[quote=loveababy]Hi everyone, I just found out I have compound heterozygous MTHFR and I’m wondering how long I should be on meds before I may conceive naturally or should I just do IVF. I would love to hear about some success stories of other women.
I have been TTC for over 2 years now. I have done 6 iui’s and I have done 5 months on clomid, 4 on femara before I found out I had this genetic problem. I also found out that I have high insulin levels. I’m not taking low dose asprin every day, metformin 1500mg and folgard. Hoping we can get a :bfp: soon! I have conceived naturally in 09 but had a mc at 9 weeks :wings: then had a chemical pregnancy in July 2011. I only started taking the new meds for about 6 weeks.[/quote]
I also deal with the MTHFR issue - I have a different form of it. I had spina bifida when I was in utero but it closed over before I was born so I am homozygous for the spina bifida portion (A1298C). I have to take Forbic - it’s a vitamin with elevated levels of folic acid, B6 and B12 vitamins to lower the chance of me passing the spina bifida on to my baby. I found out about this in October so it’s still new to me - but I’m just glad there’s something that I can take so I don’t pass this on - I was lucky that it covered up before I was born, otherwise my life would totally be different and if I were to pass it on to my baby they might not be so fortunate to have it close over before they’re born.
Just glad that modern medicine is looking at these abnormalities and is finding ways to help you get through them. It’d be nice if they couldn’t give you something to fix it totally.