my case is a bit different..ive had exellent results on dhea...BUT only on a dose of 50mg..on the "normal" dose of 75mg ive had the following
a) a CD2 FSH level drop to 0.2 (basically shut my system off) when on 75mg for 2 months..i cycled on it after being on it for about 4 weeks and didnt get a BFP , waitied another 6weeks and dropped my dose to 50mg...got BFP
b) second time for #2 tried 75mg for 4 months...low Estrogen results during stimming, got a low level BFP didnt last...dropped my dose again to 50mg for 2 months got same number of eggs (3) but better E results, better fert and better embies and now pg
so my effect depends upon the dose of dhea i was on and could have also been due to where i was getting the dhea made up
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15-02-2012 14:41 #11Senior Member
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16-02-2012 14:02 #13
Ive just got back from S and N - want to get the level tested before we cycle at the end of the month.... geez Jfblady you have me worried now!
Did you have any side effects to make you think it was too much?
16-02-2012 15:49 #14
Jessegirl, good on you to get BT. I think it is good to get a picture of where our levels are before starting and then after DHEA treatment for a few months (if you persist), to check levels again. At least we can track this way.
I dont want to scare you but with this cycle that i was on, my LH was a bit high. On my last BT before EPU it went to 14! That was scarily high, like I was going to premature ovulate myself! It never happened for my lasts few cycles. I can only think it was DHEA that caused this as DHEA is made into testosterone and luteinising hormone (correct me anyone if i am wrong) in our bodies. Some USA Fs are firmly against DHEA as it can cause premature luteinisation during stim and damage egg quality.
Fortunately my level was just climbing and i was due for epu already. But it did cause a hoo ha on EPU day cos I had to do an emergency scan to see if i have really ovulated on my own and my cycle could have been cancelled. Sonographer could not conclude if I have ovulated as one follicle did look like it was either going to or just did. ANyway surgeon/FS wasnt not too concerned, I underwent EPU and everything went on ok and i got my BFP too. it is just a bit strange as i recall.
Remember if you are taking DHEA, to have them prescribed into 2-3 doses a day. MY stupid FS prescribed one 75mg pill for me. I would rather have a few doses for my body each day so my body wont suddenly be intaking one big dose a day.
16-02-2012 16:06 #15
I have been on 75 dose once a day for 3 months now.... Eek! Crap!
Well hopefully I'm ok... Did u continue to take dhea while cycling?
Thanks for your help!
I've noticed the last week or so I'm getting a few sprouts on my chin and face! God help me!!!! Haha
17-02-2012 06:45 #16
Jessegirl, that is just my own experience . Probably the DHEA doesnt like me too cos I was not convinced about it as well. During my cycle, BTH I was on and off taking it. DOesnt help with this reply I guess? I was taking it during stim but once my LH shot up, I completely stopped. Then somewhere in my 2ww I started taking and now that I got the BFP I stop.
17-02-2012 15:10 #17
Hi. Just thought I'd throw an "everybody's different" example into the mix.
I stayed on DHEA while cycling, and my LH tanked at 0.4-0.6. I needed LH support to keep it above 1 during the stim phase.
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17-02-2012 18:12 #18
Hey Jessesgirl, hope you don't mind me butting in, but I just wanted to put my 2 cents in.
I did an IVF cycle in August last year which produced 2 eggs that were so bad quality they couldn't even be fertilised. I took DHEA 3 times a day for 3 months (25mg each tablet) and stopped in the beginning of Jan, only because I had finished my prescription and didn't bother getting another one. The main side effect was the oily skin/pimples, but I put up with it.
I started another IVF cycle at the end of Jan and yesterday only had 3 eggs at EPU but was in shock this morning when I found out that all 3 fertilised, it had to have been the combination of DHEA, royal jelly and CoQ10 I've been on, otherwise how can I have 2 eggs not being fertilised in one cycle to all 3 eggs being fertilised in the next?
Like Felicita said we are all different, but IMO and experience I would try taking DHEA 3 times a day for at least 3 months and see how you go. My FS didn't tell me about it, I approached her after reading here on BH all the success stories and improvement in egg quality that DHEA can make. I still don't have my BFP yet but DHEA did help my egg quality that's for sure.
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21-02-2012 19:23 #19
Wow mumtochris, interesting!
I guess it affects ppl differently!
21-02-2012 19:23 #20
Still waiting to get bloods back to see where my level is at! Will keep you updated!!
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