Medications can provide modest symptom reduction for fibromyalgia. Painkillers (analgesics) are generally ineffective and should be avoided. Drugs that are more effective in reducing fibromyalgia symptoms, such as antidepressants and pregabalin, should be avoided during pregnancy unless symptoms are severe and the possible risks are balanced by the potential benefits.
Be sure to tell the delivery staff at the hospital about any drugs you have been using, so the pediatrician can be prepared to support your baby during and after delivery, if needed.
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