Oof. That's rough. So you're 25, it sounds like? I know it doesn't make the trade-off much easier, especially with the wear and tear this disease has on our bodies, but you probably have a number of good child bearing years ahead of you even after a 5 year medication trial. My mom didn't have her first until 32 and had me at 39. Certainly the risk of Downs and other complications rises as we age, but you're not trading away the possibility of having children at all. There's always adoption too. It's not fair that we have to make these choices, but it's the crappy hand we've been dealt, huh? I hope you get into the trial, and that it works wonders for you for a good 5 years, making the trade-off worth it.
Mary, 25, happily married pro photographer, momma to 2 great danes.
Dx: Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis, Sjogren's, IBS, Hiatal Hernia, & possible Endometriosis.
Meds: Stelara, Methotrexate, Relafen, Omeprazole, Lyrica, Tizanidine, Voltaren Gel, Tramadol