So, I am nearing the end of my first Lovenox cycle.
Just as a quick update for any new readers (welcome, new readers!), I was diagnosed in March with the MTHFR compound heterozygous gene mutations, and then with some further testing in May, discovered a handful of other blood clotting factors including PAI-1 4G heterozygous, and a couple of APAs, etc. (I still don't completely understand it all.) What I do understand is that blood clotting factors are usually only tested for in women with recurrent miscarriages, to see if this is the cause of their losses. When someone has a blood clotting factor (or several, because they tend to go hand-in-hand), the blood flow from the uterus to the developing embryo is compromised, and implantation is weak or impossible.
Well, it is the theory of some of the top Reproductive Immunologists out there that these clotting factors can also wreak havoc for women with infertility- women who have never had a miscarriage (that they know of). By forming clots very early on, the embryo has nowhere TO implant, and is then just washed out with the monthly period. Of course, there is no way to prove this theory, since you can't prove that a woman is conceiving and just not implanting. BUT, their treatment success speaks for itself, in my opinion.
Because I do tend toward clotty periods, and I had a hard time believing that I have never conceived in 36 months of TTC, I went ahead and started trying a treatment protocol used by these RIs for women in whom they suspect implantation failure. I began taking 40 mgs of Lovenox injections (a blood thinner) every day, starting on CD 6. This is along with daily baby aspirin, fish oil, and a prenatal vitamin which helps my body absorb more methylfolate (another side effect to MTHFR).
And now, I am on P+12, or 12dpo, in that first Lovenox cycle.
I have not taken an hpt in a very long time. I usually don't/won't test unless I am late or spotting (premenstrual spotting isn't normal for me).
But if I suspect early implantation failure, I'm thinking it would behoove me to test BEFORE I expect my next period. Like, 13dpo or so.
I am scared. to. death.
The last thing I need right now, after the news of my SIL is to see a stark white NEGATIVE hpt. A BFN is much more offensive, in my opinion, than AF.
So here's my question. What would you do? (I would ask, "What would Jesus do?" except I really don't think He ever found Himself in this kind of situation...)
Oh, and in case you were wondering, I have zero symptoms. Just the same sore bbs and fatigue I get every cycle.