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Recurrent Miscarriage Testing, trials and tribulations...Part 7!

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squizita Fri 07-Jun-13 19:04:04

Hi all, carrying on from part 6. All kinicker-checkers, blood-testers, clinic-attenders and finger-crossers welcome. Nothing but love and crossed fingers...

Bakingtins Tue 03-Sep-13 21:38:23

Hi all - good phone appt with the ever positive Prof Q. My NK cells are 16% (normal <5%) and she seems to think that is in the range where she can be confident about helping me. She said if they were >20% then she'd be less hopeful that the medication would work.
Protocol is progesterone from day 21 of cycle, test on day 28, if positive continue the progesterone and start prednisolone. Early scan to check pregnancy is in the uterus then start clexane (heparin injections) as they are cytoprotective for the placenta (nothing to do with clotting disorders which I don't have). All those treatments for the first 12 weeks, then if successful monitoring for faltering growth at 28 and 34 weeks.
We're prepared to give it another shot so I guess we are officially TTC again from this cycle.

Polka2 Wed 04-Sep-13 09:56:05

Baking that sounds really positive I wish you heaps of baby sticking dust!

Selfish post but......OMG OMG OMG.............I have a feint line, I'm 3 days late, I have a feint line, I'm in a major panic and can't get hold of my docs to get the Heparin.......I can't believe it as it usually takes us FOREVER to get a BFP...........yey but massive fear!!

Bakingtins Wed 04-Sep-13 10:20:08

That's brilliant, Polka hope you can get hold of the doctor today. I remember that panic so well - you need to be doing everything immediately I was so frustrated it didn't seem to be that big a deal to everyone at the GPs. Everything crossed for you.

Polka2 Wed 04-Sep-13 11:07:46

Thanks baking managed to get through the ferocious receptionist and actually speak to the docs who is squeezing me in this evening - phew!

JBrd Wed 04-Sep-13 12:52:03

Fantastic news, Polka! thanks

Justonemoretime Wed 04-Sep-13 17:59:04

WOW Polka That's brilliant news! Everything crossed for you! smile

squizita Wed 04-Sep-13 20:29:32

Baking what hopeful news! Best of luck with the ttc!

Polka fingers crossed! Great news!

Polka2 Wed 04-Sep-13 20:57:26

Thanks ladies!

Managed to get docs to prescribe heparin, trekked about to find a pharmacy that actually stocks it and jabbed myself too, needle fine but drug burns like a biatch but if it works who cares!

teaandchocolate Wed 04-Sep-13 22:09:21

Hi everyone.

Welcome to the EW and Norma. You've been given some really good advice already but hope you're doing ok. Its such a hard time.

Baking wishing you loads of luck with ttc and the treatment plan. Sounds really positive and amazing to have found a consultant you can really trust & who knows what theyre talking about. Its so important.

Polka tentative congratulations!!! Hang on in there. Keeping everything crossed for you.

Just a quick update from me as I had my 20 week scan today and all was perfect!! Absolutely massive relief and I really feel like a huge weight has been lifted and have been so chatty and upbeat today - like my pre-rmc self!!! Also found out its a boy!! The gestational diabetes is still a total pain as I seem to be losing weight as I'm so strict with my diet and the doctors are worrying but can cope with all that! So happy.

Hello to everyone else and sorry for missing loads of people off!!

Bakingtins Wed 04-Sep-13 22:28:11

Tea that is fab news. Hope you can now do all the normal pregnancy stuff like argue about names!

teaandchocolate Wed 04-Sep-13 22:47:08

Thanks Baking! Funny you should say that as one of the reasons we found out the sex is because the name is such a contentious issue between me and DH! Can't wait to start obsessing about changing bags...!

GuppieK Fri 06-Sep-13 10:42:36

Polka - I'm finding the same with injecting Clexane. I think that if you keep holding the bit you've injected for 20 secs or so instead of letting it go straight away it doesn't sting as much. I've managed to do it once that way with no pain whatsoever and have been trying to replicate that since, but is a bit hit or miss! I'm also inserting progesterone pessaries twice a day :-( - neither is particularly pleasant, but like you say, if it works then who cares!

GuppieK Fri 06-Sep-13 10:49:06

Tea - amazing news on your 5 month scan. That is a big milestone and a boy is lovelys news (do you have a girl already?). I've got all my fingers and toes crossed that everything continues smoothly and the little man doesn't give you any dramas.

On a slightly unrelated subject, are you looking pregnant now at 5 months? I accepted a new job the week I got the positive pregnancy test (bad timing, but not going to complain!) and I'm hoping that if things go well I can keep the pregnancy covered up until I'm 4-5 months while I prove I can do the job... Even typing that is weird for me because I can't envisage getting to 5 months or ever looking pregnant! x

teaandchocolate Fri 06-Sep-13 18:55:28

Thank you Guppie! Yes I have a DD already so a boy will be very exciting!

I don't envy you having to inject. The finger pricking to take my sugar levels is bad enough. I'm a bit nervous about injecting if I need insulin.

