I am feeling so positive and hopefully these past few days...
March 17 2012 at 5:59 PM
futurebeauty (no login)
I don't know where it is coming from but I am so glad that the grey clouds have moved from over my head a little bit. My dear friend passed away 5 yrs ago today at age 32 from pneumonia so maybe just maybe she has a hand in all of this.
I have a consult on April 9th w/ the doc that was suppose to do my NT scan when he found fetal demise at 13 wk w/ my DE pregnancy. He has been the only and I mean only doc that has suggested that maybe all of my m/c's maybe due to something else beside "bad eggs" since I have been miscarrying since I was so old at age 36 in 2006. I am so tired of having failure.
We plan on doing a sFET this summer after I lose some weight and get on some plan. I have 2 frosties left and if I have to do another fresh cycle then we will find the way somehow to finding the money. I will not give up on my desires or quest.
Glad you're feeling hopeful! Maybe it is your friend, I like that thought. I hope your new doctor has some useful ideas, at the very least some tests that can rule things out. My fingers are crossed for you!
I wish you nothing but the best going forward. We are in similar boats, I'm turning 42 this year and have been a patient of my RE since I was 36, which was also in 2006.
Are you planning on doing any of the recurrent m/c testing? Forgive me if you've posted about this topic here before. I haven't been on this board very much lately.
If you need a recommendation for a helpful weight loss tool, I really like using MyFitnessPal.com. It is a free site that enables you to track calories and nutrition information each day. I use their iPhone app but if you don't have a Driod or iPhone you can just use it on the web.
I will be 42 in May. Boo hoo or (yea yea as I am still here). I am planning on doing all the RPL testing including antiphospholipid and NK cells. The only thing that has come up positive was MTTHF in the past and was told to take folgard.
I just bought the Dr Beers book on amazon and I am waiting for it to be delivered and I will present this info and book to this specialist that I have an appt w/ on April 9th. My OB/Gyn (who I love) just wanted to chat at my 2 wk post D & C appt and say that this really sucks. What, I know it does after 6 m/c's and 6 yrs. I was frustrated to say the least. Basically, I learned that I just need her once I am pregnant and not before as she is not useless but just not as skilled as I need.
I will try out your app to lose weight as I need all the help I can get so that I can lose wt before my July 2012 transfer.
...and that the testing provides a clear path forward in terms of a differnt protocol to use.
Best of luck on your efforts to slim down too. This is a good time of year to do it. I don't know how active you are but try to step up your physical activity while you make changes to what you eat. Basically a lot of the tired advice that we always hear really does help: tracking your food and calories, dieting with a friend, exercising more and even adding extra activity during your day by parking further away or taking the stairs instead of the elevator, blah, blah, I'm sure I'm not writing anything you haven't read or heard before. None of the individual actions is exciting but the results can be, so stick with it.
HI FB. Glad you are feeling better. I have written to you before about
March 18 2012, 6:58 AM
your MTHFR - a huge red flag for m/c (especially 2nd/3rd trimester losses).
For this you need Lovenox from start of cycle and Folgard 2.2. (or equivalent) at least 2 months before cycling.
Other causes of miscarriage which are worth testing for are:-
Sperm issues and Karyotype (for genetic issues) for DH
Uterine issues (hysteroscopy) for you
Autoimmune issues - Thyroid, lupus anticoagulant, Antithyroid antibodies, Rhematoid factor etc.
Infection - you and DH - Chlamydia, Ureaplasma, mycoplasma, group b strep
Immune issues (needs specialist testing) e.g. NK Cells, Tnfa cytokines etc.
I have been tested for alot of your list but never NK cells, TNFA cytokines or rhematoid factors. I will add all of this to my list. Thanks so much.
I asked the specialist at my doomed appt why I have two kids if I may have some hidden issue and he responded that the hormones/issues can wax/wane and that if I do have something then my OE kids were born when everything was in remission.
I can not believe that it took a DE twin m/c to start thinking outside the box. I feel so horrible that I have lost 7 babies along the way b/c the docs just assumed that my eggs sucked (which they do now) and brainwashed me so much that I took on this belief system as well.
I feel for you. It is good to look ahead. Do speak to your doctor and work through everything. We are all walking beside you and cheering you on. You can't see or hear us but the sound is deafening (from all the footfalls