Hi! and welcome,
I am so glad you found this forum. Hope you have had a good summer holiday week. When I first joined, I read lots of old topic threads and learned so much. What the biggest blessing has been, is finding friends here that understand how sick we feel, and have so much in common with. I was diagnosed with asthma years before I was dx. with lupus, and it has been a really tough few months, breathingwise. And, I understand your wish for another child, too. I have two beautiful healthy daughters, but then had a stillborn son and Group B strep, that led into 5 8 wk miscarriages from APS. I had a hard time accepting that my autoimmune illness would prevent me from having more children, and even went to NYC to consult a world renowned infertility specialist. You've seen alot of drs, too. Have you ever had a CT or MRI? And, I would strongly urge you to consult a high risk OB who has had lots of experience treating pts with autoimmune diseases. If you live near a big city with a teaching hospital, that would be a good place to start. You need to be as healthy as possible before getting pregnant and make sure any meds you need to take won't hurt the babe. And, with a hug, and please forgive me, I need to share my biggest regret is that I was so focused on what I had lost, and what I wanted, that for far too long I couldn't see the blessings I had been given. Your son and your husband need you muchly.
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Degenerative Osteoarthritis, Asthma
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, meloxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily. (20-40mg prn), Vit. B12 2400 mcgs, Vit D 1000U and Ambien every night. Advair, Albuterol and DuoNeb inhalers.