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Re: Lowering FSH levels
« Reply #30 on: 24/03/06, 19:35 »
Hi I take Wheatgrass and dont think it does any harm at all.  I also take agnus castus low dose.  I have have only had my fsh levels twice.  once before surgery 12.8 and after 9.4.  I expected it to rise after surgery as this was on my ovaries to remove endo which could damage your ovaries further.  sorry this isnt much help really.  i do swear by wheatgrass and AC, though i know AC is not for everyone and should not be taken with any other hormone tx.  def helped me with mood swings too.

have you tried acupuncture? thats supposed to be good for fsh levels.

Good luck

Becca
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    Offline GuitarAngel1979

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    « Reply #31 on: 25/03/06, 09:46 »
    Thanks! Very helpful! I have read about the wheat grass. I am hesitant to take the Angus C as I am on the pill. I Think I read somewhere not to take Angus C when you are on the pill.  Accupuncture..... I am still trying to talk myself into this one. It may take some time.

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    « Reply #32 on: 27/03/06, 21:55 »
    Hi GA

    You are quite right, agnus castus shouldnt be taken whilst on the pill, or any other hormone treatment.  The Wheatgrass will only do you good though I am sure  ;D

    If ivf never works for me, I will at least be a far healthier person for going through it!!!

    Good luck.

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    Re: Lowering FSH levels
    « Reply #33 on: 28/03/06, 12:10 »
    I posted this elsewhere but thought it might help... :)


    Re agnus castus.

    As a trainee herbalist (and I emphasise still only trainee with a long way to go and this is just a helpful tip)  I have heard great things about this. It works on the pituitary gland so balances all hormones out over time. Supposed to bring down high FSH and improve low luteal progesterone, help control PCOS and also help with PMS. I used to take for severe (suicidal) PMS a few years ago and it really helped - got it down to merely tetchy and weepy but stopped (can't remember why now). Started again 2 months ago as have borderline FSH and not convinced about my luteal phase (11 days, hmmmm).

    The way to take it is to get a tincture - you can order from neal's yard online - and take about 20 drops first thing in the morning. I think all the stuff you can buy in Holland and Barrett/Boots etc is probably not good enough quality. Also it take a couple of months to start working - maybe even 3 or 4 depending on the individual.

    BUT this is advice for those of us not yet started on the hormonal stimulation/IUI/IVF stages as it shouldn't be taken once treatment is started. The other but (a much smaller one) is that it can suppress your sex drive. It does mine. There's always something, isn't there...?

    Worth trying while waiting for treatment.

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    Re: Lowering FSH levels
    « Reply #34 on: 28/03/06, 16:45 »
    Hi,

    Sorry to barge in but does anyone know why taking wheatgrass helps to lower FSH, my fsh this month was 18 (previously 9.4 and 8.4 respectively) I have been very unwell with a virus and was feeling very poorly when day 1-3 bloods were done. I was told that it can fluctuate but ARGC said no to taking Agnus Castus and didn't know how wheatgrass could help. I would consider taking it but would like to know why it may help first.

    If anyone has any info I would be most grateful :(

    Thanks for listening

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    « Reply #35 on: 2/04/06, 20:21 »
    I have been advised to take Whey to go Protein pills instead of wheatgrass as Wheatgrass actually raises your estradiol supposedly. It is 9 pills a day and they are massive, but it gets easier each day that I take them... I will take these for a few months, have another blood test and hopefully my FSH levels that were 84 a year ago and 22 now will be below 10 next time and I can start that drug to stimulate my one good ovary to produce eggs!! *crossing fingers*

    Thanks for all of your input! :) I know most of us if not all will try just about anything to make this work!!

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    « Reply #36 on: 4/04/06, 20:08 »
    my last recorded fsh was 29 and I was told the only way I would conceive was by donor egg. I was nearly 40 then. My son is now 8 months old conceived naturaly.
    I took things into my own hands after the turmoil of modern science who quite frankly don't know enough about our bodies to know what makes fsh lower.
    I did acupuncture and Chinese herbs at the life center in Holland park. I did colonic irrigation at the intergrated medical center, London WC1. I took supplements of pre natal multi vits,selenium ,omega oils ,bio acidophilus and had wheat grass shots every day ( disgusting). I also changed career path for a while to reduce stress and we went on a wonderfull holiday to Thailand where the little munchkin was conceived.
    We are starting again on the same regime hoping to give our miracle boy a brother or sister.
    "It's not over till it's over"
     :) :) :)

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    « Reply #37 on: 4/04/06, 20:53 »
    Brilliant -  I am convinced this is the way forward for unexplained infertility. What a sucess story. Did you read inconcievable by Julia Indochiva ?????????? I think you did  :) :) :)

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    « Reply #38 on: 5/04/06, 13:37 »
    Yes I did. Her book gave me the positive boost that I needed after failed IVF and negative mumblings from all the fertility specialists. I had booked my 2nd IVF this time in New York as the only hospital that would deal with my level of FSH is there. I have an email from the Doctor there saying that it would not be possible for me to conceive naturally and I may have to think about donor eggs.
    When I discovered I was pregnant ( I did 7 pregnancy tests as I couldn't believe my eyes) I can not describe how wonderful it was to tell that Doctor how wrong he was. Enjoy your bump are you following Gowri Motha's gentle birth method. I think it is a wonderful way to keep healthy and relaxed over the 9 months which if you're any thing like me has moments of panic incase something is not as it should be.
    Take care of yourself

      ^daisy^