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peggyanne82
11-27-2011, 05:58 PM
Hello, I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2007.. i have been on steroids and Plaquenil since diagnosis... gradually going off the steroids.. down to only 2 1/2 mgs a day and 200 mg for plaquenil.. I am just recently married and looking into starting a family. My doctor told me it is my decision if i want to stay on plaquenil during pregnancy. Anyone have an info on it? makes me a little nervous to stay on? any suggestions on getting off it? the doctor said to just stop taking it, but that makes me a little nervous. Any advice would help!
Thanks,

Peggy

Cass
11-27-2011, 06:00 PM
Hi Peggy,

I have no idea about your medications. but Just wanted to say hi. I am new too :)

peggyanne82
11-27-2011, 06:05 PM
Hello to you also!

running girl
11-27-2011, 07:40 PM
Hi Peggy,

Welcome to the WHL family. I'm sure someone here has information on Lupus and pregnancy, I recall a few posts. I can't help you with that. Just wanted to say "hi".

Brenda

steve.b
11-27-2011, 08:02 PM
hi peggy,
being male, pregnancy is not an issue with me lol.

but you are............

welcome

magistramarla
11-27-2011, 10:12 PM
Hi Peggy,
Welcome to WHL. We have a few young ladies here who have recently had successful pregnancies. I think that a couple of them have had experience with taking Plquenil during pregnancy. Hopefully, one of them will be along to answer you.
Hugs,
Marla

Linda From Australia
11-28-2011, 12:33 PM
Wecome Peggy. It must be both exciting and nervous as you think about starting a family.

I am sure you have already asked your doctor about the positives and negatives about being on Plaquenil while pregnant. There are so many things to think about when you have Lupus, and it is so good that you are making informed decisions. Let us know what decision you have made.

kim,l
11-28-2011, 03:18 PM
welcome peggy i am so happy for you sorry i cannot help you i did not find out i had lupus until my kids were grown up but there is ladies on here who are pregnant now or have just recently had babies they should be able to help you.

tgal
11-28-2011, 03:51 PM
Hi Peggy! There are several members that had babies after diagnosis and had to make the meds choice. I am sure they will be around soon.

Welcome to WHL!