Does anyone have fibormyalgia and small children?
I have Lyme, which hid itself as Fibro for 12 years. I was just re-infected with Lyme last week - good times. My husband and I are undergoing fertility treatments, but sometimes I wonder if I'll have the energy to be the mom I want to be. If that's what you're concern is, I completely understand. It keeps me up at night worrying that my kids (by fertility treatment or adoption) will miss out on things because I'm too tired. My game plan is early pre-school, networking with other moms and friends, and then during the summer, sending them off to back to back to back summer camps, with a vacation for the family somewhere in between. That way they don't miss out, and I get the rest I need.
What are your concerns? I know I don't have kids yet, but I've given a great deal of thought and consideration to the ramifications of my illnesses on being a parent, or the kind of parent I want to be. If there is any counsel I can provide, I'd be happy to.
I was diagnosed with Lymes disease , fibromyalga, rheumatoid arthritis, esonophilic esophigitis and a few more minor things in febuary of this year, I also have an 18 month old that is super active. I had no pains or symptoms before pregnancy and led a super active life as well. Once I gave birth it flared up my symptoms and I have been sick ever since. Im in chronic pain everyday , somedays I can't even get out of bed . I've seen so many doctors and nobody can help the head pains, inflammation or severe joint pains. I do not have a huge support system and my husband who is an attorney is really busy. I have to say he is the primary caregiver of our daughter and it's very upsetting. I never would have imagined being a mom would be like this . I have to say it's very challenging and if you do not have support and an understanding boss your life with a child will be hard. Having children may make your problems worse, but that is something you have determine if yourphysically and mentally ready to endure. I love my daughter and she is the only thing in this world that keeps me alive. I know this sounds depressing compared to other peoples posts so I apologize, its not meant to be !
I do I do 🙁 my youngest is 13 months old
Oh dear hun, I hear ya. I have three young children 2 of whom have autism and I have fibro and am on dialysis and waiting for a kidney transplant. I sent you a friend request, I'd be more than happy to be available for your discussion needs.