Being pregnant adds a whole new meaning to a lupus scare. It’s not just you you’re looking after.
I woke up one morning and took my socks off. They weren’t very tight socks, but they had left big indents and my legs were very swollen. I had suspected a little swelling over the course of a few days, but didn’t think anything of it really.
But when I noticed it in the morning, it threw me off a little bit. With my past kidney involvement with lupus, I know that when my legs are swollen, it’s not normally in the morning. In the morning, your feet have been up all night, so not too swollen. So my concerns forced me to call my doctor, just to be safe.
I was expecting a response of “that’s pretty normal, just keep an eye on it.” The nurse called me back and asked several questions. One was asking if I had been getting headaches. Headaches are ...Continue Reading →