DHEA -Has anybody taken supplements?
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|Fri, 12-17-2004 - 5:01pm|
I was hoping to find out if anybody has taken DHEA supplements in hope of helping conception. I have read a few places that it can help in dosages of 80 mg or more after 2-4 months of taking in conjunction with fertility meds, ie increasing ovarian output. There was a small study done a few years back but it was only for 2 months and the results were inconclusive, although they saw slight increase in the production of eggs. Then I read an article about a 43 yr old professional woman trying to harvest her own eggs for IVF out of Chicago just this past October were each month she produced more and more and of higher quality each times. She did several rounds of the drugs and by the end they actually had to cut back on the drugs. The story was posted on a few tv station websites and Sciencentral website. I was just wondering has anybody tried this? I have been doing fertility drugs since May starting out with Clomid and moving to high dosages of follistim. I just started taking the DHEA a month ago and this past round of follistim had to be aborted due to my body O before the doctor expected (On it's own without Ovidrel). Something that happens when Ovarian reserve is extremely low. I O'd on day 9 with only one egg at 18, 2 would have been to 18 if my body responded correctly and waited for the Ovidrel. So I don't know if my response would have been better than previous times.
Please let me know if anybody feels they had luck with DHEA.