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#1 jenniferelsa

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:32 AM

Hi. I found out I have a day 3 afc of 5 and amh of 0.5 and fsh of 8. I will be 34 years old in august. We have been trying to conceive for about 1 1/2 years and had one miscarriage. One md strongly recommended ivf and another said I could try clomid or injectables first. I don't want to waste too much time since my egg reserve is low. Any advice?

#2 Dori77

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:52 AM

Hey Jennifer - I'm sorry to hear you just received some negative news :( Honestly I would jump right into IVF - there is not point of wasting time and I wish I had done IVF earlier. AFC of 5 is low but it can fluctuate so you may get a higher number on another cycle.

I am 34 as well and it was very shocking to hear I had egg quality issues. it really sucks. My advise is to go right into an aggresive cycle so you have no regrets.

Hope this helps & wishing you best of luck

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#3 jenniferelsa

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:04 AM

Thanks,Dori. I really appreciate your kind words. I saw your story and I am so sorry for all you have gone through. Good luck to you and stay strong.

#4 Feisty

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:40 PM

Hi. I found out I have a day 3 afc of 5 and amh of 0.5 and fsh of 8. I will be 34 years old in august. We have been trying to conceive for about 1 1/2 years and had one miscarriage. One md strongly recommended ivf and another said I could try clomid or injectables first. I don't want to waste too much time since my egg reserve is low. Any advice?

I would suggest ivf also but have you tried DHEA? I've heard that 25 mg 3 x a day for a couple months prior to your cycle will help raise your AMH. Hope this is helpful, run it by your dr before taking it.
Best of luck to you.
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#5 jenniferelsa

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:00 AM

Just wanted to update. Since my last post I had one accupuncture session and was taking DHEA and co q 10. I was about to start injectables when I found out I am pregnant! Beta of 630, and estrogen and progesterone levels are great. I am super excited we were able to do it without ivf. I have confidence things will be okay. Thanks for your support and lots of baby dust.

#6 LWill

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

Congratulations, that is great news, are you still taking the DHEA or have you stopped after the positive result?
8/2011 - Changed from IVF to IUI due to no mature eggs BFN
11/2011 - 1st IVF which was BFP
12/2011 - Terminate pregnancy due to being tubal
6/2012 - Cancelled IVF due to natural pregnancy
7/2012 - M/C
11/2012 - Changed from IVF to IUI due to 3 mature eggs BFN
12/2013 - Decided to go Donor route
1/14/13 - Hold Donor, had a natural pregnancy
1/15/13 - HCG 581
1/17/13 - HCG 1,350
2/05/13 - Sonogram Scheduled

#7 jenniferelsa

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:44 AM

Stopped DHEA because md told me to.