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   Posted 2/16/2010 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
So, since the seizure back in January, I have had some crazy happenings. A week after I had the seizure I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child. I am currently 8 weeks along now and high risk due to the seizures and the lupus. I have to see my rheumy every 2 months during my pregnancy, see a high risk OB along with my regular OB, have more blood tests and sonos, I was taken off all my meds except Plaquenil, put on Keppra for seizures, and Im on a prenatal and extra folic acid daily. My lupus isn't too bad atm although Im waiting for blood test results. I have to do a 24 hr urine starting tomorrow to get a baseline for my kidneys and im waiting to hear if i have SSA & SSB antibodies(for heart block potential and neonatal lupus etc.)The baby seems to be fine, had my first sono Feb. 12th at 7 weeks and 3 days and the baby and my cervix look good, heartbeat was 140s and strong. I am due Sept. 25th 2010. I am looking for anyone who may have gone through a similar experience and to calm my nerves. I am soo tired all the time and scared its gonna cause another seizure. I have had to drop classes at school. Im just bummed in a way :( I am excited about the baby but nervous too because I dont want anything to happen to us. Like my bf said, "I hope her body can handle it." I am saying prayers so please pray with me and I hope you all are well. *hugs* Take care. -Brittanee
*Lupie Britt*
Plaquenil- 200mgs x2 in the mornings; Naprosyn- 500mgs twice a day; Flonase Nasal Spray- twice daily; Dexamethasone Nasal Spray- 3 wk intervals; vitamin- once daily; Prilosec- 20mg twice daily; Neurontin- 600mg twice daily; Cymbalta-60mg daily; Dexamethasone suspension for ulcers;  excedrin migraine- as needed.

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   Posted 2/16/2010 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! You really have been having a hard time! Congrats on the pregnancy :)! Thats very exciting and it sounds like between all your doctors you will be seeing, things will be kept close watch on, which I know has to be a little relief :)! I know how ya feel about school! I had to withdraw in October to get things under control. I hope you will continue school once the baby is born and you get adjusted to the new one being around!! I will deffinaly be praying for you and thanks for updating us on how you are doing!!!

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   Posted 2/16/2010 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I am going to be withdrawing this semseter myself. I went through a lupus pregnancy on most of the meds I currently take with a few small changes. I hope all goes well for you. I know this is scary but with proper care you will do fine.
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
"Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." T. E. Lawrence

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   Posted 2/16/2010 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Britt!!!!!! I pray all goes well with the pregnancy and maybe he/she will come one day early on the 24th! That's my b-day smilewinkgrin

Keep us posted on how you are doing! Take care
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding ~ Proverbs 3:5 ~

DX: Lupus, Sjogrens, Raynaud's, Hashimoto's and Celiac Disease
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid and Tramadol (as needed) and magic mouthwash ( as needed for mouth sores)

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