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Does the Trick After Post-Partum Flare-up
I've been looking through your website and it is very helpful.
I have had P
for 20 years, and during both of my pregnancies (one this past year, one
in 1999) I had remission with almost no symptoms at all. This time around,
I just fell apart at about 8 weeks post-partum, with a major flare across
my arms and legs, scalp and even face. I also developed Psoriatic
Arthritis quite badly, and very quickly. I attribute all of this to the
influx of hormones after childbirth, and possibly the added hormonal
imbalance of breastfeeding.
started Enbrel 10 injections ago. So far my scalp is pretty much clear,
and my lesions have lessened. My flaking is gone, and redness has
I want to give
hope to those mothers who are breastfeeding and want to use Enbrel. I did
some research with my Pediatrician and the leading breastfeeding research
PhD (Dr. David Hale) determined it doesn't pass through breast milk.
However, the pharmaceutical company won't ever give that the OK. Too much
again for your website. I just found it and love it!
Response: Glad you’ve found
FlakeHQ fun and useful. It is
contributors like you who make it so!
You are the second writer this month to bring up Enbrel in
association with pregnancy/motherhood (see Christy D.’s Resident
Astronomer’s Pregnancy & Enbrel Dilemma).
the official Prescribing Information about Enbrel has to say about
It is not known whether ENBREL is excreted in human milk or absorbed systemically after ingestion. Because many drugs and immunoglobulins are excreted in human milk, and because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from ENBREL, a decision should be made whether to discontinue nursing or to discontinue the drug.
If I understand
going to make some further inquiries about this.
Thanks for sharing,