Lol about Miranda vs banks town.. She did call me back at 7pm last night, I feel for her as she obviously works long hours. Will keep that in mind re the answering machine. What is HLA??
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25-01-2014 14:05 #511
Last edited by nattie84; 25-01-2014 at 14:10.
25-01-2014 14:23 #512
Nattie84 from my notes from the dr beers book, Hla is the tissue compatibility problem, where you have similar DNA strands. I have written down the test HLA-DQ alpha and LAD (blocking antibodies which protect the foetus from rejection and stimulates placenta growth), if these tests are positive the LIT treatment is used, where they mix your DH and your blood cells together and inject it in you to get your body 'used to it' before the embryo is transplanted.
That was a very general explanation, I'm sure it's probably explained better in the book!
25-01-2014 16:29 #513Senior Member
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Chiefsgirl - that's what I found out we have. It explains it very clearly in Alan Beer's book. My FS wazza used to do it but doesn't believe in it anymore. He will do intralipids but from what I've read it won't be enough (and so far hasn't as we've had 6 CGH embryos with intralipids & all were chemicals. The testing can be done in Australia through Red Cross we paid $65 each for S&N to take the bloods & send them off. Def worth getting tested after all your cycles.
kiwi - fingers crossed for a transfer tomorrow. Having OHSS is just horrible. Mine for worst with pregnancy, but you'd do anything to get that far right?!
25-01-2014 19:08 #514
Thanks ladies I just checked my tests and I think I was tested for hla-dr is that it?? I must have skimmed over it in the book..
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25-01-2014 19:39 #515
Hi everyone, just wondering if I can join in and ask a few questions?
After 10 early losses I was told I had a high level of killer cells. I was taking femara and Dhea and then put on steroids as well.
First month on the steroids and I fell pregnant and am now 10 weeks.
I have to go see my specialist after my 12 week scan to talk about weaning off the steroids.
I am really nervous about when the time comes though, will stopping the steroids put me at risk of miscarrying again?
At how many weeks were others taken off the steroids?
Thanks in advance if you are able to answer my questions.
26-01-2014 14:55 #516
Congrats on your pregnancy. Sorry you had to go through do many losses. What dose of steroids are you on? Most of us on Dr Ms protocol don't wean off steroids completely until late 2nd/early3rd trimester (27 wks for me).
26-01-2014 17:14 #517
I'm on 10mg daily.
When he first put me on them I'm sure he mentioned something about weaning at 12 weeks or after 12 weeks. I think I'd feel a bit safer if it was later IYKWIM. I'll find out for sure what he wants me to do in a couple of weeks, but was just wanting to know what to expect.
Also, did the steroids interrupt your sleep at all? Or cause hairloss?
26-01-2014 18:51 #518Member
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Happy Australia Day!
Oh that's really interesting about steroids causing insomnia. I have really struggled with getting to sleep last few weeks since started them and just put it down to cycle nerves etc.
so....good news, had fresh embie transfer today. We got out first ever true blast and one early blast put in today. They said there might be a couple of slow ones they'll watch to freeze. Be nice to have backup to not have to do stim again as not sure my ovaries will calm down for awhile. I'm still swollen and distended and starting to feel bit woozy so bunkering down at serviced apartment but if I get sharp pains again will just leg it straight to hospital. Wish DH been here this week. Really don't want to fly bak on Wed...
preg test on 6 Feb. praying like hell these take and don't put me back in hospital. But like we all feel on this board, worth all the pain!
27-01-2014 16:57 #519
Kiwi76- congrats on your transfer, gl for the 2ww
Mel, I was on 35mg/day, so a much higher dose. The weaning is important. Maybe you can wean 2.5mg every couple of weeks? Ask your Fs. Everyone's immune protocol is so different and individually tailored to them according to ongoing test results that it makes it hard to pin down a blanket approach. You could also try and book a phone consult with dr m to ask his opinion
27-01-2014 17:36 #520
Hi Mel. The steroids keep me awake badly but during the day still feel amazing and full of energy. When I was taking them was hair was nice and thick and when I stopped them it fell out in mammoth proportions.
Good luck Kiwi. I hope this works for you. Sending lots and lots of baby vibes to you
Big hello to everyone else. Still waiting here not doing much
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