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Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 9:20am

Thanks Maria,
I did take pens,paper and my husband to appointment but it still didnt quite compute!
Have blood tests next week to see if meds are working and long appointment with dr afterwards so will
double,triple check I get it! FSs success rates are amazing (95% in 3 attempts) but people skills are lacking.
One more question-is blood clotting an immunology issue?

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Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 9:35am

Hi Berecka, I don't know exactly what counts as an immunology cycle, but there are some things which are included which you're not having. If your NK cells were high, you would be having intralipds or IVIg infusions, and if your cytokines were high you'd have Humira before starting so you're not having those. Those results come from the Chicago tests (you'd know if you'd had those as they cost a fortune and they take about 17 vials of blood!). I think high thrombocytes (ie. blood clotting) is part of the immune cycles, but I don't think it's necessarily an 'immune' issue. But it can make a helluva difference.

Might be worth asking him what level of pregoesterone he'll be putting you on afterwards as well, as ARGC makes sure it is really high after, not just the standard cyclogest.

Good luck for your appt!


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Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 9:01pm

Hi Betecka,
Immune problems occur when your body works against you getting pregnant with the immune system. Blood clotting can be due to genes rather than immunological problems. To know if you have immune problems you have to do the Chicago tests and have it confirmed by your clinic.
If you ate still confused then ask again. That's what the clinic gets paid to do. Also you can read around here on the forum.
Good luck.