Congrats to be a pupo!
Congrats to be a pupo!
Finally got the guts up to call for my harmony results at 4.30pm today.
The receptionist called me back and said its low risk. Thats all she said so I've asked for a copy of the results so I can read them. Anyway, I won't be totally at ease until I've seen it in black and white.
First time ever posting in a forum - wondering if I can maybe join this group please!
I've been reading Dr Beers book & finished an IVF 2ww today with a BFN this was our first immune cycle.
Little bit about me, we've been trying to conceive for 7 years had 1 natural pregnancy which miscarried, diagnosed with unexplained infertility - Clomid x 3, 3 IUI's & 4 IVF's (one of which was an abandoned cycle) and the last of which ended today.
Also diagnosed with early onset RA in the middle of all of this!
Crikey reading the above back is quite a downer, I'm normally far perkier!!
I guess I'm just hoping to hear some of your experiences perhaps learn something new and above all hopefully here a little positive news from some of you lovely ladies, before deciding what to do next!
Very sorry for the depressing post & hope I haven't shared too much not sure of the correct etiquette!
Hope to hear back from you
Thanks for listening!
Welcome piggle, what immune issues were you diagnosed with and what is your treatment plan? Are you seeing Dr M?
Hey Miss Sagi
I have rheumatoid Arthritis & had the blood tests recommended by our fertility consultant and was advised positive for high natural killer cells, so embarked on last IVF with addition of steroids, intralipids and Clexane.
How about yourself?
I'm actually in the UK, so not being seen by Dr M :-)
Ps thanks for the welcome!
I have high NKC (blood and uterus), MTHFR Homo mutation gene, high APA's.
My treatment is 25mg Dexamethasone, switched to Pred at 8wks. After transfer was on 30mg. Neupogen for 4 - 6wks, clexane 2 x40mg a day and 500ml Intralipid every 4 weeks.
I'm now 14wks pregnant and have just reduced Pred to 25mg for next 2 wks.
Sounds like you have some serious immune issues having arthritis and RA. I'm never sick, my immune system seems to work too well.
I hope you have a specialist that has extensive knowledge of immune issues as they're few and far between here in Aus, most FS's don't believe in immune issues. I went to South Africa for donor eggs and they don't really believe in immune issues either.
Are you going straight into another cycle or are you taking a break?
Wow congratulations that is fantastic news & thank you for all of that info!
I wouldn't say that my consultant is an expert but I am very grateful that he recommended the test, in the UK we have the NHS but sadly as you seem to have encountered they are absolutely not supporting the immune Theory, so although we did NHS IVF we had to supplement and pay privately for all immune related treatments.
Do you mind me asking how many times you have tried IVF before this positive result
We're going to take a little break from IVF for a few months as we did one non immune cycle in November, a cancelled cycle due to poor response in jam/Feb and then the failed one that finished yesterday, I feel like I just need a break without all the drugs etc although conscious of the ever ticking biological clock, but we think it's the best step for us at the mo...!
Once again congratulations really great news! Are you monitored constantly because of your immune issues? Ie more than a "normal!" IVF pregnancy
Pregnant for the first-time?
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