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    Sorry OP, I meant to say sorry that you find yourself in this situation. Hopefully some other posters can help you out. And, I agree, it may not feel like it, but the good news is you have some sperm to work with. I too would consider IVF as they can use your good sperm using ICSI. If it's any encouragement, my DH has a zero sperm count & we conceived through ICSI after my DH had surgical sperm retrieval. Our little miracle is nearly 1!

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    Hi OP.

    Im sorry you find yourself in this position...it really is very stressful and I remember how devastated my hubby was when he recieved similar results.

    There is hope though!

    My hubby saw a naturopath (one that specialized in fertility) and was given herbs to take. He also got straight on to taking zinc, folate, coq10 and a few others that I can't remember the name of...if I remember I will pop back in and mention them. He was drinking lots of green tea and really made an effort to eat a healthy diet as well

    We were referred to a fertility specialist and told we would need to go through IVF to concieve and while we were saving $$ for treatment we managed to concieve twins naturally and im now expecting our 3rd child in a few weeks, all without the need of fertility treatment

    As others have said though, get a referral to see a specialist and see how you go from there. Good luck!

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    ^^Tribulus (sp?) Was another supplement that my hubby took

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    This is the list of supps that my fertility specialist recommends. In addition we added for him: melatonin 5mg at night, a glass of berocca and maca powder in a smoothie for breakfast.

    I purchased my supps from www.vitasprings.com as they were the cheapest. Melatonin costs $100 a bottle over here because it has to be made up by a compounding pharmacist. In the USA you can buy it over the counter so it's dirt cheap. Even with postage it's so much cheaper!

    For Him.....

    Aloe Vera Juice- 20 mls at night

    Zinc 40mgs/day

    >10 Pumpkin Seeds (I just gave DP a tablespoon of Peppita's a day)

    Folic Acid 5mg/day (Megafol brand...get it over the counter at pharmacy)

    Gogi Berries (I gave DP a tablespoon of those a day too or 20mls of Gogi Berry Juice)

    Selenium 100mcg/day


    For Her........

    Folic Acid 5mgs/day

    Berocca(or equivalent) 1/day

    Fish Oil 1000mgs/day

    Zinc 40mgs/day

    Vit E 500mg (1000iu)/day

    Co-enzyme Q10 150-200mg/day

    Low dose aspirin 100mg/day

    DHEA 25mg 3x daily

    Melatonin 5mg/ one capsule at night

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    Quote Originally Posted by ertgirl View Post
    Nicole, did you say your DH went from zero to 15 mil? That's awesome! DH has azoo & we're going to cycle again to try for number 2; he'd love not to have to go through the surgery again. I'd love to know what your DH was on taking to improve his count. TIA.
    Yep you read correctly!! I honestly believe the supps are what made the huge difference. Also I found a Japanese study that suggests melatonin can help sperm count and quality for men that have a high fat diet. And guess what, 2 months after being on it dh had the best results ever. We did, of course, try to get his diet to be much healthier but it can be difficult to cut all fat so I think the melatonin really helped.

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    Hi there,

    we have recently switched doctors after finding out I have PCOS and DH has azospermia. All ultrasound and chromosome texts came back normal and last dr couldn't explain why so just said try IVF, May or may not work. We didn't think that sounded right so have gone to a specialist in male infertility who suspects maturation arrest. DH has some more test to do but in the mean time dr has suggested he take menovite and resveratin to improve sperm health (in case they are there somewhere!)

    good luck - it is incredibly stressful and we feel your pain!

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    My DH had low motility (23%, with 18% rapid movement) and low morphology (3%). Volume was good. He took menevit and L-carnitine powder every day for three months. Motility went up to 65%, with about 50% rapid movement, and while his morphology did not change, his volume went up by about 30%.

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    Has anyone tried Fertile Max I found it in Chemist Warehouse and they claim to improve sperm quality and movement. Is this any good?

    Also found Swisse Men's Ultivate Formula 1 at Woolies


    If not, is there any vitamin which combines:

    Zinc 40mg
    Vitamin C 500mg
    Folate 400mcg
    Folic Acid 0.5mg
    Melatonin 5mg
    Selenium 26-100mcg
    Coenzyme Q10 50-150mg
    Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 30mg
    Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 15mg
    Niacin (Vitamin B3) 15 mg
    Vitamin B6 30mg
    Vitamin B12 40ug
    Pantothenic acid 64.1mg
    Ginseng 50 mg
    Quercetin (as quercetin dihydrate)(from Dimorphandra mollis)(bud) 250mg
    trans-Resveratrol (as Polygonum cuspidatum root extract) 75mg
    trans-Pterostilbene (pTeroPure®) 62.5mg
    Vitamin E 400IU
    Biotin 150ug
    Lycopene 6mg
    Garlic oil 333 mcg
    Calcium 170mg
    Fish Oil -Natural 633mg
    Betacarotene 1.2mg
    Retinyl Palmitate 20001U
    Cholecalciferol 2001U
    di-alpha - Tocopheryl Acetate 30mg
    Iron 5mg
    Iodine 150mcg
    Copper 1mg
    Chromium 25mcg
    Manganese 20mg
    Phytomenadione 36mcg
    Boron 1mg
    Lysine 5mg
    Inositol 25mg
    Turnera diffusa (Damiana) extract equiv. to dry leaf 1g
    Tribulus terrestris extract equiv to dry fruit 6g
    Ginkgo biloba extract equiv. to dry leaf 500mg
    Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) extract equiv. to dry fruit 4g

    If not what would be the best combinations of vitamins?


    Alternatively, given that nutrients from food is considered better than from supplements, would there be any issues in consuming the following:

    Cooked Lean Beef Shortribs
    Cooked Lean Ribeye Fillet
    Wheat Germ
    Spinach
    Dark Chocolate
    Guava
    Kale
    Broccoli
    Strawberries
    Cooked Tomatoes
    Mange Tout Peas
    Pineapple
    Cooked Lentils
    Pinto Beans
    Chickpeas
    Turnip Greens
    Cooked Black Eyed Peas
    Cooked Aspargus
    Cos or Romaine Lettuce
    Cooked Tuna
    Whole Wheat Bread
    Lean Beef Steak
    Cooked Turkey or Chicken Legs
    Rye
    Olive Oil
    Parsley
    Lean Pork
    Green Peas
    Barley
    Gjetost
    Beet Greens
    Cooked Chicken Breast
    Cooked Pork Lean Chop
    Swiss Cheese
    Eggs
    Veal Shoulder
    Baked Sweet Potato
    Ginseng
    Honey
    Lovage
    Raw Capers
    Radish Leaves
    Fennel Leaves
    Watercress
    Radicchio
    Rumex
    Sorrel
    Dill
    Japanese Knotweed
    Swiss Chard
    Oats
    Carrots
    Watermelon
    Gac
    Garlic
    Mozzarella
    Pak Choi
    Bok Choy
    Wheat Germ Oil
    Sunflower Oil
    Hazelnut
    Silverbeet
    Artichokes
    Cheddar Cheese
    Dried Seaweed
    Baked Potato
    Cloves
    Brown Rice
    Collards
    Mustard Greens
    Cooked Natto
    Dutch Gouda
    Brie
    Apples
    Apricots
    Wheat Bran
    Gingko Leaves
    Milk thistle
    Tribulus terrestris
    Damiana
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    Thank you all, I went on menevite, stopped Zoloft, and starting eating even healthier (Bok Choy, Pak Choy, Asparagus, Dill, Watercress, amongst others) and it seemed to solve the problem

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    Great news, good luck with your TTC journey


 

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