Worried about TTC anyone advice?
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|Mon, 11-08-2004 - 3:40pm|
I am a 40 year old who remarried after 20 years being single. My husband has no children and never been married. I have an awesome 22 year old daughter. My question is I would love to have a baby but I have serious concerns.
I have Mild Epelepsey, Fibromyalgia, and chronic fatique syndrome, I also have an illness that I have to take medication to sleep or I will not sleep for days or go into Rem sleep at all, which aggravates the other illnesses. I went into a coma 8 years ago and when I came out I had these illnesses and had to learn to walk, talk, eat, well everything again. I did but still have trouble with spelling and short term memory.
My concern is I am in extreme pain everyday and I take Darvocet at night. I can usually ignore the pain during the day but at night it keeps me from sleeping. I have to get shots in my back every three weeks for muscle spasms. I take Keppra the Dr wants me on 750mg dose but I have myself on a very LOW 250.MG because of side affects and am doing fairly well as long as I keep the stress and pain down. I have been to the Safe fetus.com board and it doesn't tell me about Keppra or Darvocet and I am wondering if anyone else knows anything else about how it affects the baby? I read on the insert that Keppra has not been linked to birth defects on mice under 750 mg a day and they are doing a study on PG women.
1st concern is my meds hurting the baby I take Lowest dose of Darvocet, Ambiem 10mg, Keppra 250mg and Zoloft 100mg. Any advice will be appreciated. Ambiem and Zoloft are class B drugs.
2nd concern is they now think Fibro is genetic as well as CFS. I couldn't bear to make my child suffer the way I do at times. However, my daughter does not have these illnesses, but my sister and her children do. They still play and my daughter and 2 of her three children are gifted. The child with the worst Fibro isn't gifted.
I would appreciate your advice. I believe in the power of prayer but I believe my worrying is keeping us from getting PG.
I have talked to my husband about adoption and he is warming up to the idea. I LOVED being PG and being a mom, but I am so worried my child would be ill and I couldn't forgive myself for that. However, somedays I just think how it was to hold my daughter watch her grow, learn and...oh I am so confused. We have been trying 8 cycles but since I am not reg, no luck
Thanks for listening!
DD 22 years old
Foster mom to 4 dogs 3 cats
and Grandma to 110 Doberman Pincher and a new colt. Daughter has no plans for any 2 legged children :-(