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helena
08-13-2007, 10:21 AM
Hi,


Is there any one who have get Infertility treatments and the FEV1 have been under 50%..?

I have now FEV1 49%, and doctors considers that will they give me any treatments.

Thank You!

H

helena
08-13-2007, 10:21 AM
Hi,


Is there any one who have get Infertility treatments and the FEV1 have been under 50%..?

I have now FEV1 49%, and doctors considers that will they give me any treatments.

Thank You!

H

helena
08-13-2007, 10:21 AM
Hi,


Is there any one who have get Infertility treatments and the FEV1 have been under 50%..?

I have now FEV1 49%, and doctors considers that will they give me any treatments.

Thank You!

H

helena
08-13-2007, 10:21 AM
Hi,


Is there any one who have get Infertility treatments and the FEV1 have been under 50%..?

I have now FEV1 49%, and doctors considers that will they give me any treatments.

Thank You!

H

helena
08-13-2007, 10:21 AM
Hi,


Is there any one who have get Infertility treatments and the FEV1 have been under 50%..?

I have now FEV1 49%, and doctors considers that will they give me any treatments.

Thank You!

H

Keepercjr
08-13-2007, 02:26 PM
Helena

I don't have any experience with infertility treatments so I can't help you with that. I do, however, have a few questions for you. Is 49% your baseline? How long have you been at 49%? Is there anything you can do to bring that up? The studies have shown that pregnancy is safest in women with CF when their FEV1 is over 50% (basically that pregnancy won't have a negative effect on the progression of CF). If I were your infertility doctor, I would feel better if you could get your FEV1 up a bit. Also, if you go the IVF route you up your chances for twins and I would be concerned about that. Anyway, I'm no doctor so take my words for what they are - just words <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Keepercjr
08-13-2007, 02:26 PM
Helena

I don't have any experience with infertility treatments so I can't help you with that. I do, however, have a few questions for you. Is 49% your baseline? How long have you been at 49%? Is there anything you can do to bring that up? The studies have shown that pregnancy is safest in women with CF when their FEV1 is over 50% (basically that pregnancy won't have a negative effect on the progression of CF). If I were your infertility doctor, I would feel better if you could get your FEV1 up a bit. Also, if you go the IVF route you up your chances for twins and I would be concerned about that. Anyway, I'm no doctor so take my words for what they are - just words <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Keepercjr
08-13-2007, 02:26 PM
Helena

I don't have any experience with infertility treatments so I can't help you with that. I do, however, have a few questions for you. Is 49% your baseline? How long have you been at 49%? Is there anything you can do to bring that up? The studies have shown that pregnancy is safest in women with CF when their FEV1 is over 50% (basically that pregnancy won't have a negative effect on the progression of CF). If I were your infertility doctor, I would feel better if you could get your FEV1 up a bit. Also, if you go the IVF route you up your chances for twins and I would be concerned about that. Anyway, I'm no doctor so take my words for what they are - just words <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Keepercjr
08-13-2007, 02:26 PM
Helena

I don't have any experience with infertility treatments so I can't help you with that. I do, however, have a few questions for you. Is 49% your baseline? How long have you been at 49%? Is there anything you can do to bring that up? The studies have shown that pregnancy is safest in women with CF when their FEV1 is over 50% (basically that pregnancy won't have a negative effect on the progression of CF). If I were your infertility doctor, I would feel better if you could get your FEV1 up a bit. Also, if you go the IVF route you up your chances for twins and I would be concerned about that. Anyway, I'm no doctor so take my words for what they are - just words <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Keepercjr
08-13-2007, 02:26 PM
Helena

I don't have any experience with infertility treatments so I can't help you with that. I do, however, have a few questions for you. Is 49% your baseline? How long have you been at 49%? Is there anything you can do to bring that up? The studies have shown that pregnancy is safest in women with CF when their FEV1 is over 50% (basically that pregnancy won't have a negative effect on the progression of CF). If I were your infertility doctor, I would feel better if you could get your FEV1 up a bit. Also, if you go the IVF route you up your chances for twins and I would be concerned about that. Anyway, I'm no doctor so take my words for what they are - just words <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

tara
08-13-2007, 02:47 PM
Hi Helena,

Here is my experience.

