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Does stress trigger fibromyalgia during pregnancy?

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Pregnant or not, stress -- both physical and emotional -- is known to trigger fibromyalgia. Considering all that's involved with pregnancy, labor, and delivery, it's obvious that pregnancy is a time of high stress. With pregnancy, there are changes in the levels of estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones. Also, since the time after a pregnancy can be difficult for mothers -- even those without fibromyalgia -- it's important to be aware of the possible increase in pain and other symptoms that may occur after giving birth.

From: Fibromyalgia and Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Women's Healthcare Forum: "Fibromyalgia: The Basics." Arthritis Foundation: "Water Exercises." McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. Holt, 2007.


The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 2, 2018

SOURCES: Women's Healthcare Forum: "Fibromyalgia: The Basics." Arthritis Foundation: "Water Exercises." McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. Holt, 2007.


The Fibromyalgia Handbook,

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 2, 2018

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