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    I just joined a few days ago for support in the upcoming months as I was hoping to be able to go off my medications to start a family. I was diagnosed with SLE 8 years ago, and was hoping to try to start a family this summer. My body had a different idea. This spring, after two years of inactive lupus, I had a relapse. It came out of nowhere and I was devastated. Not knowing if I even can have kids, I didn't want to get much older before I could find out. I know that kids take a lot of energy and you have less energy as you get older. I already run low on energy from the lupus and didn't want to "push my luck."

    After a few very promising check ups, I again brought up the issue with my doctors. They agreed to look into and requested a ton of blood work. The first result was that they did not feel I needed a kidney biopsy! Yay! Then yesterday, in the mail, I received a letter from my rheumatologist letting me know that the blood work looks great, and when I see her in a few weeks, we will start changing my medications around! I'm on cloud 9! I get to come off my weekly injections and get the chance to experience a part of life that always seemed just out of my grasp!

    Just because our bodies betray us, doesn't mean it takes our lives away.

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    What great news. I am praying that things continue to look up for you. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    the idea of having kids is worthy and a big step.
    recently we had another member succeed.
    and we have a couple trying.

    remember when you are without meds ......
    stress is a big no no.

    it will bring you down so quickly.
    you need to be in a state of mind thatdoes not worry about the upcomming pregnancy.
    no easy task.

    i have 2 children, 4 step children and 4 grandchildren.

    i wish you all the best. and offer my good vibes.

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    Alina,
    Good luck to you. Raising a family is a challenge, but it is worth it. Like Steve, I'm on the grandkid stage now, and those three little boys are the joys of my life.
    Hugs,
    Marla

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    Thanks so much for all of the support! I am on my 5th month being off of my medications and everything is still looking very good. We get to start trying in March.

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    Alina,
    Good for you! Half the fun is in the trying!
    My daughter is pregnant with possible twins after using Clomid injections to help.
    We're excited! I hope to hear good news from you in a few months.
    Hugs,
    Marla

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    Good for you, Alina. I hope things go well for you. It's exciting that you will be able to start a family.

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    I hope things are continuing to go well for you! I just had my son 4 mos ago and I am so grateful that he is here. Stay positive and keep us in the loop!
    Graves Disease 2007, Ceilac's Disease 2008, Lupus 2012.
    "Не дай мне Бог сойти с ума."
    God, please don't blow my mind. - Aleksandr Pushkin

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    Wonderful news for you!!!! I am so happy! Keep us posted!
    Mari

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

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