Recurrent Miscarriage And Reactive Hypoglycaemia?

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Recurrent Miscarriage And Reactive Hypoglycaemia?

Postby Adorabella » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:15 am

Hello!

Just looking for answers/ thoughts/ experiences/ info, please.

We have suffered 3 early miscarriages: two natural, one IVF.

Every test has come back negative and because of my age - 40, 41 & 42, when the miscarriages happened, they have been put down to that.

We have just started the meds for a DE IVF cycle and right now I am beside myself that we will a) not get pregnant at all and b) get pregnant, for fear of having yet another miscarriage.

One thing that every doctor has glossed over is the fact that I have reactive hypoglycaemia and maybe that's because it makes absolutely no difference.

However, I keep reading that blood sugar levels can play a role in miscarriage and wondered if anyone can shine a light, however small, on this whilst we have time to address the issue ahead of the ET in mid-December.

Thank you so much.
<strong>Me: 44, DH 27</strong><div>Unexplained Infertility, resulting in&nbsp;3 miscarriages:<div>1. 6/2008 @ 6 weeks (natural conception)</div><div>2. 7/2009 @7 weeks (natural conception)</div><div>3. 12/2010 - heartbeat stopped @ 9 wks (IVF number 3)</div><div>* Also tried Clomid, herbs, acupuncture, yoga...you name it.</div></div><div><strong>Still hopeful.</strong></div>
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Re: Recurrent Miscarriage And Reactive Hypoglycaemia?

Postby Kohaku » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:09 pm

I would be curious to hear any perspectives on this as well. I have reactive hypoglycemia myself and just miscarried my first ever pregnancy at just under 5 weeks. I have to work pretty hard to keep my blood sugar stable!
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Re: Recurrent Miscarriage And Reactive Hypoglycaemia?

Postby Adorabella » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:05 am

I am so sorry to hear that Kohaku. :( I contacted the IVF clinic that we are working with and they said to me that unless I have been diagnosed with diabetes they do not consider that I have a problem. Maybe neither of us do and it is just one of those things. Anybody?
<strong>Me: 44, DH 27</strong><div>Unexplained Infertility, resulting in&nbsp;3 miscarriages:<div>1. 6/2008 @ 6 weeks (natural conception)</div><div>2. 7/2009 @7 weeks (natural conception)</div><div>3. 12/2010 - heartbeat stopped @ 9 wks (IVF number 3)</div><div>* Also tried Clomid, herbs, acupuncture, yoga...you name it.</div></div><div><strong>Still hopeful.</strong></div>
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Re: Recurrent Miscarriage And Reactive Hypoglycaemia?

Postby Shew34 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:05 pm

For what it's worth, I have hypoglycaemia as well and as you can see from my signature, I've had a million miscarriages. The docs have never said there is a link though.
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Re: Recurrent Miscarriage And Reactive Hypoglycaemia?

Postby Adorabella » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:58 am

I am so, so sorry to hear that. My gut feeling is that it is an issue, as there are women like us on other forums also suffering miscarriage after miscarriage - and I am not sure that it can just be coincidence with so many of us. What would be useful is to hear from women with hypoglycaemia who have had successful pregnancies. Anyone?! In the meantime, I think we need to flag this to as many of our fertility doctors/ nurses/ experts as possible. Wishing you all the luck in the world.
<strong>Me: 44, DH 27</strong><div>Unexplained Infertility, resulting in&nbsp;3 miscarriages:<div>1. 6/2008 @ 6 weeks (natural conception)</div><div>2. 7/2009 @7 weeks (natural conception)</div><div>3. 12/2010 - heartbeat stopped @ 9 wks (IVF number 3)</div><div>* Also tried Clomid, herbs, acupuncture, yoga...you name it.</div></div><div><strong>Still hopeful.</strong></div>
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Re: Recurrent Miscarriage And Reactive Hypoglycaemia?

Postby Shew34 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:15 am

I found this on Wikipedia. I wonder if the underlying cause of Hypoglycemia may play a role in miscarriage. My thyroid is normal, although I'm borderline underweight. I'll mention it to my fertility specialist when I see him in 2 weeks and let you know if I find out anything.
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All RPL tests & chromosomes normal
IVF# 1 April/May/June 2013 - 5 genetically normal embies on ice!
FET 6/11/13 - transferred 1 embryo

:angel: - July 2008 5w4d
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:angel: - June 2012 10w
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Re: Recurrent Miscarriage And Reactive Hypoglycaemia?

