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    Medications and Pregnancy
    apersson posted:
    I am 36 years old and would like to have another child. My son is now 10 so its been awhile. My concern is that, due to chronic pain of over 8 years duration and now systemic lupus, I am on hydrocodone 10/325, up to 8 per day, and prednisone 20 mg per day. When I talked to my pain mgmt doctor about an alternative to hydrocodone, she suggested morphine. When I asked my rheumatologist about an alternative to prednisone, he suggested methotrexate.

    So, I feel like I am currently on the 'safest' alternatives to treat my conditions. Will either drug make conceiving more difficult? Are either of these drugs dangerous to the fetus, or can I go ahead and try to conceive now?

    Thank you.

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