miscarriage anyone?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Mamalovinit, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. Mamalovinit

    Mamalovinit New Member

    I was wondering if others have had multi miscarriages? Or even one? They say alot of ladys have miscarriages.

    I just had number 5 Oct 1st. It was long an drawn out but I didn't do the d&c. I have been reading up on them and came across something about the ana blood test.

    If you test positive with the ANA it could mean you need to take baby asprin and something else.

    One of my doctors a few years ago thought I had lupus because of my ANA test. He sent me to another doc that said it was just the FM.

    Now my ? is could my ANA have something to do with the miscarriages? I read the ANA can change at different times. Explaining how I was able to have my last baby.

    I had one early after my first baby. May have just been a fluke as they say. My other ones I wonder about though. I had 3 in a row at 3 to 4 months apart, trying for baby 7. Then my last one in Oct.

    Does anyone know anything about this?


    I want to talk to my doctor about this stuff. First I need to find a new doctor.
  2. DLsGroovyMoM

    DLsGroovyMoM New Member

    I have not had any I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your losses. I can't imagine...I am really sorry and will keep you and your angels in my prayers!
    Love and Hugs
    Amy
  3. Mamalovinit

    Mamalovinit New Member

    Some people I know seem to think it shouldn't be to hard on me because I have a big family already. I am glad for that fact and it does help. I also can see what I lost by looking at my others. I would have been 19 weeks along this week. I looked up on the net last night at the 3D ultrasounds to see what our baby would look like at this stage. I also was reading other mothers stories of their losses. It was a bit much for me so I went to a site that told funny stories about birth. That was much better to go to sleep thinking about.

    I would love to find out about the ANA thing. It would be nice to find out this couuld be prevented. Sad that it shouldn't have happened. I don't know why our reg doctors and our ob doctors do not carry a full history on the moms.

    M
  4. smiffy79

    smiffy79 New Member

    hi lovinit
    i have had two but i was young and far two young to be active let alone pergnant so although it was hard to face it was right for me.
    i fell again at 17 #that gives you an idea of how old i was ~ and gave birth at 18 and had my second and last at 20.

    im sorry you have gone through this so many times, i dont know about it being conected with anything do to with anything.
    my life style was crap, when i was pregnant first time i only weighed 7 st 4 my "ideal weight" is 9st but i am happy at the 8st 4 i sit at naturally. i only had one meal a day as i had left home due to a bust up with mum and second time it was ectopic which was very painful and i think my body aborted it on purpose.
    i was starting to show so if it had been allowed to carry on that would have been curtains for me, i again was too young and hadnt even made a drs appt so didnt have a scan until the one that says its all gone.

    you may find my attitude a little hard facedand i appreciate it my attitude may be hard to swallow, please dont dwell on what could have been ~ look ahead with hope.

    i think mine went due to the circumstances of both, may be there was an element you havent looked to, even stress can cause a body to abort.

    all thebest lovinit,smiffy
  5. karatelady52

    karatelady52 New Member

    My heart goes out to you. In my 20's and early 30's, I probably had a total of 10 or more miscarriages. I think mine were attributed to lyme disease which I was just diagnosed with this year. I believe I've had it since I was a teenager.

    I now have 18 yo twins so that was a long time ago.

    When I was pregnent with my twins, my newest doctor sewed up my uterus. Also, my progesterone level was very high which I don't think it was with the others. Who knows why the levels were low, maybe when chronic lyme sets itself up in our bodies, it messes up our hormones.

    I also had endometriosis and fibroid cysts which he said could have attributed to it. Those are things you might have a doctor look into before trying again.

    I haven't read your profile but you may want to get tested for bacteria like lyme and viruses. Doctors don't routinely check for this and I know they don't know how these things can affect miscarriges.

    People don't know what to say so they say dumb things like, "be thankful for the children you do have." That is not helpful at all but just know they mean well.

    Give yourself time to grieve. I don't even think our husbands can feel the grief like we do since we were the ones carrying the baby.

