First, a big thank you for the medication help! You know who you are! 😀 I am so grateful!!!
I have a follow up with Dr. Sher on 7.15.11 to discuss my test results. I keep going back and forth between being nervous/scared and excited. It would be nice to know that there’s something, other than my eggs, that could be the culprit of my early losses. We’ll see…..
I decided to talk with my current RE, Dr. Scheiber, about what treatment he thinks is best for us. Unfortunately, Dr. Scheiber does not concur with Dr. Sher about autoimmune issues affecting fertility or causing Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. I don’t see how or why more doctors don’t recognize autoimmune issues! I’m finding out that it will be very difficult to get treatment if I do have something going on.
Dr. Scheiber thinks we can and will get pregnant, with or without IVF AND with or without IV intralipids or other autoimmune treatment. The best he will do for me is steroids and Lovenox, and he was reluctant to even do those. He said the research doesn’t support the newer treatments. He believes they make no difference either way. I disagree — but I’d love to believe what Dr. Scheiber says, because I want to have hope. Hope that we can be successful without taking anymore extra measures than we’re already taking.
I have 2 doctors telling me completely different things, and I don’t know who to believe. Dr. Scheiber thinks all my miscarriages are caused by a combination of things – not just one thing or one diagnosis. Dr. Sher makes so much sense though. It will be a long time before we can afford to go see him and pursue treatment with him. Maybe in the meantime there’s still hope for us, like Dr. Scheiber believes.
I am confused. But I don’t want to wait forever, so we’re going ahead with a treatment cycle. We’re doing Clomid, Menopur, Dexamethasone, Lovenox, hcg trigger, progesterone, and timed BD. We might add Estrogen to boost my lining. The Clomid/Menopur combo is a little different than what we’ve done before. The Estrogen would be fairly new. I used it once before. So I guess we’ll just keep our fingers crossed and hope for a sticky BFP. I am a little hopeful and glad to be doing something!! 🙂