Hello ladies, I have just found out hat I am pregnant (about 5 weeks) I have been diagnosed with MS, Fibromyalgia, and a herniated lumbar disk, all within the last 5 years. The meds that I have been on for over a year now are vicodin, tizanidine, and clonazepam. I've already tried to see a perinatologist and he pretty much insulted me, told me I needed to ge get an abortion, called me a drug addict and told me that my child would be born with severe problems and a drug addict him/herself. We were aware that we were going to have to face some adversity and that it would not be as easy(for lack of a better word) as what some consider a "normal" pregnancy, but we never expected that. I came home and immediately started searching the internet for some glimpse of hope, and I found this forum. Here both myself and my fiance have found incredible hope and reassurance that running out to have an abortion based on one heartless, tactless dr.'s maybes. I have been reading every post you brave, strong women have written on the original thread and have tried to join and/or answer but sadly the site is not allowing me to. I'd like to know if there have been a good number of women like us pregnant, in pain, and on meds that have been able to make it work, or whom have had their children? I know a number is probably not possible but I thought It wouldn't hurt to ask.....maybe someone does know. Also i'd like to ask if anyone knows of any ob's or high-risk specialists in northern NJ that I may be a bit willing to be involved and not condem. and most of all can anyone tell me if they feel my decision or deisire to continue my pregnancy as well as my meds (somewhat altered ...tryingto take less) is a possible one? can it work? Is it possible to have a joyful pregnancy without having to be in excruciating pain every day? or Am I just being a selfish woman who really should not go ahead with this pregnancy? any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.
thank you all, happy holodays to all,