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    Good luck Button!

    I am with IVFA too - the city clinic.

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    Default Any approach to high FSH?

    Quote Originally Posted by button21 View Post
    Cucuee - My FSH level is 37 (was 60 when originally reffered to IVF Australia) The doctor we met said that because I was so young (30) there was a possibility that my ovaries were on holidays and the only way to find out if I had any eggs left was to do a cycle of IVF and see if anything happens. I am into day 4 of 450 UI of Puragon daily. I have a blood test on Monday to see if anything is happening.
    Wishing you nothing but good news! Thinking of you!

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    Default Any approach to high FSH?

    Hi All!

    I've heard about DHEA from my FS but was told to bear possible risks if I want to go ahead with this medication. I am taking Trisequens first before deciding if we want to go ahead with DHEA. It is really a dilemma between our eager to have babies and bearing the risks associated with drugs.

    I bought wheatgrass and have booked an acupuncture session which I hope helps!

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    Do u mind me asking what side effects your fs warned you about? Cos it's really not that bad..

    I've been on it for over 5 months and the worst side effect I got was oily skin- which I just blot whenever I have to, I know it affects everyone differently but it's not that bad.. Even start on the 50mg dose and go up from there..

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    Default Any approach to high FSH?

    My FS mentioned that there have not been much scientific confirmation of what happens if you consume this drug long term and have advised me to do my research. It should not be taken for long period of time too.

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    Red face Positive story about FSH!

    Hi there,
    I am completely new to this forum and to forums in general, but I just wanted to be able to share my positive story in order to possibly bring some hope.
    I am 39 years old. At 38 my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby and I went to see an OB who specialised in IVF. She did some blood tests and called me back in with the "bad news"... my FSH was 16 and my AMH was 9. She said I should start on IVF straight away, even though we had not even tried yet! I was devastated and went home and cried and pretty much resigned myself to the fact that we could not have a baby naturally, if at all.
    We went overseas for a while and I decided never to go back to that Doctor as she made me feel so negative. I then went and saw a different (highly recommended) Dr who also specialised in fertility. He did not seem conccerned about my FSH level and told us to go away for 6 months and try naturally and if no luck after that we would look at IVF. He was amazing and made me feel confident again. During this time I turned 39. We tried naturally for a couple of months with no success.
    I did alot of research online about diet. I started taking wheatgrass daily, switched to full-cream milk, upped my fruit and vegetable intake, started eating sunflower seeds/linseeds/pumpkin seeds as well as almonds/brazil nuts daily, cut down on my running, started using "Pre-seed" lubricant and started monitoring my temperature and ovulation with test kits. Within 4 months we were pregnant! I am now happy to say that I am 28 weeks and going well, our little girl is due in November.
    The most startling and amazing thing about the month I got pregnant was that my Dr tested my FSH and only told me after I was pregnant what the level was.... IT WAS 22!!!!! I really believe that there is too much emphasis put on numbers and statistics and tests. I think that if I had known my number was 22 that month I probably would have not been in the right mental state to get pregnant.
    I hope this has helped!

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    Default Any approach to high FSH?

    Quote Originally Posted by Janee13 View Post
    Hi there,
    I am completely new to this forum and to forums in general, but I just wanted to be able to share my positive story in order to possibly bring some hope.
    I am 39 years old. At 38 my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby and I went to see an OB who specialised in IVF. She did some blood tests and called me back in with the "bad news"... my FSH was 16 and my AMH was 9. She said I should start on IVF straight away, even though we had not even tried yet! I was devastated and went home and cried and pretty much resigned myself to the fact that we could not have a baby naturally, if at all.
    We went overseas for a while and I decided never to go back to that Doctor as she made me feel so negative. I then went and saw a different (highly recommended) Dr who also specialised in fertility. He did not seem conccerned about my FSH level and told us to go away for 6 months and try naturally and if no luck after that we would look at IVF. He was amazing and made me feel confident again. During this time I turned 39. We tried naturally for a couple of months with no success.
    I did alot of research online about diet. I started taking wheatgrass daily, switched to full-cream milk, upped my fruit and vegetable intake, started eating sunflower seeds/linseeds/pumpkin seeds as well as almonds/brazil nuts daily, cut down on my running, started using "Pre-seed" lubricant and started monitoring my temperature and ovulation with test kits. Within 4 months we were pregnant! I am now happy to say that I am 28 weeks and going well, our little girl is due in November.
    The most startling and amazing thing about the month I got pregnant was that my Dr tested my FSH and only told me after I was pregnant what the level was.... IT WAS 22!!!!! I really believe that there is too much emphasis put on numbers and statistics and tests. I think that if I had known my number was 22 that month I probably would have not been in the right mental state to get pregnant.
    I hope this has helped!
    Wow!!!! Your so blessed!! Congrats! I'm so envious of you! Wishing you a beautiful pregnancy!

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    Thanks for sharing your story Janee & congratulations on your pregnancy.

    However, I didn't think FSH was an indicator of whether could fall pregnant naturally or not. It comes into play for an IVF cycle, as an indicator of whether one if likely to get many eggs. In an IVF cycle, you want to get more than 1 or 2 eggs in a cycle for greater chances of success. People are doing IVF for a variety of reaons (in my case, because my DH has no sperm), and FSH is generally used as one of several potential indicators of chances of success in an IVF cycle.

    I don't think the FSH and AMH you mentioned sounds that bad for age 38. Sounds like the first doctor had a strange over-reaction.

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    Default Any approach to high FSH?

    Congrats and truly appreciate your positive story! Hope we have more good stories like this which keep us going and stay hopeful. 😊

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    Hi Janee13... Thank you so much for posting your experience. Our stories sound soooo similar!! I was told that my FSH level at 17 was high and that even IVF at that level would not have good results! I too felt very depressed and negative.
    I have decided to start on wheatgrass, and healthier lifestyle etc. I have been doing acupuncture for a month and will continue.

    Thank again.. you have cheered me up. Congratulations on your good news and all the best with it all x


 

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