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Pregnant with chronic fatigue syndrome

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 14, 2007
  • 03:01 AM

Hi everyone,

I am 22 years old and pregnant with my first child. I have suffered cfs for nearly 4 years now and only decided to have a baby with my partner after my cfs was at a manageable level. Now that I am 16 weeks I am sure that my cfs is back and not manageable.

Has anyone suffered cfs whilst pregnant, I need some help with the fatigue as I am not coping at all.....

Thanks

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  • Hi,Thank god there's someone else out there! I've been searching for the last 4 weeks to see how others in the same situation are coping. I'm 27, have been diagnosed with M.E for the last 14 years and am now 8 weeks pregnant with my first, and struggling!I'm not sure I can really help with coping with the fatigue, other than to rest lots and get you hubby to help more. I'm in the same boat, in fact I was hoping I would improve after 12-14 weeks, especially once this whole morning sickness thing has gone away.But if you ever need anyone to talk to then I'm here and I understand.Hugs
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 03:54 PM
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  • Hi everyone,I am 22 years old and pregnant with my first child. I have suffered cfs for nearly 4 years now and only decided to have a baby with my partner after my cfs was at a manageable level. Now that I am 16 weeks I am sure that my cfs is back and not manageable. Has anyone suffered cfs whilst pregnant, I need some help with the fatigue as I am not coping at all.....ThanksI have never been diagnosed with CFS, but my whole second month of my first pregnancy was spent sleeping. It was way beyond normal. I would see my husband off to work and sleep on the sofa. I'd manage a meal sometime, sleep some more and then my husband would come home and wake me up, whereupon I would drag myself to bed. Then, in my third month, it just started to let up. I never knew why.After my second child, I discovered internal cleansing and trace mineral supplements that turned my body around 180 degrees!! I know this is not your exact situation, and that people are scared to try new things while pregnant, but I'd like to suggest you see a naturopath. There are things besides taking drugs that can help, at least a little. WOuldn't that be great?
    jazzsister 4 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 04:05 AM
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  • There are some good nutritional supplements you can take besides the standard prenatals that may really help you. One is EmergenC, a high vit C in the form of mineral ascorbates...start with 1/2 packet at first, then work your way up 1-2 packets a day. Easy to find and cheap and gives you good energy with NO stimulants! Also, GreensFirst is great - I took this while pregnant with both my kids and even give them a few tablespoons at ages 2-4. This is only sold through healthcare professionals, but you can find similar ones at a healthfood store. To find Greensfirst online I think the sight is www.firstshake.com and you can give them a call, too. Also, if you can find an acupuncturist who specializes in women's health issues and pregnancy it would really be beneficial. I know that some women would be fearful of doing this while pregnant, but a licensed practitioner is trained to know how to treat pregnancy issues. Best wishes.DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please do not listen to anything Shula or Acuann tell you. My sister just passed away because Shula and Acuann told her that her doctor was wrong and she did not have a serious condition. Acuann even told her to get acupuncture to get healed. These people are going to be investigated for practicing medicine without a license. Shula and Acuann are specifically wanted in connection with my sisters homocide. Thats right homocide. If she would have listened to her doctor instead of these internet quacks she would still be here today. Rest assured I will do everything in my power to put these two behind bars and shut this website down for good.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi,Thank god there's someone else out there! I've been searching for the last 4 weeks to see how others in the same situation are coping. I'm 27, have been diagnosed with M.E for the last 14 years and am now 8 weeks pregnant with my first, and struggling!I'm not sure I can really help with coping with the fatigue, other than to rest lots and get you hubby to help more. I'm in the same boat, in fact I was hoping I would improve after 12-14 weeks, especially once this whole morning sickness thing has gone away.But if you ever need anyone to talk to then I'm here and I understand.HugsHi I'm 39, was finally diagnosed with ME 2yrs ago. I am now 22 weeks pregnant and most of my ME symptoms seem to have improved. The first 16 weeks were dreadful, I was so drained and spent almost the whole first 10 weeks in bed. After week 15/16 things I started to feel more alert and able to cope with the day to day. Mentally, my symptoms seem to have lifted but I have been getting alot of stiffness and pain in my hips lately.My advice to you both would be to rest as much as you need to, listen to your body and don't push yourself too much. I hope things improve for you soon and all goes well.Caz xxx
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 28, 2011
    • 11:50 PM
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