I’m looking for a bit of advice. Some of you may know I came off methotrexate to try to conceive a baby a few months ago. My RA has been glaring badly these past months and although it doesn’t directly affect my reproductive system, the specialists have agreed that as my body is too busy fighting the RA it has basically forgotten that I’m a woman and isn’t working on my ovaries so much if you know what I mean.
I’m allergic to sulphasalazine so they have suggested I start taking azathioprine. To be honest I found it strange that it took them so long to mention it as they previously said only sulpha was safe. I’ve looked at a few different sites for information and the only site that says it’s safe to take during pregnancy is the arthritis.co.uk one. Everywhere else says it’s not safe so I’m a bit confused to say the least?
Does anyone know anything about this or could give me a bit more information? I haven’t had the chance to speak to my doctor yet but I will be getting in touch with him next week hopefully. Obviously I feel it’s best for myself to take something to help ease my RA symptoms and get my reproductive system to work normally but I would not want to risk the health of a baby if I were to fall pregnant?
Any advice would be appreciated