HI, Dr. I messaged you a couple weeks ago there is new news to report

SoHopeful34

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Reply Posted on: Sep 9, 2014 at 5:10pm
Okay after 3 normal pregnancies and then 16 miscarriages with my last starting on August 2nd, just last month, as of September 8th still no period so my doctor decided to give me an HCG blood test and progesterone on yesterday. Today I got a call today saying my HCG was over 2000 and my progesterone is at 17.2. I've been taking prednisone 20mg for the last 2 weeks after I presented a protocol to my doctor that I seen many well renouned fertility specialists have used. I've been researching this for the last 8 years searching desperately for an answer to my losses. My question is, do I need to up my dosage now that I am pregnant again? My doctor believes I am about 3 weeks. He's pretty much going with my suggestions at this point but I'm at a loss with this one. I can't seem to find much information on it. I'm desperate for time and answers as all of my losses have been very early. On a good note I've never had HCG levels this high with any of my losses I think the highest they have been was 1700 with a blighted ovum my second loss at about 8 weeks. I'm hopeful that I will carry this one this time but I just need a little advice. Please help me. Thank You Dr. Braverman. I'm scared and I'm looking for answers.

Dr. Braverman

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RE: HI, Dr. I messaged you a couple weeks ago there is new news to report Posted on: Sep 19, 2014 at 6:07am
You need to have a full immune profile now that you are pregnant so you can make adjustments to meds correctly , there is no guessing that should be done here. If you want call my office today and register for our pregnancy management program and we will order this testing for you immediately . I think that without knowing your case I cant give you correct recommendations , this may even be an antibody mediated issue that flares once pregnant. For now I guess I would go to 40mg of prednsione , which your doctor of course must approve, then get the testing performed.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.