besides using donor embryos, getting my vitamin D level corrected, and taking lovenox was taking high EPA fish oil (iirc enough to get 2-3 grams daily of EPA) to modulate my slighty elevated NK cell levels. I don't know the difference in the effect of intralipids and EPA but am impressed with what EPA did for me on the successful cycle.
Would you mind elaborating? I wonder if I should have this tested. The last time I had any vitamin levels checked was in my last Internal Medicine check up two years ago. I tested a little low for B12 which makes sense since I'm a vegetarian and now I take supplements.
Re: What apparently worked for me (success mentioned)
May 21 2011, 6:18 PM
Totally lurking from the FSH forum, but I wanted to throw out there support for Fish Oil as a method to lower NK cells for any future readers. Dr Saleh and Sher over at SIRM indicate that they are currently studying this as a method to replace even intralipids. They started noticing it in a second hand fashion when patients seemed to have lowered NK cells before ever doing intralipid treatment and those patients all reported super high doses of Fish Oil, so now they are currently studying it.
I posted on the boards after a seminar where they mentioned their early findings, and posted about it here as well.
I asked more on their forums, and Dr Sher responded with:
Anecdotally there is some suggestion that over time, 2000mg Omega 3's daily might be beneficial in lowering NK cell activation. However, as yet there is NO OBJECTIVE PROOF of efficacy.
medrol (prednisone?) 1 pill 4x per day for four days beginning day of transfer. I hadn't heard of this but they've got great success rates so I'm going to roll with it. This is try #4 total for me, and Try #1 with DE.