I´m 45 years old (b. 1966). Perimenopausal since 2008, when the doors to IVF treatment was locked for me by physicians that, for ethical reasons, didn´t accept me as a patient - the chances for me to get pregnant was, already then, minimal).
In June 2010 my AMH was undetectable (!). I self-medicated with DHEA (75 mg) for nearly 3 months, but as I stopped having menstrual periods during the treatment, I stopped taking DHEA in November. I had my periods back 10 days after the DHEA stop.
And now I´m pregnant!
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02-02-2011 21:46 #71Junior Member
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Here´s another DHEA miracle!
03-02-2011 06:22 #72Senior Member
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amida what a great story, gives hope to us all!!!
03-02-2011 06:50 #73
Amida, that's incredible news!! Congratulations!! May this be a very sticky little bean and may your pg be super-smooth.
03-02-2011 07:25 #74
OMG Amida!! Congratulations!!! A surprise natural conception I take it? How much do you think DHEA had to do with it? Good luck over the coming weeks & keep us posted on your pregnancy, very exciting news!
03-02-2011 08:38 #75
HI girls, thought I may as well share my story... although I am yet to get pregnant, I have seen a huge change since starting DHEA.
Last year, starting April, DH and I started seeing a specialist. We did 4 medicated IUI cycles. After the last cycle, the nurse asked if I had had the AMH test. I thought it would be "interesting" so went ahead and had it. Didnt I get the shock of my life when it came back as 4.8
Moved clinic's and started IVF. 450 Puregon from the start of the cycle only yielded 4 follicles, 2 eggs. Both didnt make it to day 3.
Immediately went on DHEA. Throw in once a week acu.
6weeks later, tried a second cycle. Changed protocol, Clomid and 450 Gonal F.
Yielded 5 eggs, only 1 fert, but he got to 3 cells by day 3 (even though he should have been 8)
Continued on DHEA. Throw in twice a week acu.
January 2011. Back again. Been on DHEA for 3months. Same protocol as last time, only we did ICSI. Yielded 5 eggs. All 5 fert by ICSI. Day 3 ALL were at 7/8 cell. We transferred the best 2 on this day. (Hindsight should have gone to blast but we had been away from home for 10 days already and hubby was getting antsy) Of the remaining 3, 1 got to blast and was frozen. The other 2 didnt make it.
I have requested another script of the DHEA, but doubling the dose. Am putting plan B in place - my sister. (Cant keep throwing good money after bad eggs)
Have requested more tests. Will continue to "try" naturally until I cycle in April/May.
Am devastated that neither of those 2 embies transferred made it. Foolishly, I was convinced it would work this time.
Actively making changes to lifestyle to cut out stress!!!! lol... trying to sell business or close down. Devastating.
Moral of this story. There has been a marked improvement in quality of eggs since starting DHEA.
03-02-2011 12:07 #76
mum4nay - mums always seem to find the right things to say don't they My scalp too is itchy, driving me crazy, I find myself scratching all the time. I think it is they oily scalp, not menopause.
Amida - Congratulations, your story is amazing. All the best for your pregnancy and enjoy it! I think you've given us all hope. How long did your periods stop for?
mlks - Sorry about the BFN. But with improvement in egg numbers and quality your chances have improved. Hang in there and thanks for sharing your story. What dose of DHEA are you on?
03-02-2011 16:05 #77
Yay Amida Congratulations - wonderful story - keep us poste on how you get on!
Mlks - glad to hear you noticed an increase in quality hope you get your BFP soon
Mum4nay - the greasy hair has gone hand in hand with itchy scalp for me - although better over summer since i have been swimming every day/washing hair alot. More likely to be the DHEA than menopause
Quick question???.... did anyone's else pharmacist tell them to keep the DHEA capsules in the fridge?? well i haven't been and i just switched pharmacies and they told me to keep it in the fridge. anyway hoping it hasn't affected the last 4 months I have been on it
03-02-2011 17:23 #78
PinkButterfly - I've been keeping my DHEA in the cupboard. There is nothing on the bottle to say it should be refrigerated and it has always been in a cupboard when I've picked it up from my pharmacy. Maybe your new pharmacist is being fussy (hopefully). I think I'll be calling my pharmacy tomorrow!!!
04-02-2011 11:37 #79
Nope, DHEA is temperature stable - don't stress.
06-02-2011 16:08 #80
Thanks guys, v.re-assuring!
I checked with old pharmacist and they said its ok! They said some batches require refridgeration - v.strange - but these will be labelled
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