Stress has always been my biggest trigger for my lupus. If I have an overly stressful day, I pay for it. The stress of pregnancy is starting to take its toll on my body. I am not sure if my body just realized what was going on, but this last week, I have gotten increasingly more sore and uncomfortable. I can’t complain too much because everything with my high-risk pregnancy has gone smoothly so far. With my hips being one of my biggest complaints with my lupus, I had actually expected this soreness to start earlier than it has.
I had an appointment with my rheumatologist last week and we discussed what happens for the rest of the pregnancy and following delivery. She said that there is an increased risk in flare the six weeks following delivery. Labor puts a lot of stress on your body and it makes sense that lupus wouldn’t like that. The stress on your body from ...Continue Reading →