Is there such a thing as postpartum fibromyalgia? I have a 15 month old baby boy and ever since I had him I haven't felt the same. A few months right after I had him I started having dizziness and lightheadedness. I associated it with deconditioning. I couldn't go to the gym because as soon as I stepped on the treadmill I would start feeling woozy. When I went back to work (I work in the hospital) I caught every kind of virus imaginable. Everything just kind of seemed to stick to me. One cold after another; then I finally came down with viral myocarditis. I get headaches constantly now; experienced my first migrane about 3 months after birth. Now, I have had this headache/dizziness/lightheadedness/shaky feeling/heart palpitations/anxiety/muscle aches/stiff joints/head and ear pressure for a month. I have had an Echo which came back normal. I have also had an MRI, still waiting for results. Complete blood work came back normal also. I just don't know what to do anymore. I get so anxious just thinking about all the different possibilities of what this can be. I have talked to a couple of women who say they have felt similar to what I'm feeling for a couple of years after the birth of their first child. Then once they got pregnant with second, symptoms dissapeared and never came back. I wonder if anyone else has experienced what I'm going through. I used to be so fit and energetic and now I barely find the strength to get up in the morning. Any responses to this will be much appreciated.
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3/15/10 at 3:43pm