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Old Aug 8th, 2016, 09:00 AM   31
ILoveme29
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Good morning ladies,
So a little update. I seen my Hematologist and he says my levels and history of my blood work does not show I have APS. In fact he says there is nothing wrong with my levels at all. And he is giving the okay for me to start treatment. Thank God. He says he couldn't diagnose me from just one MMC and that usually women have multiple MC before even starting heparin and baby aspirin unless they have Lupus. He also wants me to do a whole new set of labs just to confirm his findings. that was a big weight lifted off of my shoulders. But I cant get happy to fast that's when things take me 10 steps backwards. so im just taking it a day at a time.

I will schedule a new appointment with my RE and see if shes going to try femara again. with me still doing my diet and its been about 9 months since ive had treatments, im hoping my body will react pretty well.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2016, 10:35 AM   32
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ILoveme29 - That's wonderful news! I'm so happy to hear that this doctor is taking things so seriously. That he recommends a complete new set of labs to confirm his own findings speaks well of him. So, what exactly is the course of treatment then, if you don't mind me asking?

I also understand the tempered joy at the results. I always walked into my pre-ultrasounds and IUIs with hope tempered by restrained expectation. Better to prepare for the worst and be pleasantly surprised than have all these expectations that cause devastation when not realized.



 
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Old Aug 8th, 2016, 10:43 AM   33
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@Deucemom- yes i find when I get overjoyed something always brings it down.

On my break I will be goin to do my labs since the hematologist office is blocks away. As far as I know right now I may be going back to iui. since my RE says she doesn't want to go backwards trying naturally with meds. however it will be quite hard since DH started his new job today that requires him to be in early in the am. Im not sure of the plan just yet. im making an appointment to see my RE for next week and hopefully will have more answers by then.



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2016, 01:56 AM   34
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That is good to hear about the APS! Fingers crossed that's not going on for you. The doctor suggested I take aspirin for Lupus but I don't have APS. I think some women take aspirin while TTC. You could check with your RE about whether it'd help anyway.

I hope you can work out a plan to make the IUIs work with your DH's work.

I'm finding it difficult finding doctor's appointments outside of work hours. Most places shut when I finish work. I don't want to tell work what's going on but they're going to get suspicious when I have lots of appointments.



 
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Old Aug 9th, 2016, 13:21 PM   35
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@Sarah APS I under lupus thankfully my Tests for lupus are negative so I don't have to really focus on that. im so nervous about becoming pregnant and having another loss. so im pretty much willing to do anything during and before to prevent anything bad from happening. im suppose to see a maternal fetal dr. as well. im so tired of jumping from place to place. it saddens me I have to go through all these hoops just to have a baby, my first at that.

I see your chart is looking very good so far. when do you plan on testing?

I know what you mean. I tried keeping mine a secret but my boss knew about my MMC since I had started to show and plus she had to let me go to my appointments. so my boss and only my boss understands my situation and lets me go to all necessary appointments. I try my hardest to keep ppl out of my business.



 
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Old Aug 10th, 2016, 11:20 AM   36
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Im happy today, AF showed her face! I know who's happy when AF comes when TTC? me! lol. Im happy to say the metformin is working for me to regulate my cycle. im coming from having 148 days cycle down to 34 days. Now to see if this will continue.

I decided I will try to check for O this cycle I will order Opk test strips. Do any of you ladies recommend a specific brand?



 
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Old Aug 11th, 2016, 00:07 AM   37
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@ILoveMe29 Actually, when you know for certain that you aren't going to be pregnant for a cycle, seeing AF is always a good thing, even when TTC. I know I really waited impatiently for it to come around while testing and prepping, and especially after my MC. It shows you that things are still working properly and you'll have the opportunity to try for the real deal.

As for OPK strips, I used really cheapo ones called Wondfo that I ordered online from Amazon. I got like 100 ovulation strips and 20 hpt strips for $32. I know some ladies don't have such good luck with them, but mine always worked and got darker when I did ovulate on my own. I would use them to double check that my trigger shot worked too. I also confirmed my pregnancies with the hpt test strips of the same brand. I briefly used the clearblue digital monitor for opk, but found the cheapies just as accurate and clear.



 
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Old Aug 11th, 2016, 00:56 AM   38
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Iloveme, I'm really glad you don't need to worry about APS! I can understand that you're worried about having another loss. Let's keep everything crossed that it doesn't happen. I've never heard of a maternal fetal doctor, what's that for? I bet you are sick of all the appointments, who would have thought something that's meant to be so natural and often happens accidentally is SO difficult! I'm glad AF is here for you and you can start a fresh new cycle!

I said I didn't want to test until AF was late, but I caved and tested with a cheapie tonight on a very little hold. Obviously at 9DPO there wasn't a second line.

I'm a teacher so it's difficult to take time off, I'm needed and can't just duck out and make up the time later. I told work about the MC too. They were alright about it, but I knew they then knew we were trying and not happy because that'd mean I'd be leaving. They don't like to change the teaching teams because it can upset the children.



 
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Old Aug 11th, 2016, 08:24 AM   39
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@deucemom lets not even talk about the digital one, after a few uses it just stopped working for me, such a waste of money. I definitely heard about wonfo I guess I will start checking for O around cd9. My AF is coming down really slow just as last month started with spotting then full flow (sorry tmi). but I guess its better then nothing at all.

@Sarah I was told that mfd are for women who are high risk pregnancy. Im not even pregnant yet I couldnt bare sitting waiting in a room full of pregnant women to see a doctor about problems I may have. let me get a bfp first . even teachers get an opportunity to be parents too so hopefully they wont look from a negative aspect, although sadly some ppl do. in my eyes you don't have to stop living your life because of what others want. now is your time and focus on that



 
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Old Aug 12th, 2016, 00:37 AM   40
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Iloveme, wow yes, I couldn't think of much worse! I had an ultrasound this afternoon and had expected to be in a room full of pregnant women, thankfully I was the only one waiting. When I had my MC and had the ultrasound, a girl I know was having a scan with her mum. They were both crying in the waiting room because they were so happy. DH and I were trying not to cry because we knew there'd be nothing to see.

I hope that if you do decide to see a MFD, they can set a plan in place.

That is true. But they don't like to change the teaching team around and if they know I'm trying to get pregnant, they'll know I'll leave. It will happen eventually, but I don't want them to be thinking that for years before it even happens, plus for them to know we are having trouble conceiving.



 
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