(Closed) Biochemical pregnancies

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m so sorry that you’ve had to go through this πŸ™ It’s a horrible thing to have to experience and deal with, I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

I had 2 chemical pregnancies. My doctor already knew that I had low progesterone and tests after and during the miscarriages confirmed that. Both times I was on a progesterone supplement. With my current pregnancy we were able to detect the pregnancy earlier and my doctor put me on a very aggressive does of progesterone supplementation right away. I am currently 15 weeks pregnant. She also did have me take vitamin B6 (a fairly large does….400mg). I’ve heard that baby aspirin works as well but I was not on that personally. After my second miscarriage my doctor also tested my thyroid. She found that it was slightly high and put me on a low dose of medication to treat that as well since thyroid issues can cause low progesterone as well. It was after my thyroid issue was resolved that I had this pregnancy which has (so far) been successful.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@smokingpoint:  It’s definitely worth looking into πŸ™‚ There are also lots of options for progesterone supplementation. In my case the suppositories by themselves were never enough to keep me from spotting/losing the pregnancy. This time my doctor put me on progesterone in oil shots twice a week and those made all the difference. It’s not exactly the most fun thing to do but it has definitely been worth it. I was on them from 5 weeks through last week (week 14).

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve had 2 but my progesterone levels look fine. My first one was most likely caused by mycoplasma. The 2nd could have just been bad luck.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

@smokingpoint:  Just wanted to send my love your way. I’m sorry you are going through that. I wanted to ask about the baby aspirin, haven’t heard of that. What’s it for?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

@smokingpoint:  Fragile X is a chromosomal defect, but Factor X (said like ten) has to do with clotting, so I’d guess if you tested positive for something to do with clotting it would be Factor X =) So your doc doesn’t recommend it for everyone, just for the factor x people? I just had a MC recently, so I’m just wondering if there is ANYTHING I could do to increase my chances, too. Sorry for all the questions… Praying for your sticky baby next cycle!!!!! =)

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ChuckNorris: Baby aspirin is also supposed to help if you have low progesterone levels! It couldn’t hurt to take it…only after O though!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@smokingpoint:  Maybe it’s because of your blood clotting issue? Conflicting info really bugs me too πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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@Running Elley:  Oh that’s interesting!! Thank you for the heads up. I will have to think about that, I’ll try anything even if it means my heartburn gets worse (aspirin tears up my tummy!).

@smokingpoint:  It really is awful. I way underestimated how painful and emotional it is until I went through it myself. The best thing that helped me was talking about it…so feel free to PM me if you ever need to vent about it. Thanks for the info! I’d be curious to find out if you are a carrier for fragile X, we have a few patients with the active syndrome and it’s pretty interesting.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@smokingpoint: From what I understand, (I am not a doctor!)  Mycoplasma is a really small (smaller than normal) bacteria that can be present in your system, but doesn’t always cause a problem. There are lots of different types and it’s too difficult/expensive to type them. (Similar to how you always have yeast in your system, but it’s not a problem until it overgrows…)  They took a culture from my cervix to dx it – it has to be processed on its own. It’s not something they usually test for on an annual exam b/c as I said, mycoplasma doesn’t always cause problems. It’s not an STD, per se, because they’ve found it in folks who aren’t sexually active, but it is something that can be transmitted sexually.

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