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    Also, for anybody who may be considering Chicargo bloods, if doing the DQ Alpha and Beta tests make sure you double check with Gwen/Dr M that they have included your DH on the tests. We have just found out that although they did my DQ Alpha and Beta, there wasn't enough blood sent for DH's. Given our low LAD results we are almost certain that we do have at least a partial match but it is very frustrating that the only way to confirm this now is to send more bloods and pay another $750 for shipping. I think from memory we did 16 vials for myself and only 4 vials for DH. They need an additional 3 (7) vials of your partners blood if doing DQ testing. Hope this information might help somebody else

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    Lissylou - sorry forgot to add that yes my eostrogen levels dropped from 998 to 85 just by being on the birth control pill, so hopefully that means the cyst has taken care of itself. They like you to be under 80 (I think) before stimming, but I have another 6 days of lucrin and BCP together before commencing the stims, so should be fine. Well I am off to give myself my first injection in what feels like at least 18 months. At least lucrin is a nice sharp one. Not looking forward to the Clexane

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    Good stuff hope....get stuck into it!!!✨✨✨ You are on your way again!

    Yeah it's amazing the amount of bs some doctors spin...and unfortunately we learn the hard way. Well, you are here now and I agree this is the combination that you need. We felt exactly the same way, to give wazza & Dr M a few tries and at least we could move onto the next option knowing we had given it our all. It's just the feeling you get with wazza hey, like he's not gonna lead you up a bloody garden path...and in a similar softer way Dr M said to me, look I can take care of your immune treatment no worries, but the real thing will be is if you can get a good quality embryo (which I was struggling with). My hubby especially loved their no fuss, no bs way of dealing with it. I mean it was not nice when wazza started talking donor eggs with us at the 1st appt, but I needed to hear the truth that no one else was telling me. After a lot of tears it helped me accept the fact that we could still have kids and keep pushing ahead, maybe not exactly as planned, but that if we really wanted a family I needed to adjust my expectations and take what life was giving me and just make the best of it. Life is too short to keep trying to force it to happen my way ever more, but you know that's a personal thing some will or will not come to themselves depending on what's right for them - we know we want to be parents by any means. And then lo and behold, you know what happened next - we were told day before transfer all our embryos had stopped growing and we were looking down the barrel of the other options much sooner than thought, and then the miracle on transfer morning, and even bigger miracle out 1st bfp....soooo if this crazy thing can happen for us after so long it would not surprise me at all if it does for you too. That's what wazza said when we left his office that day 'I won't be surprised if you fall pregnant, and I won't be surprised if you don't cause it's a tough old game'. Strangely although that sounds negative my hubby loved that he was giving us the truth. Anything can happen when Mother Nature (and a bit of science and some GOOD doctors) is involved!!!
    All the best with this cycle hope, I'll be cheering you all the way xxx✨🙏🌻
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    Im soooo sorry Flowers - Sending you lots of hugs and strength! go buy yourself something nice & even go get pampered...

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    I'm so sorry Flowers, sending you a big hug xx

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    Thanks for the replies about doxycycline girls. I'm so sorry to hear flowers, I hope ur ok

    I was worried about doxycycline though as it is one of the few antibiotics that is a class D. Amoxicillin and a few others mentioned are class B which is safe to take any any stage of pregnancy but it doesn't treat the same sorts of infections as doxycycline does :/ most other antibiotics are class B, some C but unfortunately doxycycline is D

    I think I was more confused as one specialist told me to definately not take it if there was a chance I was pregnant and to wait and take it on day 1 of AF if it comes. Then another specialist I saw for another issue said it was completely fine to take at any stage of pregnancy. So confusing.

    So dr M didn't mention anything about taking it at the start or during a cycle? Hope that means its ok to take it early on...

