I'm over from the IVF board

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Registered: 02-18-2007
I'm over from the IVF board
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Sun, 03-08-2009 - 9:40am

A little introduction:


I have been on the IVF board for the last year, done 4 IVF cycles, all BFN, and am out of ins. coverage for my retreivals. So here I sit, back to trying naturally. Right before my last cycle, I started DHEA (25mg). My follicle count almost doubled, but only half of those 10 had eggs in them. However, of those 5 eggs, we had 4 that fertilized and were transfered back! I really think that the DHEA helped with the quality boost. But now I'm looking at the threads on this board about the DHEA and see that the dosages are different for many people. I'm thinking that I need to up my dose to 50mg. (am then pm). I'll probably do that for 2months, then try an iui (which I do have coverage for).


How many of you have bumped up your dose? and what dose do you take and for how long? I'm worried now that I read more, that doctors don't put ladies on it for more than 6 months. I don't want hair on my face, just a baby!!!! AAARRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!


Thanks Everyone,

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Registered: 10-21-2008
Sun, 03-08-2009 - 10:51am

Hi Carol, I't so good to see you are trying again.

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Registered: 10-21-2008
Sun, 03-08-2009 - 10:54am
LOL ---- I just realized that this is where we are, on the over 40 TTC board.

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Registered: 07-15-2005
Sun, 03-08-2009 - 11:05am
LOL Melissa -- don't worry, that is just your pregnancy brain kicking in. You will get your memory back eventually, though
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Registered: 07-10-2008
Sun, 03-08-2009 - 1:07pm

Hi Carol,


It's nice to see you over here too!

Jessica

Me - 44, DH-47     

 

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Registered: 02-02-2007
Sun, 03-08-2009 - 2:35pm

Hi Carol nice to see you over here and WELCOME!!!!

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Registered: 02-02-2007
Sun, 03-08-2009 - 2:36pm

Hi Melissa, I will join you in that preggo brain!!!

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Registered: 02-18-2007
Sun, 03-08-2009 - 5:38pm

Hey, Jessica, thanks for the warm welcome. I just upped my DHEA from 25mg. at night to 25mg. both morning and night. Do you think that it will take 4 months for my raised dosage to work? I've been on the 25mg for about 4 months already. I'm on CD4 of this

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Registered: 02-18-2007
Sun, 03-08-2009 - 5:47pm

Tiffany, thanks for the kind words and warm welcome. I really have you to thank for even trying DHEA at all. Your story really inspired me to still have hope after my IVF's failed. I started DHEA RIGHT before my last cycle, and have only just now been on it for 4 months. I hope that upping my dose to 25mg. morning and night will help. How long do you think I should wait to add another 25mg.?


We don't have any MFI, just my old eggs, and time are the enemy right now.


I pray that we all have success soon, before we go crazy trying!!

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Mon, 03-09-2009 - 1:53pm

Welcome!

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Registered: 02-18-2007
Mon, 03-09-2009 - 3:04pm

Thanks Leigh, I think I'll add 25mg. more and wait 3 months then try IUI if it doesn't work by then. I wonder if I can cut one of the pills in half to divide up the dosage between am and pm?


Take Care,

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