More Research Needed on Effects of Fibromyalgia Therapies on Pregnancy, Review Study Shows

More Research Needed on Effects of Fibromyalgia Therapies on Pregnancy, Review Study Shows
There is little to no information on the impact on pregnancy of therapies approved to manage fibromyalgia nerve pain, a study has found. Because of this lack of data, the decision on whether to continue these therapies during pregnancy should be carefully considered, researchers suggest. The review study, “Managing fibromyalgia syndrome in pregnancy no bridges between USA and EU,” was published in the journal Archives of Women's Mental Health. Fibromyalgia is characterized by generalized chronic pain, so it is mainly recognized as a pain disorder, at least in the rheumatology and pain communities. In other clinical fields, fibromyalgia has been perceived as a symptomatic or psychosomatic disorder, meaning a physical disease caused by mental factors. Previous studies have reported that various psychiatric conditions, including mood and anxiety disorders, can coexist with fibromyalgia. Specifically, reports have noted that 20-80% of fibromyalgia patients experience major depression, while many patients may also have persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) and generalized anxiety disorder. Although there is no clear evidence that fibromyalgia has a negative impact on pregnancy outcomes, some studie
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  1. Holly says:

    I was diagnosed with Fibroymalgia in 2008. I had my first child in 2016. I just want to say that being pregnant was the best I felt in years! I was shocked when my fibro pain/fog/ nerve symptoms/back and neck pain nearly all but went away during my pregnancy. I could run/lift weights/ think clearly:)I had energy, my depression was gone and I felt joy from being free of the pain! I have never taken medication for fibro other than Motrin so I can’t comment on Lyrica, ect but I remained nearly symptom free until around the time my daughter turned 2. The fibro symptoms are slowly returning, but I still wanted to share a bit of hope with my story about a positive “fibro pregnancy”.

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