Another Stone Turned

I finally started my period! Today is day 2-ish. I shouldn’t say “finally” because—really—it wasn’t late or anything. My cycles are pretty long and unpredictable, so a 34-day cycle isn’t necessarily “late.”

It’s a pretty light flow so far and kind of had to rev itself up, but she’s here! I start birth control today, and my nurse will be working on and sending me the protocol today!

Guys … I have two mutations of MTHFR. What the hell?

I’d starting hearing and reading a lot about MTHFR through TTC sisters who’ve experienced miscarriages and later learned they carry MTHFR.

Part of me didn’t want to open that can of worms, but I’m determined to leave no stone unturned for this cycle. I’m done making adjustments after a BFN, and this only solidifies my approach to know everything before my baby is transferred.

My test results reveal that I could also use some Baby Aspirin. I have a weird unofficial allergy to Aspirin that I typically disclose to health providers just to be safe. It involves an Excedrin-and-exercise saga from two years ago … Yada yada yada. So I haven’t been taking Baby Aspirin, but I need to take something now. My blood clot level is 10.6; I’ve researched that it should be between 11 and 13-point-something …?

My next steps are to: get a homocysteine blood test to further evaluate the MTHFR; take a folic acid supplement and eat foods that contain a lot of folic acid along with my prenatal vitamin; await my doctor’s advice with regard to the Baby Aspirin or Lovenox; and start birth control.

Hopefully I can finally have my doctor appointment with the GI specialist tomorrow after it’s been cancelled twice. I know what I need to do; I know what foods irritate my GERD. It’s just time to put my big girl panties on and take responsibility, but I want to make sure everything is “okay” with my ’gus.

I’m kind of nervous …

9 thoughts on “Another Stone Turned

  1. It just amazes me how much stuff can be off! I hope you can figure out soon how to get your body properly functioning and that you can move forward. I hope you’ll get some answers soon! Good luck!

  2. I’m heterogeneous for one copy of the MTHFR mutation. Sorting through the research was a chore. And I didn’t do a very good job to be honest. What you’ve described with the extra vitamins sounds like a good idea to me. My doctor has me on Folgard, it’s a vitamin. It’s a medium sized pill.

    • I think that’s what I’m going to take. I thought it was Full Guard lol, but Folgard is probably right. I’ll chop that baby into a million pieces to get it down.

  3. Glad you’re looking into as much as you can now, prior to transfer. I hope that everything you learn will only lead you closer to your take home baby!!

  4. I also have the double MTHFR mutation. I take the Folgard and baby aspirin and once I started that I finally got a BFP with no m/c! I hope this is your answer!

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