Hey guys, I'm hoping you can help me out! My wife and I are going through the egg retrieval process, and our nurse practitioner has prescribed Medrol. All the research we've done on this drug tells us that it's an anti-inflammatory / immune suppressant used in the implantation process. That makes sense – of course you’d want to suppress your immune system so it doesn’t reject the embryo. But why would you want to suppress your immune system during the egg retrieval process? That doesn’t make sense to us – and we’re concerned that it might be a mistake, as we have had some communication issues in the past with our NP. What do you all think, could this be a mistake, or might there actually be a good reason for my wife to take Medrol? Thanks in advance!
Re: Medrol for Egg Retrieval?
I haven't seen anyone mention Medrol before so your best bet would be to get in contact with your NP again and ask them.
TTC #1 since 7.2017
Dx: low morph (1%), ANA positive, low decidualization score, high TSH and testosterone, histone antibodies
IUI #1-3 | all BFN
IVF #1 | 6.11.19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys
FET #1 | 9.10.19 | BFN "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"
RPL, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet for next FET
FET #2 | 3.31.20 | Opted to cancelled due to pandemic, continued diet and tried naturally over the summer
2nd Opinion with another RE | 8.20.20 | Not immune to measles (received 1 dose); SA results similar to 2 years ago; decided to move forward with FET #2 redo at start of next cycle
Surprise natural BFP! | 9.22.20 | MC 10.23.20 at 8 weeks
TTCAL naturally | starting 11.22.20
Initial consultation with Reproductive Immunologist | 9.14.21
Decidualization score biopsy | 10.1.21 | abnormal - low score of 1; endometrial scratch recommended and progesterone supplementation
Saline sono | 10.15.21 | normal
Bloodwork | 10.21.21 | high TSH, high testosterone, positive for anti-nuclear antibodies and histone antibodies
BFP! | 11.3.21 | EDD 7.14.22 | biopsy provided same effect as endometrial scratch; added supplemental progesterone and estrogen, prednisone, levothyroxine, and MTX to maintain pregnancy
DS born 7.19.22 after induction
TTC #2 begins in 2023
Consultation with RI | TBD