Last reply 1 month ago
Pregnancy and MS

Hi my name is Erika Iam 32 years old, I was diagnosed in 2012, am taking tysabri. I got married two years ago( I have a 14 year old son now, doctor said am stable and am good to start planning on having a baby but for that I would have to change my treatment to Ritaxon, I’ve read it’s good to start pregnancy but I also read negative feed back.. :/ Am really scare.. has anyone here has been pregnant and has had with MS? What treatment where u on, where you ok after delivery and was the baby ok? Help !!!!

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highlander
1 month ago

@erika_rosas
Hi and welcome to the club.
Under your post above you’ll see some boxes relating to the things that you mentioned.
Click on them and it’ll take you to other posts about it.
In the pregnancy section scroll down and you’ll find a few videos from doctors and ms nurses.
Hope it helps.


dominics
1 month ago

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pregnancy+and+MS

Shift.ms MS Reporters, led by @fiona is just putting the final touches on a specific series about this. Watch (Subscribe to) the MS Reporters channel for updates. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWWC2mGM2mvHuLMz6ahwVig


itsmewithms
1 month ago

I was Dx when my daughter was 3. I had some strange vision things happen when I was pregnant in that I developed a small persistent blind spot. My vision wasn’t really impacted it was just like a non floating floater 😉 They didn’t want to do an MRI as at the point (2005) they weren’t sure they were safe at the time (but have cleared it now, I think). It went away in my 3rd trimester.

They find that most MS goes silent in the 3rd trimester and the hormones have been looked into as a treatment for MS or in treating attacks.

Dr Boster, of course, has a segment on this as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9HXFLu2a1M&t=417s

It is also good to consider the postpartum period as there are many hormones in play then as well. I breast fed for a full year after birth and from what I remember that extended my protected time as well.

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