It has been awhile since my last post. To catch yall up I've been in remission from lyme since December of 2013. I thought I was relapsing a year ago, but it turned out to be that my body was just having a hissy fit since it can not process folic acid(c677t MTHFR). I got that taken care of (daily dose of methylfolate) and things seem to be going well. I still have a few minor post lyme complications, but all in all things are looking good. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for a little over 2 years now. I have gone to a specialist that is LLMD and he seemed to think the lyme had not affected my chances of having my own baby. Yes it would be a high risk pregnancy if it happened, but it should be possible....yet here we are, still trying and waiting. Basically the doctor was hopeful but did not know the reason I infertile (anyone who hasn't had a child after a year of trying gets that lovely label). So my question to yall is have any of you had similar issues with conceiving? My whole family is like crazy fertile so this has been something I never thought would be an issue. My husband has been very supportive but I just feel like it is all my fault. I went 10 years misdiagnosed before I was correctly diagnosed and treated for lyme. During that time I became deathbed sick and took all kinds of treatments trying to get better. I'm worried it was something from back then that is causing issues now. It's like I'm back in the middle of my war with lyme and my body is once again failing me. I've been keeping this all from my family because my mom and mother-in-law would do nothing but talk about babies if I let them. My sister-in-law just got pregnant after trying for a week. So I'm over here pretending I'm not planing on ever having kids so that my dark cloud doesn't darken the happiness that she is having. I am truly excited to be an Aunt, and I'm already spoiling him like crazy. It's just so hard to stay positive. Any prayers or encouragement is welcome. Thanks for listening to my mini rant.
When I got pregnant with our son...it was the first month that we tried. I had it all charted...etc...and my periods were like clock-work.
Our son was delivered at 32 weeks (water prematurely broke )
When he was about
3, we tried for a few years...and nothing. Gave up when I was about
37 (i know - too soon!) We chose not to go the fertility clinic route.
So what we tired:
- ovulation kits - so you know when you're more likely to get pregnant. Have you tried that?
- fallopian tubes checked. mine was done at the hospital..they flushed them to see if there was a blockage. There wasn't in my case.
- husband's sperm count was tested as well. (sometimes the issue is with the male partner)
No known reason. i wish now that we had tried to adopt...didn't really think of it until our son was older.
...and fertility clinic - that's also an option for you.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi