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    Re: Fertility problems and pregnancy loss

    Quote Originally Posted by Scass View Post
    Your doctor sounds great.


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    She's very nice! I feel like she really wants to help me, and that she has a lot of empathy.

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    Re: Fertility problems and pregnancy loss

    I just had some really good news 🙂🙂🙂

    The toxoplasmosis results from my 2019 blood came back negative!

    So, it was a brand new infection I contracted recently - goodness knows how, as I hadn't been near any cats.

    That means that hopefully now I've had the infection it will never come back - which is the usual response. There is nothing to suggest that going on steroids to weaken my immune system will reactivate the infection.

    Really brilliant news, because it means I can go on the steroids for my next pregnancy, to hopefully keep my immune system from attacking the baby, and there is no reason to believe that the toxo will reactivate and negatively affect the pregnancy.

    I am so happy! It is such an unexpected result, as I was not at risk for contracting toxo so it's really strange I managed to pick up a new infection. I've no idea how I got it, but hopefully it'll go to sleep now and I won't need to worry about it again.
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    Re: Fertility problems and pregnancy loss

    Oh thatís great news, Iím really pleased that you can move forward


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scass View Post
    Oh thatís great news, Iím really pleased that you can move forward


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    Thank you!

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    I've had some malaise over the last few days, feeling a bit light-headed and weak with a bit of a reedy heart beat.

    It feels a bit like when I first came down with the toxo four months ago.

    Also, the side of my neck with the nodes was feeling a bit sore and I touched it and there is one node which feels quite prominent. I'm not sure if it's new or if it's just one of the old ones.

    I'm worried that the toxo isn't going away like it's supposed to. If it doesn't go away I can't have a baby.

    Another of my childhood friends, who is younger than me, just announced that his girlfriend is pregnant. One by one everybody I know is settling down and having babies, even the ones who never seemed like settling down types. I don't know why the whole thing, every aspect of it, seems so difficult and out of reach for me.

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    I've been thinking about my next round of IVF.

    I was wondering whether I might try a natural cycle next time, which means they sync it with my natural menstrual pattern rather than controlling it with drugs. It seemed that last time unfortunately my body did not absorb the drugs properly so I didn't have enough progesterone etc to sustain the pregnancy.

    I worry about my natural cycles though because lately they seem to be getting a bit shorter, which isn't a great sign.

    I also always spot for about three days, give or take, before my period. I've never really had an answer to that, but perhaps that's a sign of dodgy progesterone levels too.

    Also, my endometrium doesn't always reach optimal thickness. It didn't with the IVF drugs, either. They had to double my dose.

    It's a lot to think about. It's so important. Financially, and in terms of the literal rest of my life and future happiness.

    It's hard to think about all this by myself and make all these decisions alone. I wish I had someone.

    Either way, with someone or alone, I know I've got a really hard fertility journey ahead, and I've already been on the journey for over three years.

    Just thinking about it a lot today.

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    Hope everyone's ok. I'm doing ok. I moved towns to be closer to my parents and some of my old friends, and I've bought a house there. I've changed jobs too.

    Feeling a bit down because yesterday I noticed an enlarged node on the left side of my neck.

    The nodes on the right side of my neck had finally almost all gone after months, and my toxoplasmosis IgM antibodies went negative. It meant I could try again for a baby, although I'm having some blood tests soon to try to work out why I have hyperpituitarism which could well be linked to my miscarriages.

    However, now this new node is up I'm guessing it means the toxo is back. I'm going to try to have a blood test this week.

    If my toxo just keeps coming back it's going to make carrying a baby even harder for me.

    I wish I just had one fertility issue I could focus on, but I have so many! Sometimes I do feel like it's time to let go the whole baby / family thing. It's hard, though, when it's the thing I've wanted more than anything for so long, and the thing I have put so much time and energy and money into pursuing.

    Anyway, just trying to crack on with work and chatting with my friends and stuff in the meantime.

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    My blood test result came back and the toxo hasn't returned! Still dormant. The node went away after about a week, so it was just a random node, I guess!

    This weekend I am going on a second date with a man.

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    All sounding good! Enjoy your date.


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