I take DHEA as well. I tend not to have a lot of CM but it is better on DHEA. I take 75mg of ultramicronized a day (I started at 25mg and worked my way up). I did not do blood work. However, since taking it, my FSH dropped from 9.2 to 8.2 so that is a good thing. I've had a some side effects (little acne). I take it for the whole cycle and have been since October. No pg yet but DH and I haven't had a full cycle to try since he just got back from Iraq. I also take it with clomid.
IVF 1# ICSI & AH-BFN 04/08
Beginning medicated IUIs AND
beginning international adoption process
I've been taking DHEA for several months now.
My name is Lynda and i JUST turned 44. I was a DHEA taker!!! I got my bfp January 15th. I took 25mg of micronized pharmaceutical grade DHEA in the morning and 25mg again in the evening. I found I had more fertile CM than I usually did. But I used pre-seed lubricant, which is sperm friendly. I was told CM plays a vital role in the mobility of sperm. so we didn't want to chance it. I took the DHEA throughout the whole phase of my cycle, never stopping, till i got the bfp. I used it for two cycles and then got my bfp. we had tried to get pregnant for 13 months prior to this bfp. i did have one m/c in that timeframe. I'm hoping this one is a healthy sticky bean!!! I would recommend talking to your dr. about taking the DHEA. I felt so much better on it. I was going to talk to my dr. at my next appt, but i got the bfp first. I didn't have any bloodwork done. G/L I hope it is just what you need to get your bfp!!!
I have been taking 75mg of DHEA for about 4 months now which is how much my RE recommended before doing another IVF.