Chemical pregnancy #5


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Reply Posted on: May 16, 2013 at 3:56pm
I wrote previously about my recent IVF being chemical pregnancy #4 for me. My RE doesn't support immune system treatment, although he said he would prescribe me the meds to make me happy. We can't cycle again for a few months so I self medicated with prednisone and heparin after ovulation on my natural cycle with timed intercourse. I really didn't have any expectations however got a positive pregnancy test. I just found out my beta is falling. I was only taking 5mg prednisone twice per day and increased this to 10mg twice a day when I had a positive. In your opinion does this mean I should take more of the prednisone or just proof that nothing can keep me pregnant? I've found an RE who is very supportive of immune system treatments and did a NK cell test. I already know I am APA positive. The heparin I was on 5000unit 2x a day. Would you consider a natural pregnancy reason to continue to try with these meds? Would love to cycle with you but I'm far away. Also in your opinion when should presnisone and heparin be started and what is an ideal dose? thanks.

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Chemical pregnancy #5 Posted on: May 16, 2013 at 8:21pm
I can not recommend any treatments without knowing your case in detail and this is not the fourm for this. You could call the office if you are not local and we could do a brief discussion on your case and I could assess the need for our services and how we could help you from afar.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.


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RE: Chemical pregnancy #5 Posted on: May 31, 2013 at 11:29am
In addition to what Dr. Braverman said I also wanted to point out that we empirically treated with prednisone and lovenox for my 6th loss (most were chemicals during natural cycles). While it was a loss, that pregnancy made it to 8w the furthest I had made it up till that point. It was also the first indication that I had an immune problem. Luckily I had a doctor (not an RE) who prescribed prednisone because she suspected I might have some excess inflammation going on.

I'm an out of state patient of Dr. Braverman's, he can treat you remotely. I just wanted to encourage you to follow your instincts, more often than not they will lead you to answers.