My FEV1 was stable in the upper 50's when I underwent IVF. Eventually, by the end of pregnancy my FEV1 was higher than it had been in years! (mid sixties) Pregnancy (maybe the increased blood volume, therefore more oxygen???) actually improved my lungs.

After pregnancy I saw my baseline return, minus a few points. I've hovered around 50% FEV1 since I returned to my baseline. My twins are nearly 3 years old now.

In my opinion, the pregnancy brings all sorts of stress onto the body. If you can ward off infection, it's likely your lungs may even improve during pregnancy, as mine did. But if you're already compromised and you get pregnant and then battle infection, you could end up worse that when you started. It's a gamble. There's probably a reason doctors suggest FEV1 above 50% before thinking about becomming pregnant. Honestly, the pregnancy, even with twins, was a breeze compared to the sleepless nights of the first 3 months after the babies got here.

How are you with treatments now? Are you compliant? Do you find yourself in need of IVs once or more per year? Do you consider your health stable at 49%? These are all things to consider before you think about complicating things with a pregnancy.

tara
08-13-2007, 02:47 PM
Hi Helena,

Here is my experience.

My FEV1 was stable in the upper 50's when I underwent IVF. Eventually, by the end of pregnancy my FEV1 was higher than it had been in years! (mid sixties) Pregnancy (maybe the increased blood volume, therefore more oxygen???) actually improved my lungs.

After pregnancy I saw my baseline return, minus a few points. I've hovered around 50% FEV1 since I returned to my baseline. My twins are nearly 3 years old now.

In my opinion, the pregnancy brings all sorts of stress onto the body. If you can ward off infection, it's likely your lungs may even improve during pregnancy, as mine did. But if you're already compromised and you get pregnant and then battle infection, you could end up worse that when you started. It's a gamble. There's probably a reason doctors suggest FEV1 above 50% before thinking about becomming pregnant. Honestly, the pregnancy, even with twins, was a breeze compared to the sleepless nights of the first 3 months after the babies got here.

How are you with treatments now? Are you compliant? Do you find yourself in need of IVs once or more per year? Do you consider your health stable at 49%? These are all things to consider before you think about complicating things with a pregnancy.

tara
08-13-2007, 02:47 PM
Hi Helena,

Here is my experience.

My FEV1 was stable in the upper 50's when I underwent IVF. Eventually, by the end of pregnancy my FEV1 was higher than it had been in years! (mid sixties) Pregnancy (maybe the increased blood volume, therefore more oxygen???) actually improved my lungs.

After pregnancy I saw my baseline return, minus a few points. I've hovered around 50% FEV1 since I returned to my baseline. My twins are nearly 3 years old now.

In my opinion, the pregnancy brings all sorts of stress onto the body. If you can ward off infection, it's likely your lungs may even improve during pregnancy, as mine did. But if you're already compromised and you get pregnant and then battle infection, you could end up worse that when you started. It's a gamble. There's probably a reason doctors suggest FEV1 above 50% before thinking about becomming pregnant. Honestly, the pregnancy, even with twins, was a breeze compared to the sleepless nights of the first 3 months after the babies got here.

How are you with treatments now? Are you compliant? Do you find yourself in need of IVs once or more per year? Do you consider your health stable at 49%? These are all things to consider before you think about complicating things with a pregnancy.

tara
08-13-2007, 02:47 PM
Hi Helena,

Here is my experience.

My FEV1 was stable in the upper 50's when I underwent IVF. Eventually, by the end of pregnancy my FEV1 was higher than it had been in years! (mid sixties) Pregnancy (maybe the increased blood volume, therefore more oxygen???) actually improved my lungs.

After pregnancy I saw my baseline return, minus a few points. I've hovered around 50% FEV1 since I returned to my baseline. My twins are nearly 3 years old now.

In my opinion, the pregnancy brings all sorts of stress onto the body. If you can ward off infection, it's likely your lungs may even improve during pregnancy, as mine did. But if you're already compromised and you get pregnant and then battle infection, you could end up worse that when you started. It's a gamble. There's probably a reason doctors suggest FEV1 above 50% before thinking about becomming pregnant. Honestly, the pregnancy, even with twins, was a breeze compared to the sleepless nights of the first 3 months after the babies got here.

How are you with treatments now? Are you compliant? Do you find yourself in need of IVs once or more per year? Do you consider your health stable at 49%? These are all things to consider before you think about complicating things with a pregnancy.

tara
08-13-2007, 02:47 PM
Hi Helena,

Here is my experience.

