IVF put on hold

Hello ladies just wanted to update you all. My IVF cycle is going to be put on hold as my new RE learned that I have low blood, a thyroid issue and my sugar levels are elevated. So they put me on an iron supplement, Thyroid medication and metformin.
Im just alittle curious as to why my other RE did not locate know that I had all of this going on. I am also curious to know where all of this came about as I never had an issue with any of this before. Do you ladies think these issues could have been the reason as to why my last 2 FET cycles did not work.
Well I am off to go walking. I am definitly changing my eating habits and starting to exercise as of today.

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GirlAtHeart
GirlAtHeart

The general rule with REs is this: They usually don\'t \"test\" for any disorders until a couple of losses or failures. I think it\'s awful, but it\'s pretty standard procedure. I don\'t know if it has anything to do with insurance cover it or what. I really think every women who walks through the door of a clinic should be tested right off the bat - at least be given the option if insurance won\'t cover it.

I had 1 BFN, plus two BFPs that resulted in m/c. After the first failure, I asked to be tested and my RE said no. Then after my m/c, I begged and pleaded and they said no again.

Well, after second miscarriage, I wouldn\'t take no for an answer. I went immediately to my own family doctor. He was amazing. He and I looked up all the \"recurrent pregnancy loss\" tests and he immediately did them. I took the results to the RE and then they finally consented to give me the rest. (My family doctor missed about 4 more tests.)

Long story short - they found a blood clotting disorder, treatable by a little shot of blood thinner I put into my tummy every morning.

I also pushed for fibroid surgery. I\'ve pushed for so much stuff.

Let me know if you want me to send you the list of testing I did. I paid out of pocket and I believe it was about $1,200 - but it was the best $1,200 I ever spent!

...thinking about you...
Mamamando
Mamamando

i AGREE with Girlatheart 10000%, they are all waiting for you to have 3,4 m/c before they do the testing, happened the same to me and a lot of other girls, especially with the anthphospolipid and mthfr, and the tx? easy lovenox, i agree better pay 1500$ cash now than 2 ivf for 20.000$.
most of women have low tyroid, i had nodules since 2000 and im on syntyroid every day. blood sugar hopefully with diet and excercise you can keep it under control.
i would ask for the testing now, before you spent more money. they still may come back negative, so sometimes you have no explanation.
my antyphospolipid were positive last year and i was on lovenox, new re, new test is negative, no lovenox now, i still do not get it!!
all the best getting ready for a healthy final succesful ivf!!
deleted_user
deleted_user

That\'s crazy!! But thinking about it now, my RE has never issued testing for other \"functions\" of my body. I am just anal and get tested by my GP every year. When I went in last week I told my RE that I had my annual bloodwork done and the only thing that came back was low vitamin D... she looked at me funny and said \"ok\". I thought it was weird that she wouldn\'t want to see that the rest of my body is healthy. Even the laparoscopy I had last May - my RE said she would never order one. My OB did the surgery... but why wouldn\'t they want to check for problems? So frustrating. Hang in there!!
deleted_user
deleted_user

I think that is very odd, basic lab tests that can exclude easily treated causes of IF should be routinely ruled out prior to you dropping thousands of dollars con ivf! BASIC testing should include blood count, glucose and thyroid function. The blood clotting and immune system tests are those that are sometimes reserved forvthose with a couple losses, however my RE tested for ALL of those things prior to our 1st cycle, so we could cover all our bases and have success....which we did on our first cycle! I absolutely think these things could have affected your prior cycles, I\'m so glad to hear you\'re with a new RE! I\'m sure you\'re frustrated but at least you know you\'re getting these variables taken care of and so hopefully your next cycle will be a success! Good luck!
EELC
EELC

It may be that your thyroid, sugar, and blood counts were \"borderline\" and were within the \"okay level\" at your old RE\'s office, but in the \"fix this first\" level at your new REs office. It\'s good that your RE is trying to optimize everything. I don\'t think any one of those things is big enough to have caused your previous failures, but every little thing counts, and it\'s important to optimize everything!