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Old Jul 4th, 2011, 00:41 AM   31
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Yes. 14 vials. Must have been all the same tests.
Its so frustrating.



 
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Old Jul 4th, 2011, 02:43 AM   32
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I'd love a list for the blood tests if it isn't too hard to find. I don't mind paying if it helps put my mind at rest: at least if there's nothing to find, I'll know.
I wonder if private health insurance covers the blood tests? However, I would still pay.

When I think about how much I've spent on acupuncture, supplements, naturopath, opk's, fertility monitor, pregnancy tests...wow, I probably could have gone on a nice holiday to a tropical island!

I don't mind paying for the acupuncture,I think it does me the world of good - it is very relaxing. I don't think my naturopath was worth it though, I felt I knew more than she did about fertility. She suggested my progesterone wasn't good enough - when I had a LP of 12 days, and had carried until 9 weeks. I've heard that a problem with progesterone would cause spotting and a miscarriage much earlier(however, I'm happy to be corrected if that isn't the case). She did mention one thing which may have some truth in it - my DH was told he was borderline for a thyroid problem. He was supposed to get another blood test done in Feb, but hasn't done it. Is it possible that a borderline thyroid issue could cause defective sperm and a miscarriage? I wouldn't even want to suggest it to him, he'd feel terrible, then use it as an excuse not to ttc. However, I will encourage him to get the blood test if it may be an issue.

I'd love to hear what you think. I'm guessing you have all done a bit of research into recurrent miscarriage?

Did you girls feel super tired after your miscarriage/s? I am feeling so lethargic today, and did yesterday too. I try to sleep, but can't seem to. I know I am grieving - but does that make a person feel so exhausted? I'm afraid all my sensible eating habits have evaporated too. My DH bought me Lindt chocolate. I wish he hadn't, because I've pigged out on it.

Before this last pregnancy I went sugar free and felt really good, right now I know I should do it again, but just don't seem to have the control to do it now. I guess I'll cut myself some slack for a week or two. I keep reading about how important a healthy diet is for healthy eggs.

Should I start ttc right away (as I am so old) or should I try to detox/support my body for a month or two first?

Truth is I haven't even discussed it with DH yet, and I have no idea how he feels. I just can't imagine not giving it one more chance.

Mellybelle - I had a look at your journal - I'm so happy and excited for you. And I am so sorry for your losses. So heartbreaking.



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Old Jul 4th, 2011, 02:47 AM   33
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I'd love a list for the blood tests if it isn't too hard to find. I don't mind paying if it helps put my mind at rest: at least if there's nothing to find, I'll know.
I wonder if private health insurance covers the blood tests? However, I would still pay.

When I think about how much I've spent on acupuncture, supplements, naturopath, opk's, fertility monitor, pregnancy tests...wow, I probably could have gone on a nice holiday to a tropical island!

I don't mind paying for the acupuncture,I think it does me the world of good - it is very relaxing. I don't think my naturopath was worth it though, I felt I knew more than she did about fertility. She suggested my progesterone wasn't good enough - when I had a LP of 12 days, and had carried until 9 weeks. I've heard that a problem with progesterone would cause spotting and a miscarriage much earlier(however, I'm happy to be corrected if that isn't the case). She did mention one thing which may have some truth in it - my DH was told he was borderline for a thyroid problem. He was supposed to get another blood test done in Feb, but hasn't done it. Is it possible that a borderline thyroid issue could cause defective sperm and a miscarriage? I wouldn't even want to suggest it to him, he'd feel terrible, then use it as an excuse not to ttc. However, I will encourage him to get the blood test if it may be an issue.

I'd love to hear what you think. I'm guessing you have all done a bit of research into recurrent miscarriage?

Did you girls feel super tired after your miscarriage/s? I am feeling so lethargic today, and did yesterday too. I try to sleep, but can't seem to. I know I am grieving - but does that make a person feel so exhausted? I'm afraid all my sensible eating habits have evaporated too. My DH bought me Lindt chocolate. I wish he hadn't, because I've pigged out on it.

Before this last pregnancy I went sugar free and felt really good, right now I know I should do it again, but just don't seem to have the control to do it now. I guess I'll cut myself some slack for a week or two. I keep reading about how important a healthy diet is for healthy eggs.

Should I start ttc right away (as I am so old) or should I try to detox/support my body for a month or two first?

Truth is I haven't even discussed it with DH yet, and I have no idea how he feels. I just can't imagine not giving it one more chance.

Mellybelle - I had a look at your journal - I'm so happy and excited for you. And I am so sorry for your losses. So heartbreaking.



 
Old Jul 4th, 2011, 03:31 AM   34
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Hi judy,Am so glad u came and joined us,Everything u are feeling mirrors my own feelings,I wud def start trying again ASAP,I have heard u are very fertile after a mc,I am def gonna start taking the coq10 also ,after my mc I am usually exhausted and take a while to get back to my usual self,then I remember how desperately I want another baby and start planning etc,with my latest bfp ,I lost nearly 3 stone in weight and walked 7 miles a day and cut out coffee,caffeine,and anything fatty,I just ate chicken ,pasta ,noddles ,potatoes,,rice,fruit,veg,cereal and eggs and one piece of bread a day ,I also took a vitamin b capsule and 5 mg folic acid and aspirin,I also inject myself with clexane ,I hope some of this helps ,U will receive lots of really good helpful advice here,And I hope and pray u get your really sticky bfp soon,as someone told me before as long as u bleed u can still breed ,good luck,



 
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If you can bleed you can breed....I think it was me.



 
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Old Jul 4th, 2011, 04:13 AM   36
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angifi...I'll find that list of blood tests....



 
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If you can bleed you can breed....I think it was me.
I think it was



 
Old Jul 4th, 2011, 04:29 AM   38
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Ok, I dont know what it all means, but this is what it said on the blood request form....

FSH
Glucose
AMA
TSH
TFT
PRL
DHEAS
SHBG
Testosterone
-AMH
-ANTICARDIOLIPIN AB SCREEN
-FACTOR V LEIDEN MUTATION
-LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT SCREEN
se homocysteine
coeliac screen
COAGULATION PROFILE

All mine came back as 'normal' so it wasnt a lot of help to me. The next step was to test for NK cells, but I fell pregnant again.



 
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Old Jul 4th, 2011, 04:56 AM   39
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Have been following this thread with much interest. I have written this so many times but I mean it with all my heart: you ladies who have gone through this more than once are truly remarkable. This was my very first pregnancy and therefore my first miscarriage and I feel as if I've been run over by a tractor both emotionally and physically. I had no idea what to expect but it certainly wasn't this level of sadness and fatigue. My diet is shot to pieces too and all I want are Kettle Chips and Butterkist toffee popcorn. The healthiest thing so far is a craving for freshly pressed fruit juice (apple and mango being my favourite.) but all that sugar can't be doing my PCOS much good.

My question to you all is how do you get over this? At the moment it's all so raw and seems very sad and desolate that I can't ever imagine getting pregnant again (the lack of partner is a distinct disadvantage!!) but that whole snakes and ladders effect as I keep calling it seems so overwhelming. I know you have to pick yourself up etc etc but how do you actually do that? What did you do? What did you think about? How do you stop yourself from crying and wondering about what could/should have been?



 
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Old Jul 4th, 2011, 05:04 AM   40
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PS I'm 37, which may on the surface sound young but I don't feel it! At my hospital as soon as you hit 35 it makes little or no difference, you're instantly labelled as 'past it'. I've had gazillions of blood tests too and it's no joke especially when you bruise easily and they have difficulty finding a vein. My poor elbows and backs of my hands feel perforated!



 
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