I've not been on here for a while but have been on a few times with pregnancy related questions. I've been trying for the past 10 months for pregnancy and sadly had a miscarriage and several flares as well as knee surgery.....not too much then!
I'm at a point where I think it might be time for me to go back onto Enbrel which has worked so well for me in the past. At the moment I'm on a cocktail of sulfasalazine, hydroxochloroquine and a low dose prednisolone. The only thing that seems to be helping is the prednisolone but I don't want to stay on this due to long term side effects. My rheumy reassures me that being on the dose I'm on and my age they shouldn't pose too much of a problem but that doesn't mean I want to stay on them.
I dream of being back on Enbrel and feeling as well as I did but also know that I can't be on it whilst trying for a baby. My question is, has anyone been on anti TNF treatment whilst trying to conceive? I would obviously stop it as soon as I fell pregnant but know that this is something that rheumy s advise against. I've read lots of stories about people staying on ant TNF drugs whilst trying with the go ahead of their rheumy but don't know anyone directly who has done this.
I am hoping to hear from my rheumy team on Friday and wanted to ask this question in the meantime as I am keen to see if there are any other options for me before giving up my dream of having a family.