I am wondering if anyone can tell me how pregnancy was for them, and if pregnancy worsened their condition?
A little bit about me: I have Ankylosing Spondylitis in my SI joints, Iritis, Pancolitis as well as chronic pain in both shoulders.
Iíve not had an MRI, but on an X-Ray the rest of my spine looks OK aside from spondylolisthesis on L5, about a 5mm slip forward.
I do not sleep very well. Usually only about 3-4 hrs at a time until the pain wakes me up. In the mornings I feel and look like Iíve been in a traffic accident.
I do not take anti-inflammatories due to colitis. My rheumatologist wants me to go on Remicade or Humira but I havenít wanted to because we would like to have a baby. He also said that being pregnant would be very painful for me. So I just wanted to ask how other women fared during pregnancy? Especially if you had radiological changes before becoming pregnant (though not sure if that makes a difference?)
Thank you so much!!