I have been feeling very well since my first steroid injection over a month ago. I have met with my rheumatologist and have decided not to start Methotrexate as I am planning to start trying for a family in 12 - 18 months and didn't want to risk the side effects.
He has recommended I start on Hydroxycholoroquine.
It feels strange to start taking a drug when I actually feel fine (very minor twinges in one knuckle only), however he assures me that the disease is working away in the background despite the steroid managing to control the symptoms for now.
I would love to hear from women with RA who have had children since their diagnosis. How was your pregnancy managed?