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    just wanted to say thank you and express my gratitude to all the contributors here. without it wife wouldnt have got pregnant. she had 5 miscarriages in a row since 2009, all of each ended at around 6-7 weeks and apparently something was wrong with the implantation. we've had no problem in conceiving and so didnt put her through the ivf cycles as got the gut feeling that it might have had something to do with the immune system. we couldn't figure it out until seeing this forum and Dr M. Hysteroscopy's proven she's got high nk cell in her uterus. dr m put her on the immune medications (prednisolone, progesterone, clexane) when ovulation and on intralipid infusions when tested positive for conception. not sure which medications helped her get past the critical 6th week (mostly the intralipids i guess) now she's been almost 12 weeks pregnant. i couldn't be more excited and finally see smiles on her face. we were so struggling, frustrated and depressed and it's dr m and this forum which have helped us a lot and explained the unexplained miscarriage. hopefully all goes go well in the upcoming months. thx a million.

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    Hi Hummingbird, Dr M has prescribed Doxycycline for me to commence 5 days prior to transfer. Not sure how long the course runs for but I imagine I would still be on it around the time of implantation.

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    Oncalcal - That is wonderful news. Fingers crossed for a smooth ride from here on in. All the best and Congratulations

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    Hey hummingbird, sorry i got up on my soapbox, I wasn't aware of the difference between the 2, at the end of the day we do what we can with the info we have and if your gut says to wait, then do what is right for you.
    I guess I was more meaning in a general way it has helped me to step off analysing things and stepping of google (believe me I still do it sometimes, and always get myself in a knot over it). Personally awhile ago I had to face things like anti-depressants etc during ttc which although were not d class, had me very worried. At the end of the day I had to accept that I needed to be well first, and thankfully I have been well for awhile now and not had to take any medication, but at the time eventhough i was assured it was ok for ttc it played on my mind. Then also with the steroids and worrying about the dangers of that and even all the copious amounts of IVF drugs we are all on, it's scary for the effect on the baby and on us. I just know this is our only chance to have a child and like I said there are risks with everything in life, and I think often the worry is worse for our body than the risk. Nothing in this life is full proof, and I don't want to die wondering. I've got to hope our family will be healthy and we will address whatever we need to if it happens. This might sound strange, but just reading about the real rates of birth defects for all babies born, similar to the side effects listed for the things we have to take, helped me to see that there is always a risk for babies, whether we have to take medication, or a baby has the most extremely pristine environment, I think the rates for some form of birth defect etc is still between 3 - 5% or something for the normal population. This is actually way more than the percentage risk of some of these drugs us ivfer's or people with other issues need to take during pregnancy. It is so minimal, and you will never escape the risk of something bad happening even if you live in a bubble. It is just part of life and nature, and it can be unfair. We've just got to hope we are not the extremely unlucky ones I guess.

    Here I go again, sorry for rant hummingbird, it's not really directed at you it just brings up my own fear too of all this stuff. It helps to reason it out what the hell we are all doing.

    As for the percentages etc i was talking about, during the time I was always looking into what drugs were best/had bad effects etc i found an invaluable website I think it was called Otis Pregnancy Fact Sheets, just google that exact phrase. It's a special organization which specifically researches this stuff based in the US or Canada. I just looked at the prednislone fact sheet then and it displays accurate info, but not sensationalized like some dr google stuff and at the top of each page quotes the percentage birth defects number for the general population to keep things in perspective. We are talking far less risks than that. However I did not see doxy there - they might have another name for it.
    Anyway sorry if I have opened a can of worms by telling you about this website, take or leave what is right for you. It helped me accept things and that there will always be risks in any pregnancy and not to beat myself up about doing something wrong - think of all the babies born to junkies etc i know of plenty of friends who had kids young and did heaps of crazy things before knowing they were UTD and their kids are fine (well mostly! lol), and imagine what all our parents and grandparents did before all this info overload was out there...anyway, sorry I'm awake from the steroids and ranting away! Disregard what I say if if doesn't work for you, it was good for me to get it out as I've had to take some things lately I would rather not have and it worries me too, so will try to take my own advice and let it go
    Goodnight and let us know what you decide to do
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