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Acupuncture fragmin ivf asaphen miscarriage mthfr

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#1 Gen215

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 10:52 AM



Because they have found that I'm MTHFR homozygous C667T and I've already had 5 miscarriages, recently at a very early stage, they decided to put me on Fragmin and asaphen after an iiu or an embryo transfert.


For many years, I have, each week or each other week, an acupuncture treatment to improve my fertility. I wonder if it's safe to have acupuncture treatment while I'm taking Fragmin. What precautions should I take ?


Thank you in advance for your reply.

#2 mountainchick

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 03:18 PM

Hi there, I did weekly and biweekly acupuncture while taking Fragmin, but mine was low dose. I told my acupuncturist that I was on it and she was a bit more careful with putting the needles in since I was already prone to bruising even before taking the blood thinners and baby aspirin. I didnt personally have any issues with anything but check with your acupuncturist.

TTC since I was 28; Started fertility treatments at 35.

Dx: Male factor, Hashimotos, fibroids

April 2011-13 eggs retrieved: all dead except 1 immature egg that was ICSI'd; no embryos to transfer

Switched from Calgary RFP to VFC

IVF#2: November 2012, donor egg cycle- chemical pregnancy

FET#1: Feb 2013- m/c @ 6 weeks

Sept 2013: Abdominal myomectomy done. Giant fibroids removed with my uterus intact! I love Dr. Allaire!

January 2014: Surrogacy- FET cycle, BFN.

FET#2: May 2014-BFP

May 26 beta=335,  May 28 beta=812, May 30 beta=2004          

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#3 Gen215

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Posted 12 November 2014 - 11:26 AM

Hi Mountainchick !  Thank you for your reply ! I dont know if I have low dose. My prescription is Fragmin 5000 ui. Is it the same for you ?   Do they give Fragmin for a fertility problem or it's for an another issue?


I read your history and I'm so happy for your little girl. Your dream will come true soon !

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