I'll muddle by way through, to make it to a take home baby would be a dream result.
I'm going to have too find yoga or some way of calming myself, after 4 losses my anxiety levels are going to be through the roof!
I am still cautiously optimistic and scared something will happen but when I feel bubs tapping it brings me so much my joy!
Yes some may get confused with what he says but I take my note pad and write everything done and repeat it to make sure I am right. I also make my own suggestions that he takes on board or explains why it is not for me.
I would trust him 100% with maintaing a pregnancy even with a complete match!
I did 5 cycles of IVF with 9 transfers of 11 embryos ang got pregnant 5 times ( had 2 previous natural pregnancies) all ending in MC. My FS said didn't know what to do with me anymore and suggested a second opinion but I saw Dr M instead, she was happy to work with what he was doing and also interested. She did her job of getting me pregnant several times my body was just failing me!
Sorry for long post...I just like to finish by saying I am a massive advocate for Dr M and Gwyneth, I don't care about what anyone says and I think sometimes on here it can be a bit much. They work hard and long hours for us and as someone said before we can't compare to eachother as we are all different.
Last edited by Olive79; 27-09-2016 at 07:27.
It's a scary journey weare on but we are strong, we have to be. I wish you nothing but the best!
So we started with LIT treament, have had 3 treatments now as I needed a top up ( runs out after 6 month)
I started with 3x5mg of dexamethasone then from 9 weeks switched to 25mg of prednisone, from 18 weeks I started weaning down am now on 20mg for 1 more week then to 25mg.
I take 1200mg of progesterone, I just do 600mg in mornibg and 600mg at night as I can't handle a day one. Now finally I am weaning down on those. Currently at 800mg for another week, then 600mg, then 400 to 200 untill I have none left. So I think about another weeks and I am done.
I started with 80mg of clexane, hecwanted 60mg but I had so many 40mg needles so we just went with 80mg and not long after I feel 9ish weeks I went to 40mg but I think that is to stay for a long time no indication of stopping.
I do intralipids ever 4 weeks but at 9 weeks I insisted on IVIG as I wanted everything to help keep bubs alive. We then went back to intralipids. I still have another treatment at 22weeks, then I will see what he says. Happy to do it forever as long as I stay pregnant.
Then neuprogen untill about 14 weeks with each vial split in 5. It was scary to come off that but all is still good.
I was also on DHEA 50 mg and Melatonin for a good 2 and a half months and DH on Menevit prior to stimming again but after being told to wait another month due to high hormones I got pregnant naturally.
And then of course vitamins, I just take elevit and vitamin D. He also mentioned calcium which I took at first but ran out and haven't got around to gettig more.
I wish you all the best anf hope you get your miracle soon!
In the 2ww now, surprisingly calm about that part. Hopefully the zen continues ...
@Olive79 I can't believe how similar our issues and treatment are. Can't wait to hear your wonderful news in 20ish weeks. Dr M told me to absolutely not get a Doppler because it can be hard to find a heartbeat and will cause unnecessary stress. Have you felt bub move since you posted? Cold drink of water/lie on your left side? I remember the anxiety well. Doesn't totally go away either, to this day I check ds chest to make sure he's breathing when he's asleep 😕
LIT for the dq alpha match
3x 0.5 dexamethasone until 8-9 weeks then switched to prednisone until close to 20 weeks
Neupogen injections until about 15 weeks
Clexane 80mg until a week before c section
Progesterone ranging from 400-1200mg at different times
Baby aspirin (due to pre eclampsia in a previous pregnancy)
IVIG a few days before transfer and every 3-4 weeks until 34 weeks (yes I'm broke)
Vitamins: calcium, coq10, folate, preg vitamin
I also had an endo scratch on cd4 with my fs to help implantation
I had acupuncture weekly along with kinesiology which helped my anxiety immensely and completely changed my mindset.
Holy moly. Always freaks me out when I list everything I did. I do think that the switch to neupogen/dex was what made a real difference. I'd had a previous failed transfer without it.
What are your issues @Mongol? Sorry if you've already mentioned it, my memory is shot.
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