Newbie looking for support...devastated first IVF Failed

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sable
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Re: Newbie looking for support...devastated first IVF Failed

Post by sable » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:35 am

riogirl71 wrote:I will second what Karen said and I took DHEA and my number of eggs doubled! I also did acupuncture, took COQ10 and my RE added Femara to my antagonist (ganirelix) protocol.

I also heard amazing things of CCRM, a girl I cycled with way back went there when she had all kinds of cycles canceled in her Chicago clinic, she did two cycles with CCRM in Colorado and brought home 3 babies!

Best of luck!
Hi,
I also started taking DHEA but its only been a month,How long did you take it?I'm also seeking Dr.Schoolcraft...still have to see how he does.It's just very expensive and they don't have the time to talk you or anything.But they do not seem to refuse anyone as my FSH levels are pretty high (19)
me:35 DH 36
TTC 4 years
Ectopic 2007
3 clomid cycles
3 femara cycles
1st IVF cancelled
2nd IVF cancelled
IUI..negative
FSH 19
Ectopic ,March 2011

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riogirl71
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Re: Newbie looking for support...devastated first IVF Failed

Post by riogirl71 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:48 am

I did DHEA and COQ10 for 3 mos, I ovulated right through BCP with DHEA so I had my cycle canceled and postponed one month when I was not on BCP! It was a lucky cycle, good luck and I hope this brings you the baby you so desire!!!!

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Re: Newbie looking for support...devastated first IVF Failed

Post by karenvancouverisland » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:23 am

it is recommended to take dhea for at least 3 months prior to stims/cycling, and as long as 4 months. some women take it longer although i'm not sure why... best of luck to you and hi to riogirl!
38 yrs. DOR, TTC since '04, recommended DE but didn't listen
3 IVF's & 1 FET: 1 cancellation, 1 m/c @ 12 wks, 1 chemical, 1 miracle boy & miracle 'natural' PG right now while waiting to cycle (WTF?)
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sable
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Re: Newbie looking for support...devastated first IVF Failed

Post by sable » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:36 pm

karenvancouverisland wrote:it is recommended to take dhea for at least 3 months prior to stims/cycling, and as long as 4 months. some women take it longer although i'm not sure why... best of luck to you and hi to riogirl!
Thanks Riogril and Karen!
I was wondering what dosage you take.I'm taking 200 mg from CVS.Also,which prenatal would you recommend.I'm not taking any currently :!:
me:35 DH 36
TTC 4 years
Ectopic 2007
3 clomid cycles
3 femara cycles
1st IVF cancelled
2nd IVF cancelled
IUI..negative
FSH 19
Ectopic ,March 2011

sable
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Re: Newbie looking for support...devastated first IVF Failed

Post by sable » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:38 pm

karenvancouverisland wrote:it is recommended to take dhea for at least 3 months prior to stims/cycling, and as long as 4 months. some women take it longer although i'm not sure why... best of luck to you and hi to riogirl!
oohhh i just saw I am taking DHA and not DHEA!!! what's the difference?!!
me:35 DH 36
TTC 4 years
Ectopic 2007
3 clomid cycles
3 femara cycles
1st IVF cancelled
2nd IVF cancelled
IUI..negative
FSH 19
Ectopic ,March 2011

riogirl71
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Re: Newbie looking for support...devastated first IVF Failed

Post by riogirl71 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:18 pm

DHEA is realted to hormones. I took 75mg a day and 400 mg CO-Q10 (mg units not sure) for 3 mos and had a great cycle. I used the Costco prenatals with DHA.

Good luck!

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Re: Newbie looking for support...devastated first IVF Failed

Post by brit1612 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:42 pm

I'm so sorry to hear what you are going through. I know exactly where you are. It took us 6 cycles to finally have our miracle baby, so it can happen. After the second miscarriage we decided to turn to donor embryos. Our doctor said we could have a baby of our own, but we would be gambling as well. We could not take the emotional stress of any more miscarriages and thougth embryo donation would be our best bet. It was the best decision we ever made. I am not trying to tell you to turn to other options, I am just trying to say that if you keep working toward your goal of having a baby it will happen. Good luck to you in the future!
After 7 attempts (2 negatives/3 miscarriages), we have TWO miracle boys!! If you would like to hear our story, please visit http://www.ivfsuccessstories.info. Never give up, it can happen for you!!

sable
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Re: Newbie looking for support...devastated first IVF Failed

Post by sable » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:12 pm

Just needed to vent! after being told I have high FSH,I just had an ectopic pregnancy(this last weekend) which resulted in removal of my left tube :(
I don't get it how I could have had this with my LOW FSH!!
me:35 DH 36
TTC 4 years
Ectopic 2007
3 clomid cycles
3 femara cycles
1st IVF cancelled
2nd IVF cancelled
IUI..negative
FSH 19
Ectopic ,March 2011

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