Hey all. Feels like its been forever so I figured I would post to let you know how I was doing. Baby is fine thus far Growing appropriately and for those of you who might have missed my other post weeks ago it is a GIRL I am 19 weeks exactly today!
As for the Lupus portion of my life, it has given me some problems but nothing major. I have some neuropathy back at times. I actually wrote to my rheumy and asked her if I might've had Erythromelalgia(hot, burning hands & feet that get red etc.) but she said my symptoms sound more like neuropathy and my neuro I see said my pin prick test showed patchiness like vasculitis. So, with that said I also asked why all my tests have been negative thus far and she said that all tests can be imperfect and since neuropathy can be patchy anyway "it may be due to a sampling error." At least she believes me without needing a test result to prove it! lol My allergies are flaring up majorly and I believe the headaches Im getting are either sinuses(I had mastoiditis before on my MRI)or migraines. I have tried every allergy med I can take before the pregnancy(Zyrtec, Singulair, Flonase, Dexamethasone Spray)and things I was aloud to have during pregnancy(Claritin, Tylenol Allergy and Saline Nasal Spray.) The only other suggestion my rheumy had was trying a netti pot. So if that doesn't work I guess I am gonna have to deal with it :/.
I also spoke with her about the testing they wanted to do before I found out I was pregnant(MRI/MRA w/& w/out contrast dye). She agreed with my neuro that should be done after I have the baby to evaluate me and to my surprise she wants to treat me afterwards(probably with prednisone) to prevent a huge flare since I am having some symptoms still anyway after being on the Plaquenil since June & having some symptoms during the pregnancy. I hope that this helps and I dont end up having seizures from hormone fluctuation. Ugh.
Everything else seems to be going the way it should. A lot more aches and pains this time and since I have an anterior(front lying)placenta I dont feel the baby much at all. It kinda bums me out cuz I really dont feel pregnant otherwise lol What gives me away is the belly lol I will post a new pic for everyone sometime today. I hope you all are well and thanks for the support! *hugs* -Lupie Britt
P.S. I will be going back to the specialist for another scan May 10th so I will post the new sono pic then Take care and God Bless!
*LadyBug*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & UCTD w/SLE features Dx: 2009 SLE/Lupus Dx: May 12th 2011--Current Meds:
Methotrexate- 2.5mg 4 pills 1x/week
Folic Acid- 1mg 1x/day
Protonix 40mg 1x/day
Bentyl- 10mg 4x/day, Miralax- 17g 1x/day
Vit. D 800IU's 1x/day
Lyrica- 75mg 1x/day
Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day
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