    You will think you are fine one minute, then you'll see something that will trigger it again, and here come the tears. That is part of the healing process.

    I truly hope you can find some answers. I became so leary everytime I would get pregnant again because of my history. Just know I'm thinking of you,

    Sandy




    [This Message was Edited on 11/24/2005]
  6. EgyptStarr

    EgyptStarr New Member

    ... for your losses!

    I have had one miscarriage, although I know that I am luckier than many others. My first pregnancy was a miscarriage due to a blighted ovum, which means that conception did take place, and the placenta formed, but the baby never did. I was pregnant with just placenta for 12 weeks, then miscarried it.

    After it was over, I found out WHY I had miscarried. But AS I was lying in the hospital bed, losing what I thought was a baby, I was crying the whole time. Not from the pain, but from the knowledge that I was miscarrying in the first place. I had wanted that baby SO badly! My mom was there with me and she was crying even harder than I was.

    Anyway, I had two children after that; 10 years apart from each other, and both VERY difficult pregnancies. I spent the last 2 months of my last pregnancy on strict bedrest (Doctor's orders) due to strong, pre-term contractions.

    Both of my children made it to full-term, though they were both low birth weight: 5 lb. 15 oz. for my son, the first one, and 5 lb. 13 oz. for my daughter.

    Anyway, I didn't really mean to post all that info..... I just got carried away, I guess. Discussions about pregnancy always interest me.

    What I really wanted to say was just that I was very sorry for your losses. My thoughts and prayers are with you...

    Hugs!
    Starr
  7. chip102481

    chip102481 New Member

    I'm so sorry to hear about your miscarriages. That is really tough. I just had a miscarriage in September. I was only like 3 weeks when I lost the baby. It was my first. It was a terribly hard blow. So I understand, a little, and my heart goes out to you.
  8. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    My daughter has had three so far and an ectopic pregnancy where she had a tube taken out.

    They found out that she has a blood defect, Factor V Leyden, and this prevents the placenta from sticking to the womb wall.

    When she gets pregnant next she has to inject herself with heparin daily and hopefully this will prevent another miscarriage.

    You have to find out exactly what's causing these miscarriages - if it is a blood defect then they can give you heparin.

    love
    Rosie
  9. rileyearl

    rileyearl New Member

    I'm so sorry for your losses. I've had at least 2 miscarriages and know how much you already love that baby when it's only a few weeks along. 19 weeks is very hard. I wish I knew the answer for you, but I believe it's true that your body is rejecting your pregnancy for a reason. How lucky you are to have six!! Take care!

    Love,

    Francie
  10. Sandyz

    Sandyz New Member

    I`m so sorry for all your losses. That is so tuff to go through. I haven`t had any but I did have endro. THe endrometrosis seems pretty common with Fm. I did manage to have to kids when I was in my mid 30`s.

    Please go to some kind of specialist and get your hormones and all that tested. Try to find out what is causing it and maybe they can do somehing to take care of it. My poor sil had 10 miscarrages. I felt so bad for her. I don`t know what the reason was with her either. ITs just not fair that people like you and my sil that really want kids keep having this happen. So many women get pregnant so easily that don`t even want the kids or take care of them.
    Sending positive energy and prayers for you.

    Sandy
  11. dononagin

    dononagin New Member

    The ANA test is usually used as an indicator for Lupus. I do know ladies who have been diagnosed with lupus with a negative ANA as well as those who have not been diagnosed with a positive. They usually combine the test with your other labs and the criteria for lupus to complete a diagnosis. They have been watching me for lupus for the last 10 years.. My rhumie says if I haven't had organ involvement by now he really thinks it's just fibro.
    Now about the misscarraiges. It is very commen for women with Lupus to misscarry as well as other autoimmune diseases.
    I lost one at 16. Had a daughter at 22, then had four more miscarraiges before my second daughter was born at 30. They never were able to give me a reason for losing my babies.
    My oldest sister also lost 5, the second oldest lost 3.

