On January 27th 2016 we found out, at urgent care, that I was pregnant. Rewind to about 3 days earlier. All of a sudden I began to feel a terrible, sharp cramping pain in my lower abdomen. I have a three day rule with any new pain. I figure since I have chronic pain it would be a waste of time and money to run to the doctor every time I felt a new pain. Anyhow the pain was so excruciating that I would have to pause when it came on. It would last a couple minutes initially but began to increase in length and frequency. So on the third day I called in sick from work and B took me to urgent care.
I was convinced something was wrong with my intestines so that’s what I told them. Small side note- since I had gone off my meds I had been having severe intestinal and rectal pain. My doctors concluded that it was FM related and I was feeling it more often because of the weaning. So yes… I tell them it’s getting worse and they proceed to do their standard procedure taking urine and checking vitals. After a few minutes the doctor returns and announces that I’m pregnant and to follow up with my ob/gyn immediately. Turns out I was having pain because of implantation and I was to expect it to last 2-3 weeks according to my ob/gyn.
We were quite surprised at the pregnancy as I had not yet missed a period. But it was a pleasant surprise and we basically skipped out of the doctors down the sidewalk. Blissfully unaware of what the pregnancy held in store for us.