Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A small chink of light?

Thanks to you all for your support and comments on my last post. It was one of the lowest points I had hit in quite a while. Sorry I didn't reply to your comments, but as you can imagine I wasn't my most communicative for a while there. But I'm back with some good news.

I got a call last week, from our RE in Dublin. My autoimmune bloods results were back, and they threw out what may be the answer to the last four years of shite we have been wading through. My level of antithyroid antobodies are off the scale. A normal range would be 0-4. Mine is over 300, which is more than likely the explanation for four of my pregnancy losses. I just wish we had gotten this information years ago, but we have it now and that's the main thing.

The better news is that it's an autoimmune disorder that's treatable with steroids and injectable anticlotting agents. So it might make me as hairy and burly as a German shotputter, but it just might be the treatment that helps me carry a pregnancy to term. I'm still waiting on my AMH results, which I should have in the next day or two. Once we get an idea of how many eggs are left in the basket, we should be able to start formulating our next plan of action.


  1. This is FANTASTIC news!!! Having a cause means there is a reason for the losses and also an easy fix! I feel so so optimistic for you!!! Keep me posted, I think you may be going to my same clinic. Love, Fran

  2. I am sorry for the autoimmune disorder but it's so good you have a treatable diagnosis and one that can even bring you hope for a good outcome. Hugs.

  3. Oh wow, that's a bit of a breakthrough. Good luck.