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Old 01-16-2003, 05:23 AM   #1
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Question Infertiltiy and Lupus

Hi, I'm new to this board. I was wondering if there is anyone out there with secondary or unexplained infertility and with skin or discoid Lupus. I was diagnosed with Lupus over 15 years ago, did have one child nine years ago, and have been trying for a second ever since (infertility unexplained).
I was also told that my Lupus was in remission and became alopecia areata which is what I am currently being treated for (symptoms are identical). I have been taking cortisone shots about every month for the last 8-9 years. The shots were less frequent prior to my first pregnancy (2-3 times a year). Could the cortisone shots possibly affect my fertility?? Any information would be helpful -Manny

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Old 01-16-2003, 09:39 PM   #2
Denise F
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Seems like I have heard of cortisone contributing
to infertility. You could find out by searching
the web by the brand name of your drug or check with
the drug company that makes it.


Old 01-17-2003, 05:00 AM   #3
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Thanks Denise, I'll check into that

Old 01-18-2003, 02:42 PM   #4
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Hi! I am also new to this board, but not new to lupus. I was dx'd many years ago also. I just wanted to share with you that I've exprienced HUGE infertility problems too. I believe the Lupus plays a part in it and so do my doctors. I've had a few ectopic pregnacies and more miscarriages than I care to remember.

I've never had a successful full term pregnancy. I do have two beautiful children through adoption and wouldn't change this fact for anything in the world

Best of Luck to you... I hope you find the answers you are looking for.

The only risk in life is not taking one!

Old 01-18-2003, 11:30 PM   #5
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New to this area as well...Have had severe endometriosis and 3 miscarriages all unexplained other than it may be Lupus induced. Even while being in remission, I have had severe problems associated with this that are "unexplained."

Old 01-21-2003, 06:10 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for your posts. I asked my physician what brand cortisone - Kenalog. He didn't seem to think it would effect my fertility. Hope he is right.

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