For those of you who have spent the last couple months with me...thank you. For those of you new here that I haven't talked to...sorry for your loss. So many of you were supportive of me when I was fighting for all the blood tests for clotting disorders and hormone imbalances, thank you for that, ya kept me strong! For those who don't know, I had a missed m/c on 9-11 at 10 weeks, it was my first loss. Most OB's don't do any testing until after the 3rd loss, but I threw a fit and had them done after 1. They called with the results today...I tested positive for the anticardiolipin antibody. I guess there is IGG and IGM, mine was the IGM. I have no idea what that means yet as far as the IGG or IGM. They want to test again in 2 months to make sure it isn't a false positive, but I doubt it is. All I know right now is that it is some kind of clotting thing and if it is truly positive, then I will have to take baby aspirin until conception and then possibly even heparin shots throughout pregnancy...that's worst case. Like I said, I'll know more in 2 months. I'm starting the baby aspirin just in case, she said we could start TTC again and I don't want to take chances. I was told I could wait the 2 months and then if (+) start the baby aspirin, but it isn't going to hurt me to take it if I'm really (-) and they said it would be fine. I asked if it could have possibly caused our loss, and the MA had the nerve to tell me basically and a little nicer than this but still...that if I'd waited for the 3 losses, and then tested (+) we would know for sure, but with only one, it MIGHT have caused it. Anyway, that's what I know so far. I'm going to do some research now. Thanks for all your support through this.
I have started visiting a TTC after loss board (just considering it) so I'm not on this one as much, but I still come here and read up on everyone daily. I guess I've become a *lurker*. I feel really close to some of you, you sat with me through some of my darkest days. I owe you the world for helping me keep my sanity.
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Hi there Amy...so sorry for your loss. This place is fantastic. The girls here are so supportave. I'm so happy that you fought and got the testing done. I'm glad they have a possible diagnoses and solution!
Hi Amy. I'm so glad you have some answers. I really hope that what they found and the precautions they have given you for your next pregnancy lead to a healthy baby for you soon. Best of luck TTC...please keep us posted. Thanks for all of your support through my miscarriage...your words have always been kind and supportive!
Hey there hun. I'm so glad that you have found a possible answer for your loss, and even if you never know for sure if that's what caused it, at least you know what to do to try to prevent it in the future.
I'm really really glad that you feel you can move on from posting as much on this board. Not that we won't miss your supportive input here, but it's just good that you feel ready to explore TTCAL.
You know that i wish you all the best honey. I hope that only good things happen now.
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I am glad to hear that you got some answers. Maybe you can look up both IGG and IGM on WebMD? Just a thought. I am starting to lurk on the TTCAL board myself. As quickly as the past five months have gone, I will be among them shortly. I wish you nothing but the best of luck with your next pregnancy as I know in my heart there will be and it will be the baby that you have deserved from the beginning.
I've been researching the IgG and the IgM some online. I can't seem to find anything to tell much of a difference. But I hadn't thought of WebMD so thanks! A woman on a TTCAL board told me that the IgM (the one I tested + for) doesn't have any research confirming that it plays a part in pregnancy loss, but that kind of goes against my OB telling me that if it is a true (+), then I'll have to start the baby aspirin until conception and then the heparin shots throughout pregnancy. So I don't know. Like I've said, I'll give myself 5shots a day if it meant a healthy happy baby in my arms! Looks like we are going to start trying anyway, I started the baby aspirin yesterday. We'll see what happens.
I just wish it was Feb., time to test again so I would know, and then I could get some answers. Thanks again for all your support. I'll let you know what I find out as it happens!