My RE’s office called with my bloodwork results! Everything is normal, except for one thing. I’m excited to say I have elevated Antiphosphatidylserine IGM! LOL. It’s a blood clotting disorder in the autoimmune category. Which is interesting, because I recently posted this entry.
I’m actually really happy about this diagnosis because 1) it’s treatable and 2) maybe, just maybe this could be the reason for my 5 early losses! MAYBE my losses are not solely due to my poor eggs/DOR/POF, although I’m sure those things are also contributing factors.
My RE didn’t seem very concerned about this new diagnosis. In a way, that’s good. I know it’s not serious. On the other hand, I think we should take it somewhat seriously, considering all my losses and heartache. He wants to treat it with baby aspirin, but I’ve been taking baby aspirin FOREVER and it hasn’t helped. Obviously it’s not enough of a blood thinner if I was on it when I got the test done and it was STILL elevated. Anyway, I demanded (in a nice way) to do Lovenox injections with my next treatment cycle, and he said he would accommodate me. Although, he said he felt like it was a little “over-kill”. Hmmph. I don’t really care – I’ll try anything!!
The other thing he said, that I didn’t like so much, was that I can only start Lovenox when I get a BFP! ??? That seems to defeat the purpose to me. I usually start losing my little bean within a few days. I don’t see how it will help. I feel like I should start taking it right after ovulation, in hopes that it will help my bean stay sticky.
What are your experiences with Lovenox? Or do you know someone who has taken it? Have you heard of people taking it during an IUI cycle right after ovulation? We are planning to do an IUI with my next cycle in April. I thought about ordering my Lovenox early.
If he doesn’t take this seriously, I wonder if I should speak to another doctor and get their opinion? I wonder if I should see an Immunologist, regular Endocrinologist, or even a Hematologist? I know this isn’t serious or life-threatening or anything like that. I just want my losses to be taken seriously and get my take home baby!!