancy. Unfortunately a body pillow hasn’t helped me much, but I still need to try the fancy Snoogle my friend gave me to see if it is any better.


Comment from ashley
Time August 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Congrats to you and your husband. Just wanted to say, I’m also expecting, and for the first 18-19 weeks of my pregnancy I had NO fibro symptoms at ALL. I’m not 21 weeks, almost 22, and there has been a few days were I was unable to walk, my headaches are UNBEARABLE, and no position at night feels comfortable. Although I am on NO medication and only taking Tylenol for the discomfort, and am no longer working. My mood is just sad all the time, and it gets worrysome to my family and friends.

I hope your experience is better then mine, I’m looking forward to the end of the pregnancy,and getting the big reward at the end. Good luck!


Felicia Fibro Reply:

Congratulations to you as well! That is great you were spared all your fibro symptoms for a few months! I still haven’t found a way to stop these horrid pregnancy congestion headaches, although some things tend to help a little.

What did your obgyn say about your baby blues? I’ve had it random parts of days here and there, but it is usually triggered by something else going on and I feel fine by the next day. Sending you extra spoonie love!


Comment from Selena
Time September 16, 2012 at 4:02 am

Congratulations to you and your hubby.
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Felicia Fibro Reply:

Thanks Selena!


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