Has anyone here been pregnant & raised their baby when they had chronic pain?
I'm after some tips for coping as at the moment I'm not coping very well. I'm 15 weeks & not on any medication (paracetamol doesn't do anything at all). Physio, osteo, massage, chiro do not help with the pain for longer than a day or two. Accupuncture has helped, but has also made it worse & I'm reluctant to try again as I don't think I could deal with any worse pain at the moment.
Prior to pregnancy I used to rely pretty heavily on ibruprofen just to get through the day (it didn't completely get rid of the pain but at least I could function better than I can now). I stopped taking that when we were TTC.
I'm angry & depressed every day because of the pain & taking this anger out on people around me (mostly DH). I just have to suffer through every single day in pain as I haven't been able to figure out any way of managing it successfully.
I'm really worried about how I'm going to get through the rest of this pregnancy, I don't know if I'm strong enough to suffer through every day for the next 5 months. I'm also really worried about how I'm going to raise my baby (DH works full time & so do other family members) when I'm in so much pain every day.
To be honest at this point I just can't wait till after the baby is born so I can go on whatever strong pain meds they will give me. If I have to formula feed the baby because of it then so be it. At least I'll have a chance of being a good mum.
I'm not sure where to turn for support, GP's are a complete waste of time. They don't even believe that I have a problem just because they can't find the cause or any reason for it. They just tell me to go home & take a paracetamol. I've tried numerous doctors over the years & they all just want to take my money & not listen to me or try & help. And they wouldn't even give me a referal to a pain specialist when I asked because aparantly 'I don't need that'.