I joined a while ago but havnt posted much so far. I have Ehlers Danlos (sort of half type 1 and half type 3) I dislocate alot, Degenerative Disc Disease, Erthromelalgia and small fibre nueropathy in hands and feet. Along with lots of other associated body system stuff, as anyone who is here will know only to well, not fun
Im now accidentially pregnant with my 6th child and have reduced my painkillers down from Fentanyl to Morphine and now am just on dihydrocodeine, Im in pain and am barely coping
Im really worried about the effects these pills will have on my baby, Ive scoured the internet but cant seem to find anyone else who has taken them who reports how they affected the baby ??
Without any pain meds Im just floored with the pain constantly crying and cant cope. Have tried everything over the years physio, acupuncture, osteopaths, chiropractors even hypnotherapy etc etc but to no avail.
I wonder if anyone here has taken pain meds in pregnancy or has any insight they would share ?
4 out of 5 of my kids are Hypermobile and the oldest two dislocate their hips now
( I had them all before Id got diagnosed myself ) , It makes me so sad to be bringing another little person into the world who may suffer, (I have a Mirena coil in still !!and multiple prolapses so didnt expect to fall pregnant)
Anyway, I know its cheeky to ask for advice / others experiences when I dont post alot and I apreciate it may be a big ask but feel very worried and alone with all this, GP hasnt a clue
Thanks if anyone replies,
Ehlers Danlos Type 1/3, Erythromelalgia, Degenerative Discs, Peripheral neuropathy, Gastroparesis, Multiple Hernias and Prolapses but somehow still smiling x