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    I just found out that I am pregnant. (Im a 2 days late on my cycle so I am most likely barely 3 weeks pregnant) My dosage of methotrexate has been subcu injection My vial is 25mg/ML and I have been on 0.4ml 1x a week but the last dose I had was the week of june 15th. Essentially I am estimating to have had at least one dose during the pregnancy. Obviously I am concerned about methotrexate use. I do not plan to take anymore methotrexate and have not taken any methotrexate since at least a week before conception. I went to an OBGYN this morning who sent off blood test to confirm pregnancy. Once he gets the result back (tonight or tomorrow) he will refer me to a high risk OBGYN to assess viability of the pregnancy. What does that mean to assess viability of the pregnancy. It was hard to find research on how patients in this situation are managed. Will I most likely be required to terminate the pregnancy? My husband and I were a bit surprised obviously. Will the pregnancy be viable? Are the risks to the fetus too significant to even attempt to continue the pregnancy? someone help me out with some experience here please.
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    Well I gave birth to 4 children and miscarried 2 x. I would say to you enjoy, they are wonderful! Yes see a specialist and follow his advice. This could be the best thing to ever happen to you. There is a thread recently started by another pregnant Lupie. So sorry to sick to remember. Someone else will inform you soon. Bless you dear! I'm so happy for you!

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    Girl,
    I am so happy to see you here again, and I'm so very happy for you! You already have one child, right? This is great!

    MTX has been used as a "morning after pill", and sometimes it just doesn't work and the baby goes on to be just fine. This will very likely be the case for you.
    The high risk OB will be able to calm your worries and will follow your pregnancy. Let us know what he tells you.

    It's great to have you back - I hope that you keep posting and let us know how everything is going.
    Lots of Hugs,
    Marla

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    The fact that you are still pregnant is a good sign. As Marla said MTX is often used as "The Morning After Pill" so still being pregnant is a good sign! The high risk OBGYN will be good for several things. Yes, he/she will check everything to make sure no damage was done by the MTX (remember, still being pregnant is a good sign!) but also keep a watchful eye over the Lupus while you are carrying. You know my favorite saying "Don't borrow trouble". There is no need to worry right now because nothing is know except that your baby is a fighter and didn't let MTX kick it out!!

    Let us know how it goes!

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    the other lady who is also pregnant is vannamazing.
    she started her thread about 1 week ago.
    maybe you two could communicate.

    there is many cyber grandparents here wishing you the very best.

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    While I don't have experience with MTX and pregnancy, I wanted to tell you that I have a healthy three year old. Though I have only been diagnosed with lupus this year, I know now that I have had it for a very long time. I didn't have a high-risk OB.GYN but was absolutely lucky enough to have an Ob.GYN follow me from almost day one of this pregnancy as I had previous losses. Someone mentioned you already have a child so perhaps you are not worrying about this but I wanted to say that not all people with lupus have miscarriages and not all pregnancies in lupus end poorly. There were no significant complications with my son and I hope for the same or better experience for you. COngratulations and please let us know how it goes with your doc.
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    Thank you - I didn't see that Vannamazing is on MTX. I can't wait to talk to her though. Thank you for the positive feedback. I have undifferentiated connective tissue disease with features of SLE and RA bit also both of my lenses are subluxating in my eyes. I had a subclavian artery thrombosis that required bypass a couple of years ago so I think in regards to pregnancy making sure that I dont have blood clots will be the disease related biggest concern though I'm not concerned about that in first trimester. I will say however, that there is never a "good time" to have a baby but I am 31 I do feel like my biological clock is running out of tick tocks... my spouse knows that the only way we're having a baby is by surprise because I am too nervous of a person to "plan" another baby. I will say that it will be our last. If I have this baby he is going to consent to tubal ligation or something at the end of the pregnancy. We do want another baby but I have always gotten cold feet when we get to the business end of making the decision. It may be a good thing too. When I was pregnant with my son I felt the best through that pregnancy I had ever felt in my life.
    32 YO Wife, Mother and Advocate
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    Current medications: Aspirin, Plaquenil, multi vitamins, folic acid, Methotrexate, Tramadol PRN

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