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SLE, Lupus Nephritis, IVF


I have SLE, and I'm currently in remission from lupus nephritis. I changed from MMF to azathioprine at the end of January due to my desire to start a family. Unfortunately, due to a separate issue I will need to have IVF to conceive; we have our first IVF appointment in April!!! I was hoping someone out there may have a similar story, and could share how they responded to IVF whilst of azathioprine?

Thanks 😊

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Hi Cameron25,

You may want to take a look at this post from last year - It is from somebody with lupus who was undergoing IVF and in the comments I included some information about IVF in lupus from The Lupus Encyclopedia.

If you need more information about lupus and pregnancy, you can read and download our booklet at


Thanks Paul...that's been really helpful 😊


Hi there, hope you are well. I wondered how you got on with your IVF and if you had any insight into this? I have SLE (on azathioprine too) and am due to start IVF in the next couple of weeks!


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