Hi ladies, I'm 24. I've had two miscarriages this year back to back. The first at 9.5 weeks, the second at nearly 12 weeks. Both were missed miscarriages. No GP nor OB in my area wanted to do any testing. All say it's "just bad luck". Travelled to Sydney to see top miscarriage specialist. Tests came back showing high NK cells 19.6%. Apparently normal is less than 12%? The specialist who I'm really happy with doesn't think I should be placed on a steroid based treatment - only progesterone pessaries. I'm worried this just won't be enough to avoid another miscarriage.
However, I do agree with him that steroids aren't a good idea for me. I'm not really sure about HIS reason for it - he cited my age? But after reading the possible side effects I personally feel steroids aren't for me anyway. I have anxiety and a history of depression. My ovarian reserve came back at above average - 92 pmol/L. I assume that's a good thing? Feeling a little overwhelmed and unsure about everything. My husband and I desperately want a baby. We've decided we'd put off trying until the new year to give my body a rest and make sure I'm as healthy as possible. After doing some research on NK cells I've started taking high dosage fish oil tablets.
I guess my question is are there any other ladies out there in my situation and have any of you gone on to have a healthy baby from simply using progesterone pessaries (not steroids or IVig). Can anyone suggest anything else I can do to lower my NK cells naturally? Or does anyone have a theory of why our NK cells are elevated in the first place? Other than my history of anxiety the only symptoms I can think of that I have had long term are constantly cold hands and feet, sore neck and tmj and a family history of hypothyroidism yet my tests for that came back normal. Thank you in advance xxx