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Old Jan 26th, 2011, 18:38 PM   1
misslissa
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and pregnancy....


Hi there,

Just wondering if anyone on here has suffered with CFS and if so how did you cope during pregnancy, birth and the early days of motherhood??

I have a mild strain but its made me very weak and I worry how pregnancy might affect me.

Currently may be pregnant but too soon to know!

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Mel



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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 09:52 AM   2
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Hi, I don't have CFS but somthing like it. I won't lie it isn't easy but you will get through it. Just try and rest as much as you can. Message me if u want.
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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 11:27 AM   3
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i dont have it but my dad does (obviously doesnt effect him in pregnancy lol) but as said above plenty of rest and ask for help if u needed it. Have u spoken to ur doctor? x



 
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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 06:14 AM   4
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Ohh! I was thinking about posting EXACTLY this just this morning! I have a moderate form of M.E./C.F.S, and was also wondering how others have coped through pregnancy/birth/motherhood.

I've been quite lucky as my best friend has M.E and is a lot iller than I am and has a 16 month old now. She coped extremely well through pregnancy and has been coping the past year and things really well. Her tips to me where also lots of rest breaks. She said that when the baby napped, especially early on, she always used those times to nap herself, and managed to keep her energy levels stable. She still keeps her nap breaks even now he's 16 months old.

I too, like was suggested above, am going to ask my GP about it. From what I understand though there shouldn't be any complications due to the M.E/C.F.S, just managing the symptoms and not doing too much.

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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 08:12 AM   5
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I have fibromyalgia and have a 19 month old. It's tough sometimes, but of course completely worth it. As others have said you just have to know your limitations and ask for help when you need it! Good luck!



 
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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 08:41 AM   6
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I have fibromyalgia and have a 19 month old. It's tough sometimes, but of course completely worth it. As others have said you just have to know your limitations and ask for help when you need it! Good luck!
Definitely. It's actually the same as life with M.E pre-pregnancy/baby, knowing your limitations and pushing those boundaries. Also, as Sherileigh just said, asking for help I think when it's needed! My life is like that at the moment, not pushing past what I know my body is capable of, and asking for help when it's needed and not feeling ashamed to ask for that help.

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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 16:20 PM   7
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Hi, I don't have CFS but somthing like it. I won't lie it isn't easy but you will get through it. Just try and rest as much as you can. Message me if u want.
xx
Thanks, what is it that you have?



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Old Jan 28th, 2011, 16:23 PM   8
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Ohh! I was thinking about posting EXACTLY this just this morning! I have a moderate form of M.E./C.F.S, and was also wondering how others have coped through pregnancy/birth/motherhood.

I've been quite lucky as my best friend has M.E and is a lot iller than I am and has a 16 month old now. She coped extremely well through pregnancy and has been coping the past year and things really well. Her tips to me where also lots of rest breaks. She said that when the baby napped, especially early on, she always used those times to nap herself, and managed to keep her energy levels stable. She still keeps her nap breaks even now he's 16 months old.

I too, like was suggested above, am going to ask my GP about it. From what I understand though there shouldn't be any complications due to the M.E/C.F.S, just managing the symptoms and not doing too much.

x
Mine is mild too, it was really bad last year but seems a little better recently. My doc actually said you can feel better during pregnancy but its afterwards you have to be careful as you can relapse.



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Old Jan 29th, 2011, 02:43 AM   9
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I have it my lo is ten months during the pregnscey I was the wellest I've been due to hormones but the months after were Awful due to the hormone changes I felt so I'll all the time only now am I starting to feel a little better! My baby slept through since 5 weeks so it wasn't that I wasn't getting enough rest I use felt drained and washed out! I was also advised not to breast feed of my m.e doctor due to toxcins in my milk passing to the baby! Pm me with any questions ! X



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Old Jan 29th, 2011, 03:10 AM   10
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I have it my lo is ten months during the pregnscey I was the wellest I've been due to hormones but the months after were Awful due to the hormone changes I felt so I'll all the time only now am I starting to feel a little better! My baby slept through since 5 weeks so it wasn't that I wasn't getting enough rest I use felt drained and washed out! I was also advised not to breast feed of my m.e doctor due to toxcins in my milk passing to the baby! Pm me with any questions ! X
Hi, that's really interesting about the breast feeding, I hadn't thought about that. So how did you find the birth, I am worried about that.



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