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46+ ttc . Advice needed asap. Please!

(17 Posts)
Iusedtobecarmen Sun 20-Aug-17 22:55:10

Ok I'm 46,nearly 47.and desperately want another baby.
Have 3 dc already. All conceived naturally. Youngest is 7.
I had an early mc about 3 yrs ago. Otherwise everything fine. Regular cycle
Every 28/29 days. Occasionally day 27 or 30. And has been this way all my life

Anyway been "half trying' for a bit. Mimimal sex though due to busy lives.
Decided to up the anti a while ago
Googled supplements and started DHEA and co q 10. Already taking vit d, folic acid and also started aspirin.
For a bit(about 2 mths)I took htp5 too as mood a bit low

Anyway I've finished most of these and wondered which i should continue with and what doses
. Please be specific!!!
I've just now started agnus cactus.
Im all over the place . Taking stuff but not knowing whats for the best.
Now to compound things my periods have gone AWOL.
Like I say normally clockwork. Went on hols last month and my period arrived unexpectedly day 21. A week early. Totally and unexpected. Never happened before

Yesterday (day 16)I got some bleeding. Today it's brownish.
Did an OPk and faint line like about to ovulate or just finished
I normally ovulate day 13 or 14.
Now please be honest what the hell is this? Due to too many supplements,perimenopause (please no)or what?
Please help me get one last shot at thissmile

highinthesky Sun 20-Aug-17 23:03:29

If you want a genuine last shot at 47, you'll require some hormonal stimulation. Angus castus won't cut it. And dump the aspirin, DHEA and q10 whilst your at it. It's the folic acid and Vit B that you need.

Iusedtobecarmen Sun 20-Aug-17 23:09:28

Thanks. Vit b or d?
You mean like Clomid?

Iusedtobecarmen Sun 20-Aug-17 23:11:08

What do you make of the funny periods?

Iusedtobecarmen Mon 21-Aug-17 08:24:23

Anyone else please?

TiramisuQueenoftheFaeries Mon 21-Aug-17 14:06:48

To be honest, it's quite likely you're entering perimenopause and your periods will become increasingly erratic.
That doesn't mean it's impossible to conceive but the odds are against you. Your chances with your own eggs at 47 are not at all good. Would you consider donor eggs?

Iusedtobecarmen Mon 21-Aug-17 14:56:53

No I wouldn't consider donor eggs
Maybe if I didn't have any dc but I have.
Would my periods literally just change overnight like this though?
Any ideas on increasing my chances or thoughts on supplements??

boowaitingforbaby Mon 21-Aug-17 15:18:17

Hi OP! Have you spoken to your doctor? Think they'd probably have the best advice, whether that's what vits to recommend or whether they can refer you to a specialist.
Good luck and fingers crossed for you x

Iusedtobecarmen Mon 21-Aug-17 15:21:27

Np I haven't spoken to Dr as I've been very casually ttc up till now!. I suspect apart from general health and folic acid they wouldnt advise any of the supplements ive had.

Iusedtobecarmen Mon 21-Aug-17 15:22:45

I suppose I'm just wondering what if any of the meds I've been taking are helpful and I have been mixing up to much of a concoction anď should stick to one or 2

Iusedtobecarmen Mon 21-Aug-17 15:23:12

Thanks btw smile

MouseLove Mon 21-Aug-17 15:48:47

I would speak with your GP immediately for the correct advice. They may check your eggs for you otherwise you may need to pay privately to see if they are of quality. Even though you have regular cycles it doesn't mean that the eggs you are producing are of any quality anymore unfortunately - quality can decrease from 35 onwards. I would also stop everything but folic acid and vitamin d. Unless there's a reason for you lengthening your cycles agnus cactus will mess up your luteal phase. Good luck.

Minkyfluffster Mon 21-Aug-17 17:18:02

I found Agnus Cactus very powerful but wouldn't recommend that you use it unless you have issues with ovulation. I used the Conception support supplements.

Your asprin intake may also cause break through bleeding. I was only advised to take this once pregnant.

Are you sure that you are not pregnant?

GP will test hormones, they won't test eggs. They may refer you to the fertility unit at local hospital but may not. If you can bite the bullet and go to a private fertility clinic. They will put pressure on about donor eggs/IVF but hold firm if its not for you.

danTDM Mon 21-Aug-17 17:25:47

Sounds like me at perimenopause (at 43 hmm) Periods suddenly were every 18 days.

Iusedtobecarmen Mon 21-Aug-17 17:46:37

Oh wow thanks
I thought the agnus.may I've now had a least one short cycle??
Also know it's good for PMT which I get. I will now stop asap.
Same with aspirin.thought worth a shot
Clearly not.

Im.not sure I want to go down any route of testing and clinics etc. Just wanted to give it a shot naturally as up to now everything seems to be working!
I.may change my mind if get desperate. Just would like advice on.maximising any natural chance I have left?

Iusedtobecarmen Mon 21-Aug-17 17:49:34

Dont think im.pregnant as since last period at 21 days I've only had sex twice and that.was last wk
Would have been around days 11,12. Then I've had this bleed/Brown loss day 16 onwards. I've still got Brown loss on wiping (now day18)

LuckyHappyMummy123 Mon 21-Aug-17 20:44:20

For what it's worth I was told to take aspirin by a Consultant as they don't know why but it seems to help in actually getting pregnant. Lots of different opinions out there I know but that's what I was told. Good luck xx

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