Last reply 8 months ago
Steroids and pregnancy

I am not pregnant but we are trying to conceive.

I started relapsing last week. It came on so very suddenly and I’ve been off work for for 8 days now waiting to get an appointment for steroids.

My dilemma: Even though I am not currently pregnant I’m wondering if any ladies have been pregnant and received steroids?

I know normally you wouldn’t relapse with all the hormones rushing through you but given I am already in a relapse and in Ireland (so appointments to be seen are like gold dust) I am just asking for any first hand experience on this matter.

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8 months ago

@nakedandafraid , the following is the advice that comes with the Steroids (Patient Information Leaflet) :-

“Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine, as it could slow the baby’s growth. There is a risk of low birth weight of a baby; this risk can be minimised by taking the lowest effective dose of the corticosteroids.”

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