I have just been forwarded this piece of information, which is just 1 from 10 points which are very good news for lupus patients. This paper has come from The Lupus Foundation of America and is one out of the top ten list of advances for lupus:-
""A study involving women with inactive or stable lupus showed oral contraceptives containing estrogen did not increase the risk of additional disease flares, suggesting that some women with lupus might be able to use combined oral contraceptives"".
The keywords in this are "inactive" or "stable". Obviously this only pertains to the lupus part of it and would need to be discussed even more thoroughly now with your lupus doctor. The Lupus Foundation of America is such a good source of help and information to all of us lupus patients.
The medication you are on for other things might still make taking the pill a total no-no, but only a doctor can answer this for you. It is obviously the thing to do to discuss stopping the drugs we are on when we want to look into anything to do with pregnancy, but again this has to be done under doctor care and advice. No lay person can advise on this, nor should they.
I am only giving this information out as a lupus patient not in any medical way. Hope this is of some use to you.