This was pretty much my reaction when I got the call from my doctor about my lab results. I guess with all the running and other activities we had going on this month, I kind of forgot that I was waiting on test results. I also was really not expecting anything to come back bad. I guess I was wrong.
So my blood work came back that I have MTHFR (Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase). I have read about others who have had this but I never thought this would be something I would have to deal with. I know this isn’t a death sentence but this really puts a huge hole in my plans for our second child. I have now been referred to a perinatologist. I am not sure if I feel better knowing that something is wrong and we can move forward with a plan or not. I guess this give me an answer as to why I am having problems staying pregnant but it really doesn’t make me feel any better. I just feel like this is a huge hurdle to overcome and I am feeling very overwhelmed by it.
I don’t understand any of this.
I don’t have my exact lab results so I don’t know which form of it I have. From what I have read there are a few things I can do to try to treat this. First off is adding some supplements to my daily vitamins and see if that helps. I would have to add high doses of Folic Acid, B6 and B12, and then adding a baby aspirin through the first trimester. Some ladies have said this worked and they conceived and everything was fine. Other have added blood thinners to this and said that has worked. Then there are other who have tried and tried and have not conceived or gotten past this. So I guess depending on which form I have will depend on what the game plan will be.
I am waiting for a call back from my DR to confirm my appointment with the Perinatologist. I am hoping I can get in quickly and get more answers as to what is going on and what we can do to try to fix it. I am also very overwhelmed at the additional help problems this can cause for me now and in the future. I think I will also follow up with a Hematologist. I want to make sure I cover all the possibilities. Oh I am sure this will be so much fun.
Since I have been so lucky to hit my wonderful $2500 deductible for the year, I plan to use my insurance like it is going out of style for the remaining 10 months. OHHH yeah you gotta love insurance. *SMH*