My FEV1 was stable in the upper 50's when I underwent IVF. Eventually, by the end of pregnancy my FEV1 was higher than it had been in years! (mid sixties) Pregnancy (maybe the increased blood volume, therefore more oxygen???) actually improved my lungs.

After pregnancy I saw my baseline return, minus a few points. I've hovered around 50% FEV1 since I returned to my baseline. My twins are nearly 3 years old now.

In my opinion, the pregnancy brings all sorts of stress onto the body. If you can ward off infection, it's likely your lungs may even improve during pregnancy, as mine did. But if you're already compromised and you get pregnant and then battle infection, you could end up worse that when you started. It's a gamble. There's probably a reason doctors suggest FEV1 above 50% before thinking about becomming pregnant. Honestly, the pregnancy, even with twins, was a breeze compared to the sleepless nights of the first 3 months after the babies got here.

How are you with treatments now? Are you compliant? Do you find yourself in need of IVs once or more per year? Do you consider your health stable at 49%? These are all things to consider before you think about complicating things with a pregnancy.

fondreflections
08-13-2007, 03:51 PM
Helena,

I too am concerned about your FEV1. I am in your shoes right now with regards to considering IVF or IUI. My husband and I just finished all of our tests last week and have our final review August 29th. At that review, we will finally know what options are available to us.

My FEV1 is 68%, and honestly, I am worried about the chance of multiples with my FEV1 #. I really don't know to what # my CF or fertility clinic would think is too low for IUI or IVF. For me, I have always gotten the "okay", and that was about 2 years ago.

I know with my FEV1 that maybe I shouldn't be as nervous, but I am. The chance of multiples is high, especially with the usage of fertility drugs.

I wish I could offer more advice. One thing I would strongly consider thinking about is the increased pressure on your lungs during the third trimester + multiple births. That is a major factor that I too am thinking about... <img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

ONE THING I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT MY CF DOCTOR IS <b>AGAINST</b> ME EVEN TRYING NATURALLY BELOW AN FEV1 OF 60%. So honestly, I do question your doctor's perspective. But as far as with IUI or IVF, I don't know. It probably is around the same, though...

fondreflections
08-13-2007, 03:51 PM
Helena,

I too am concerned about your FEV1. I am in your shoes right now with regards to considering IVF or IUI. My husband and I just finished all of our tests last week and have our final review August 29th. At that review, we will finally know what options are available to us.

My FEV1 is 68%, and honestly, I am worried about the chance of multiples with my FEV1 #. I really don't know to what # my CF or fertility clinic would think is too low for IUI or IVF. For me, I have always gotten the "okay", and that was about 2 years ago.

I know with my FEV1 that maybe I shouldn't be as nervous, but I am. The chance of multiples is high, especially with the usage of fertility drugs.

I wish I could offer more advice. One thing I would strongly consider thinking about is the increased pressure on your lungs during the third trimester + multiple births. That is a major factor that I too am thinking about... <img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

ONE THING I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT MY CF DOCTOR IS <b>AGAINST</b> ME EVEN TRYING NATURALLY BELOW AN FEV1 OF 60%. So honestly, I do question your doctor's perspective. But as far as with IUI or IVF, I don't know. It probably is around the same, though...

fondreflections
08-13-2007, 03:51 PM
Helena,

I too am concerned about your FEV1. I am in your shoes right now with regards to considering IVF or IUI. My husband and I just finished all of our tests last week and have our final review August 29th. At that review, we will finally know what options are available to us.

My FEV1 is 68%, and honestly, I am worried about the chance of multiples with my FEV1 #. I really don't know to what # my CF or fertility clinic would think is too low for IUI or IVF. For me, I have always gotten the "okay", and that was about 2 years ago.

I know with my FEV1 that maybe I shouldn't be as nervous, but I am. The chance of multiples is high, especially with the usage of fertility drugs.

