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Hi everyone, it has been a while.. I just found out I am 8 weeks pregnant. As many of you know, I lost my daughter to pre eclampsia several years back. I do plan on carrying this pregnancy and doing everything I can on my end to ensure a healthy baby and mom :).. I do have lupus nephritis.. I haven't been on steriods in months.. my creatine has been a 1.0 for about 5 months now. Very good. But when I took a test last week.. my creatine is the same however protein is up.. not good. They put me on 20 mg of steroids to try and control it. Well see how that works this week.

This pregnancy what I am going to do is be VERY CAREFUL and smart in my decisions.. not that I wasn't before but because of what happened last time.. I have a different outlook. I am going to be taking blood pressure 3 times a day.. last time I had the extremely HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE for about 4 days before I went in (i didn't know it was so high.. I dint have a cuff at the time) .. they say if you catch it within hours that they can normally reverse it without delivery. Also, what I am going to do is get on a kidney healthy diet. I am having a diff time finding a good kidney diet for PREGNANT women.. I looked on amazon but I didn't se anything there either.. I figure maybe nothing like that exists since they don't recommend kidney patients to get pregnant.. does anyone have any experiences they want to share or any resources you can point me to?? Thanks everyone!
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This is my third pregnancy this year, first was medically terminated, second was a miscarriage. So here i am again. I will talk to my nephrologist about a diet.. I will keep you updated.. my appointments are not this week but next week. I actually see all my docs the same week :) Thank you for the responses and advice
I saw my rheumatologist today. What he decided is that he will put me on Imuran during the duration of my pregnancy and after and that should keep kidney disease and lupus at bay. I feel optimistic!!
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