March 16, 2010

Info About the Antibiotics

First of all, thank you to all of you who commented on my last post and gave your thoughts about the transferring one vs. two question. I appreciate all the input, and it's given R and me lots to think about.

A few of you also had questions about the antibiotics stuff and who we're seeing. I don't usually mention the doctors I'm seeing by name (although I realize that by mentioning the location of our clinic, that pretty much gives that one away). But since there isn't much info about there about this topic as compared with mainstream fertility treatments, if you Google "fertile vs. infer.tile" (without the second period), you'll find one of the books that the doc wrote.

He's not an RE, and he doesn't do IVF or IUIs - he pretty much sticks to his antibiotic therapy from what I understand. He's a gyn and pathologist. For those who asked why I'm doing this: we've had several miscarraiges, and it was something that annother IFer mentioned on a bulletin board I'd read a few years back that had helped her after recurrent pregnancy loss. There wasn't any particular test result of ours that made me think "we definitely need to go see him, he's the one who could address this particular test result", we were just looking for another potential solution to all the losses.

I won't go into all the specific details of his treatments here, because there's info in his books and on his site that explains it better than I could; there's also a Yaho.o group started by some of his patients that has a lot of info, and I blogged a bit about what we did back in 2007 when we first went to him, so you can look at Sept. 2007's archives if you're in the mood for more in-depth reading.

What I will say is one of the reasons I chose to go with his approach (aside from desperation :-) ) is because I liked the fact that he is trying to address a root cause of infertility. So much of what infertility treatment is about, at least in our case, has seemed like treatment that attempts to find a way around the problem rather than address it. Sometimes there is no way to address the problem other than to go around it, but in our particular case I think perhaps there are things that can be done to try to address the root cause, and so I wanted to attempt to do that.

I don't know if it will work. Like all doctors in the infertility world, some people love him and some don't, some have great success that they attribute to his treatment and some don't. We'll just have to see what happens in our particular case.


Baby bump bound said...

I just wrote a long comment and it didn't post... grrr.
Anyways, thanks for the info. I am going to pick up the book. I really like that my Dr is testing me for a slew of auto-immune disorders - he really thinks outside of the box. I am also going to see another specialist here in NYC - no stone unturned! I wish you all the very best and I really hope this is our year!!!

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Grad3 said...

Just wishing you luck... you've come such a long way. Hugs.

lastchanceivf said...

I agree with trying to get to the root cause. It makes sense, medically. And you've been through so, so much. I really hope this is the ticket :)

MrsSpock said...

That's actually kind of interesting. I looked at the site, and am now wondering if my unexplained infertility could have anything to do with my hx of ureaplasma infection.