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Devastated at low AMH

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Sylvie78 Tue 10-May-16 08:22:09

Hello everyone. I got my AMH blood results back yesterday and was shocked to find they are really really low - 0.6! I'm 37, i didn't expect this at all. Got an appointment with consultant tomorrow to discuss our options. All i can think is that this is the end and i'll have to learn to come to terms with it. Can anyone help with and advice or experiences on what he might suggest, or anything we should be asking him? Thanks x

SouthDownsSunshine Tue 10-May-16 08:33:38

I've got very low AMH, but have a wonderful DD. It's still possible to get pregnant. It took us longer but we got there in the end.

We've actually managed to get pregnant five times since being told it was highly unlikely we would!

Sylvie78 Tue 10-May-16 08:48:57

Hi SouthDownsSunshine, thanks for replying! It is good to know there is still a possibility.... did you have any treatment to help?

SouthDownsSunshine Tue 10-May-16 09:27:51

No, I was due to start ivf when I got a positive test! A miracle.

All the best for your appointment and getting pregnant in the near future x

Chattycat78 Tue 10-May-16 17:13:51

Just to add to this. I have low amh too. It was measured as 2.8 when I was 34. Told we needed IVF. Was devastated. I got pg as soon as I got this news but sadly it didn't work out. However, I then did IVF when worked first time despite having a rubbish response. I now have a 16 month old. When he was 9 months old and I finished breastfeeding we decided to try naturally. I had no idea if it was possible or not....4 weeks later I got a bfp and I'm now 32 weeks pregnant.

Low amh means not many eggs. It's actually the quality which is more important and determines pregnancy or not. Whatever they tell you.

What's your story? Have you been trying a long time? Do you have any children already?

Andcake Tue 10-May-16 22:14:30

At 37 I discovered I had a v low Amh - I conceived naturally 3 times 2 mc but finally Ds at 40 3 years of total hell ....but a happy ending...I changed my diet and added supplements to aid egg quality like zinc and dhea

Sylvie78 Wed 11-May-16 08:47:36

Thanks everyone! Got consultant appointment this morning so I'm quite nervous....

Chattycat - been trying 18 months now and not a hint of a BFP! No children already. I didn't think amh would be a problem as AF is pretty regular, all other hormones came back normal, 21 day progesterone was 49.9. Just have to wait and see what he says this morning! X

Chattycat78 Wed 11-May-16 10:02:25

Ok fair enough but I would take whatever he says with a pinch of salt. I don't think the doctors really understand low amh or what it means, especially if you are not doing IVF.

As an aside, my friend did the amh test 3 years ago. Her result was low- 2.7. She did it again recently and it's now 6! That's meant to be impossible....she's also now pregnant with her second child after IVF.

Viewofhedges Wed 11-May-16 15:12:47

I had an AMH of 1 and was told that because of this our chances of success even with IVF were about 10%. So we gave up. Couldn't face an IVF journey with such a low chance of success. I sometimes wonder if we should have tried, but I think we're coming to terms now with the fact that we won't have kids. I hope your doctor is able to give you better news (and wasn't 8 months pg like ours was!)

Chattycat78 Wed 11-May-16 17:26:08

What did your consultant say sylvie?

Sylvie78 Wed 11-May-16 18:27:56

He said that we need to start an ivf cycle soon - he wants to start the process in 2 months. He has given me DHEA to take in the meantime to try and improve quality etc. Then mild ivf to avoid overstimulating. I keep reading different things about DHEA - some people are saying it really helped, others seem to hate it!
I think it's worth a try though - I'd probably do anything at the moment!

HopperBusTicket Wed 11-May-16 19:00:51

Hello. I'm sorry to hear this. I had low AMH too - 1.5 when I was 37. I remember feeling devastated. We did 3 natural IVF cycles with no stimulation as ad used by my doctor on the basis that I was unlikely to produce lots of eggs and the egg 'chosen' naturally by the body is likely to be the best. Unfortunately for us that didn't work and I didn't have the heart (or the money) to keep rolling the dice with 10% odds (estimated by our doctor). After a few months we decided to move ahead with donor egg IVF and were successful first cycle and have a beautiful 8 month old son. It's not the right route for everyone but I am glad we went for it.

HopperBusTicket Wed 11-May-16 19:04:29

I took DHEA before the 3rd natural IVF cycle and it didn't do anything for me. It's worth a try though.

I wish you luck. It might be worth joining the Fertility Friends forum if you haven't already as IIRC there is a board particularly for those with low ovarian reserve.

Chattycat78 Wed 11-May-16 21:18:38

I would consider high dose co enzyme q10 too as ubiquinol. Studies have shown it helps egg quality. I would also continue trying naturally as well. Unless you have other reasons that won't work.

Andcake Wed 11-May-16 21:53:53

Try dhea ...I started taking it in prep for I feel and got pregnant naturally before I even started Ivf...ok then I mc but it was why I continued trying naturally and it did work.

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