Hi all I haven't posted for a while.
Just thought I would share with you all my main learnings from seeing an integrative GP yesterday = get your vitamin d checked! I have been taking 3000 mg of vitamin D each day. However he said that based on a blood test I had back in December, I would be vitamin D deficient to the point were it could be making me infertile, even with though I supplement this! This means that an IVF cycle at this time would be a failure though I have never been test for this. In fact he said that I would need to be taking 9000 a day of Vitamin D to be at the levels I should be at! So if you haven't done so please make sure those D levels are up.
When I told him about how my high estrogen levels resulted in cancellation of my last ivf attempt he said that this may be due to the high amount of DHEA that I have been taking. He said that sometimes if you have too much DHEA in your body (I have been taking about 75 (3 tablets) every day for approximately the last 8 months) your body will start converting the DHEA to Estrogen!!! This of course can contribute to infertility.. so the message is that DHEA levels need to be closely monitored by your prescribing doctor.
My FS has never tested this. I am only ever tested for FSH, estrogen and progesterone levels on day 2 of my bleed to determine whether an iVF cycle can viably proceed. Can I ask what everyone else is tested on to see if this varies?