I’m very new to this forum and RA in general. I was only diagnosed in February with problems in my hands, feet and knees.
My rheumatologist has given me two steroid injections over the last two months and put me on sulfasalazine and hydroxychloroquine because they are supposed to be safe during pregnancy and when I was diagnosed we had been waiting on the IVF register for a few months already. Anyway, I’d just decided to perhaps postpone IVF to let my body deal with the new medications etc and then, completely as a surprise last week I found out I am pregnant! After three years of trying! I was just wondering if there’s anyone out there in the same situation. I’ve been reading that I should be taking a larger dose of folic acid (5mg) as I am on sulphasalazine but my Rheumatologist just says take the normal amount pregnant women take (0.4mg), even though the arthritis association leaflets he gave me state the higher dose. Are there any other supplements anyone would recommend as well?
I’m off to the GP tomorrow for my first appointment so would love to be as prepared as possible.