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Offline tortoise30

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Looking for advice on DHEA please!!
« on: 6/08/15, 20:38 »
Hi all,

Apologies if this is the wrong place to be posting this, but I'm still very new here!

Tuesday I was told I have a very low AMH - 2.1 - (I'm only 33  :'( ) and I will be starting IVF after an info session at the end of this month.
The doctor told me to start taking DHEA and to get it off the internet - that was it!! I was so shell shocked by the news of my AMH, I forgot to ask any more details!

I have ordered some and waiting for them to arrive. Should I start taking them asap?

Any advice gratefully received! Also anything else I can do please??

Many thanks in advance x

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    Offline cherrypeanutpie

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    « Reply #1 on: 7/08/15, 16:14 »
    Hi,
    I also have low AMH and am taking DHEA - I was advised to take 25mg three times daily for at least 3 months prior to next IVF cycle. Lots of posts re DHEA on the low AMH pages and on the over 40s/poor responders page.
    Some consultants (mainly in US) advise having testosterone level checked before and during treatment as too much can also be harmful apparently. I checked mine recently and my testosterone level is a bit high now so I have reduced the dose to twice daily. My sister has the same problem and has been taking for 3 months as well but her testosterone level is still in the low range so she has upped the dose. There is not a lot of guidance about the doses etc, my clinic just said take for 2-3 months before we try again but didnt say anything re testing DHEA or testosterone levels. Lots of success stories out there re DHEA!
    Good luck x

    Offline tortoise30

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    « Reply #2 on: 7/08/15, 20:16 »
    Hi!

    Thanks for your response  :)

    Where did you purchase your DHEA?

    I have my info session on the 24th, so not sure how long after I will begin treatment  :-\ But I will start taking it as soon as it arrives.

    How do I get my testosterone level checked?

    Thanks so much for your help  :)

    Offline swanlake

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    « Reply #3 on: 8/08/15, 17:22 »
    Hi tortoise

    I am taking dhea and have been for two months now, my levels were low, but then became high, but my consult said to keep taking them for three months, I got mine from biovea. (Www.biovea. Com and it's the eurovital brand.

    I had to have my blood tests for it done privately but you may have luck with your gp.

    Xx
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    Offline tortoise30

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    « Reply #4 on: 8/08/15, 21:38 »
    hi swanlake,

    thanks for responding :) That sounds really promising - thank you :)

    My DHEA arrived this morning. They are 25mg tablets and I have taken 3 today. Does that sound about right to you?

    I have an info session with nurse on 24th then i'm presuming i'll start ivf at the appropriate time in my cycle (sorry I really am clueless  :-\) so not entirely sure my AMH will be checked again?! I had to pay 80 this time!!

    Really pleased that your levels have become high - thanks for giving me some hope  :-*

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    « Reply #5 on: 11/08/15, 16:33 »
     Hi tortoise

    Yes take two in the morning (50mg) then one in the pm to make it up to 75. My last follicle could I had 7 on each side......this is a miracle as the last scans only ever had max 4 each side. I know it can change each month, but I have never had such a high count and the only difference is the dhea. (Maybe a coincidence but I'm hoping too!)

    My hair did get a bit thinner, but nothing noticeable, and it is best to get monthly levels checked, so if they go too high you can reduce the dose.

    Good luck

    Xxx

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    « Reply #6 on: 13/08/15, 16:23 »
    I am sorry to hear that. :'(
    I know that one of the best clinic about PR/DOR is in New York.
    They have a great website with a lot of info

    https://www.centerforhumanreprod.com/services/infertility-treatments/dhea/whatis/


    3 doses DHEA a day - 25 mg x 3 until ER

    I would take  Ubiquinol 2-300 mg a day too.
    And krill oil

    And a lot of other vitamins.

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    « Reply #7 on: 13/08/15, 20:40 »
    Thanks ladies  :-*

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    « Reply #8 on: 18/10/15, 22:58 »
    Hi All,

    Just wondering how you're all getting on as it's been a couple of months since these posts.

    Any issues with taking DHEA? Any success stories to share?

    I am new to DHEA (second day), so not sure what to expect.

    Thanks
    Natalie xx