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Offline jules-m

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Sweetpea

I can't believe they told you to give up after you responded with 12 eggs. Definitely fet a second opinion. I can't rate the lister highly enough. My amh was 1.7 and my fsh stupidly high but after cycling with the lister I have been blessed with twins.

You are doing all the right things so please don't feel you have to give up. Low amh doesn't impact quality so something else is going on. I hope a new clinic can give you a positive outcome

Jules

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    Offline Attagirl

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    Sweatpea. I am so sorry to hear the agony you are going through, it all sounds so familiar. Apologies if I missed it, but do you know what your FSH is? What was the difference between IVF1 and IVF2?

    As you'll see from my signature our ages and amh's are very similar and too couldn't believe it. I would really really recommend acupuncture and allow yourself 3-6 months for it to have an effect and then consider your options. Much like adoption I think you really need to get your head round the issues before you go there. In the meantime take the supplements etc and see what happens naturally.

    I went for IVF due to the sheer terror of my amh, had a miscarriage but have fallen pregnant naturally two months later. I'm having some issues so have everything crossed but am telling myself that at least this is a good sign!

    Apologies for the waffling response, but in short I think having your head in the game is SOOOOOOO important so whatever course of action you go for make sure you are ready for it and not bullied into it.

    Wishing you your own little miracles!

    Offline Sweetpea123

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    Hello,
    Thanks for the replies. Last time it was checked at when I did ivf my fsh was 9. I'm starting acupuncture in a couple of weeks.
    Ivf 1 I was on 300iu menopur- no response so ivf 2 450ui

    Xx

    Offline Roodkate

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    Hi sweet pea,

    You need DHEA. Also I would think with your history that immune testing Is in order. Or I got imperical treatment as I had high chances of having an issue. Helps as the tests are expensive.

    My AMH was lower than yours and nobody has mentioned doner eggs to me.

    I think you have made the right choice with lister/creat.

    Also q enzyme 10 . I have had no alcohol since I was diagnosis last year. Has it all helped, well, I have done much better than predicted.

    Best wishes  ^hugme^

    Offline Roodkate

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    Also,

    Some pregnacare conception. One study has reported better IVF outcomes with this vitamin. Something to to with all the micronutrients in it.

    Offline chabelovsky

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    I'm very new to this site. Sorry to hear all the troubles you are going through sweetpea (i love that username btw). Also it sounds like you are on all the supplements I have just ordered!
    I have just been told I have a very low AMH, very low AFC and hight FSH and that it's not worth trying ICSI (my partner has a bit of a low count and I've got one blocked tube) and feeling quite devestated. Natural cycle was suggested, but I'm interested to read on here that there are some places that treat women with low AMH - is that even if they are 41? which I am in a couple of weeks. Didn't feel 41 until I was told about my rusty ovaries :'(
    I wish you lots of luck.
    x

    Offline Sweetpea123

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    Hi Chabelovsky,

    thanks for the response, i am looking at clinics that specialise and narrowed it to lister, argc and create..create in particular deal with low amh/high fsh have you checked out their website. all these clinics are in london but we are willing to travel. drs have a way of putting things don't they. my old clinic told me i was more or less getting over the hill and i'm 33!! xxx

    Offline chabelovsky

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    33 and over the hill? that is crazy. And yes some lessons in bedside manner would be good for some drs eh! Although I think I am bound to shoot any messenger that tells me my crappy results - it's all a bit new to me and am reeling from the shock, but I know it'll get more manageable as it sinks in and as we come up with some sort of plan to have a go...

    Hey, but at least the doctors at CRGH had a good look into things. I had been going to my old GP for years after being concerned that my menstrual cycle changed from around 30 days to around 24 days, spotting mid cycle, generally feeling something wasn't right. Was told not to worry and even when I finally met my partner and we started TTC when I was 39 my GP just sent me away with a "dont worry" and "you are still so young". The consultant yesterday said that my results can be seen as fairly typical for my age. Grr, I wont tell you what I feel like going and saying to my previous GP - thank god I changed drs and put my foot down to get things moving while I still have a ridiculously tiny chance.

    kate
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    Offline CGSM74

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    Hi sweet pea,

    If you look at my signature it will give you an idea of where I'm at too. They mentioned DE to me after our first failed cycle and I was exactly like you !!! Booked in and got second opinions too and that really really really helped !!

    Better response this time ... But I stuck to my guns and didn't let them push me around. They will always want to go for the easy best opinion as it affects their results and statistics !

    As for things you can do :
    Pregnacare bits (been taking them forever !)
    DHEA
    Co enyme 10
    And acupuncture.

    Don't give up yet honey. Just be persistent !!  ^hugme^

    Offline joycep

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    Sweetpea - sorry for what you are going through. I have been cycling at the Argc recently and i can't tell you how many people i have come across who have had poor cycles elsewhere and had rotten quality embryos. It all looked so bleak for them. It wasn't until they were put on the right protocol and the right amount of drugs that actually made a huge difference to their embryo quality. So I would certainly say this consultant has jumped the gun by a huge long way. People have a lot worse figures than yours and have babies. Also I would agree with others about perhaps getting your immunes tested to check there is no underlying issue there. The Argc are also worth looking in to as I really believe their daily blood tests mean they get the best out of your eggs. However, it does come with a rather horrible cost.
     I really believe that one day you'll be able to send a picture of your OE baby to that rude consultant. So many people have been given false diagnoses. Really best of luck.