Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia

Little is known about the effects of pregnancy on fibromyalgia. Some women see their symptoms abate or disappear during pregnancy. Once they deliver, however, they are more likely to have a flare-up and the sleep deprivation that parents of newborn experience can overwhelm someone with fibromyalgia.

Doctors generally advise their patients to stop taking any medicine used to treat fibromyalgia before they attempt to conceive, or at least as soon as they know they are pregnant.

Little is known about the effect of such medications on the unborn. You should also discuss your medications with your doctor if you are planning to breast-feed your baby.

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