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Feeling very confused
Guennie posted:
I recently posted on here but nobody has replied. I am frustrated, scared and confused. Doesn't anyone know anything about MTHFR? If anyone can give me any advice, please see my post titled Genetic Defect. I seriously do not know what to do or what to think right now. Mentally I am ready to try again for a successful pregnancy but I'm scared that my doctor isn't being proactive enough and I'm just not sure what to do. I absolutely love my doctor, but all the stuff I've been reading online about MTHFR makes me worry that it's more of an issue than my doctor thinks. There doesn't seem to be an agreement between the MD community and naturopathic's so scary and confusing for someone like me trying to make the best decisions I can. Please can someone respond?
An_249404 responded:
Hi Guennie, I read your original post because I understand your frustration and wanted to offer support. I don't know anything about MTHFR. I briefly Googled it and from what I quickly read, there is no definitive link between MTHFR mutations and recurrent miscarriage. It seems to be something many doctors handle differently. Considering that, and your concern about your current doctor, my suggestion is to get a second opinion. Even if you like your current doctor, it could be beneficial to meet with a different doctor and tell her your history. He or she might interpret it differently than your current doctor and offer other solutions or treatments. Or, they might reiterate your current doctor's treatment. In either case, this could be helpful to putting your mind at ease. Good luck to you.
Joel Bernstien, MD responded:
Most recent literature suggests there is absolutely no link between MTHFR and miscarriage, trouble conceiving, or poor pregnancy outcome. The defect in MTHFR can be bypassed by taking folic acid, which is in all prenatal vitamins.

You need not worry one more second about MTHFR.

Hope this helps.

Dr. B

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