I thought I would share my story so that others who are in the same situation can have some hope. I am 39 ( and 3/4!!) and have a 3 1/2 year old son. We were lucky to conceive on first try with no 1 and I had a Mirena put in when he was 6 weeks old as we were not sure if/when we wanted no 2. Well, we did decide to go for no 2 earlier on this year so I had the Mirena removed in April and let nature take its course. We used protection for the first few months while my body got itself sorted out then in July this year I decided to go have my hormones checked to ensure that all was working ok.
What came back was that I had an AMH level of 5.8 pmol/L ( 0 - 13.9 is the range considered for low ovarian reserve) and it was recommended that I go and have a chat to a fertility specialist as I would more that likely have problems conceiving naturally. I was a little upset but not really surprised given my age, but we just went for it and it took 5 months to get a BFP.
The first couple of months of no luck I did some reading about natural ways to boost fertility and put my self on 1500mg of Maca capsules 2 x per day as well as a vitamin b and c supplement. The last 2 months I noticed a huge improvement in my PMS symptoms and cramping ( I honestly though that I was pregnant every other month I had PMS quite badly) we also were having hormonal tracking done in the last 2 months just to see what was going on. And finally, just lots and lots of BDing before and during ovulation.
here is a list of the symptoms I did have..
CD1 Period starts after a couple of days of spotting (normal)
CD 2-5 Normal period, probably the most normal since removal of Mirena ( i.e normal flow as opposed to light)
CD 6-11 BD every day, start to notice some changed in CM, tracking suggesting that ovulation impending
CD 12 Tracking bloods indicate surge, have a date night with hubby and get busy!
CD13 - CD 19 ( DPO 1- 7) Nothing remarkable, Progesterone comes back from 7DPO test as 21, a bit bummed out as it was over 30 the previous month so ovulation wasn't guaranteed to have happened. Also normally have sore breasts by now and nothing
DPO 8. Wake up with breasts sensitive on the sides, went for a bike ride and notice some pink tinged CM on undies afterwards, get a bit suspicious.
DPO 9 Have a bad dizzy spell, needed to lie down ( I got diagnosed with Menieres disease a balance disorder when pregnant and breastfeeding my son but symptoms disappeared when he was weaned, makes me even more suspicious)
DPO 10 Feeling some cramping RHS lower abdomen, breasts still sensitive
DPO 11 Wake up with a headache and a very full bladder, feel quite thirsty all day. Cramping sensations on and off. Sensitive side boobs. Sleep the sleep of the dead that night ( I am normally a light sleeper)
DPO 12 Much the same as day before, decide to POAS after lunch, see a light line come up. Madly google FRER false positive information as am a little shocked.
DPO 13. Darker line of FRER with FMU, decide to check again at lunchtime, line still there!
Have made an appointment with my DR to confirm.
I hope this gives some of you ladies hope.. Good luck and baby dust to all!!