I just got back from my appointment with Rheumatologist. I can say with 100% certainty that I am fed up with the medical community at this point.
Al and I have tried for years now to achieve a pregnancy and have lost pregnancy after pregnancy. Since Oklahoma doesn't have any reproductive immunologist we decided to take a leap of faith and travel out of state. In a way I am happy we did because we finally got answers. On the other hand I wish we didn't because you can't get treatment in orders are from out of State.
I referred to Rheumatologist because Dr. Kim felt certain I have a underlying immune issue. I was hoping that a doctor here would prescribe IVIG so we could have that option to help achieve a pregnancy and for it to stick. Well as you can guess the doctor here doesn't agree with Dr. Kim's treatment plan and said no to IVIG and not only no, but wants to change my protocol because she doesn't believe I should be on steroids or Lovenox, but instead a medication called placard. She seems to think I do have APS, but said without a history of blood clots it is hard to say for sure.
I explained to her that I trust Dr. Kims opinion since she is the one dealing strictly with people in my situation and respectfully told her that I will not be stopping my steriods and starting another drug. She respectfully told me that she doesn't agree with the protocol I am on and will not be giving me a prescription for IVIG.
At this point, the only way for us to have it done is to travel to Chicago. There is a lot to think about. But now I sit here frustrated with the medical community.