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Postby to_have_fun08 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:52 pm

Did any of you take DHEA? If so do you think it helped your cycle?

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Postby sprouthaus » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:20 am

To Have Fun,

I took 75 mgs/day DHEA for 12 weeks before this (my 3rd cycle). New RE, she said "it couldn't hurt". It is supposed to help those of us who are poor responders with egg quality and egg quantity.

My results are mixed. It was my worst response yet. Only 3 mature eggs of which only 1 fertilized. My first cycle (without DHEA) we had 5 mature eggs, 2 transferred on day 3, and our 2nd cycle was: 2 mature eggs, both fertilized, both transferred on day 2 . Both cycles BFN.

We transferred the one embryo we had on day 3. It was only 4 cells and was graded poorly. However.....I got a BFP! It is early days yet - tomorrow is my second beta. (praying and hoping this is a healthy pregnancy)

Do I feel DHEA helped? No - I feel the real difference this cycle was 1) the transfer and 2) my attitude (I had moved on and had accepted where I was at completely - DH and I were looking into adoption and DE).

I hope this helps you with your question. Best wishes!
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DH-42 lowish count
#0 IVF 03/08, cancelled, no response
#1 IVF w/ICSI 09/08, BFN, no frosties
#2 IVF w/ICSI 12/08, BFN, no frosties
#3 IVF - w/ICSI 07/09, BFP!!!!! (no frosties)
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Postby to_have_fun08 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:04 pm

Sprouthaus -- Thanks so much and congrats on your BFP. I am looking into donor egg, still debating if I want to try 1 last cycle with my eggs. It is such a hard decision. One day I tell myself I will try again with my eggs and the next I am determined to do donor egg. Will be keeping my fingers crossed that your little fighter is a sticky one and your beta's will double.

Chris 40- DH 41
6 IVFs Cycles - BFN's
DE Cycle 2/2011 -BFP Jacob born 11/11/11

FET 7/2012 - BFP - Kaylee due 4/3/13

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