So apparently all the signs that I was meant to get the testing for blood clotting disorders were for a reason.
I received a call today from my Dr, and finally all of the results came back. She was only waiting for one to come back for this long (all the others had come back already, megative). But the one that took the longest, until today, was the MTHFR test. And? It came back with TWO mutations. I have MTHFR.
Oh. My. God.
I can't even tell you how I felt after that phone call. It will sound insane, but you would have thought someone told me I won the lottery. Or, maybe a better analogy would be that I was one of 5 people who won the lottery (so, I don't receive the entire grand prize, but I do win something). I don't know why this is, exactly, but part of me thinks that maybe I CAN get pregnant- - and maybe fixing this problem is all I need now to make this dream come true.
Of course, then there's the added reality of... have I been pregnant before? Was my false positive from hCG last January REALLY a false positive, or were all my early pregnancy symptoms real? Was that our baby? Do we have a soul in heaven that we don't even know about, and haven't been talking to and praying to? I wish I knew for sure. But I never will.
I do wish I had kept taking the baby aspirin that I started taking last post-Peak phase, just as a pre-caution. But I didn't know how it would affect me if I didn't have the disorder. I'm on CD 11 today, though, so it should still be early enough to help this cycle... at least, I hope so. I was also advised to increase my folic acid intake, and will now take 3 mgs per day.
I am supposed to start a new Hydrocort medication for adrenal fatigue (as per Dr Hilgers) next cycle, as well. But with this new information, I'm wondering if he will want to change this protocol, or perhaps wait a while. My mother is REALLY against me taking cortisol, because my grandmother had Addison's disease and took cortisol for the last 23 yrs of her life. She is very scared of the side effects, and regardless of what anyone says, she thinks there is a link between her prolonged steroid use and the cancer she was diagnosed with in her 70s. She wants me to go to an endocrinologist for a second opinion on this adrenal fatigue issue. All I know is that when I filled out the questionnaire that Dr Hilgers sent me, I was like, "OMG, I am not lazy like I thought! There may be a medical issue that makes me feel tired ALL the time and sleep in until 10am!!"
I'll keep you posted on this part next week when I get a chance to call PPVI.
I'm still just so stunned that I actually have MTHFR. This is so huge. I think I'll call Dr Toth tomorrow and see what he thinks of this diagnosis, and if he thinks I should add anything to my treatment. I know some women take heparin or lovenox. Hopefully the baby aspirin alone will do the trick...
Wow. Can you believe it?