Sunday, January 30, 2011

Make It Stop!

Af arrived, so no BFP this month. I also got some unfortunate news from my RE. I tested positive for PAI-1, and I'm 4G/4G, not good. It's an insulin based blood clotting disorder. It may have had something to do with my past miscarriages, it may not have had anything to do with them at all. I'm looking forward to sitting down and talking with her about what this all means. The nurse told me I would start Glucofage as soon as I do my glucose tolerance test, which I will do Tuesday. That's how they treat PAI-1. I have done a lot of googling over the past couple of days, only to give myself more anxiety. It's difficult to find a lot of information on PAI-1, but from what I did find, the good news is that by itself, it probably isn't too much to be concerned about, but combined with another blood clotting disorder, it could lead to more problems. I will be talking to my RE about getting tested for others. I have only been tested for this and lupus anticoagulant (which came back negative). So, hopefully I can get tested and all others will come back fine. That would ease my mind quite a bit. It does increase my risk of miscarriage and preeclampsia, as well as heart attack, stroke, and deep vein thrombosis. Scary stuff! My anxiety is pretty high right now. I'm ready for the bad news to stop rolling in, bring on the good news!

I'm currently on CD3. I'm doing the Clomid challenge this month to check my ovarian reserve. I had my first blood draw today, and will go back next Sunday for another. I'm really nervous about this test. I had it done 3 years ago and all was fine, so I'm hoping nothing has changed. The outcome of this one test could potentially change everything, so I'll be biting my nails until I get the results. Basically my week is consisting of lots of blood draws and medications (starting Clomid and Glumetza). I'll start taking both meds on Tuesday. My husband and I are both hoping the Clomid doesn't make me as moody as it did a couple of years ago (one can hope).

I want to thank all of my online friends for your support and comforting words through it all. I really appreciate all you say to help me through the hard times and support me through the good! My heart is heavy for a couple of you right now, and I hope you receive some much deserved happy news in the very near future! The world of infertility and miscarriage is one I wish nobody had to experience.

1 comment:

LisaB said...

Praying for you hun. xx