A new planWe've had enough of IVF. It's time for a new plan.
I went to see a new doctor last week. He's an advocate of natural fertility, which is not particularly something I have time for, but I may as well be doing something while I'm waiting for my body to let me know what's next. New Doc thinks my recurrent miscarriage problem, coupled with my high FSH, is indicative of an autoimmune disorder. I welcome such a hypothesis, as the bad luck theory just doesn't cut it for me any more. New Doc has put me on Naltrexone, an opioid receptor antagonist used to treat alcoholics and drug addicts. Low dose Naltrexone has had some success in clinical trials for autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease.
In the meantime, Old Doc will monitor my FSH while we try naturally for a few cycles, followed by a few cycles of Clomid with follicle tracking, and then, if my acupuncturist is successful in lowering my FSH level, we will have one last go at IVF.
So it's a plan. A clueless, shot in the dark, last ditch attempt at salvaging what's left of my dwindling fertility. But it's the only plan we've got.