I wanted to start a thread that just posts useful information and articles for those still struggling. My hope with this thread is that others can post similar information so that those still struggling can find a forum that will hopefully help them be successful.
My story, I started trying at 38. Had my first chemical pregnancy after trying chlomid and timed. We then graduated to IUI. Went through several of these with no success. I started with an acupuncturist right before my last attempt with IUI. She started me on many of the vitamins that are listed in the article link below. I stopped IUI after my 4th attempt and started saving up for IVF. We had our first IVF cycle in February, 2011 which resulted in another chemical. I then went and saw a Chinese Dr. who started me on raw herbal tea that was specifically designed for me and where I was at in my cycle. Although the tea was disgusting, I stuck with it and decided in July, 2011 to start a final cycle of IVF. My RE had me on Metformin because although I didn’t have any cysts, I showed other signs of PCOS. She also added to my protocol Dexamethasone which I took through transfer. Also, I came up positive for a blood clotting disorder so after transfer in addition to my POI shots I got to take Lovenox shots. (bruises on belly and rump, no fun) Throughout this second cycle I continued seeing both my acupuncturist and the Chinese Dr. for herbal tea in addition to a multitude of vitamin supplements. Something must have worked as I’m now 21 weeks.
I want to share the articles that helped me through this and recommend that others who are going through this find a support group in their area and start attending. Online support is great, but if it weren’t for the infertility group I had attended I would never have thought to ask about the Natural Killer Cell and similar autoimmune disorders that could be the reason many of us can’t get pregnant.
Anyway, below is a link to one of I hope many articles that get posted to this thread. I will continue to post what I come across to this thread and hope others will join me.