I'm 28 years old & today i found out i have an AMH below 4
From what the FS has told me this is about the age range of a 39 - 40 year old.
Is anyone able to help me out on what this means?
Anyone had success with a really low AMH for there age?
I am going in for my 3rd EPU on Wednesday & I havent had much luck with EPU's so far so im feeling really upset about it.
My FN said to me that just because i have a low egg reverse this doesnt mean i wont become pregnant. She said its all about quality & not quantity. Is she right?
I'm feeling like i keep getting knocked down after i pick myself up again.
Thanks to anyone who can help.
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23-01-2012 12:44 #1Member
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Low AMH & 28 years old :(
Last edited by babywishes4me; 12-08-2013 at 20:04.
23-01-2012 13:27 #2
BabyWishes I feel your pain, although mine is not as low as yours I am still in the low cattegory. Mine came back on Friday as 11, he said I am about 36-37 in age, couldnt believe it since I am only just 28. I have been a mess all weekend. We havent started IVF yet, but will as soon as we are married in April.
I dont know too much about it at this stage but i hope someone gives us some hope and advice. How were you FSH levels?
I think there are different drugs they can give you to help you stimulate better.
I have heard that it is about quality and not quantity....but am interested to hear from people who have actually had some experience.
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23-01-2012 13:55 #3
I'm so sorry to hear about your low AMH but please don't feel too disheartened. There are many women on these threads who have had babies with lower AMH readings than that - even AMH levels that were undetectable. Although I'm much older than you, my AMH level was 1.5 a year ago and I have done 2 cycles of IVF getting pregnant both times in the later half of last year. Unfortunately for me, I had a chemical pregnancy the first time, and have only recently lost a little girl at 15 weeks due to a chromosomal problem. But that is no doubt due to egg quality at my age.
In any event, I just wanted to say that you may want to look into prenatal vitamins to make sure you're in the best shape you can be in when you cycle. You may also like to look at DHEA which I'm sure is what got me over the line both times. With lower levels of AMH they don't worry about over stimulation so may very well put you on high doses of Gonal F or other fertility meds. I was on 450 Gonal F and still only got 2 and 4 eggs at each EPU. But as I said, got pregnant both times so you just never know.
Just wanted to say that you have every reason to hope and that you just need to find that golden egg. Good luck to you both.
23-01-2012 14:37 #4
Wish - thanks for posting. I was wondering about DHEA...is that something we need a prescription for? As I am not starting for 3 months I suppose this would be a great time to start taking it? I have also heard of CQ10 which I was going to start taking and then I am going to start accupuncture. I want to do as much as I can in the lead up.
Is it likely for them to prescribe DHEA before I have even had 1 cycle? Or will they try and go ahead with the cycle and see how it goes and then give DHEA? I have heard it takes 2-3 months to take effect and if thats the case i dont want to waste time, since it doesnt seem to be on our side.
Also DP doesnt have the best swimmers so there is also that issue.
I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your little girl. I had read about it on your other thread and it was very sad, I hope your recoving from what would have been a traumatic experience.
Thanks for your advice!
23-01-2012 14:38 #5
Hey, yes dont be disheartened. You can google about AMH and they have charts on the web for you to understand where you are. I am also diagnosed with lower AMH 6.1 and I am 38. Mine should be about 15.
And yes you are very young so you do have the quality over quantity like what your FS says. I havent had any 'luck' so far and am on my 4th cycle...
What dose of FSH(gonalf/puregon) are you on? And how many eggs do you get on that dose? DId FS suggest higher dose?
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23-01-2012 14:49 #6
Thanks for your condolensces Nicsta. It's been a very traumatic few weeks and I'm still feeling very sad but know that my little girl is not suffering and is in a better place now.
