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    Default TTC for 1st baby - With hormone issues (AMH & FSH)

    Hi All,
    Hope everyone is safe & healthy. I am new to this forum. I'm trying for our first baby. But unfortunately have low AMH & high FSH than normal. Has anyone been through this. Need advices.

    Thank you.

    Stay safe

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    I have! I've successfully had two babies following my diagnosis. What were you needing advice on? What were your AMH and FSH levels?

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    Hi MissTwiggley,
    Hope you are well.
    I tested in Feb 2020, and AMH was 0.3 & FSH was 16.7

    what did you do to control the these hormone levels.

    Thank you,

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    Similar numbers to me. Mine was 0.9 and FSH 20 I believe. Are you from Aus or the US? I know they use slightly different values. How old are you if you don't mind? The younger you are, the better your prospects.

    I'm not sure if you've spoken to any fertility specialists. I was told that due to the high FSH, we do not make good candidates for any type of stimulation, so no fertility drugs whih means IVF is ruled out.

    I focused on improving egg quality, so I took a range of supplements. I also followed a very strict keto diet keeping carbohydrates under 20g, which I found a lot of low-AMH women had success with. I had a singleton pregnancy and then a twin pregnancy (but sadly lost one of my twins).

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    Hi I'm from Aus and 35 yrs old. My age is a barrier too. I was told IVF will not be possible with a high FSH. I went to a fertility specialist in Sydney.I need to improve egg quality too. but no drugs were given.

    Sorry to hear about your loss. But happy that you have two babies. How long you had to do all these before you got pregnant

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    You're still okay for age. I was 35 too. I tried for 2.5 years with no luck. I implemented the diet changes in the last 6 months before being successful, with the supplements only having been taken in the last 2-3 months beforehand. I took high dose ubiquinol, methylated B vitamins, zinc, DHA and my diet was mostly egg, avocado, sulphuric vegetables and fish every single day. I eliminated coffee (even black with no sugar) and made sure to rest a lot (gave up exercising in the process). So not long at all.

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    Hey thanks a lot. good to hear 35 yrs is not too old . i started taking iron, vitamin D & folic acid need to start controlling my diet. It's a bit relief to know that you have succeeded. so hoping for the best.
    I'm not sure whether I can buy ubiquinol, methylated B vitamins, zinc, DHA without a prescription.
    Are you from Aus...



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    Yes I am. No prescription necessary as they are all over the counter. You reminded me - I took vitamin D as well. I think it was around 5000 IU per day.
    The diet is the hardest part. I ate healthily beforehand but struggled immensely with the 20g carbohydrate limit - the variety of food became monotonous. It was worth it in the end though. xx

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    Thank you so much. Yep, whatever sacrifice we do is worth in the end.

    Glad I found you in this forum. Will bug you again if I need anything. Take care

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    I had very similar numbers to you at age 36 and went on to have a baby just after I turned 38.

    I did months or Traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture. I also took a whole range of supplements, coq10, fish oil, melatonin (compounded), vitamin d. I think there was more but I can’t remember now sorry!

    I did try IVF once but due to high FSH it did nothing, I didn’t make it to egg retrieval.

    Unfortunately I have not been successful at a second and at age 42 am now in the post menopausal range but I’m extremely grateful for my one beautiful daughter who is nearly 5 now!

    It is so heartbreaking to find out your ovaries are prematurely failing but there are loads of success stories out there of women who have gone on to have successful pregnancies. I wish you all the best and happy to answer any questions or provide you support whenever you need xx

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