I am doing okay, having to pee every 10 minutes isn't fun. The pain in my hip and knee is really bad. I didn't get any sleep last night. I will likely sleep all day if the pain meds ever kick in. I may need something else for pain but I have no clue what else I could be given. I hate needing narcotic pain meds but during pregnancy none of the stuff I usually use is safe.
I am still having contractions off and on but it looks like they may be the legendary braxton hicks I always heard about but never had in my other 4 pregnancies. I am totally in shock about that because my other 4 pregnancies all followed exactly the same course as far as what happened and when. This one is way different. Everyone keeps saying every pregnancy is different but the truth is I never experienced any real difference until this pregnancy. Perhaps being in remission and having my lupus treated may very well be what was needed in the past. I was in full flare during my other pregnancies.
I wish I knew just what kind of problems in pregnancy could be blamed on lupus but my doctors all say lupus is unpredicatable and can cause really weird things to happen in pregnant women.
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, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, pregnant due May 2008
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Darvocet, Singulair, Flexeril, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Procardia, Prilosec