I wish I could offer more advice. One thing I would strongly consider thinking about is the increased pressure on your lungs during the third trimester + multiple births. That is a major factor that I too am thinking about... <img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

ONE THING I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT MY CF DOCTOR IS <b>AGAINST</b> ME EVEN TRYING NATURALLY BELOW AN FEV1 OF 60%. So honestly, I do question your doctor's perspective. But as far as with IUI or IVF, I don't know. It probably is around the same, though...

fondreflections
08-13-2007, 03:51 PM
Helena,

I too am concerned about your FEV1. I am in your shoes right now with regards to considering IVF or IUI. My husband and I just finished all of our tests last week and have our final review August 29th. At that review, we will finally know what options are available to us.

My FEV1 is 68%, and honestly, I am worried about the chance of multiples with my FEV1 #. I really don't know to what # my CF or fertility clinic would think is too low for IUI or IVF. For me, I have always gotten the "okay", and that was about 2 years ago.

I know with my FEV1 that maybe I shouldn't be as nervous, but I am. The chance of multiples is high, especially with the usage of fertility drugs.

I wish I could offer more advice. One thing I would strongly consider thinking about is the increased pressure on your lungs during the third trimester + multiple births. That is a major factor that I too am thinking about... <img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

ONE THING I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT MY CF DOCTOR IS <b>AGAINST</b> ME EVEN TRYING NATURALLY BELOW AN FEV1 OF 60%. So honestly, I do question your doctor's perspective. But as far as with IUI or IVF, I don't know. It probably is around the same, though...

fondreflections
08-13-2007, 03:51 PM
Helena,

I too am concerned about your FEV1. I am in your shoes right now with regards to considering IVF or IUI. My husband and I just finished all of our tests last week and have our final review August 29th. At that review, we will finally know what options are available to us.

My FEV1 is 68%, and honestly, I am worried about the chance of multiples with my FEV1 #. I really don't know to what # my CF or fertility clinic would think is too low for IUI or IVF. For me, I have always gotten the "okay", and that was about 2 years ago.

I know with my FEV1 that maybe I shouldn't be as nervous, but I am. The chance of multiples is high, especially with the usage of fertility drugs.

I wish I could offer more advice. One thing I would strongly consider thinking about is the increased pressure on your lungs during the third trimester + multiple births. That is a major factor that I too am thinking about... <img src="i/expressions/heart.gif" border="0">

ONE THING I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT MY CF DOCTOR IS <b>AGAINST</b> ME EVEN TRYING NATURALLY BELOW AN FEV1 OF 60%. So honestly, I do question your doctor's perspective. But as far as with IUI or IVF, I don't know. It probably is around the same, though...

helena
08-18-2007, 11:11 AM
Hi,

My FEV1 value have been around 50% now about 4 years. Now it is the 49%. I have good nutrition condition. Yes I understand the doctors worries, but some how I feel that I am not so bad condition what the values shows. My doctor have tell me one time, that she wonder how my lungs CT picture can be so good, and FEV1 so low...

Anyway thank you for your opinions!!!

Helena : )

helena
08-18-2007, 11:11 AM
Hi,

My FEV1 value have been around 50% now about 4 years. Now it is the 49%. I have good nutrition condition. Yes I understand the doctors worries, but some how I feel that I am not so bad condition what the values shows. My doctor have tell me one time, that she wonder how my lungs CT picture can be so good, and FEV1 so low...

Anyway thank you for your opinions!!!

Helena : )

helena
08-18-2007, 11:11 AM
Hi,

My FEV1 value have been around 50% now about 4 years. Now it is the 49%. I have good nutrition condition. Yes I understand the doctors worries, but some how I feel that I am not so bad condition what the values shows. My doctor have tell me one time, that she wonder how my lungs CT picture can be so good, and FEV1 so low...

Anyway thank you for your opinions!!!

Helena : )

helena
08-18-2007, 11:11 AM
Hi,

My FEV1 value have been around 50% now about 4 years. Now it is the 49%. I have good nutrition condition. Yes I understand the doctors worries, but some how I feel that I am not so bad condition what the values shows. My doctor have tell me one time, that she wonder how my lungs CT picture can be so good, and FEV1 so low...

Anyway thank you for your opinions!!!

Helena : )

helena
08-18-2007, 11:11 AM
Hi,

My FEV1 value have been around 50% now about 4 years. Now it is the 49%. I have good nutrition condition. Yes I understand the doctors worries, but some how I feel that I am not so bad condition what the values shows. My doctor have tell me one time, that she wonder how my lungs CT picture can be so good, and FEV1 so low...

Anyway thank you for your opinions!!!

Helena : )