Getting sick on day 3 4 after IUI or IVF/ICSI Immune issues


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Reply Posted on: Jun 16, 2013 at 10:40pm
Dear doctor Braverman,
I hope you can help me with my problem. Every time after an IUI treatment I get very sick on day 3 and day 4. Heavy migraine, vomiting, dizziness and sometimes I even feel my uterus contract.
Now with the IVF/ICSI cycle it is the same but starts the day after the transfer but is not so severe. I have been pregnant 4 times in 2 years (IUI)which all ended in miscarriages. I have blood checks twice a week after transfer and this is what it showed when I started to get sick:

Lymphozyten (relative) 65 (scale 20 - 40) before 15
Granulozyten (absolute) 1,69 (scale 3,0 - 6,5) before 12,20
Granulozyten (relative) 31 (scale 50 - 80) before 81
T-Lymphozyten (CD3+) absolute 2,44 (scale 0,9 - 2,2) before 1,00
T-Helfer (CD4+) absolute 1,69 (scale 0,5 - 1,2 before 0,65
B-Lymphozyten (CD19+)absolute 0,60 (scale 0,1 - 0,4) before 0,57
NK cells (CD16+/CD56+)absolute 0,46 (scale 0,1 - 0,4) before 0,67

I have used 40mg Prednisolone, IVI-G (5grams), Intralipid drips (20% 250ml), vitamine D, Omega 3 capsules and folic acid. For the next transfer I will also start also with Enbrel(Humira) injections 25mg. I have a very nice doctor who is willing to do everything.

But I think we are missing what causes this, so this is not treated. I need to add that I am a single lady living in The Netherlands and I always use the same Danish donor. My uterus and ovary and tube (I have only one of each left) have been checked a couple of times and are in good shape. My doctor is based in Germany as in The Netherlands the medical professionals laugh at my story and just tell me it is bad luck and refuse to do any blood work.

Do you have an idea what the problem might be? I have experienced this almost every IUI and every IVF/ICSI. Is there anything I need extra testing on?
I would be so grateful after all this time to find an answer and solution. Thank you so very much for reading my story.
19 IUI treatments
4 pregnancies 4 miscarriages
2 IVF/ICSI treatments
Immune issues
now on Prednisolone
Intralipid drips
vitamine D
Omega 3
Folic Acid

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Getting sick on day 3 4 after IUI or IVF/ICSI Immune issues Posted on: Jun 17, 2013 at 12:06pm
Best would be to email Kim at my office [email][email protected][/email] and schedule a SKYPE consult so I can go over all details in your case , I dont think this is just bad luck and im sure I can help you.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.