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So I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Since I'm nursing an older toddler (she'll be 3 in August) I can't take any of the anti-depressants that are supposed to help it (nor, honestly, do I want to). My chiro recommended that I start taking 5HTP which I did. I did ask her about nursing and she said it was okay with it and didn't (like I usually do) take the time to look it up for myself (I'm having a hard time accepting this fibromyalgia as a way of life). I just looked it up and it says it's not recommended for nursing because "infants" brains are sensitive to seratonin levels. I've been taking it for about 2 months.<br><br>
Did I do something horrible? She is almost 3 so she's no where near an infant anymore and she's mostly only nursing at night and for naptime if I'm not at work.<br><br>
I'm freaking out a little bit...<br><br>
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I'm guessing if she is only nursing a couple of times a day it is probably ok. Is there any way you can take it after she goes to bed at night so her potential exposure is limited?<br><br>
I'm sure she is fine. Sorry about the fibro. I have a friend with it, not fun.
 

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zmom - I just wanted to encourage you (as someone who was FORMERLY diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia) to look into other or additional treatments and diagnoses. For, me, there were food allergies and other nutritional issues that were causing my symptoms. Also, if you are intersted or able, I would suggest working with an acupuncturist. I don't know about the Shtp - but wanted to add my 2 cents about the FMS.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">zmom - I just wanted to encourage you (as someone who was FORMERLY diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia) to look into other or additional treatments and diagnoses. For, me, there were food allergies and other nutritional issues that were causing my symptoms. Also, if you are intersted or able, I would suggest working with an acupuncturist. I don't know about the Shtp - but wanted to add my 2 cents about the FMS.</div>
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Thanks... I'm spending my free time going to doctors these days. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> The fibro came on as a result of an accident - I haven't changed my diet or anything lately. That said, I'm considering going to a nutritionist (I say considering because it's 2 hours away) so might be able to get control of it that way.<br><br>
I decided to stop taking the 5HTP for now until DD weans herself. I don't think it has affected her in anyway but for my sanity, I have to stop taking it or I'd worry too much!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm guessing if she is only nursing a couple of times a day it is probably ok. Is there any way you can take it after she goes to bed at night so her potential exposure is limited?<br><br>
I'm sure she is fine. Sorry about the fibro. I have a friend with it, not fun.</div>
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I think she's okay too but decided to stop taking the 5HTP for now.<br><br>
Yea, I'm not happy about the fibro either. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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