SUPPLEMENTS - My RE's list

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SUPPLEMENTS - My RE's list
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Wed, 04-20-2011 - 12:26pm

Hi all,

My RE just emailed me a list of supps he wants me to be on beginning immediately, before I begin IVF with him, and I thought you might like to see too:


-Dianne, 41 yo
DH 37


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Fri, 04-29-2011 - 9:57am

I'm sorry you were laid off. It seems to be going around... My friend's husband was laid off 1 yr. ago & unable to find a steady job until now and sure enough after being with the same company for 5 yrs- she was laid off & found out the same week she was pregnant. She is due any day now...& I really don't know how she does it, but she keeps going. Perserverance my friend!

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Registered: 06-30-2010
Fri, 04-29-2011 - 10:00am
I was warned that becuase it is a male hormone that I'd get facial hair and hairloss but I didn't notice that (at least no more than I already had going on...a tweeze here or there you know) After being on it I continued to research. I went on haveababy dot com forum and the doc on there wasn't real positive about it. He suggested inositol instead (which is what Dianne is on I think). My RE hadn't heard of inositol so I stuck with just the DHEA. (I was afraid to overdo it) But had I discovered inositol first I may have use it instead. I think it is more related to metabolism and used with diabetes patients where the dhea being a male hormone sounds more scary. But hey, it may have done the trick so no complaints. Also I can't discount the benefit of coenzyme q10. That has something to do with energy at the cellular level so I like to think that is what is helping my guys divide. I had searched on clinicaltrials dot gov and saw that it was being studied for AMAs and so if there are organizations putting up big money for clinical trials I figured there has to some merit. Good luck Brandy!

About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd

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Fri, 04-29-2011 - 10:04am
Dianne I'm sorry about the lay off. FWIW I had that happen to me once and looking back it was the best thing that could have happened to me. Honest! It is the absolute truth that everything happens for a reason. We got by just fine. We didn't go out as much and cut back. Everything will be OK.

About me: A pixie in the city, 41, TTC#1 since May 2010, married 18 years.


Diagnosed with/surgically removed endometrioma Aug 2010. Sept IUI #1=BFN. Nov IUI #2=BFN. Uterine polyp removed Jan. 2011. Jan 2011 IVF cancelled. No response. 2nd

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Fri, 04-29-2011 - 2:57pm
Thanks, Pix! I think I'll stick with the insoitol and coq10, etc. I feel like a pill-poppin' drug addict! LOL!

:-) Brandy, 42 yrs. old


Mom of a fifteen n month old precious little boy, conceived in Aug. 08 on our second IUI attempt (C

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Fri, 04-29-2011 - 3:40pm
Brandy,

I know what you mean 'pill poppin' addict, my stash is still under my bathroom sink. I took Royal Jelly with bee pollen in honey, wheatgrass, coq10, dhea, propolis, Super B complex, FertileCM, EPO, you name it, I probably tried it - lol. Oh yes, and DH took Maca. Anyway, I took DHEA 25mg for 6 months during my IUI cycles. However, I did NOT take any supplements while I did stim meds, my RE just said straight out they may interfere with the meds. Keep in mind, he was not a big supporter of supplements in general.

Although, my stash didn't help me get PG, I felt GREAT while I was on them!

It sounds like you are gearing up for your next cycle!! Good for you!

Kristi

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Mon, 08-22-2011 - 12:00pm

This is helpful info....so I am bumping up!

Kiki (hit my magic age of 45 and no longer TTC),but mom to a beautiful teen DD & 2 angels in heaven & married to my best friend

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