Hi lisylou I'm just about 12 weeks
Me 32 / DH 36
2013 March FET PGD, Bondi Protocol + Intralipid BFP
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12-05-2013 13:40 #891
12-05-2013 16:03 #892Junior Member
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Kiwi 77 - great to hear you're going well. I'm at week 16 tomorrow, on clexane 40, 400mg x 2/day prog pessaries. Dr M has reduced my prednisolone over the past 3 weeks from 35mg to 20mg (20mg from last Thurs). I have been over-eating but trying to do some light exercise. Have had no further NK blood tests, will ask Dr M about this on 19/5 at the hospital. My obstetrician has been supportive of Dr M's regime and wants me to have a diabetes test at around week 19/20 at the time of my next scan. Best wishes to all,
12-05-2013 21:22 #893Member
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Thanks for asking after me, have been slack with communication.
Have got results from Dr M- hysteroscopy+ blood tests:- clean opening, no fibroids or blockages or evidence of endo - so all good. However CD 56 NK cells risen to 50% (since last test 2 years ago at 29%), approx. 550 per single high power field. So thats very high. Also Dr M says my TH1 cells are out of ratio with my TH2 meaning the cells that camouflage the embryo are not working, and with high /nk cells anyway they're never going to make it....
So in a way its a relief to know the problem!
My first treatment with Dr M has started, I'm on:
- Dexamethasone 1 x 3 per day. I was on 20mg prednisolone (I was also taking Traumeel homeopathic tablets) but that drove me crazy and now have far less side effects. Dr M says Dexamethasone is ok alternative to prednisolone.
- clexane 40mg 1 injection per day;
- caltrate plus;
- women's supplements (folate etc).
- will be going on Doxicyclene later this week for this other thing i've been diagnosed with.
- am day 10 tomorrow so will prob have intrallipids some time later this week depending on how blood tests go.
- Dr M says change to IvIG if positive only (due to cost, no argument there);
- am doing 'natural' IUI cycle not IVF.
Am in Sydney, my fs is Dr P I.....worth(less) at IVF aust. Haven't told him about DrM, not really interested in his opinion anyway. It was my naturopath who suggested Dr M after actually reading my results from last 6 years of TTC (more than I can say for fs who didn't bother until i insisted!).
DrM also suggested door eggs due to my age but there's no evidence there's any problem, have always had good egg numbers and embryos to transfer - just that nothing ever survived in there once it was transferred!
Will keep you all up to date with progress, I do enjoy this thread.
Happy wife and partner day! my DH decided to re-name it!
13-05-2013 06:11 #894
Good luck for this morning crofty!! I'm always so happy to get to epu and get the village you've been growing out so they can work their magic and have a date in the lab, hubby and I say my girls and his guys are 'going out to dinner' wink wink and wooing each other all morning
Last edited by lissyloulou; 13-05-2013 at 06:14.
13-05-2013 06:20 #895
Flowers, did you have to send bloods to Chicago? It 's just I did bloods in aust and can't recall any th1 or th2 results. Not sure if dr m just didn't mention it as it was normal for me or he doesn't test that in aust. My blood test nk cells came up at 46% so very high too, but not sure if it was cd56 etc like what you said.
All the best with your upcoming cycle
Side note, anyone know if you can use the little emoticons such as 'good vibes' on iPhone? I only know how to hand type a smiley face lol. Flowers, I wanted to add a big 'good vibes' to my good wishes for you
Last edited by lissyloulou; 13-05-2013 at 06:23.
13-05-2013 06:33 #896
During your many previous cycles did you get any chemical pregnancies or frozen embryos? Did you ever face any quality issues along the way? I just ask as it gives me so much hope to see someone get over the line after so many times. This has been our 8th transfer with only 1 chem ever, I shouldn't really count the 3 x iui as they were a waste of time. And maybe in reality so have previous 7 transfers without dr m's protocol!
Good health & wishes to you (insert good vibes smiley face here lol)
Last edited by lissyloulou; 13-05-2013 at 06:38.
13-05-2013 09:07 #897
Wooeee!! Just got the emoticons app on iPhone so seeing if they work here, doesn't have my favourite good vibes BH one though...
🌈🚲🍓💉🌷🐷 ahh these make no sense for BH lol, well the needle does....
here's one I can use for praying to the fertility gods for us all!🙏
13-05-2013 22:02 #898Member
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no, bloods didn't go to chicago, just sydney. I did request printout of results which they sent. So i can see cd56 very high, cd57 he says is ok. Now that i check the report i can't see TH1 or TH2 results - hmmm, maybe that was what I thought they were called from Dr Beers book? anyway, he said 'the cells' that camouflage the embryo were out of ratio with the nk cells. maybe i got the technical term wrong... i suppose if he didn't mention it its not a problem for you??
looks like i'm on for intrallipids this saturday. Would be better if sooner since I'll probably have transfer/insemination that day or shortly after depending on my bloods. DrM said best to have intrallipids 5 days before transfer/insemination.
Thanks for the good vibes! sending them back...
and good vibes to all...
14-05-2013 14:26 #899
Flowers, good idea about requesting a copy of results, so hard to take it all in over phone!
Crofty, hope you are recovering well from epu and things went ok🌻
14-05-2013 20:50 #900Member
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