1st pregnancy and having lupus flare. Please help!!!

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Date Joined Aug 2011
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   Posted 7/19/2012 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
This is my 1st pregnancy and I am very excited but deathly afraid all at the same time. My blood pressure is finally under control but my kidney function is getting worse each day. My normal options which are CellCept and cxytoan are not being considered becuase they will harm the baby. They have told me at this point they are more concerned about me than the baby and to be honest I do not like that. I am stressed out and I truly do not know what to do. I am not considering terminating my pregnancy because this is something that will personally kill me. I am so worried about the baby and I really need advice or words of encouragement from someone who has been through this no matter what the outcome may have been.

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   Posted 7/19/2012 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you take plaquenil?
What is your kidney function at now and how far along are you?

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Date Joined Jul 2012
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   Posted 7/20/2012 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Alikat87, Talk to your doctor and see if you can take 1300mg Evening in Primrose twice daily. It is good for you and will bring your GLA up and should lower your flares. Also, 500mg Turmeric Curcumin 2-4 times a day, helps with nutrition and keeps the inflammation down. It is very important to talk to your doctor and make sure that this is right for both you and your baby. Your doctor know you and your situation and need to be involved in this.
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