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39, missed period, not pregnant, low AMH levels -menopause?(11 Posts)
I am new to this group and have been trying to fall pregnant for over a year and I just turned 3. I had a very bad experience in one clinic when given the information on very low AMH levels for my age and advice against trying through IVF as the chances are too low. This had impact on my stress levels, have been trying to cope and stay positive and think we can do it, meanwhile every month I am getting worse and worse news from my body - while waiting for an NHS appointment end of Jan in the fertility clinic. I started with hot flushes for a couple of days in early Dec and googled this maybe first signs of early menopause with also such AMH levels and now missed my period for 2 weeks and the pregnancy test is negative. I just wanted to hear if anyone else has been in a similar situation and is there still any chance?
I've not been in your situation exactly but I do have low AMH - I was advised by my consultant that that in itself doesn't mean you won't get pregnant naturally, and I conceived my son naturally aged 38.5 and have been (unsuccessfully) pregnant twice since then. But I think the key thing for me is that I didn't have raised FSH levels. If you have those as well as low AMH coupled with the hot flushes and lack of period, it could point to an early menopause. However 39 does seem very early. Do you know when you mother starred her menopause as that can be a good indicator as to when you will go through it. But remember also stress can cause you to miss a period and as we all know TTC is very stressful!
My FSH was done on two occasions and first was 19.8 and then 14.2. So it is higher but the GP said it is not premenopausal but now the missed period worries me. I am trying to keep positive as much as possible and focus less on averages we are told but it is hard when you miss a period.
What is your amh?
My amh was 2.8 and my fsh was 12. I still got pregnant 3 times in all- one via Ivf. This is despite the clinic giving me a doom and gloom picture.
It only takes one egg. I would work on improving egg quality. There are supplements that can help with this.
I do agree that you are young for it to be menopause- it’s not impossible to get pregnant when in peri menopause anyway though.
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My AMH is 0.3 which is very low for my age - a private doctor told me it was 'waste of money' to try an IVF. This is when I decided to get a separate appointment via NHS and and through another private doctor. I was really hopeful thinking I may have been pregnant and avoided taking a test as I was scared to find it was a missed period. I will follow your advice and see my private gyno doctor before my NHS fertility appointment. Thank you. So hard to stay positive when you know time is ticking and each month may have lower chances.
Thank you - my experience with this clinic was not positive - the doctor talked about the clinic's success rate and averages and I felt like a student who could not make it to the school of choice. This was very hard to combat this feeling
As far as I understand AMH is used by IVF clinics to determine how well you will respond to IVF so with a reading that low, the clinic was just being honest sadly. But there are things you can do to help your egg quality to hopefully increase your chances to get pregnant naturally. Have you read the book 'it starts with the egg'?
CREATE offers treatment for women with low AMH. They do not have a cut off level of AMH: as long as you have at least 1 follicle they'll take you.
Thank you! The books been ordered and I have an Nhs appointment at guys hospital this month and based on outcome will look at Create too. Great to know about it
it arrived over 2 weeks later but it did, Phew!