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Sunday, April 28th 2013, 9:33pm

When is it time to think seriously about immune testing?

Hi ladies

I'm hoping you can help I've had three cycles now one fresh and one fet both bfn and last fet we got pregnant but unfortunately it didn't stick and second test date came back negative. After so many years of bfns and seeing my first bfp I was hopeful it meant this may work one day. Fresh cycle went well considering my age 37 well 36 at the time got 18 eggs and had 6 embies that made it to blastocyst everything looked good on all 3 cycles so starting to wonder if I have something underlying.

My sister has lupus and arthritis and although I have no signs of it I wonder if genetically something could be the same?

I might be being too paranoid at this stage but I don't want to go through more cycles when there is reason it's not working. Is it too early to push this with my clinic I am still nhs funded so I know they don't fund the tests where can you go to get these tests done?
ICSI #1 & FET= BFN
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Sunday, April 28th 2013, 9:44pm

You can get them done in London. I had done mine with the Argc. Care does them too.
You've had lots of bfn so I would check.

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Monday, April 29th 2013, 5:53pm

I definitely would Macksie.

We actually decided to have them done after two failed cycles and the advice CARE sent was to do it after two failures over 35 or three under. I was just under 35 at the time but just wasn't prepared to risk another cycle failing when we could have looked into it. We knew we wouldn't be cycling again for a few months so we did that in the meantime.

Two main issues were discovered in my case and although I also turned out to have a serious problem with my own eggs I would never have got a BFP with donor eggs without following the immune protocol that CARE prescribed.

I am not sure how you would tie it in with NHS treatment but in your case I would definitely have them done. The NHS and several clinics do not buy into the immune stuff but I have seen enough BFPs on here following immune treatment to convince me it works on that basis alone. If you get a good number of blasts again I would be willing to bet that immunes will enable them to stick.

CARE have clinics in Sheffield, Northampton, Nottingham and Manchester if that helps
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Monday, April 29th 2013, 9:28pm

Thanks Ros that's helped a lot I hope your pregnancy is going well proof in itself that we should never give up!

Maria I see you were at bourn hall Cambridge were you funded? If so we're they open to testing separately and supporting a cycle depending on the results?

Got my letter today to book in for a follow up appointment so will go armed to discuss our options then. Time to maximise our chances of this working perhaps it's all just bad luck for us but I have a hunch!
ICSI #1 & FET= BFN
FET #2= BFP early mc

ICSI #2- Sept 13 = :BFP: : D
Pprom at 28 weeks - Freddie James born at 32+4 perfect in every way lurve

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Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 8:43pm

Cambridge was dead against it. They said that immunology for fertility is not scientifically proven, but then they were ok with giving me clexane, steroids and aspirin with NHS funding.
I would say ask them anyway.




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