Jaye - I hope what FS has to say is not as bad as what you are thinking.
Jessesgirl - Yes I have read that DHEA can lower FSH. It was somewhere on the Center for Human Reproduction website but I can't seem to find the page again.
leelee - Saw your other post about FSH. Can you find another clinic that doesn't care about FSH, and a doc that will try DHEA?
I was first tested last April, it was Day 4, and my FSH was 41. My whole world fell apart and I have been a basketcase ever since. My latest Day 1 FSH (in Jan) was 15. I took DHEA 75mg from May-Aug, then DHEA and Testogel together Sep-early Dec, then Testgel only up to two weeks ago. Two weeks ago I changed back to DHEA 75mg since Wazza said he'd had more success with it.
Lastest blood tests (Day 39 of a long annovulatory cycle) were FSH 16.5 IU/L, LH 5 IU/L, E2 169 pmol/L.
I've been trying TCM herbs, acupuncture, various supplements, have improved my diet and lifestyle and reduced stress.
Some women say they've had success bringing down high FSH with TCM, Naturopath herbs, wheatgrass.
I am also lurking and posting the a US based network54 community called "Women over 40 with HIGH FSH". Some of them may also have ideas. Some of them suggested that too much androgens could actually fry eggs and exacerbate empty follicles. My last cycle I was taking both DHEA and Testogel and got all empty follicles.
Millie - Great news that bub is doing well.
LG, Nessika - Hoping to hear a postive update from both of you.
AFM - I finally got a bleed this morning (after a 52 day cycle), so have started jabbing Orgalutran. This cycle is with my old clinic. I am thinking of incorporating some elements of Wazza's cycle into this one, such as estrogen (Progynova) starting with FSH jabs, and the Nitrodur patch to increase blood flow.
Another thing, I talked with my boss yesterday about taking long service leave (13 weeks) sometime. I would be able to take this later this year. Thinking it may be good to get away from it all for a while, just sit at home and garden.