We got our results from our RPL blood work in today, FINALLY. It is a long story but I won't go into details as it would take too long...
Basically, the only thing that came back abnormal was my homocysteine levels. They're high. I'm not sure how high, but she acted like they were pretty high. I am going to call back Monday and get a copy of all of that blood work. I really would feel more comfortable looking over it for myself just in case.
Anyway, what I was told is that it means I need to take folate, b6, and b12. I have been on prenatal vitamins for three years! In other words, we are pretty sure I have MTHFR meaning my body cannot easily absorb synthetic b vitamins. In August, I suspected this and began taking methylfolate on top of my prenatal. Now that I know I have this, I have to take a wholefoods prenatal and a homocysteine supplement. These all contain the natural forms of these vitamins so my body will be able to absorb them.
I have found a few women online who also suffer from RPL and have this exact same thing going on and so far they all have MTHFR. They have all messaged me and given me lots of info! It seems that high homocysteine levels cause miscarriages by a) higher risk of chromosomal abnormalities (if you have them because of lack of vitamins, namely folate, it can cause defects not compatible with life) and b) causing blood clots which of course can and do form in the uterus during pregnancy which kills off the placenta (that the baby needs).
So another thing that many women with high homocysteine levels need is a blood thinner.They didn't mention it, but I assume that is what will be done as that is what everyone else does. I took baby aspirin during my last pregnancy. Some women take that and lovenox (the blood thinner I mentioned above). So we will just have to see what happens. My plan is to test again when I get pregnant or in three months. Hopefully they will have went down!
Oh, and our house has also been hit by food poisoning! :( We all ate lasagna at my in-laws' house and all of us INCLUDING them were very sick yesterday. I am also on cd18 with no ovulation yet. Everything cervix-wise seemed very fertile today, but no positive opk. They've all been close to positive for a week now, I think they're kind of crappy opk's. But we will keep at it every other day until my temp rises! I am hoping tomorrow is O day! :)