Postby Adorabella » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:20 am

Good thinking! My mother has a very bad thyroid situation and although every test for me is 'normal,' I know I am genetically predisposed but my docs won't do anything whilst my results are fine. Hopefully, yours will do something and then you can let me know what. Thank you.
<strong>Me: 44, DH 27</strong><div>Unexplained Infertility, resulting in&nbsp;3 miscarriages:<div>1. 6/2008 @ 6 weeks (natural conception)</div><div>2. 7/2009 @7 weeks (natural conception)</div><div>3. 12/2010 - heartbeat stopped @ 9 wks (IVF number 3)</div><div>* Also tried Clomid, herbs, acupuncture, yoga...you name it.</div></div><div><strong>Still hopeful.</strong></div>
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Re: Recurrent Miscarriage And Reactive Hypoglycaemia?

Postby Shew34 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:26 am

Oops, forgot to paste the info:

There are different kinds of reactive hypoglycemia:[2]
Alimentary Hypoglycemia (consequence of dumping syndrome; it occurs in about 15% of people who have had stomach surgery)
Hormonal Hypoglycemia (e.g., hypothyroidism)
Helicobacter pylori-induced gastritis (some reports suggest this bacteria may contribute to the occurrence of reactive hypoglycemia)[3]
Congenital enzyme deficiencies (hereditary fructose intolerance, galactosemia, and leucine sensitivity of childhood)[4]
Late Hypoglycemia (Occult Diabetes; characterized by a delay in early insulin release from pancreatic β-cells, resulting in initial exaggeration of hyperglycemia during a glucose tolerance test)[5]
Trying for #2 since Jan 2012.
DH - 36
Me - 33
DD :baby: - 9/1/09
All RPL tests & chromosomes normal
IVF# 1 April/May/June 2013 - 5 genetically normal embies on ice!
FET 6/11/13 - transferred 1 embryo

:angel: - July 2008 5w4d
:angel: - Sept 2008 5w
:angel: - June 2012 10w
:angel: - Chemical Aug 2012 4w5d
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Re: Recurrent Miscarriage And Reactive Hypoglycaemia?

Postby Adorabella » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:08 am

Crikey! I wonder which kind I have. My doctor didn't even know what it was and initially told me that I couldn't have it as it was just something that was in the press! :O I think I need to go back and get more answers, too. Thank you so much.
<strong>Me: 44, DH 27</strong><div>Unexplained Infertility, resulting in&nbsp;3 miscarriages:<div>1. 6/2008 @ 6 weeks (natural conception)</div><div>2. 7/2009 @7 weeks (natural conception)</div><div>3. 12/2010 - heartbeat stopped @ 9 wks (IVF number 3)</div><div>* Also tried Clomid, herbs, acupuncture, yoga...you name it.</div></div><div><strong>Still hopeful.</strong></div>
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Re: Recurrent Miscarriage And Reactive Hypoglycaemia?

Postby Stefrz » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:41 pm

I had a miscarriage at 19weeks, 5 days on 3/1/2013. I am hypothyroid and in the last 18 months I've had hypoglycemia symptoms. I've had a 2-hour glucose intolerance test that didn't show much. So that is why I had started suspecting Reactive Hypoglycemia. But the doctors didn't seem all that concerned (I saw like 5 in the 2 years preceding my pregnancy) so I thought that the only thing to worry about was getting my Hypothyroid under control and keep it stable during pregnancy. My T3 was rising during pregnancy - doctor thinks that could have been an issue.

I didn't realize how serious blood sugar and hypoglycemia could be during pregnancy. My OB never suggested a glucose tolerance test either! The doctor on call at the hospital who delivered my baby at 20 weeks said by the size, the baby was only around 15 weeks, which means I didn't know for over 4 weeks my baby died inside of me.

I would love to hear from anyone who has found out any information related to Hypoglycemia, Reactive Hypoglycemia or Insulin issues and pregnancy loss (especially in 2nd trimester). What tests could/should have been run on me much earlier in my pregnancy?
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Insulin spikes from Hypoglycemia NOT good for fertility

Postby coffee_and_stress » Tue May 03, 2016 3:14 pm

I just got the test results back from my reproductive endocrinologist after a Glucose Intolerance Test. I have reactive Hypoglycemia. He showed me the higher insulin to my lower blood sugar. He explained when our hormones drop at the end of each cycle, we reach for sugar or salt to get us back to normal. During this time, our follicles are chosen for the next cycle before the next menses. When Insulin spikes in a woman's body it can hurt our eggs. Even though I am ovulating properly and on CD #14 every month, I could get pregnant and miscarry because of the potential harm the Insulin has caused to my eggs.

SO YES, REACTIVE HYPOGLYCEMIA IS NOT GOOD FOR OUR FERTILITY!
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