I recently completed by first PICSI/IVF cycle with a BFN. I have AMH of 8.4 (bit low) and we have MFI (morphology). I had said to myself that if my first cycle failed I would use DHEA for my second and final IVF cycle. My FS is not really a believer (just says no evidence to say it works) he is also away on holidays till late Jan. My next cycle is planned for late Feb so if I am going to use DHEA I need to get on it asap. My GP says he will prescribe for me if I wish but doesnt know alot about how the hormonal changes work and thus cannot say it will work for or against me... I do have low testosterone levels, always have had (if that makes a difference).
So prior to going to my GP for the script I have been doing some more research. The positives side suggests some improvement in eggs quatity and quality but mainly for those women who produce very few eggs in a cycle (mine was 8 so not too bad). I am somewhat of the what cant hurt is worth a try mentality however....
I have read that for some women it delayed their period and thus I wonder how that affects the IVF process? Also I note that the suggested improvements have not neccessarily translated to pregnancies. A friend who has recently done her 6th cycle tired DHEA for the last cycle and it was her worst yet.. none fertilised from 11 eggs.
So I am confused and looking for guidance (cant get from FS so am self medicating a bit).
FYI, my first cycle gave 15 follies resulting in 8 eggs, 7 mature, 6 fertilised with ICSI, 2 grew on to day 4 tsf... BFN