Oh Zamick!! What a tough time u have had xxx
Oh Zamick!! What a tough time u have had xxx
Hmm pressed send to soon!
Mum told me the other day her friends daughter had multiple miscarriages- she is known as a female bleeder (mum couldn't tell me much) but apparently when she gets pregnant her blood thickens too much causing miscarriage, so for her she was put on asprin once pregnant. Mum told me this cause apparently a grandmother and some great aunts in our family were the same :s
hi there, im so sorry for ure long journey, may i ask ure prednisone are u on it for the whole 12 weeks and then ween off??? or only for 5 days pre transfer???? also do u take clexane???? apparently that also helps with the baby aspirin. I too have PCOS and truely believe the prednisone helped me concieve and maintain my pregnancy of my DD, prior to that i did try it for only 5 days and M/C or chem.
babydust to all
Zakmick I knew you had a very tough journey but I didn't know it has been so rough. I wish you all the best and know your luck will change. I've had a tough three years as well, I thought we had been cursed so many bad things happened and kept happening. At some point your luck changes, it will change as it did for us
Thanks for the kind welcome and words of wisdom, that's why I needed to come in here.
I'm with City Fertility in Melbourne DW FS.
Prednisone I'm only on for 5 days from day of transfer, I've asked about being on it longer and he has said a definite no. He believes the side effects are too risky, weight gain (I am overweight), sleeplessness etc.
My arguments for longer prednisone too was that I have allergies (food intolerances) and I have read that the steroids can help strengthen the body and I've been recently diagnosed with heamochromotosis (my body absorbs too much iron).
I asked about the clexane too but at last apt, as we just got back the results from the POC test he said none of the things will change this outcome. Your body wasn't the problem for not hanging on to the embryo it was a chromosome issue. However I kept trying to bring him back to this is the 4th m/c we don't know why the others happened. (wish I had the karotype test completed on the embryo at first d&c, hindsight is a wonderful thing). FS just kept bringing me back to the results and told me to stop googling. It infuriated me a bit as DH sided with him and was happy to just do as last cycle.
When I brought up the fact I was doing TCM, he was dismissive too ( I know he is a science man) but wants me on no herbs etc if I'm stimming, he is happy for acupuncture to continue though, if it relaxes me.
I spoke to my TCM lady and she said what she would do, would compliment the ivf and not work against it- this would be through acupuncture and herbs. Has anyone done this? Continued with herbs as well as the acupuncture?
I only go on progestrone support if it's a medicated cycle i.e. After a stimming cycle or medicated FET. Other than that FS prefers the natural approach, and not too many drugs if it can be avoided. The progestrone gives me migraines too. GRR..
He believes that the progestrone in the uterus reflects differently than the blood, and if it is a healthy embryo that the body will respond accordingly. BT for hcg results are always just beta hcg, he never tests for progestrone.
We did have an apt booked to see Lyn Burmeister at Monash but cancelled due (DH is right too) to that I would not be in the right frame of mine if we met with her before using our 2 frosties with cfc.
I think I will meet with FS once more before sept, and discuss with him my concerns about this being the 4th m/c and why not give clexane a go, there are no side effects/risks from this except the bruising from the injection site (am I right?) there are only gains. It will be an uphill battle, but I was the one initially who got him to consider putting me on the prednisone to start with- not him, and that was through my googling!!
Your embies didn't arrest they were dividing which is what their meant to do. Enjoy being PUPO!!
P.s DH has dodgy sperm too, we do icsi each cycle now.
Iam so sorry that your doctors wont listen to you I had the same problem after my last miscarriage i sat in my ob office and cried and said to her please can we try what I want this time she did agree after my melt down iam now on 25mg prednisiolone from day one of ivf injections and keep going till 12 weeks if i get a bfp and wean back down to 5mg if i dont i use to get the flu and headaches aftet every transfer a sign i think that nk cells are attacking i also take
100mg asprin once a day
5mg folic acid once a day
1000iu vitamin d twice a day
Elevit once a day
Caltrate 600mg once a day
Progesterone pressies after transfer
If i get a bfp i will start on clexane injections
I think it gets to a point where it cant hurt to try anything
Any one had a karyotype test that didn't work?? 8 week wait suppose to get results next fri but found out yesterday mine didn't grow in the lab, fs sent out forms to repeat but said it still might not work??? The last few weeks have been torture and now I gotta do it all again have appt next fri to discuss it and dh results but he had said not to do a cycle till we got them back :s
FS advised us not to do a cycle until the results came in for the individual tests too..
That's so frustrating, you think they could have called earlier to say they needed another sample, 8 wks is a long time to get back to FS and say your sample didn't grow.. I would very peeved!!
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