Hello and welcome May ICLW’ers! Currently, I am stuck in an in between place somewhere. I’m not sure what treatment to pursue next. We did IVF in January of this year, had a chemical pregnancy, and then found out I have a clotting disorder. I also have Premature Ovarian Failure, which means I don’t have a lot of time left before menopause. (I’m only 28 – EEK!)
We haven’t had the funds to try IVF again. We’ve been going back and forth between medicated cycles (Clomid, Femara, Injects) and trying naturally. We added Lovenox and steroids to my regimen (which are supposed to help with recurrent pregnancy loss), and they seem to have helped to SOME extent. I have gotten pregnant a couple more times (yay), but still had chemical pregnancies (boo). We think my losses might be due to poor egg quality, in addition to my clotting disorder.
I take A LOT of supplements, in hopes of turning back my biological clock a little bit and boosting my egg quality. I don’t know if they are actually helping or not. My high FSH has lowered to almost a normal level, so that leads me to believe they have helped a little. Sometimes it feels like I’m getting nowhere though. There’s not much you can do if your eggs are bad 😦
What I’m doing now: Setting up a telephone consult with Dr. Sher (one of the leading IF specialists in the country), hoping for more testing and answers or awesome treatment protocol, taking my supplements, and sort of taking a TTC break. Of course, we’ll still be trying naturally for whatever that’s worth – but we won’t be expecting anything. I just want to focus on being healthy for now and give my body a break from treatments. Hopefully we’ll have a good game plan in place soon.
I’d like to say we will plan on doing IVF again late summer/early fall. I’m not sure yet though. I’m waiting to hear if our new insurance has any IVF coverage. I wish we could find some magic answer or treatment before then, or receive a natural miracle – and not need to do IVF! I guess there’s always hope, but I’m anxious to move forward with the best, most aggressive, more LIKELY avenue to get pregnant (and STAY pregnant).
But for now, we wait – and try to heal our hearts. It’s been a long few years.
Good luck and best wishes to everyone! Thanks for stopping by for ICLW!