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    I'm so sorry flowers - big hugs xoxo
    don't give up hope xoxo

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    Just letting you all know I've been back in hospital for 5 nights, just got released yesterday...so ill unable to look at phone for 1.5 weeks...baby still ok...will update when up to it xxx

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    Hi lissy. Sorry to hear you were back in hospital. Hope you are feeling much better now. Glad little bear is doing fine x

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    Hey girls, just doing a little me update, todays hcg 2500 but progesterone only 29 still despite 5 x 400mg pessaries. Am still very happy with these results. Just thought I would put it out there, does anyone know how else to increase progesterone more? I have heard the crinone and pessary are equally effective? Does anyone believe Crinone to be better? Also what are your thoughts on acupuncture? I have always done acupuncture leading up to and with transfer, but haven't gotten this far before. Many thanks for any replies Hope everyone else is well x

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    Hi Sandy1, sorry I can't help you with the drugs as I'm not so far yet, but I always have done acupuncture before and this time I even started before I start IVF. I really believe it will help. This time I'm with a different acupuncture lady and she does it a bit different to my first one and every time I feel great for a few days. She was also now the first one who said I should take out my dummy stud as there is a major meridian for fertility going through.
    I think it's a great tool.

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    Sandy: are you useing the progesterine up the vagina? Are you lying down long enough after puting them up? Im in bed for like 45 min after...

    Hope everything will be ok!

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    Thanks girls, B123 I am putting as high as possible into vagina with finger and lying down for an hour after each one - let me know if you do any differently Have started spotting today so am a little worried - am waiting to hear back from fs an Dr M

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    Ok i do the same... But i dont put them as high as i can...
    I have heared that when useing progesterone up the vagina then it comes out lower than it actually is on bloodtests... Or the progesterone level is higher in the uterus than in the bloodtest because its working "locally".

    Really hope the spotting will stop! Its always scary. I stared bleeding abit in week 8 - turned out to be from the cervix... Dont give up hope

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    Hi ladies, sorry I've not been back in for a number of weeks.

    So much has been happening I haven't had a chance.

    I finally miscarried, I waited 4 weeks in total for that, which was very hard. Miscarried naturally at home. I caught bub and testing is being done.

    I have had 2 appointments with Dr De Ambrosis.

    Tests on DH look great and so far so good for me. Still have a few we're waiting on. But my VIt D is very low....

    The Plan Warren has for me is...

    Proceedures/Diagnostic
    HSG
    Intraplipid infusion
    Lipoidal flush
    Uterus Scratch (sure there is an official title for that but I don't know it)

    Immune Meds
    Clexane
    Prednisone
    Feldene
    Aspirin

    Other
    Letrozole (ovulation stimulant)
    Perhaps a trigger shot
    HCG injections (is that right?)
    progesterone

    I think that's the gist of it all anyway and all the other vitamins and supps that I'm sure you are all too familiar with.


    I am feeling very overwhelmed by it all. What continues to play in my mind is that we get pregnant very easily so some of the above doesn't seem necessary in my mind. I've been pushing for the clexane ect since I found out about my ANA playing up when pregnant and so I really would have been happy to just do the immune meds.... I kind of feel that perhaps we could just try that first before all the other (invasive) things are added, and see what result we have.... but then have some sort of weird guilt of not just doing everything they suggest.

    It's been hard to decide with DH because he said he feels like he's putting me through all this and isn't wanting to 'tell me what to do' so to speak. I get what he means.

    Basically I'm tossing up between the idea of just going with the drugs: clexane, prednisone, aspirin and feldene. As we've not tried any of these so far and with the ANA it seems that this would be a logical place to start and a significant addition to my most recent treatment of just aspirin....

    or

    The other school of thought that says 'throw everything at me!".

    It would be nice to hear others experience and advice on all this!!! You're all so knowledgeable!


    To add to my confusion I was speaking to my pharmacist this arvo and she asked how things were going. I told her I was now seeing Warren.... she had a really concerned look on her face when I said that. I pressed her for more info and she had said her very well respected and experienced OBGYN/specialist friend who has recently retired had told her to steer well clear of Dr warren when she had fertility problems a few years ago

    I asked her why this was and she hadn't gone in to the conversation with him at the time and just saw someone else. Anyway, I have asked her to speak with him tomorrow and she will call me with more info as to why he has that opinion of Warren.

    Really didn't want to hear that. I've been happy with Warren and his manner doesn't really bother me, although I could see why he wouldn't be for all people. It's been so stressful working out where to go and who to see. I really didn't need to hear negative feedback

    I'm sorry this has been a long post! I've not read back through the thread but I really wanted to update and thank everyone for their help and advice when I first posted in here.

    Peace and blessings to all

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    Thanks B123 - it makes me feel better to know you had some spotting and everything is working out well for you - you must be getting close to the 12 week mark. Have you continued to have IL or IVIG throughout? My spotting has eased today, just been lying down all day which makes me feel a lot happier. OneLove: I have only heard good things about Wazza, seems to have a lot of successes but haven't seen him so cant offer any personal experience. He is kind of my back up plan. Lissy sees him and has written quite a lot about him in the past - seems he responds quickly and well to problems, but I wouldn't know. It is important to feel happy with your fs as you put so much faith in them. I have had all the procedures you listed, not painful if that helps. The lipidiol flush and scratch I had done on separate occasions (different cycles) under general. The drugs seem to be what we are all on so it all seems positive to me - I think working out what you are happy with is a personal decision. As my DH and I have become desperate we have a throw everything attititude to each cycle but I can see why you would hold back. Good luck with your decision.


 

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