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Forget The Back Pain -- I'm Pregnant!


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So I thought it was kind of odd that I had been doing pretty well this summer with the POTS symptoms. My life was relatively calm, I was able to go med-free, I was enjoying the summer. I still have some odd health issues, but I'm stable.

So my husband and I started to try for another child. I was nervous because my last pregnancy brought on POTS postpartum, and I didn't know how this one would go. Well, I figured that it would take a few months. But apparently, my body likes to get pregnant on the first try.

So whether I'm ready or not, here we go. I am really excited, surprised, nervous, emotional as can be. I am still in pretty severe pain following a mystery incident that caused pretty severe back pain the last several days, so I've been a bit distracted. I do have an appt. for the back pain tomorrow, and the thing that stinks is I can't take anything for the pain except Tylenol and Advil. So my doc probably will poke around, tell me I have soft tissue damage, and tell me there's nothing he can do. What I would give to get a shot of Demerol right now! But instead, I guess this will prep me for more labor pain -- which is seriously close to what I am feeling right now in my back.

I am very early in the pregnancy, but I feel comfortable sharing this news and hope that everything turns out OK. I'll keep you all posted as things progress. I should probably have figured out something was up when, like I said, I went from being pretty stable to feeling exhausted and weak, but I thought it was the usual POTS (I often get worse at the end of summer, for whatever reason).

Wish me luck!

Amy

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Congrats!! You must be soo excited!! Hope your pregnancy goes smoothly! :)

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Oh Amy!

This is very exciting! I know how much you want to have another child. I can only imagine the mix of emotions you are feeling! I know I will be following your progress closely, and hoping for a healthy, easy pregnancy with NO post-partum POTS and a healthy baby!

I do hope you are able to get some relief from your back pain though! Ugh!

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your joyful news with us.

Emily

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hi amy!!!

well, congratulations with this great and exciting news!!!! i am really happy for you!!! i hope your doc can help you with the back pain. i really hope that you can enjoy this pregnancy and that a heaalthy wealthy baby will be born!!

so congrats to you, your husband and your oldest one (she will be soooo proud!),

corina :)

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amy that is great news!! congradulations!! best wishes to you and your family on a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery!

hugs~!

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Congratulations!! It is nice to hear some good news around here!

Do you have a high risk ob/gyn? I saw a high risk doc when I was pregnant just because of the medications I was on. I think I felt safer knowing that my doc specialized in complicated pregnancies.

My best to you for a happy healthy pregnancy!

Susan

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Thanks for all the well wishes. Susan, to answer your question, I have a regular OB who knows about my POTS issues. He seems perfectly happy to consult with the perinatologists' group I saw after I had my daughter, and they are all very good.

Also, I went to the doctor re: the back pain yesterday and as expected, I should have pocketed the $$ instead. Because I can't take anything, there's really not much that can be done. He thinks I have a muscle strain with possible ligament strain, and that my muscles are spasmed pretty good as a result. He expects me to recover in about three weeks. Thankfully, today the pain has gone from the usual nerve pain to muscle stiffness and pain, and that's much more tolerable!

Amy

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thanks for the update amy. to be honest, i was afraid that the backpain might have something to do with the pregnancy (in a not so good way i mean). really glad to hear it looks like a muscle thing. maybe that was worth the dollars???!!!

hope everything will go fine now!

corina :blink:

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a belated congratulations! i'm sure there will be days that aren't easy, but i'm SO excited for you. i was thrilled when i read your post initially but couldn't reply at the time and just realized that i never came back to it.

i hope you've gotten some relief from the back pain as well...

;) melissa

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