I think I am showing quite a lot now although I think if you didn't know me you might not notice....but sure you would if I worked with someone. However with my DD I was hardly showing at all by this stage as I had really strong stomach muscles from going to the gym quite a bit. I could have probably hidden it til now with that pregnancy particularly if I'd been clever with clothes. This time I had to stop wearing jeans at 8 weeks! I think it has a lot to do with how strong your stomach muscles are. But also if you're bigger generally then its definitely less noticeable. However those that know you might notice the massive boobs!!

squizita Fri 06-Sep-13 18:56:54

Tea - great news! :-)

JBrd Sat 07-Sep-13 11:59:43

Hello ladies, quick question (with tmi, sorry)! My bleeding finally stopped last week, only to be replaced with the most copious amount of cervical mucus discharge ever shock. It's so much that I have to wear panty liners, if I don't want to have to change my knickers a couple of times a day.
Is that normal? Not had that after any of my previous mcs... I guess if you count the mc as cycle day 1, you could argue that I might be ovulating (it's been two weeks since the mc), and I have tested and got a faint line on the OV sticks. But that line is very faint and has also shown for 4 days in a row now, which it normally never does (cheapie test sticks). But it's really the mucus that I'm concerned about, there is just soooo much!

LandsN Sun 08-Sep-13 07:26:28

I would maybe have a chat with gp hun I never had that after 3 mcs r u sure there is no infection is it just normal mucas? X

donttrythisathome Sun 08-Sep-13 21:10:36

Hi everyone
Just checking in to say hello and huge congrats to Tea and Polka.
I have been keeping a low profile as I am trying to just get on with things right now. I had a (ridiculously) faint line on the pregnancy test last week and got all excited, only to get my period 3 days early. Had a grumpy weekend but have cheered up now. Can't stand seeing pregnant people at the moment though. Doesn't it drive you crazy when people take it so much for granted grrrr.
Hope you are all well.
PS: could we have a statistics thread, pretty please...?

donttrythisathome Sun 08-Sep-13 21:14:44

I have set up a stats thread, but there is no pressure to add to it. I just thought it would help as I find it hard to keep up and really want to remember all your details as it is important. Feel free to add any details you like to it - treatments, reasons etc.

Purplefrogshoe Sun 08-Sep-13 22:09:25

Congrats tea and polka, fingers crossed baking, I also can't stand seeing pregnant people at the moment donttry, I went to the hairdressers today only to find my stylist was pregnant and it was all she could talk about grrrr. Hope everyone else is doing ok xxx

butterfly86 Mon 09-Sep-13 08:51:24

Hi everyone just want to say Tea that is fab news it gives me hope when I hear about you doing so well, it's lovely that it's a little boy too one of each!

And to lands too after the scary bit in the beginning you've got so far very exciting!

Congratulations polka fingers crossed for you smile

Baking I'm glad you've finally got some answers and I hope you are feeling a bit more positive that with a little help things might eventually work out for you, I really hope it does good luck ttc!

Hello to everyone else sorry I can't name everyone with being off for a while I'm a bit lost off with this thread.

I'm currently post ov how many days I have no idea but I'm just going with it trying to be relaxed about it-we will see how long that lasts! I've got really tender breasts not sure if that's just because I'm post ov think it would be too early for anything else I'm only cd19. Im off to the doctors this morning because of my irregular mid cycle bleeding I already mentioned it to the consultant but she put it down to stress she checked my cervix and said it looked ok I do have an ectropian so that could be the cause but I've started to bleed after sex now so I'm going to check it out again just to be on the safe side, there's always something to worry about!

Purplefrogshoe Mon 09-Sep-13 11:10:25

Hi everyone, A bit of a me me me post as I am in shock. Just had a call from the hospital with the results following my erpc 4 July, molar pregnancy and I have been referred to the specialist in Scotland, so means I'm not experiencing a new pregnancy but haven't been given any more information so I'm panicking now....

nearlyreadytopop Mon 09-Sep-13 15:25:57

purple I had a suspected molar preg so have read a bit about it. First of all big hug because initially its very scary. There is a super thread on here with mrsjohndeere which I found so helpful. I hope you get lots of support. It turned out mine wasn't molar but I remember the first week very well. The miscarriage association have a v good leaflet. In England treatment is at Charing cross and if u Google for them they also have good info. Sorry I can't link on phone.

LateBloomer414 Mon 09-Sep-13 18:30:47

Just a flyby to say hello...

squizita Mon 09-Sep-13 20:19:47

Purple I had a partial mole (they were never able to confirm how much) but thankfully with monitoring it went away (after a scary blip like for you). 95% of cases do so although scary, may well all be OK! Charing Crosshave a great website with an attached support site with forums.

Jbird I had mucus after my mc but not like that. I agree maybe call your gp. They'll swab you, takes a moment but peace of mind lasts longer!

don't try sorry to hear you've had a rough time.

Butterfly yeah do keep asking about bleeding. Stress sounds a bit of a random reason if you ask me! I've had bleeding etc after mc in the past. It resolved but I made sure I got 2nd opinions...

Waves to everyone else!

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