The DHEA is a hot topic amongst fertility specialists with some of them believing in it and others not so don't be surprised if your FS doesn't suggest you take it. My FS said it didn't have good evidence at present but she had no objections to me taking it so I did. Anecdotally, there are many women on Bubhub who have found it worked for them. My first cycle I only got 2 eggs of average quality, one of which didn't make it past day 3 and they transferred the other. I had only been on DHEA 3 months at that stage. My second cycle I'd been on it 5 months and had 4 eggs and 3 Grade A embryos 2 of which made it to blastocyst. My FS was amazed.
DHEA comes in varying quantities and you can get it online from various vitamin stores, but it usually isn't the strength that you require. The form that you need is prescription only and needs to be made by a compound pharmacist. You can get it in pill form or troche form (which you put between your teeth and your cheek and let it dissolve). Tastes gross but is apparently the best way to get it into your blood****** at the highest dose. The cost for me was about $200 for a 3 month supply.
As for other vitamins etc I was on Vit D and Baby Aspirin (100mg) both of which are supposed to help with implantation. I also took CoQ10 and Royal Jelly until I actually got pregnant and then stopped.
As for DH's swimmers, if you're concerned about time, you may want to ask your FS about ICSI where they select the sperm and inject it into the egg itself. I also had assisted hatching which is supposed to help your chances of embryo implantation.
23-01-2012 15:25 #7Member
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Nicsta - Like you i am really devasted aswell about the results. I'm just angry at my FS for not testing for this earlier. I was the one that actually suggested testing for it as my FS said that they dont usually test for this on younger patients. I wish they tested early so it hasnt caused me the heart aches of my last 2 EPU results. Its great you are researching about this. I think if you think something is going to help definetly ask your FS. I hope your 1st IVF gives you great results..
Wish - I am also very sorry for your loss. Thank you for the information, it is very helpful. I think I might request DHEA if we need to go through another stim cycle. I have been taking prenatal vitamins for a few year now & i also take extra vitamin D3, fish oil & CoQ10 just recently. So i will see how that goes on Wednesday & how many eggs we will retrieve. Thanks again. Wishing you the best of luck..
Mom2one - They started me on a really low dose for my 1st cycle i think below 100 iu of puregon & that cycle resulted in no eggs after EPU.
2nd cycle they put my on 250iu of puregon & that resulted in 11 eggs retrieved but only 1 mature.
This cycle i am on 300iu of Gonal F & my ultrasound this morning showed 13 follicles so im not sure how many we will retrieve out of this. Going of past history im really hoping its a better result.
They only just tested me after all my stims for my AMH levels.. I'm not very happy with my FS & neither is DH because of this.
23-01-2012 17:39 #8
just wanted to say Good luck and let you know there is hope. My AMH level was less than one (I was 38 at time of IVF). I was given a less than 10% of having children and I am now a very proud mum to 10 day old twins.
I never got more than 5 eggs and after 2nd failed cycle changed FS. I was taking 900iu of puregon and then 750iu of puregon. I was also onDHEA which I believe made a difference to me. If you are not happy with FS have you thought of getting a 2nd opinion? Think it is very important to trust the FS you are cycling with
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23-01-2012 20:52 #9
Hi I had my AMH tested over a year ago and it was around 5. I was 34 at the time. We started IVF in June 11 and I had 6 eggs retrieved at our first attempt of ICSI but only 4 were mature. We put one back in and I am now 33 weeks pregnant!!!!
It can happen even with low ovarian reserve. I wish you the best of luck
04-02-2012 15:55 #10Member
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Hey ladies, im only 27 years old and have low ovarian reserve, i at the start was devastaed but when i thought about it, we only need one ladies. I have just started ivf, i had egg collection yesterday, i got 5 eggs, they all made it through to fertilization(which i was stoked about) but unfortunately i got the call that only one had fertilized this morning, once again devastated, they are putting this one if it survives in on monday, so i suppose we just need to be positive, ive had a shocker of a day lol but after reading so much on this website i suppose i feel a little better.
Remember the 1st time is like a test run, so hope u girls get some great results, dont stress to much, i know thats hard to say, i feel your pain, anger, tears the whole lot
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