Advanced search

TTC while living with autoimmune disease

(1 Post)
VeraVioletVinn Thu 23-Jun-16 16:40:11

Wondered if there is anybody else on here who is trying to conceive and who has an autoimmune disease? I could do with a bit of support at the moment!

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis about three years ago, when DS1 was almost 3yrs. Symptoms were crippling and it was a difficult time but drugs eventually (after about 18 months) finally got me back to something approaching normality. I found that taking injectable methotrexate (20mg/pw) and hydroxychloroquine worked for me with few side effects.

Fast forward to the end of last year and DH and I agreed that we would regret it is we did not try for another child. I am 38 (nearly 39) so it is now or never really. So came off methotrexate, waited 6 months for it to clear from my system and then started ttc.

I am finding it quite difficult as my RA symptoms have returned (although not to the extent they were without any meds - I am still taking hyroxy and sulfasalazine) and I am painfully (excuse the pun!) aware that my age is working against me so might not get a BFP very quickly.

Is anybody else in a similar position, or has anybody gone through this in the past? Feeling quite down and could do with some positive stories or just a bit of mutual support!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now