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    Default I have a FSH level of 63! :(

    I am 32 and I have had 3 implanons (without a period) over the past 9 years. The last one was removed in November last year with the thought of wanting my body to "recover" before I actively start TTC.

    After 9 months and still no period my GP referred me to an IVF/fertility specialist. After a quick chat and ordering bloods he concluded that it was most likely to be PCOS, a common and 'fixable' problem.

    Then last week I get a phone call from his office saying I needed to have the same bloods to be taken again and a visit ASAP.

    Yesterday he told me I have a FSH of 68 (and 'normal' levels are about 5?) and my Estrogen is 37 (which is super low). He explained that my body could carry a baby but I can't produce a useable egg and the only way I can get pregnant is with a donor egg. He explained that there is very little that I can do to change this...

    After leaving his office, I cried and cried at this devastating news and it's still only just settling with me. I've always wanted MY baby, something I helped make.

    Is there anyone out there who has/is in a similar situation? My friends and family are very supportive but it's nice to talk to someone who has/is going through it...

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    I can understand why you're upset and shaken - it's devastating to be told something like that. We all desperately want our own child, and it is hearbreaking to consider that it may not happen.

    I haven't been in your situation, but after reading lots of other people's stories my strongest recommendation would be to seek a second (or even a third!) opinion. What one doctor considers to be a hopeless situation, another may consider is worth trying to treat. I'd consider it well worth the cost and time to see if someone else can offer a different perspective. And if they unfortunately offer the same prognosis, then you will at least not be left wondering if the first doctor was simply a pessimist.

    I'd also consider talking to a naturopath or complimentary fertility practioner to see what they think. 9 months sounds like a long time, but after 9 years it is understandable that your body would take a while to get back into gear, and a naturopath may be able to help improve your hormone regulation.

    Lots of hugs and good wishes for you.

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    Default Thank you!

    Yes, the specialist I saw even suggested a second opinion, just for my own peace of mind which was really nice!

    Since the diagnosis, I have also made an appointment for Friday with an alternative type therapy but I'm not doing anything without the ok of my GP who is very PRO natural therapies! So, just waiting for Friday to come around... and I'm so impatient!

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    Default High FSH

    Hi, I'm 42 and recently got told that my levels of FSH are 63 and my only chance to conceive would be with a donor egg. If I wanted to go down the egg donor route it would cost me between £7500 and £10,000 with no guarantee that it would work, I'm still shocked and my emotions are everywhere. I can't believe this has happened to me and my husband.


 

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