Adding immune tx for FET #2


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Reply Posted on: Apr 8, 2014 at 12:51pm
Dear Dr Bravermann,

I have a history of poor egg quality, poor fertilization and poor embryos. After countless IVF tries, we moved to donor eggs and I was successful on my first try. I had an uncomplicated and uneventful pregnancy and delivered a healthy (and gorgeous) baby.

I recently had my first FET for a sibling, which was unsuccessful.

We plan to thaw 3 for the next try (4AB, 4AB and 4AC), and my RE wants to add immune tx - 10mg prednisone and increase to 20 if pregnant, and intralipids 7-14 days before transfer.

This will be my 9th IVF cycle, but first time doing longer steroids and intralipids.

My question is whether 10/20mg predisnone is still considered a low dose (I am concerned about side effects, though obviously willing to try anything).

Also, what is the standard intralipid dose and are there any expected side effects?

WIth no uterine issues, previous successful pregnancy, and embryos of this quality (from a young donor) and adding in immune tx - do you think my chances of getting pregnant are decent?

Many thanks!

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Adding immune tx for FET #2 Posted on: Apr 8, 2014 at 1:10pm
You havent explained why they are adding immune therapy? If there is a thought of an immune implantation issue then you need to test for these issues and prescribe the correct treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.