@nattie84 ah I see. I was going to switch to Genea for our current cycle but we moved to Melbourne! I had laparoscopy with Dr Reid in April. He's lovely and very experienced in laps. Luckily there was no endo found and my last lap was 3 years ago. I did take Chinese herbs for about a year and did Accupuncture for about 6 months. I strongly think they helped with my endo.
For anyone with endo, Dr B in the US said that he believes (via scientific research) that endo really impacts egg quality and successful IVF/pregnancy. Even though my previous FS (Dr S) didn't think endo impacts IVF at all. I tried a supplement from B (Endo Optimise) and it contains melatonin (4mg) turmeric, CoQ10 (150mg) and two other antioxidants. Not sure if it has helped.
Last edited by Mongol; 29-09-2016 at 03:44.
We did LIT for HLA matches and its $1100 per treatment and you have 2 so it's almost the same price. Plus I will still need intralipids. Everything is so bloody expensive it's overwhelming. Hence this is why it is our last shot at it. No one can afford let alone go through the physical pain of this month after month.
Yes LIT is for HLA matches. They inject your partners blood into you.
@pingc383 I think you'll find it all takes quite a while. I had my first Skype consult with prof M in July (he did read my file by the way which was a chunky file to read, I was quite impressed)
His standard testing is HLA & DQ testing for you and partner, which took close to 4 weeks to get back, I had biopsy nearly 3 weeks ago and haven't heard back anything in terms of results. I get the feeling they are quite old school.
I guess the thing to keep in mind as this guy has an amazing reputation and tests and looks into things nobody else does. Best to get the full picture of what is going on and coming up with the best game plan to get that take home baby.
I don't do IVF, I haVe no trouble getting pregnant however I've had 4 miscarriages between 5-19 weeks over the last 18 months so I am investigating what could be going on to cause that after I had a healthy baby boy and no previous miscarriages before ttc #2.
I'm just going to wait until Prof M has my follow up appt and we can put a plan in place to try to stop my whatever is ending my pregnancies
But i havent seen it mentioned for a very long time
Ao i assume the testing is still offered here
He medicated me straight after first phone call and ordered more bloods
Follow up phone call i think was 4-5 weeks
But i wasnt.planning on cycling for a few months
Of course he reviewed file, alot during the phone call, but also asked questions regarding my tests
My body needed the break
Last edited by Velvet16; 07-09-2016 at 18:57.
So next tie I decided to throw everything at it as we would move to surrogacy if it didnt work. I started neupogen but tgen had a failed FET and needed to stim again, I went on melatonin and DHEA not that I had a problem with egg quality but did what I was told. Ready to cycle 2 months later to be told my hormones were to high wait another month. Much to our suprise we got pregnant naturally that month and I was on none of my immune meds
Didnt seem to be an issue started them the day I found out and went for intralipids the next weekend. Had a 7 week scan everything good so next round instead of intralipids we did IVIG, it is the human plasma opposed to synthetic protein which is intralipids. They do the same job to make the uterus less hostile. I did 1 IVIG then Dr M put me back on intralipids. I pushed for it as I could not bear another MC.
Yes the cost is steep but if I get to carry and birth our own baby it is so worth it. We have spent 10s of thousands of dollars on our treatment over the past 2.5years bit now to be carrying our dream is worth it and all thanks to Dr M. He is my hero! And G is a superstar too!
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