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    Anenome - HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ON PRECIOUS XAVIERS ARRIVAL Wonderful news. A long arduos labour sounds full-on - hope you are recovering well and resting when you can. Take care & thansk for letting us know xox

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    Hi ladies, I just wanted to give my 2cents on DHEA. Well, its priceless to me at the moment as I got my BFP yesterday. Ive been too scared to post in case I jinx myself up till now.
    I started IUI's last April (12months exactly) and by August had done 4 and given up. The nurse suggested I do the AMH test. For "interest sake" I did it only to be stunned at the result AMH 4.8 Never in a million years did i think the problem would be me....
    Changed FS and started IVF Sep10. Advised FS of low amh so he started me on 375iu Puregon. Upped it to 450iu (he said maximum to give before peeing out) Produced 2 eggs. Both fert but didnt make it to day 3 transfer. 1 abnormal, 1 arrested. Went on DHEA. 2nd cycle Nov10, change of protocol to 450iu Gonal F and 150gm Clomid. Yielded 5 eggs only 1 fert :-( and he was only a 3cell embie on day 3. 3rd Cycle, 12weeks on DHEA - JAN11, same protocol, 5eggs, ICSI and all fert, all made it to day 3 at 8cells, put 2 back, thought for sure this was it... but nope.

    Plan B to be put into place, 1 more cycle with own eggs, cant keep throwing good money after bad eggs.
    Early March did the Donor egg councelling / appointments with my sister.
    Cycle 4 - lucky last. On DHEA for 6months. same protocol only 100mg Clomid not 150 as packs come in 10's..... (thanks for the financial consideration doc )
    April 8 scan showed only 2 follies - devastated..... had a couple of drinks that weekend (shandies and only 2) EPU on Monday 11th got 2 eggs, both fert, but 1 abnormal, the other ok. Day 3 - APR 14th, my DH B'day and the anniversary of our first IUI......12 full months of treatments.... Transferred an 8cell embie with no fragmentation.... cant control the outcome.

    Could go on and on about the "signs" now, but for some reason, some how... I must of just knew.. I just stopped taking the DHEA, a week ago I told a friend I couldnt attend her b'day party on the 10th Jan because I would have just had my baby... this is just so surreal... I was 2days late for AF yesterday and I hate wasting money on HPT so popped over to acu guy to check pulse, said strong and slippery, which meant nothing so got a friend to get HPT's for me... and lo and behold.... 2 beautiful pink lines.

    I know I am crashing this thread late, but as I said I felt I would jinx myself... so I just stuck to my little country hicks whoops chicks thread....

    xxmel

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    Congratulations Mlks - wonderful news Great to hear DHEA success stories.

    I have never heard of clomid used during stims - can you tell us more about the reason behind that ???? thank you & keep us posted !

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    Congratultions Mlks!!!
    We love good news here, thanks for sharing your success with DHEA. It only takes 1 hey!? I had a peek at your bt results and they are sky high! Not bad for a single embie!

    Just curious, since you have been on the DHEA 6 months, were you on 75mg and did your FS keep you on this dose the whole time?

    Sending you lots of for your scan let us know how you go.

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    congrats mlks, thats fantastic!!!! your story if such good timing..im trying for #2 and my response hasnt been good this time, only one good follie others small....very dissapointed, FS letting me continue but im thinking how can this work with only one egg potnetially after being on dhea for 4.5 months 75mg...i was thinking of cancelling my cycle, but after your story maybe i should keep going.....well done!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hi girls, thanks, I am still so stunned its actually happened.

    PinkButterfly - I just went along with what the specialist suggested... It seemed to work for me.. I honestly have no idea what it did in conjunction with the Gonal F.
    I just noticed you have clotting issues, my FS checked me for MTHFR and Lupus Anti-Coagulant and I came back with a mild MTHFR, decided it couldnt hurt to put extra Folate and the baby asprin into the mix...

    Starf1sh - lol I cant belive those number either.... (my DH on his mothers side is riddled with twins....not that I am expecting that... lol)
    I told my FS I wanted to go on DHEA after the first tragic cycle, he didnt have an opinion either way.... I am on 100mg/day. I started late Sep and subconsciously stopped taking it after ept this month... dont ask why because I have taken it straight through each other cycle...

    OMG I still still cant belive it... I keep looking at the sticks.... I have my follow up BT tomorrow, hope everything is doubling nicely... I am sooooo hungry.. I even wake at 3am starving....

    xxmel

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    jfblady - i am so glad I could be an inspiration to you.... to be honest it was all of you that have been my sanity and inspiration over the past 12months.. as much as I never actually posted in the DHEA thread, I always read it... I am just usually a lurker....

    For some reason this month, I joined the April thread and posted there for support..

    seconds later at posting... and...

    I still cant believe it...

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    Mlks – Your story is so inspiring! Hope its all sinking in!
    Can I ask another question... did your FS say why he put you on 100mg of DHEA? I have mainly only heard of 75mg dose.

    Anenome – hope you and Xavier are doing well!

    Mel – Interesting about your FS suggesting Macquaries St pharmacy – I am on my 3rd bottle of 100tabs after switching from another pharmacy – they are adamant about keeping DHEA in the fridge which I hadn’t done from Sept til Jan (all thru the hot months).

    Where does everyone else get their DHEA from? I don’t know if I am reading too much into it but FS specifically asked me where I am getting me DHEA from – now I am wondering why ? has he noticed a difference in outcomes? He recommended Bondi but said Macquaries st are great too. I told him about the refridgeration issue and he said he would look into it.

    Hi to all DHEA'ers

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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkButterfly View Post
    Mlks – Your story is so inspiring! Hope its all sinking in!
    Can I ask another question... did your FS say why he put you on 100mg of DHEA? I have mainly only heard of 75mg dose.

    Anenome – hope you and Xavier are doing well!

    Mel – Interesting about your FS suggesting Macquaries St pharmacy – I am on my 3rd bottle of 100tabs after switching from another pharmacy – they are adamant about keeping DHEA in the fridge which I hadn’t done from Sept til Jan (all thru the hot months).

    Where does everyone else get their DHEA from? I don’t know if I am reading too much into it but FS specifically asked me where I am getting me DHEA from – now I am wondering why ? has he noticed a difference in outcomes? He recommended Bondi but said Macquaries st are great too. I told him about the refridgeration issue and he said he would look into it.

    Hi to all DHEA'ers
    Hi Pink Butterfly,
    Yes that was my FS at monash on Gold Coast that said get it from Macquarie street pharmacy and they have a sticker on the bottle that says refridgerate.
    I get my DHEA from a compunding pharmacy on Gold Coast at the moment and they said they get it from the states and its good stuff but there is nothing saying to refridgerate it??
    I have been on 75mg since November 2010 and i am going to have a blood test done to check my AMH levels and my testosterone levels.
    I have noticed around ovulation time i get really moody and cranky like i used to get in my early 30"s......so lets hope it's putting a bit of life back into my ovaries!!!!
    Apart from that the skin is greasy and some good zits here and there but other than that i feel great on it.
    I guess everyone cant get their DHEA from Macquarie st pharmacy and there are women Aust/worldwide getting BFPS on DHEA from all different pharmacies!!
    How long have you been on the DHEA?
    I wish you luck on your cycle and do let me know if you find out about the dhea being kept in the fridge.
    Im still saving for my next cycle with Wazza
    seeya mel

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    Hi -- just wondering if anyone took DHEA in the 2WW?


 

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