The biggest concern in pregnant women with fibromyalgia is the physical and emotional toll pregnancy can have on a woman. It’s important that patients with fibromyalgia control their stress levels to prevent the aggravation of their fibromyalgia condition. Patients are advised to plan pregnancy during times where symptoms are less severe. They are also urged to eat a healthy diet and partake in regular moderate exercise.
Fibromyalgia medications and pregnancy
Currently, fibromyalgia medications are not completely safe to take during pregnancy. Many doctors actually recommend that some women stop taking fibromyalgia medications such as painkillers and antidepressants for the time of their pregnancy. Before making the decision to come off fibromyalgia medications, it’s important to speak to your doctor to understand the risks that may be involved.
Tips for coping with fibromyalgia during pregnancy
As mentioned, pregnancy in itself can be stressful, and stress can worsen fibromyalgia, so it’s important to control your stress levels as much as possible. Here are some other tips to help you cope with fibromyalgia during pregnancy as well.