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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 17:00 PM   1
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The steroid junkies' perfectly unscientific medical trial


Hi, I thought I would start a thread where we can follow those of us who have suffered recurrent miscarriages and are now trying steroid (or IVIG or intralipids) treatment.

In future, hopefully we can show a good success rate and encourage others who are starting on this difficult path.

I'll start with myself:

Petitpas: 5 losses - started prednisolone Aug 2011 - SUCCESS! BABY BOY !

Mon_n_john: 35 - 5 losses - started intralipids Aug 2011 - SUCCESS! BABY GIRL!

Beachlover - on prednisolone since Dec 2011 -SUCCESS! BABY GIRL!

LeeC - 10 angels - started prednisolone Aug 2011 - SUCCESS! BABY BOY! !

Doodar - ICSI with steroids starting Sep 2011 - SUCCESS! BABY GIRL!

Lamburai - started prednisolone Aug 11 - sadly one more loss followed by more prednisolone and intralipids. SUCCESS! BABY GIRL!

Padbrat - 6 losses - balanced translocation - on steroids for 7th pregnancy - SUCCESS! BABY BOY!

Myjourney2011 - 4 losses - on Mr S's plan

Leylak - 1 loss - Hashimoto's - on dexamethasone SUCCESS! BABY GIRL!

Lawa - SUCCESS! 7 MC then baby born 11/7/11 with 20mg pred from BFP

BFPseeker - 3 losses - on Mr S's plan since Oct 2011

Filipenko - on steroids from Nov 2011 - baby sadly didn't make it due to a trisomy - SUCCESS! BABY GIRL!


Hopeful23456 - on steroids from Nov 2011 - SUCCESS! BOY AND GIRL TWINS!

Lisacn -2 losses - on prednisolone since Dec 2011

Lexi - 3 losses - started prednisolone on Prof Q's plan - chemical in Feb 2012 - SUCCESS! BABY GIRL!

Tansey - 3 losses and ltttc - on Prof Q's programme - SUCCESS! BABY BOY!

Amber3 - ttc with prednisone - adopted baby girl



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 17:45 PM   2
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Good idea Petitpas!

I am 35 - 5 losses (2 miscarriages and 3 chemicals) - started intralipid Aug. 2011 as well.



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 18:10 PM   3
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Hi Mon! you are now on the list



 
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Old Aug 23rd, 2011, 22:27 PM   4
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Good luck ladies



 
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Old Aug 24th, 2011, 04:30 AM   5
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ill be keen to watch this! ive had 3 losses, 2 then my son and now another one!

I have an autoimmume prob and have been referred to my local hospital where Professor Quenby has a clinic. she is going to biopsy me for NKc and maybe start me on steriods!

Im afraid to take steroids...whats the risk of cleft palate etc in the baby? I have daily steroid drops for my eyes (the autoimmume prob) and was always warned against taking them when preg.....well sorryi dont have a choice!!

What dose are you girlies on of Prednisolone? til when?

Big hugs and good luck!!!! xx



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Old Aug 24th, 2011, 07:58 AM   6
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I'm on 25mg orally every day from when I confirm ovulation (temping) until about 11dpo when an early test should be able to tell me whether I'm pregnant. Once pregnancy is confirmed I am to continue until 12 weeks and then gradually wean off.

There is a risk of cleft palate, but Mr S claimed none of his patients have suffered a case
To be honest, to me it's not the worst risk in the world and personally, I would be happy with a baby even with a cleft palate. It is something that can easily be treated in infancy and doesn't majorly worry me. Obviously, everyone has their own idea on what risks they can accept.

If you're interested in reading up more, here is a link to a study on the subject:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11091360



 
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Old Aug 24th, 2011, 08:23 AM   7
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thats what i thought when my eye guy was giving me the big low down!!.....there are far worse things that could be up with bubs!! :-) and 25mg is pretty low dose too.

I really hope it works out for you ASAP!!!! fingers crossed for a BFP xxx


PS.....i see you are buddies with Lamburai??? i remember her from TTC after my last MCs a year or so back!! any joy with her yet? x



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Old Aug 24th, 2011, 09:45 AM   8
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No steroids for me. My doctor said I don't need them Go figure.



 
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Old Aug 24th, 2011, 14:25 PM   9
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Mon, maybe that's because you're on the big boys already?

Unfortunately, Lambs has had a similar story to mine. Hopefully she'll be popping in here sometime to add herself to the list and then register as a success story!



 
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Old Aug 24th, 2011, 15:00 PM   10
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Howdy. I do remember you beachlover. I have now had 7 losses and joining the steroid band wagon when i'm ready.



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