Thursday, December 16, 2010

Good News… and Not So Good News….

I will start with the good news…. My follicle is at 20.1 mm! YAY! So I will be triggering tonight! Definitely didn’t see this coming as I thought we would have to cancel this cycle…so I’m super excited! My nurse told me that my LH levels went WAY up... so my my hubby and I will be busy little bees for the next few days…  :)
Now for the not so good news… When my nurse called me to give me my results for today she said that she also had the results of my RPL blood work. I tested positive for (please forgive me if I’m not stating this correctly) 2 “C” copies for MTHFR. I don’t know much about this except that I know it is some sort of clotting disorder which is sometimes treated by blood thinners. She said that I have a “good” kind (if that’s possible) where I wouldn’t need injections of blood thinners but that I could just take a daily 81 mg of aspirin. I started taking that when I started the Clomid (I heard that baby aspirin also can help with any lining issues) so she said that was good and to continue to take it. She said the other important thing that I will need to do is take a special prenatal vitamin with extra folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12. Apparently the MTHFR affects my body’s ability to absorb the folic acid and these B vitamins… So I am going to go pick up the prescription tonight.
Again, I have not had a chance to do much research on this so I’m only going by what my nurse has told me so far. She said that this is very common and very treatable so I’m hopeful. I’m SO glad that I insisted to go ahead with the testing because at least now I know that there really was an issue. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the vitamins will help correct the problem.
If anyone out there in blog land has any advice or information for me I would love to hear it!

1 comment:

  1. Hmm. I don't know anything about MTHFR either. Good luck with your research and congrats on your follicle : )