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FSH results 12 I'm in bits. Please advise!

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yorkiebilb Mon 15-Jul-13 17:57:16


I'm 35 yo and I've just had my fsh levels results come back as 12. I'm in absolute hysterics as I know that isn't good and my next appointment with the fc isn't until 01 Sep. I really could do with some advice from anyone who has been through similar. Please help. Thanks.

Andcake Wed 24-Jul-13 12:48:59

dhea - i varied my does over the three years - but mostly it was 50 mg in the morning. when taking 75 i got very bad acne (well worse than normal).

read the links i'd definitely encourage it.

BombJack Wed 24-Jul-13 13:06:10

And another quick disclaimer....

DHEA is illegal in the United Kingdom under the Misuse of Drugs Act (class "c", schedule IV). This means it is illegal to use without a prescription.

So, if you want to tick all the boxes, it might be worth getting a specialist to write you a private prescription for it. Some are willing to do this, but not all, as DHEA is less well-known over here in the UK.

Slky79 Tue 06-Aug-13 08:49:55

Hi, I just registered because I want to share my success story with you. I was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve FSH 27 AMH <1.1, went through 2 IVF cycles with only 2 follicles per cycle and ended up falling pregnant naturally. I just went for an early ultrasound at 6 weeks 3 days and everything looks fine. I didn't do anything different or special. No acupuncture, herbs etc. I personally think it was my age (I'm 34) that was the big factor for me pushing out a good quality egg that particular month. Anyway, hope this gives some hope to you and that everything works out smile

NothingsLeft Sun 11-Aug-13 22:52:42

I had hight FSH and very short luteal phase before being diagnosed with coeliac disease. It's a big cause of infertility. Resolved once I went gluten free.

beginnings Wed 14-Aug-13 22:32:15

My first FSH result was 14.4. I am sitting here hoping that my 15mo stays asleep all night as I'm 35 weeks pregnant with number two and could do with a decent night's sleep!
Number one was the result of a lot of help. Number two was the result of my body having figuring out how to do this. By the way, my AMH is 2.4 so no barrel of laughs there either.

Do get an AMH test - they're not particularly expensive, around £100 I think. Then talk to doctors about short protocols for Ivf. The clinical evidence says they don't make much difference in terms of response but anecdotal evidence shows that they do. In my case it did help. Also make sure you get your immunes checked. That's pricier but a bunch of them can be done by your GP.

There is evidence that Dhea does help but if you do go down the ivf route, I think something like a short protocol may be more effective.

PM me if you would like further details of the clinic I used and the name of my consultant. She was recommended to me as someone who was good as dealing with people with low egg reserve.

yorkiebilb Thu 15-Aug-13 22:27:11

Thanks all for your comments and for coming on and posting your success stories - it gives me some hope!

I've just had an amh test done so waiting for the results of that to come back. My progesterone test shows I ovulate but my levels are still a bit low (27).

Awaiting next fc appt on 9th sep. Do anyone know what the next steps will be? Do they even bother with clomid or IUI for high fsh?

beginnings Fri 16-Aug-13 18:57:31

I think that probably depends on your results and circumstances. We went straight for IVF as the view was taken that it made more chance to work aggressively with the eggs that I have left than to leave too much to chance . The success rates for IUI are much lower. Don't know about Clomid but it was never suggested as a treatment for me.

AnyFucker Fri 16-Aug-13 19:05:04

Just before I was diagnosed with POF my FSH was measured at 18 and LH of 11

I went on to have 2 dc with the assistance of clomid

Keep looking and keep hoping x

j121walker Tue 19-Jul-16 11:49:02

I am not the owner of that site, just found information about the infertility among women. these reasons are mostly increased the risk of fertility problems.

bananafish81 Tue 19-Jul-16 13:14:13

Echoing Shellster - FSH bounces up and down

In July last year my FSH was 17.6
The following month it was 9.5

This month it was 4.6

I absolutely crapped my pants when I got the news about my FSH

FSH is a measure of quantity not quality in any case. Quality is determined by age. And it's quality that counts!

williamdavid413 Sat 16-Sep-17 07:28:21

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