I did do biopsy and my nk cells were normal. I only have ANA positive. I am getting very concern considering I am on the same meds again the 4th round so I am thinking of going up to Sydney to see Dr. M.
As bbphope said it's the steroids for the ANA's and intralipids/IVIG for the kiler cells.
The biopsy for the killer cells test must only be done after day 25 after ovulation at normal implantation time as this is when they are highest. I was told I didn't have killer cells as the FS did it on day 7 and then one year later Dr Sacks who was a colleague of my original FS did it on day 25 and my results were through the roof. Very few FS are experience at doing these biopsies.
dr M does phone consults or Dr Nick seems to be the guy in Melbourne. Dr M trained under Dr Beer so he is definetely the first pick. Have u read dr Beers book? Good luck
Chiefsgirl.... Dr M has always said that the Intrallipids stay in your system for about 4 weeks or more, so you should be right. I thought he says it does start to diminish, so he's always said he likes it normally done between 3-14 days before the transfer. Is there some reason that you're having it done earlier?
Also, I re-read your info about claiming back non-claimable medical expenses, but got confused about what you mean about claiming back amounts the following year, and claiming back other amounts the following year after that. Sorry, can you explain that again? Thanks.
Does anyone on vit D, CoQ10, fish oil, elevit (mainly for folic acid) or royal jelly? Do you stop any of them when you start the med?
If you claimed out of pocket medical expenses last year you can claim them in this financial year (2013-2014), of you didn't claim last yr then you can't now. If you claim this year you can claim next financial year (2014-2015) and that will be the last year you can claim. You get about .20c in the dollar over about 1800 oop medical expenses, but it is means tested on your annual income.
Bbhope, I'm doing a natural fet, which is why I wanted to have the infusion next week, to cover the bases in case of a late o and my AF which is late. But they can't fit me in, so I would work out your rough dates and book in ASAP. Unfortunately that wd mean having it done before you O, but otherwise you might miss out.
Also Dr Nick in Melbourne is Dr Nicholas Lolatgis at Monash IVF
Have a lovely day!!!
MGC Bertie (28-05-2014)
Pihu I had mine done in late jan and it was about 25/26 I think
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