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DHEA?

Postby trippy » Mon May 16, 2011 1:07 pm

Hi Ladies!
I have been away for a while but thinking about gearing up for #2. I am 40 and DH is 37. Our son was conceived via IVF w/ ICSI. I am going to start temping and charting this month and probably naturally TTC in July or August. Just wondering if anyone has any experiences with DHEA? Before we go to a RE I was thinking of trying it. TIA!!!
Me (Jennifer) 40, DH 37
DS - Grant 9/11/10

Clear HSG 3/3/09
DH, SA above normal

3 IUI cycles of 100mg Clomid & Ovidrel
3 IUI cycles w/Follistim & Ovidrel
IVF #1 converted to IUI

IVF #2
IVF Antagonist Cycle
11/8 start BCP
11/30 green light to start stims
375 Follistim & 75 Menopur
Ganirelix
ER 12/12 - 6 retrieved, 4 mature, 3 fertilized
ET 12/15 - 2 embies
11dp3dt - beta - 67
13dp3dt - beta - 242

Grant Walter Valentine born Sept. 11, 2010

Clomid Cycle 1
50mgs Clomid 5-9 - BFN

Clomid Cycle 2
50mgs Clomid 5-9 - BFP 10/10/11
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Postby LaraE » Mon May 16, 2011 1:17 pm

Hi! I am also 40 and when I was going to my RE, he recommended me doing 75mg of DHEA a day, 25mg x a day I think it was.

I think we ordered ours from dhea.com which is where our RE suggested we get it from.
Lara - 41 & DH Chris - 29
DS Billy - 14
DD Abigail born 9/7/11

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Postby trippy » Mon May 16, 2011 1:21 pm

Thanks Lara!
Do you attribute your BFP to the DHEA? Did you experience any side effects that you are aware of???
Me (Jennifer) 40, DH 37
DS - Grant 9/11/10

Clear HSG 3/3/09
DH, SA above normal

3 IUI cycles of 100mg Clomid & Ovidrel
3 IUI cycles w/Follistim & Ovidrel
IVF #1 converted to IUI

IVF #2
IVF Antagonist Cycle
11/8 start BCP
11/30 green light to start stims
375 Follistim & 75 Menopur
Ganirelix
ER 12/12 - 6 retrieved, 4 mature, 3 fertilized
ET 12/15 - 2 embies
11dp3dt - beta - 67
13dp3dt - beta - 242

Grant Walter Valentine born Sept. 11, 2010

Clomid Cycle 1
50mgs Clomid 5-9 - BFN

Clomid Cycle 2
50mgs Clomid 5-9 - BFP 10/10/11
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Postby LaraE » Mon May 16, 2011 1:29 pm

I did not have any side effects that I can remember.

My RE had me take it because he said it would perhaps lessen my chances of a miscarriage. He did not say it would increase my chances of conceiving to begin with.

I attributed my BFP to the IUI ;)
Lara - 41 & DH Chris - 29
DS Billy - 14
DD Abigail born 9/7/11

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Postby trippy » Mon May 16, 2011 1:54 pm

Congrats on your pregnancy!!! Thanks again!!!
Me (Jennifer) 40, DH 37
DS - Grant 9/11/10

Clear HSG 3/3/09
DH, SA above normal

3 IUI cycles of 100mg Clomid & Ovidrel
3 IUI cycles w/Follistim & Ovidrel
IVF #1 converted to IUI

IVF #2
IVF Antagonist Cycle
11/8 start BCP
11/30 green light to start stims
375 Follistim & 75 Menopur
Ganirelix
ER 12/12 - 6 retrieved, 4 mature, 3 fertilized
ET 12/15 - 2 embies
11dp3dt - beta - 67
13dp3dt - beta - 242

Grant Walter Valentine born Sept. 11, 2010

Clomid Cycle 1
50mgs Clomid 5-9 - BFN

Clomid Cycle 2
50mgs Clomid 5-9 - BFP 10/10/11
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Postby socialite_baby » Mon May 16, 2011 8:23 pm

Have you had your DHEA levels tested? It depletes with age, but it's not just a supplement you can take on your own terms. Its a hormone and if you're in the normal range it could really mess with you.

If you do decide to take it I wouldn't go over 25 mg.
Lindsay (Mild Endo, thin PCOS, Hypothyroid, implantation failure)
TTC #1 for 7.5 years...

April - November 2011 - 7 Rounds of 50 mg Clomid, 3 IUIs. All BFN.
February - March, June 2012 - 3 Rounds 5 mg Femara. BFN.
April 2012 - "Immune Protocol" Follistim IUI. BFN.
May 2012 - Diagnosed activated natural killer cells and told we'll NEVER conceive naturally... *treatment break*
October 2015 - IVF #1. OHSS. Freeze all. 9 blasts on ice.
November 2015 - FET #1. BFN.
January 2016 - Holy *NATURAL* BFP!!! WTF?! First ultrasound 2/1/2016. Praying for a healthy sticky baby. <3
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