Monday, June 24, 2013

IVF #3 (?)

So after a long break, we're back at it.  About 3 weeks after the miscarriage started I ovulated and I had a blood test which showed an HCG back at zero.  And this last Saturday I got my period.  (I was sweating it for awhile there.  A 14 day luteal phase!  Who would of thought!?!?!?) 

And in bigger news in the meantime, I met with one of the Reproductive Immunologists.  I was completely expecting her to say, nothing's wrong, everything's fine, I have no idea why you're miscarrying.  But, she actually found a problem!  My Natural Killer Cell activity was at 14.7% and it's supposed to be less than 10%.  So, in addition to the elevated progesterone problem, this appears to also be a problem.  The good news is, it's treatable.  We would do intralipids from before the transfer to birth every month or as needed.  So, maybe, maybe, we're finally getting down to the heart of the problem. 

Anyways, so today is CD 3 and I went in for bloodwork and ultrasound.  Everything looked great.  This new doctor's office is less intensive, which is fine with me.  They didn't actually count the number of antral follicles, but she said I had 6-7 on each side.  Woo-Hoo!!!!!  That's 12-14 all together.  That's great news.  It seems like everything is back where it should be.  It'd be great to get 12-14 follicles!  But, let's not get ahead of ourselves. 

My meds are as follows: 
375 iu Follistim
150 iu Menopur

And, I do this every night and come back Thursday morning.  On Thursday we'll have a better idea on how things are going.  But, for now things look good.  Keep your fingers crossed. 

ETA - And just for the record, this is my bloodwork: 

Estrogen - 57
FSH - 7.69
LH - 3.42
HCG - Negative

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