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July 23rd, 2007, 11:50 PM
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Did being pregnant make your AI worse?

I have symptoms that are associated with my AI and absolutely typical, but they are much worse now that I am pregnant. I don't know why...
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July 24th, 2007, 05:49 AM
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I didn't have Graves Disease until he was a little over 1. I think we're done having kids, so I guess I'll never know.
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July 25th, 2007, 11:23 AM
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Well when I was pregnant with Emily I didnt have Ulcerative Colitis,she was one when I was dx with that. My pregnancy with her was awesome,couldnt have been better!! Delivery was another story...

My UC stayed quiet while I was preggers with ryan until about the last 6 weeks,thats why they moved my scheduled c-section up a week. My flare was getting worse,I was on steroids and I just couldnt take it anymore. I was in constant pain whiole pregnant with him. My head felt like it was ready to exploed everyday. It was an awful pregnancy. I wasnt dx with MS yet,but I know I have had it for some time...probaly even while pregnant with Emily. I was dx with MS when Ryan was a year old.

My thing (for me) is that it seems my pregnancies caught up to me a year after both...because thats when i was dx with both...a year after they were born. I wonder if I ever were to get pregnant again if I would end up with yet another disease a year later...guess it's good we are done
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July 25th, 2007, 11:51 PM
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Thanks ladies.

This doesn't sound promising.
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July 26th, 2007, 01:07 PM
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Thanks ladies.

This doesn't sound promising. [/b]
I know,hon...but remember every person is different. As well as each delivery is different

One thing I can be certain of is that I would do it all over again in a heart beat!! My children are the biggest joy in my life and even if I could rid myself of being ill and not have them...I wouldnt do it!!

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July 27th, 2007, 01:11 AM
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I know it will all be worth it in the end!!!
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July 28th, 2007, 07:17 PM
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Well I can't speak for long about being pregnant while going through MS, but my doctor says that in general, while pregnant, MS will be in remission. It's afterwards that it becomes a problem. It's being looked in to as to how prolactin and estrogen play a part in keeping MS symptoms at bay. It is also known. that within 3 months after birth and breastfeeding, an MS mother is more at risk of a relapse. However, if they have benign MS, they have less of a chance of relapse after a pregnancy/breastfeeding than someone with a more aggressive MS.

There's always exceptions to that finding of course...

I'd like to think this kind of thing is the same for other autoimmune diseases out there, but I guess I don't completely know for sure how it really is. I certainly hope that things don't get worse for you.
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