I normally join these forums and threads filled with a lot of hope, but this cycle I'm starting has already been heartbreaking.
After our last failed IVF/ICSI cycle in May, I began weaning off the drugs, including prednisone. I'll admit I wasn't very consistent with the weaning, and started noticing I was developing skin lesions in my scalp, face, elbows and two lesions on my genitals. My sister has had this since she was 16 years old, so I knew what it was - psoriasis. I have never manifested any signs of psoriasis prior to this (not even after the 3 previous IVF cycles where I took prednisone at the same dosage), so I was shocked and began researching to learn that prednisone and psoriasis is not a good combination. Basically prednisone will clear up the skin while I'm on it, but return with a vengeance when weaned off.
So now I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place - wanting desperately to have a baby to call our own and not wanting to worsen this skin disease (it's genetic, not contagious). My FS has tested me for NK cells with a blood test, which came back normal, but with our multiple IVF failures, he would still like to up my prednisone dosage from 10mg to 25mg per day - something I'm incredibly afraid of.
I have my Day 6 scan with my FS on Monday and my first appointment with a dermatologist on Thursday next week, but I would love and appreciate any advice or words of experience from anyone who has faced something similar.