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10-07-2008, 08:07pm #1
The doctor I saw today at the recurrent miscarriage clinic said that I should take low dose aspirin (75mg) along with the high dose (5mg) folic acid that he prescribed for me. I had so much info running round my head that I forgot to ask whether I am meant to start taking the aspirin now or only if/when I get pregnant? Does anyone know when the aspirin should be started? My DH says it is best to start it now because *if* I do have a blood clotting problem then it might be too late by the time I get my BFP (2 of my m/cs have been very early at between 5 and 6 weeks)
Other news from the appointment... I had 8 vials of blood taken for numerous tests and I also had a scan to see if my womb and ovaries look ok. I already know I have a bicornate uterus (heart-shaped) but he confirmed that it is only mild which was good to hear. My left ovary had quite a few cysts on it but he said that it wasn't polycystic, but it was multicystic. I asked him what was the difference between the 2 and he just said that with polycystic you wouldn't be able to ovulate on your own without help but that multicystic is normal and you can ovulate fine and it doesn't cause any problems. I was a little confused but guess I should be happy with that?!
I have to go back on CD 2-4 (if I don't get a BFP - think we're still on a TTC break, but we're both starting to change our minds about that!) to have a blood test to check my ovarian reserves and then we are back at the end of August for the results.
Am feeling quite optimistic about trying again now.
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10-07-2008, 08:08pm #2
10-07-2008, 08:11pm #3
I got told to take the asprin on the day I get my BFP and that was before any investigations were done. I got my results back tuesday and it is 99% positive that I have the blood clotting thing and he still said to start it on the day I get my BFP. I've got to have another test to confirm it.
Huge to you xx
10-07-2008, 08:13pm #4
Thank you - I figured it wouldn't hurt as it is such a low dose.
I really don't think I have any clotting problems as I have had a 'normal' pregnancy with my son so I would've thought any issues would've been obvious then.
I'm willing to give anything a go though and he thinks that *if* they were to find anything wrong, the most likely things would be blood clotting or the folic acid issue (not sure what that's about though!)
Oooh also, I got some low dose aspirin from the chemist and it is dispersible, is this ok to take or should I get the coated ones that I just swallow rather than mix with water?
10-07-2008, 08:15pm #5
I had dispersible ones
Squidgell - so strange, after I had my first I was told I should take a low dose aspirin while ttc!! I don't need it afterall but odd how different the advice is!
A low dose aspirin shouldn't affect anything in the early days so I think you'll be fine to start right away especially if you have had early miscarriages.
10-07-2008, 08:16pm #6
X-posted with MG (I'm a slow typer ) but she probaby knows what she's talking about more than I do
10-07-2008, 08:17pm #7
Re: AspirinOriginally Posted by squidgell
Yeah, he has told us to take it and we have only just had the blood tests done today. We're not really trying at the moment as I wanted to give my body a rest.... oh now I'm not sure. Maybe I should wait until we actively start trying again?
I'm starting the folic acid straight away as I know that needs to build up and they recommend normal folic acid before conceiving anyway.
10-07-2008, 09:52pm #8
so pleased your feeling optimistic hunny
am sending loads of babydust and glue for when you do TTC again
In regards to aspirin, I am taking 75mg enteric coated asprin I bought from tesco shelf! , consultant thinks my mc were also down to blood etc, although havent had tests, so am taking it now to help thin my womb lining so then it can implant properly...am yet to find out if it helps though(for me anyway )
great about the folic acid tabs, and good idea to start now
wishing you loads of luck, you are def one of the ones on here who more than deserve a sticky bean xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
10-07-2008, 09:55pm #9
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Well my clinic told me not to take the aspirin until I get pregnant. So really best to check.
Folic acid now, though!
It is possible to have some normal pregnancies in with some that are affected by clotting - and you can have late losses with clotting too - so it isn't really determined by whether you've had a live birth.
11-07-2008, 04:49pm #10
11-07-2008, 11:47pm #11
I've decided that I will start to take it once we start actively TTC again (hopefully in a few weeks, but maybe the cycle after that). I'm sure that it won't do any harm as it is such a low dose. If we haven't either actively started trying again or have got a BFP by the time we see the doctor at the clinic next time I will ask him to clarify when I should begin taking it.
12-07-2008, 09:42am #12
I'm glad you had a good appointment hun and feel optimistic, you have every good reason to. It's great that they felt the uterus and ovaries were no barrier to a continuing pregnancy.
Wishing you all the luck in the world with ttc again and with your aspirin plan. I hope with all my heart it's not long until you are posting your BFP news and we'll all be here to support you when you do.
12-07-2008, 09:49am #13
I still check the Nov thread (no longer on a daily basis!) to see how you and the others are doing. I am so thrilled that things are going so well for you all.
13-07-2008, 08:59am #14
I have had a load of tests and don't have any blood-clotting problems, but I am taking part in a study to investigate the effects of aspirin and heparin on miscarriage rates. Of course, I have a needle phobia and no problems with blood clotting, so guess which group I am in? Yup, the aspirin while TTC and then heparin once pregnant group. That'll teach me to try to help people. Anyway, I have been taking the low dose aspirin for months, although mr B thinks that's what has stopped us getting pregnant again. I reckon it's just a coincidence.