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Medrol for Egg Retrieval?

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?

  • @fingerscrossed_x2 you're probably better off asking this question on the Infertility board rather than TTGP.

    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.
    *TW* History:
    Me: 34 DH: 35 | Together since 2007 | Married July 2016

    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 B) | 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
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