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CoQ10 - secondary infertility

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wiltingfast Thu 08-Sep-16 14:23:31

Hi everyone

I've just suffered my third mc in 2.5y, I've 2 children already conceived v easily in my mid 30s. Have been trying for no3 now since I was 39, am now 42.

Have read a lot about this supplement and want to give it a go for one last try before giving up. I know ubiquinol is the best version and a fairly high dose, at least 300mg I'm thinking.

I am v confused on brands though. Pricing varies enormously. pure clinica seems possibly the cheapest I've spotted but would I be better to pay more and be sure of a good quality product? But some are eye wateringly expensive.

Are there brands anyone would recommend?

Should I go for a higher dosage?

This is literally the end of the road at this point, if I don't get successfully pregnant in next 6m that is it. The mc's just too emotional and upsetting. We are lucky enough to have a family and will focus on that if this does not happen for us.

Thanks for reading. All advice comments appreciated!

Bear2014 Thu 08-Sep-16 15:35:11

Sorry for your losses flowers

I'm taking ubiquinol after a MC in April and a failed IVF in July. I'm 36 but think I must have crappy egg quality. Anyway, I've been taking the Solgar one and feeling nice and bouncy on it, almost like caffeine but without the jitters. I decided to try the Pure clinica one but having taken it for a few days I just sent it back to Amazon today for a refund. I feel distinctly less alert than usual and the look and texture of the capsules just makes me think it's not legit. You usually get a softgel and these are just tablets.

It's expensive, but if you're going to give a certain supplement a try, I think it's best to go for quality. 300mg or even up to 600mg per day would probably be good for you. It seems to have worked for a few on these boards. Have you read It Starts with The Egg? There are lots of other suggestions in there that may help you.

wiltingfast Thu 08-Sep-16 16:55:08

Thank you. The last one has been particularly hard as it turned out to be a mmc. We were sure I was pg. I'm just pushing out of it now really.

I actually just bought that book on kindle this afternoon. Will have a read of it tonight. For a last ditch effort, I'm thinking I should buy the best I can. I've read reviews on amazon similar to your experience. I've seen solgar recommended too. Thanks a mil.

smile

Bear2014 Thu 08-Sep-16 20:54:44

Really hope it works out for you. It's so hard this baby making budiness xx

wiltingfast Thu 08-Sep-16 23:00:04

It sure is TOUGH.

Book seriously alarming though. Am on the bpa chapter. shock

Bear2014 Fri 09-Sep-16 07:03:59

I seriously flipped out at that chapter. The month before our failed IVF, when only 1 out of 15 eggs could be fertilised, we ate a crate of 12 cans of chopped tomatoes angry

wiltingfast Fri 09-Sep-16 13:05:26

I went through my kitchen last night, PILES of dodgy plastic boxes PLUS we eat mountains of chopped tomatoes.

sad feck's sake. They are all going in the bin tonight.

HateSummer Fri 09-Sep-16 13:16:37

I had loads of miscarriages after dc1 and took coEnzymeQ10 along with selenium. I just got them from boots. They were a branded pack but they always have 3 for 2 on vitamins. I started out taking 2 tablets of coEnzyme. Apparently your body loses stores every time you have a miscarriage, so considering I'd had so many I gave myself a boost.

wiltingfast Sun 11-Sep-16 18:44:12

Crap, do people really take all these supplements? So far my amazon basket is going to cost me £140 shock

I've got

Ubiquinol
B complex vitamin in active form
Myo inisotol
Alpha lipoic acid

I've also picked up a general pre pregnancy multi vitamin and some vitamin c.

I've pcos btw which I usually just ignore to the point of thinking I don't really have it. But let's just say some of classic symptoms are very much still apparent... Boo hiss

Among getting carried away? When I started the thread I was only planning to buy the Ubiquinol...

Bear2014 Sun 11-Sep-16 21:39:16

I spent a couple of hundred on Amazon after reading it too. But it costs us 6k per cycle of IVF so it's all just a drop in the ocean confused it feels a bit excessive but i want to be able to look back and know i at least tried everything.

wiltingfast Sun 11-Sep-16 22:09:49

Yeah I know what you mean. Might improve my hairy chin too I guess smile

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