My partner and I are trying to conceive. We have only just started our journey. A couple of weeks ago I found out that celecoxib, my main anti inflammatory is actually something to be completely avoided when TTC and throughout pregnancy. My GP, rheumatologist and even an OBGYN seemed to have missed this despite me explicitly saying I was going to be starting soon.
Anyway, I obviously stopped the celecoxib immediately and called the GP. He agreed I absolutely shouldn’t be taking it. But… he wouldn’t prescribe anything to replace it! My rheumatology nurse informed me that I can take traditional NSAIDs in the TTC stage but the gp refused.
I’ve been taking otc ibuprofen and despite taking omeprazole I’m finding they’re really upsetting my stomach.
I’m in so much pain, I can’t sleep. This weekend I’m making a 9 hour round trip to see a friend… it’s really going to be uncomfortable.
I take tramadol, sulfasalazine and I have infliximab infusions. What can I do?!! I exercise regularly, stretch, use heat…
I’m starting to wonder how I’ll even cope with a baby when these flares seem to be getting worse 🤦🏼♀️