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Pregnancy Made P Worse: Comments?
Ed! I've had P for 12 years
and it has only been over the last 6 months that I have started really
looking for help. My P was
always pretty manageable — in fact, nobody really could tell I had
anything out of the ordinary. Some
people thought it was mosquito bites!
years ago I had my first child. During
my pregnancy the P cleared up significantly but right after my son was
born, it flared. I had it on
my arms and legs but it still didn't affect my daily life too much. When I
got pregnant again 14 months later, my P progressively got worse until I
am where I am now. I have a 2
1/2 year old and an 8 month old and my P is itching and burning.
I'd never experienced
that before. I am now about
80% covered and horrified!
just started taking MTX. I
would like to know, from any other women out there who have had kids and
their P flared, did it quiet down afterwards?
returned to normal, did the P return to its former state?
I'd love to hear from any P sufferers who have had children to
compare notes, etc. -Charm
Response: Hopefully some
FlakeHQers with pregnant pasts will compare notes with you here, Charm,
but in the meantime you should visit the National
Psoriasis Foundation web site. If
you are a member there’s plenty to read by searching on “pregnancy”
from their home page. Also (again, if you are a member) you should post your
questions in their member forum. If
you’re NOT a member, don’t despair — you can join on line and
membership costs whatever you care to donate.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the derms and pharmacists worked that way?
In the meantime, I hope your MTX regimen will work for you. It did for me, but it did take several weeks to “kick in.” -Ed