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Maybe it's possible for you too switch? Or at least request a consult with him.DH was karotyped after DE2 and it was normal. Sperm frag dna was normal too. My RE doesn't believe in immune stuff so he's not going to give me orders for it. What did you get tested for by your RE? I don't have it in me to pursue a reproductive immunologist nor the funds for IVIG etc. I am negative for factor 5. I have no auto immune issues -- no allergies, no chronic issues, no thyroid issues--nothing at all that I can think of. I truly don't believe this is an immune issue. I think sperm that is DNA-damaged has been selected by the embryologist because you can't see anything visually wrong with the sperm which results in abnormal embryos. But I'm open to testing to rule stuff out but I won't get any help from the RBA doc because I didn't want to wait for the one doc who believes in this stuff there... Another mistake on my part.
Dear mrs mcirish,I went in this morning for a beta draw because I "knew" it wasn't right. My intuition was correct as the beta only rose to 155. No miracle. DH and I really drew the short straw with all things infertility-related. The doctor will see who else used the eggs(there was an ET today with them) and won't make me use the frosties if no one else has an on-going pg. Otherwise I have to transfer them before selecting a new donor. I don't have the stomach to do this anymore but I can't get out of the program w/out a huge financial hit that we can't afford to just let them keep. I just caved and told my mom. I truly hate all of this. It's sheer misery...
Mrs. M -I was so hoping that everything would be fine. We need some good news from one of us!
I am really sorry, Mrs. M. I had such high hopes for you.
Good idea checkign w/ RB to see what is going on with the other transfer. That will be a huge part of this.
Please keep us posted and hang in there.
Thinking of you.
I've taken the high EPA fish oil for over a year now, through 3 failed cycles.Still, I think taking the high EPA fish oil is a "can't hurt/might help" for almost anyone though maybe someone else will have input.
For your husband...has he considered taking supplements to boost mitochondrial function of his sperm? PQQ, cordyceps, CoQ10, d ribose etc? Just a thought. Would your husband possibly consider a cycle with part donor sperm and part his? I know someone who ended up choosing this route, transferred 2 (3?) on day that included both her husband's sperm and donor, and got pregnant with a singleton, who turned out to be her husband's genetic child.
I don't think its bad to not want to pursue IVF anymore, and I definitely don't think it means that someone is unworthy of a having a child.To admit that I just don't want to pursue this? I know that it may very well mean I end up CFNBC. I totally believe in RI but just don't want to. Is that awful? We don't have bc/bs and there's just no more money to give to this. I've been unable to find a job for a long time and lost a six figure salary. I know some would give their very last dollar to this but I can't. Maybe that makes me unworthy of getting a child but it is what it is. I think I've gone as far as I'm willing to go in the circles of hell...
Not incredibly (I don't have the numbers anymore) but all a little above normal. Definitely in need of some modulation. I hope your keys to success are just around the bend.I've taken the high EPA fish oil for over a year now, through 3 failed cycles.
I am being tested more extensively for immunity issues. My previous test revealed no immune issues, no NK cells.
But the high EPA fish oil hasn't helped me have success on a cycle. Again, it might not be immunity issues. It could be something else.....like a bad clinic, that is causing my failures.
Kim Kwak gets consistently high marks on the immunology board. If you go that route with insurance that covers some of the testing, costs may be more reasonable.Kwak Kim also appears to take my insurance... DH has been wanting to see Chicago for a few years....