So, I went back to my rheumatologist yesterday to talk to him about me starting Imuran (a medicine most often used for people with transplants) in addition to Humira. I had two questions:
- Even though, I’m really unlikely to get pregnant, will this stuff poison my unlikely babies? (Imuran is classified as Class D).
- Can I possibly do something to hedge off the nausea that is listed as a like common side effect?
So, here’s the answers he gave me, in reverse order, for effect:
- “No. Hope you don’t feel too bad.”
- “No, I use this for my lupus patients to help them get pregnant since their disease is worse for the fetus than the possible risks from the medicine.”
The response in my head:
WTF! G-D MFer! DID YOU NOT HEAR ME SAY FOR TWO YEARS I WAS SPENDING $25,000 TO TRY TO GET PREGNANT AND YOU HAVE A CHEAP F-ing MEDICINE THAT YOU KNOW HELPS IMMUNO-COMPROMISED PATIENTS GET PREGNANT????FFFFFFFFF!
My actual response was more like, “wow, maybe it’ll do what $25,000 and 5 procedures couldn’t.”
Seriously. He said that. He seriously said that he uses this medicine, especially with younger women, because he doesn’t want them to have a hard time getting pregnant.
I’m just going to assume that this medicine is no different than any other and won’t be any more effective at getting me pregnant, so that I don’t go crazy and start throwing things at him (I’ve been playing a lot of angry birds lately). I do hope it helps with my psoriasis though.
And, for the record, I’ve only eaten a bowl of soup today because I can barely look at food without feeling like I’m going to ralf all over the place constantly. Ah, yeah, the fun never stops.