FM AND CFS...how long did it take for u to get pregnant??

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by texasratgirl, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. texasratgirl

    texasratgirl New Member

    I was wondering those that knew they had fm/cfs before trying to get pregnant, how long did it take for you to conceive???

    How many conceived natural??

    How many had to use fertility drugs or IVF???

    We are trying to conceive...no luck yet.

    Thanks in advance for sharing. TRG
  2. Spring123

    Spring123 New Member

    Hello Texasratgirl,
    I've had CFS for about 18 years. I had no problem conceiving about 3 years ago. It happened the 1st month we tried. It took about 6 months to get pregnant w/ my second.

    Good luck!
  3. Jo29

    Jo29 New Member

    My daughter, who has FM and CFS, got pregnant in about 6 months. She is pregnant right now and is due Mar. 23. This is her first child.

    I will say that she seems to have more aches and pains than normal, but she is generally healthy and so is the baby. She is having a girl.

    My daughter also has hypothyroid and is considered high risk pregnancy, but as I said she is really doing well.

    I wish you the best and be sure to let us know if you succeed!!!

    Hugs,

    Jodi
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  4. Mwitherite

    Mwitherite New Member

    and both of my babies are Pill babies. I have not been dx with CFS tho. My momma calls me Fertile Mertile.
  5. ask2266

    ask2266 Member

    I'm curious about pregnancy and CFIDS. Who's experienced it?
  6. TinaJones

    TinaJones New Member

    I've had CFS since I was just turning 20. Since then, I've been blessed with six sons (I'm now 33). We had 6 kids in 8 years. Obviously - "getting" pregnant wasn't an issue :)
    All conceived naturally, some while using preventative measures.

    Except for my last pregnancy (when I got VERY ill 10 weeks into my pregnancy)...I was actually BETTER during my pregnancies. My team of doctors said that many times, a woman's body can put these type of illnesses into "remission" while pregnanat. That's what really seemed to happen with me, aside from the last pregnancy.

    I've also had six c-sections...the first from CPD, the rest were repeats.

    Texasratgirl - Good luck as you continue trying to conceive.
    Take care -- Tina
  7. tracii

    tracii New Member

    Unfortunately I did not have children "young". My doctors do know that getting off all the drugs & getting pregnant is the plan.

    We are nowhere ready in any way, financially, health, environment & I'm 37.

    I do see a fertility specialist. Over the past year I've been dx'd with osteoporosis, ammenorrhea & now I may have pituitary gland issues. I'm not ovulating but doc has me on hormones (one brings on my period every 3 months.

    Good news is that I am NOT in menopause.

    If you ask me, all the drugs I'm on are causing more problems then they are helping.

    Good luck!!!!
  8. cjcookie

    cjcookie New Member

    makes it harder to get pregnant. I think it's like anyone else, your age, etc.

    I'm not going to get on my soapbox again but I just wanted to make sure that you knew that Fibromyalgia is most likely an inherited disease.

    I'm sure you already checked into which of your medicines you should quit taking also.

    Good luck.
  9. penstemon

    penstemon New Member

    and no children. I always wanted children though. I've never gotten pregnant. I've got CFS. Still hoping though.
  10. EmberFae

    EmberFae New Member

    Well I believed my 1st born trigged my F.M.S.
    I've always had some symptoms of it but after she was born it was I notice more issues and pain and being tired all the time. I have 3 children but have been pregnant 9 times. Yes I've had 6 miscarriages my first miscarriage was on my wedding day morring. I was going to surprise my new hubby and everyone with the news at the reception. when I finnaly had a pregancie go full term, she was born with neroblastoma a type of cancer having to do with when the nevous system is forming in the womb.Doctors kept asking me who in the family had/has any problems with their nervous system that they were born with.At time I thought no one. but now with the new info that F.M.S. maybe abnormalities in the central nervous system..well I guess it's me. They didn't find my F.M.S till after she was born. She is 9 and I believe they diago me about 7 years ago.when I read the artiacle I was 1/2 happy.. for reason I'm sure all here know with out me needed to state and then i started to cry tears of sadness knowing that I'm the reason my baby was born with cancer.

    I wish you luck but please have them do lots of ultra sounds if you do conceive, and remember you aren't like other people you have a higher risk of miscarriage so take it easy.Have them do a test for cancer and other nero disabilites a.s.a.p

    My daughter was only 3 months old when they found her cancer. 2 more weeks and she would have died.They only found it because she had a weird cough and i pushed for an cat scan.
    ~~Ember
  11. Crispangel66

    Crispangel66 New Member

    Me and my hubby were married in 1997 and my son was born in 1993 but was supposed to be born in 1994.

    A beleive me we tried, we never did the fertility stuff, didn't have enough money.

    Now we have a fairly healthy 13yr old.

    Save for the developmental delays and epilepsy which he has because he had a brain bleed while he was in the NICU.

    And he was in the NICU for about two months because he weighed only 3lbs and then he lost down to 2lbs and when we took him home he weighed 5lbs.

    Now you would never guess he was preemie because he is average size for his age.

    I hope you have better luck than we did.

    I cursed God when I went into labor and was only 29wks along thinking how it wasn't fair to tease us with a child and then take him away, but God knew what he was doing because my son's cord was in a knot and wrapped around his neck.

    The nurses and drs said he wouldn't have lived much longer like that.

    Pamela
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  12. survivor13

    survivor13 New Member

    ive had fms for 20 years or so, my son is nearly 4 now and we tried for just over a year till we were successful. one thing i will say is most of my fms symptoms either went into hibernation or greatly lessened whilst pregnant, my doctor recomended i get pregnant every year because i felt so well, mind you could nt afford all the babies so will just have to suffer ha ha ha ha ha ha hope you have good news soon xxxxxxxxx
  13. texasratgirl

    texasratgirl New Member

    thank you to everyone who shared their stories.

    I would love to hear more from others who have gotten pregnant with this DD.

    Did anyone have very low glutathoine levels?
    If so, how did your doctors handle this???