From what I understand, there are a lot of women with lupus who can have babies, but there are some whose cases are so severe that doctors tell them not to. I have heard the same things that Des told you about
being high risk and that you would most likely be followed by several specialists. We've also talked on and off about
miscarriages on the forum. I don't know if there are any studies about
it, but it seems like a lot of us have had miscarriages, myself included.
I had both of my children before I got really sick. My youngest was 2 when my symptoms got really bad. One thing I have heard is that women with lupus who do get pregnant usually feel pretty good during the pregnancy, better than usual, but then the hormonal changes after the birth can bring symptoms back or trigger a flare. I'm sure it's not that way for everyone, but I've read it happens to a lot of women.
Diagnosis: UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily;
Amitriptyline 10mg; Neurontin 300mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops
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