So, I did something kind of stupid, yet interesting over the weekend. Bear with me here. I had been reading over and over how anti-inflammatories can affect your chances of getting pregnant (preventing the implantation of the blastocyst). I've been taking anti-inflammatories and I'm still not pregnant. I know that it hasn't been very long, we're in our fifth month of trying now. But, what if it is making a difference? What if the five months turns into eighteen? Or something? So, without doctor knowledge, I stopped taking my diclofenac and took acetaminophen instead. A combination of expired acetaminophen (discovered later) and acetaminophen for arthritis. Yeah.
So, the friday evening and saturday went pretty good, I went for a walk and everything. But sunday turned bad. And monday morning was a crazy beast who was repeatedly slapping and punching me everywhere on my body. I hadn't experienced such global pain since my diagnosis days. Needless to say, when I had my breakfast monday morning, it was accompanied by a diclofenac.
Now, I'm just annoyed. I know I need the diclofenac, or some kind of strong med. Is it terrible that I don't want to take prednisone, not just for the unhealthy side-effects, but the aesthetic ones too? Is that ridiculously shallow of me? I've never taken pred, but it is one of the safer drugs to take in pregnancy, and I'm pretty sure it would give me relief. Thoughts??