    I truly believe in my heart of hearts that each of these babies were here for a reason. Though they were not born, they each taught me something or made me re-evaluate life choices..
    I know you are heart sick.. doesn't matter how many children you have, the loss of a baby is excrusiating.
    Sending you love and hugs.. dona
  12. Hinemoa

    Hinemoa New Member

    I have had five miscarriages, four of which are definitely attributable to CFS, although the cause was considered unknown at the time.

    It has been postulated that the up-regulated immune system associated with CFS attacks and kills the foetus.

    A lovely thought!

    S.
  13. MtnDews

    MtnDews New Member

    So sorry you are having these problems. They are difficult to deal with, both mentally and physically.

    Please get your doctor to refer you to a hemotologist and get tested properly for blood clotting disorders right away. They often are the cause of miscarriages and tend to run in families. Rosie mentioned Factor V Leiden and there are other clotting disorders as well. (This is important to know if you have it, especially if you take oral birth control pills too.) GET TESTED - it's controlable.

    H
  14. proteinlady

    proteinlady New Member

    First, I'm very sorry about your loss. You need to be checked for antiphospholipid antibodies. These are antibodies against phopholipids found in cell membranes. They are often elevated in women that have repeat miscarriages. They tend to cause clotting in the placenta, resulting in placental tears that in turn cause miscarriage.

    You can read more about it at http://www.lupus.org/education/brochures/antiphos02.html.

    Hope placing the addy doesn't cause any problem. It's an informational site and doesn't sell any product.
  15. cred

    cred New Member

    I had 3 miscarriages and then 3 pregnancies. Of my three children the longest was carried 36 weeks & 2 days, then 34 1/2 weeks, and 36 weeks. I have never gone full term. After 3rd child (girl) I had a Bells Palsey (6 Weeks)and then seemed to really deteriorate. My first diagnosis was pre lupus in 99. Now? not full blown lupus but FM< cfs, and others!
    My ana has been 1:640 since the Bells palsey.
  16. Cookie3

    Cookie3 New Member

    My first pregnancy was a miscarriage and had two perfect sons. I did have a D and C. The first, 1 year later and the second 2 years after the first. I was diagnosed with FM about 6 years ago, actually starting feeling bad after my kids were born. And I just was diagnosed with RA about 6 months ago. All of my ANA tests are neg though and Lupus too. My doctor went by my physical complaints. Extremely pain in my feet and hands primarily and all other joints as well. I am currently on Methotrexate for the RA. Good luck in finding out the reasoning behind the ANA tests. Take Care.
    [This Message was Edited on 11/25/2005]
  17. Alyndra

    Alyndra New Member

    I can't really say this is a repetitive problem for me, I was told right from the very beginning I would never have a baby.

    Stupid me to assume that my doctor meant I could never get pregnant.

    At 18 I got pregnant, and while it wasn't something that was planned for (thinking I could never have children) I wasn't going to let that miracle pass me by. I didn't care what statistics my doctors threw at me, I was going to have my baby.

    I was in and out of the hospital during the end of my first and beginning of my second trimester, going for tests almost daily, and weekly had to have injections to help stabalize hormones etc.

    At around 24 weeks I found out that I was pregnant with twin girls, and I was urged to abort one. Again I went against my doctors and continued with the pregnancy of twins. I wasn't going to pass my miracle, no matter how many it included!

    Everything was going alright (as well as it can go for someone who wasn't supposed to be able to conceive) and at 28 weeks my ultrasound showed 2 healthy baby girls.

    At 32 weeks, I went for my last ultrasound before my doctor expected me to deliver; but there was no heart beats.

    Somewhere inbetween week 28-32 something went really wrong and I didn't even know it. The babies were removed, records showing both as still born, and at that point (at my request) I was 'fixed' - as my mother likes to put it.

    For EVERYONE here who have miscarried, or lost a child - you all have SO much courage to keep trying after going through these losses. Even more so to keep trying when this DD takes so much out of us already!

    ~Amanda