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Hi everyone! I have chronic joint pain and have been through rounds of testing, none of which have been conclusive, but the MDs best guess at this point is RA. DH and I are currently TTC #1. Just curious if anyone out there has RA and how it effected or was effected by your pregnancy. I've read that joint pain tends to improve during pregnancy - anyone had that experience? Thanks is advance for any input/advice!
Hi, I've been seeing a rheumatologist who tested and I am positive for RH Factor and have Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was diagnosed in Feb 08 after a few months of increasing stiffness and major pain in my hands. We just had our first baby in Oct 09 and in 85% of women who get pregnant that have RA, your symptoms will disappear or be significantly reduced.
My RA went away when I got pregnant (the symptoms at least) and I'm just now seeing it flare back up about 4mo after having the baby. Hope that helps.
hi, I got pregnant in 2011 and my baby on October of that year, had a little pain in my knees, but it never got in the way of daily activities. I had the baby everything was fine until late November, and thats when I notice my knee started swell up and really hurt. By December, it was excruciating and unbearable, and for sure I got diagnosed with RA. Doctor told me the pregnancy supressed the arthritis, it just went full blowned after I delivered. I have an appt. with the Rheumy for the first time so hopefully good news. And good luck to all the moms dealing with this, its already hard being a mom, but to have to deal with something that disables you, makes it even harder.