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#1 LadyKJStorm

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:16 PM

Yes I know that it is a weird title but bear with me for a minute.

In the last 18 months I have had 3 miscarriages. I have seen two specialists but was waiting on blood tests before really doing anything. The only advice I had received was to try to lose another 35 kilos (I have already lost 60 kilos) and maintain this for 3 months before trying to do another round of IVF.

I just had an email from the second opinion medical specialist I saw. The blood test has come back in and they found a mutation. Sounds strange to be happy about that but it is good they found it. Also I did a lot of googling and it seems as though its a pretty basic fix. I can't have folic acid and have to have methofolate instead and I might need to have blood thinners (stronger than the aspirin they had me on).

For the last three months I have been crying on and off about whether I would ever be able to have kids (like not every day but regularly enough). Whether they would find anything. What I would do if they couldn't find anything. e.g. could I do another IVF round?

I am so happy they found something. It means I can actually move forward and attack the problem (I'm not the passive type).  

Go for a different blood test in the morning which will hopefully tell them what to do.

Just thought I'd share since I've been sharing a bit on this forum.

#2 Froyohoho

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:19 PM

MTHFR? Yes it's good to have a dx that gives you a plan going forward. Good luck!

#3 Meemaw

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:21 PM

I am so happy for you! Now you know what the issue is and that there is a fix hopefully means success for you in the
future :)

#4 LadyKJStorm

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:39 PM

Yep 2 mutations in MTHFR. Going to have my homocysteine levels tomorrow.

Just so happy to have an answer. Not knowing is the worst.

#5 LouLou86

Posted 18 March 2020 - 07:50 PM

Happy for you you have some answers! I have MTHFR also. It seems to be fairly new although being recognised by western medicine I recommend also speaking to a naturopath. Good you’ve been told to have methyfolate and not extra folate!! I was also on aspirin through both of my pregnancies. I’ve had 2 very healthy pregnancies/bubs since I found out I had the gene.
Pm me if you would like the contact of a wonderful naturopath who specialises in mthfr and women’s health/fertility (also does Skype calls - not affiliated but I saw her regularly before I conceived my eldest and throughout my pregnancies) xx

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