My name is Candace I am 30 and have had four pregnancy losses. The first three I didn't know I had Antiphospholipid Antibodies so the pregnancies never got past 11 weeks. The insurance will only pay for the tests after 3 losses. Isn't that sad! Anyway the last pregnancy I went on the heparin and aspirin and the pregnancy progressed but my body started flaring and just kept getting sicker and sicker. My arthritis was so bad that I couldn't fasten my bra or comb my hair or sit on something low like the toilet. On top of that I had terrible pluerisy which they gave me percocet for. In the 5 month I went into a gallbladder attack, got very sick and lost her anyway. First they didn't believe me that it was my gallbladder they said I had the flu, and sent me home 3 times. Then when the lupus started flaring they admitted me into the hospital and forgot to anticoagulate me. I know that's a fact because when I went to have my gallbladder out finally the ultrasound showed a clot in my liver. If I had been anticoagulated then I never would of thrown a clot in my liver.
Now here I am a year later and all I can think about is having a child. I am just wondering if anyone else out there had a lot of problems during pregnancies? Plus is there anyway to calm down the immune system during pregnancy without a ton of prednisome? With your pregnancies did you go full term? If you flared during pregnancies did it ever get easier as you progressed?
Mostly I just want to know if anyone has had pregnancies with bad Lupus flares and if they were able to keep the pregnancy and how?
Thank you so much for your time