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Post by Jilltine » Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:51 pm

This will be my 3rd cycle and this cycle I my Dr ordered me Medrol steroid. Does anyone know why I will be taking a steroid? My last cycle ended up being a chemical.
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Post by Liam'sMommy » Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:41 am

Immunology may be key to pregnancy loss (updated) by Carolyn Coulam and Nancy Hemenway ... genumber=5

This should answer your question. HTH
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Post by Anie » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:39 pm


steroids are given when you have high number of NKC (natural killer cells).
We all have them but when they are a bit higher they might assume an embryo as a strange body and kill it hence you have a BFN.

but best is to make sure with your doctor.
Anie :) Me 32, DH 34
1st IVF : Aug/07 - 6eggs but no fertilization :(
2nd ICSI: Oct/07 - test:22/Nov=BFN :(
3th ICSI: July/08; Testing:5th Sept-BFP :D


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Post by lilmd » Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:19 pm

This is my 3rd IVF and I just started taking Medrol for the 1st time. I am a low responder and this time they got 3 eggs, 1 was no good.. I got my #'s today and only 1 fertilized. I go to transfer on Wednesday. I just hope it keeps growing in the lab and I make it to transfer.

The steroid is supposed to suppress your immune system to give your body a better chance of implantation. I sure hope so. 1st time they put back 2 and BFN and the 2nd time they put back 3 and also BFN!!! This time I am taking Medrol... let's hoep this does the trick.

My doctor also ordered additional HCG shots to help support things. I also start progesterone tonight.

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Post by mrscutter » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:24 pm

my RE put me on medrol as well. She said it aids in implantation. it reduces imflamation. I take a total of 7 of them. Also am doing progesterone in oil for weeks. She says the oil makes the environment very cozy and fluffy for the embies.

Mrs. Cutter-Me-44 DH35
clomind-6mth follistim-june/july-cancel iui-08
IVF Retrival nov 12th transfer Nov 15th
BFN!!! Nov 26th.
BFP!! Dec 30th Natural pregnancy
Isabella sophia born 9/1/09

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