The effects of taking imuran prednisone while pregnant

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   Posted 6/16/2010 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I would really love to hear from anyone who has been in this situation before because I am not sure if taking these drugs while pregnant is safe.

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   Posted 6/16/2010 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I took both while pregnant with my son. Women have been taking these meds while pregnant for over 40 years. There is a slight risk with Imuran during early pregnancy and Prednisone slightly increases the risk of PROM (premature rupture of membranes) but both risks are lower than the risks associated with uncontrolled lupus. At least that was what my doctors all said. Understand I am not a medical professional only a patient.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sj√∂gren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
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