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    Tomorrow I go back to my pain management doctor. Just a little background-I've had severe back problems for a few years and been to tons of doctors, none of whom can give me any diagnosis except possible fibromyalgia. I'm just always in constant pain in my lower back and hips. So, after my miscarriage a few weeks ago i realized that the last time i went to this doctor was i was 7-10 days pregnant, and didn't know at the time. I had a spinal epidural injection in my lower spine, with fluroscopy(xrays). A few nights ago I did something i've been avoiding-i went online to see if that could've possibly caused my miscarriage. Everything I read indicated it could. I have been feeling so guilty because I knew I could be pregnant, but i had taken a test the week before and it was negative. I never thought being only a few days pregnant could hurt. I had mentioned it to the nurse on the phone before i had the shot and she didn't say anything.

    So-tomorrow I go back and am going to be faced with answers I probably don't want to hear. I know there is no way to know one way or the other but a part of me feels like I could've stopped myself from the pain I have now if I hadn't gotten the injection. While I'm wanting to go and find out, I am scared to death. But i need to know if having more shots will affect future pregnancies and once I'm pregnant what treatment I will have to have for my back...

    I'll update everyone once I get back...thanks for listening!

    Nicole

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    Quote Originally Posted by troynicole View Post
    Tomorrow I go back to my pain management doctor. Just a little background-I've had severe back problems for a few years and been to tons of doctors, none of whom can give me any diagnosis except possible fibromyalgia. I'm just always in constant pain in my lower back and hips. So, after my miscarriage a few weeks ago i realized that the last time i went to this doctor was i was 7-10 days pregnant, and didn't know at the time. I had a spinal epidural injection in my lower spine, with fluroscopy(xrays). A few nights ago I did something i've been avoiding-i went online to see if that could've possibly caused my miscarriage. Everything I read indicated it could. I have been feeling so guilty because I knew I could be pregnant, but i had taken a test the week before and it was negative. I never thought being only a few days pregnant could hurt. I had mentioned it to the nurse on the phone before i had the shot and she didn't say anything.

    So-tomorrow I go back and am going to be faced with answers I probably don't want to hear. I know there is no way to know one way or the other but a part of me feels like I could've stopped myself from the pain I have now if I hadn't gotten the injection. While I'm wanting to go and find out, I am scared to death. But i need to know if having more shots will affect future pregnancies and once I'm pregnant what treatment I will have to have for my back...

    I'll update everyone once I get back...thanks for listening!

    Nicole
    I am sorry I really hope the spinal epidural/fluroscopy did not cause your loss

    I have fibromyalgia...Was diagnosed about 7 years ago. I went the medication route...But honestly, in the long run, it made it worse..I kept needing more and more of the meds....

    Two thing I believe about fibro. 1. the body has a problem releasing toxins...This is why I try and stay away from meds, and eat organic foods as much as possible.. 2. I believe it to be more of a neurological problem...Where the nerves send the wrong response to the brain...wires get crossed somehow..

    Anyway, what I have found is that not working, resting, staying away from stress, and eating healthy...and a REALLY good soft mattress (at least for me!), helps tremendously...Won't make it go away, but will make it so much more tolerable.

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    Oh, and if you do have fibro...don't worry about any future pregnancy making it worse. Typically, you will find pregnancy to help, not hurt....I don't know why!! Just like docs don't really know why someone who suffers from migraines...all of a sudden does not get them during pregnancy (I have not had a migrane in 9 months...I used to get 3-4 a week easily)

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    Please Please keep us posted. Shelly

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Please don't blame yourself. You told the nurse that you could be pregnant, if it was that dangerous it should have been her job to tell you, that is what they are there for. I hope you find the answers you need.

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    Thanks ladies. Marie-it is so true. I always feel fine when I'm pregnant-even this last time the pain seemed to subside. As for a mattress, sleeping is horrible for me-all i do is toss and turn-i usually end up on the couch b/c it is softer. It can conform to my body!

    I just got back and the dr said of course there is no way to know but that had he known there was a possibility i was pregnant he would've cancelled the procedure. He said that the steroids he gave me could've messed with my hormone levels. Other than that he said he routinely gives the injections to women in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters with no issues. It's just the 1st trimester they don't. I feel horrible because I feel like I should've known better-if i had taken another test it might've been positive. But part of me keeps telling myself i would've miscarried sooner than 8 weeks if that was the case...i'll just have to believe that to make myself feel better!

    The only upside to this is that if it did cause it, i now know that if i get PG again, hopefully i won't miscarry. i know there's always that chance again since i've had 2, but hopefully i can increase the chance of it not happening. he wants me to try injections in my SI joints this time to see if that's where the pain is coming from but i told him i would wait until my husband is gone for a few weeks and i know i'm not pregnant. for now i'll just suck up the pain like i do every day. i stopped all my pain meds when i found out i was PG in November and am not going to start them again until i absolutely have to and don't plan on getting PG.

    Thanks again!
    Nicole

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    Hi Nicole

    I just want to send you a hug.. You made the best decision you could at the time with the information you had at that moment. Hindsight is always 20/20.

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