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November 19th, 2008, 07:26 PM
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I switched to a new obgyn recently. If we were still TTC it was supposed to be a fertility consult as well, but I am no longer TTC, but she was still willing to look into some things for me. It turns out I have something called MTHFR disorder, one of my alleles is + for it. I just started researching, but from what I understand my body doesn't properly absorb folic acid, and I also have an increased risk for blood clots, which explains the later loss and the repeat miscarriages. But there are ways to treat this. I always knew I had issues with absorbing vitamins and supplements, and also have low iron, so this makes a lot of sense. So glad I found a doctor who checked for this!

For the longest time, my doctor summed it up to lupus, I have systemic lupus, or bad luck, but now I have an actual, REAL, reason. I feel really relieved about this, actually! I KNOW what probably led to my miscarriages, and how to treat my next pregnancy. I don't have a follow-up until february, where I am on BCP's until then, but I am sure we will discuss it further. Next time I'm pregnant, I'll have a plan.

Just wanted to share, I am just a lurker here now, no desire to date or look for love at all these days....but you never know....
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November 19th, 2008, 07:47 PM
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Sounds like you found a good doc. I'm glad you're getting some answers. I hope with treatment you will be able to have another baby someday!
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November 19th, 2008, 08:09 PM
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That is good to know! I am glad you got answers!
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November 19th, 2008, 08:12 PM
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That is AWESOME! I bet it feel SO good to have some answers! One less thing to worry about in the future! Now you can be prepared! YAY!
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November 19th, 2008, 08:56 PM
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Just you know there are other ladies who are going through the same thing.... 2 girls from TTC#1 have MTHFR disorder. Their member names are Doodah and Babybird. Doodah just got diagnosed few days ago.. Babybird got diagnosed while back. She knows a lot about it. Perhaps you could PM babybird aka April and ask her about it? Tell her I referred you.

I'm glad you found out the reason what's the cause of M/C.
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November 19th, 2008, 09:23 PM
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I'm SO glad you have answers Ali!!!!
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November 20th, 2008, 12:17 AM
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woot for answers!!!
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November 20th, 2008, 12:23 AM
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It must be a relief to actually have an answer, even if it is simply for future use... and I believe you will "use" it in the future.

P.s. Happy Birthday to gorgeous Ella!!!!!!!!!!!!
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November 20th, 2008, 04:16 AM
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It is sooooo good that you found someone who was willing to do some research and find some real answers. That is great!!

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November 20th, 2008, 07:11 AM
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I'm so glad you finally have some answers!!
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November 20th, 2008, 10:27 AM
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It's always a really good feeling to have answers, even if the answers are difficult to absorb. I'm glad that there is treatment available, that's a really great OBGYN that you have.
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November 20th, 2008, 11:44 AM
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It is great you have answers, and that it is treatable. I applaud you for seeking answers out, even though you aren't TTC right now
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November 20th, 2008, 11:55 AM
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It is great that you got some answers- I bet it is a relief! I truly believe that you will have another baby one day, so it is great that you are being proactive!
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November 21st, 2008, 08:52 PM
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I'm so glad you have some answers now. Someday when it's time to TTC again, I hope it makes everything go perfectly for you.

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