- Fish Oil can help to lower NK cells that are elevated. I bought some Fish Oil this morning, but I think I'm going to return it after doing more research. I want to get the kind that's a bit more expensive and more "pure". But, gonna give it a shot.
- Most reproductive immunology doctors say that NK cells higher than 15% is high. Mine being only 10.7% doesn't seem that high to me, based on things I've been reading online. If the Fish Oil can help get me back to normal, that would be amazing.
- A Gluten-free diet has been shown to help some women who struggle with infertility and autoimmune issues. When I get back from the beach in a couple weeks, I'm going gluten-free. (Bye bye beer!). I also got an amazing private message on my TTC forum from a woman who swears that by going gluten-free, she got her BFP. It was definitely an eye-opener. Because of her and that PM, I have done lots of research on the gluten-free diet. I may need to name my first child after her, if this works (hope you are reading, friend!) :)
- Almost everyone I've seen online who has tested positive for Antiphospholipid Antibodies has had several early losses. That is a concrete symptom of APAs. I have never had a loss, as I've never been pregnant. I don't understand why I haven't had any losses based on my diagnosis. I don't understand why I've never been pregnant.
Another thought that has been flitting through my tiny little brain recently....
I am thinking of crawling back to my former RE with my new-found diagnosis in hopes that he will treat my Antiphospholipid Antibodies with heparin and we could continue with IUIs.
Is that completely crazy?
I don't want to wait a year or however long until I can afford to go see Dr. Sher or any other doctor, for that matter. My former RE is the ONLY one in town.
I know Buster will not be thrilled with this thought. But if I have to deal with my RE's subpar bedside manner in order to make my wildest dreams come to fruition, it's worth it.
I also don't see any reason I need to be on injectibles, and probably not even Clomid. Perhaps just a trigger shot so we can time it well. Or perhaps not even that. Maybe not even an IUI. I just don't know what my former RE will agree to. Maybe nothing.
I hate being in this position. I hate floating on, not knowing what to do.
But for now, I'm going to enjoy my long-weekend visiting with family and celebrating the holiday. Happy 4th to you all, hope it's wonderful! <3