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November 29th, 2011, 07:53 PM
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100% perfectly normal. My TSH levels were better than they have ever been, same with all the insulin/glucose crap, etc.

So, no more medical treatments to try, since at this point my insurance won't cover a sonohysterogram without reason and we don't want to do another lap unless we have to.

Is there anything non-medical you've had success with? I take daily prenatals + DHA, and when we are actively cycling I take Folic Acid supplements as well. I'm willing at this point to try almost anything that won't cost us a fortune and is safe to do while on fertility drugs.

I'm not sure when we will try again with MA, because I'm just not sure I want to go back on that rollercoaster again.
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November 29th, 2011, 10:00 PM
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I'm glad that everything came back normal. That's one less hurdle to overcome...

Hmm.. some say acupuncture works very well with a lot of things fertility related. Others drink teas...

I'm guessing at this point you've had the clotting panel run and it came back fine? I know a lot of the girls here take the baby aspirin as a precaution. I know I only plan on one stress free attempt at pregnancy. If I lose even one (more) baby I'm going to do every single thing I can.
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November 30th, 2011, 04:43 AM
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Yes, the clotting panel was one of the multitude of tests he ordered. He ordered everything my insurance would cover, and they covered just about every possible option.
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November 30th, 2011, 09:13 AM
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I am one that did the baby aspirin. I chose to do that because of the advice here and also I had very clotty painful periods. The cycle I got pregnant with Marsi was after the first AF I didn't have to take prescription pain killers during AF.
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Normal results are bittersweet, aren't they? I know I was relieved to know there was nothing wrong with me, but at the same time I was frustrated that it meant there was no helping us.
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I'm there too. Nothing wrong (YAY) but it also means no answers. I feel like.... if there was a problem, at least then I'd know what I am up against. For now.... I just have no idea what to do. Good luck though. I hope you are holding a beautiful baby very soon.
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December 4th, 2011, 03:31 AM
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Augie said it... normal results are bittersweet! It leaves you with more questions than answers.

I had borderline bloodwork. One test said I had barely elevated clotting factors, a follow up test said I was normal. I never did know what was wrong, although we did have a karyotype on a miscarriage placenta done, which showed multiple genetic abnormalities. This is the most common cause for miscarriage. I was given mixed advice on what could cause it:

1) age

2) alcohol (ANY alcohol consumed within 4-6 months of TTC is thought to cause genetically abnormal eggs by increasing replication errors. It was NOT easy but I gave up all alcohol, and not only was my IVF successful, but I later conceived a rainbow baby all on our own without medical help too! I conceived him while breastfeeding, so I wasn't drinking then, either. Even one glass of wine will do it, I was told. Weird huh?

3) Anti-ovarian antibodies (this is controversial; reproductive immunologists believe these contribute to genetically defective eggs, while the REs I talked to didn't, but then applying immunology to fertility is relatively new)

4) Diet. The theory is spikes in blood sugar increase autoimmune disease, which potentially affects the antibodies your body makes against your fetus or even your eggs, such as AOAb. You could try Googling a diabetic diet, or asking your doctor for one. It's basically a plan to eat small meals/snacks every 2 hours to keep your blood sugar from spiking, avoiding sugar or foods high in sugar, eating more/less at certain times of day etc. It sounds complicated at first, but once you get used to it it's not bad. It's healthy and definitely can't do any harm. It's even kind of nice to have an excuse to eat every 2 hours.

Things you can try:

prenatals
baby aspirin
folic acid
diabetic diet
no drinking ANY alcohol for at least 4 months prior to TTC
steroids such as prednisone, if you can get your doctor to prescribe it before your next TTC cycle, but they are very unhealthy for you
acupuncture, but only if it truly relaxes you - if needles stress you out or make you nervous, don't do it!
chiropractor
massage therapy
moderate exercise
anything that can get you to relax and reduce stress hormones!

Good luck!!!!
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December 5th, 2011, 04:55 PM
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thanks for the suggestions guys.

Lisa, I find it interesting to hear that the diabetic diet is good, considering I've followed a modified version since I was diagnosed with PCOS. I follow it more strictly when we are TTCMA. I also rarely drink alcohol, in fact before this last loss I'd had maybe 3 drinks in a year. I'm planning on asking my RE about baby aspirin and for recommendations on acupuncturists and chiropractors. I really appreciate that he is incredibly open minded on ideas for treatment and willing to give almost anything a chance.
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