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#1 newguy

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:49 PM

Hi guys, I guess I'll be brief, but I'm really looking for advice. I don't know if anyone here is like me, but I was diagnosed with hypogonadism at 28 years old after 3 years of my wife and I trying. Our infertility was ruled completely male factor and the outlook didn't look good.

Our only hope was set on IVF with ICSI, and being that I felt really responsible, I summoned the strength to really try and provide during this difficult time.
Ours is a success story. We are expecting a beautiful baby girl in may. I hope that this can be an encouragement to those couple who get this difficult news.
Anyway thats my back story which takes us to the present.
During the uncertainty I felt strong enough to lead our family through this difficult time. I worked like crazy to provide through this, and essentially felt pretty ok.
Now with life calmed down and starting to move to a nice place in our lives I feel terrible. Nodrive, sex or otherwise, and I feel like I'm just not feeling much emotion at all. This is so frustrating with the realization that I'm about to become a father. I know my testosterone is low, any other men been here? Any advice?

#2 Laura1976

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:13 AM

Hi newguy,

I am sorry that no one has been around here lately to answer your question. Congrats on the impending arrival of your baby!

I can't give a man's perspective, but is there any chance you would be interested in going on the testosterone supplementation? Have you sat down with your doctor and weighed out the pros and cons? I would think that it is better to talk to your DR and then depending on how that conversation goes discuss the options with your wife after.

I wish you all the best,

Laura
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Compliment C3 & C4 below acceptable range
LA Ratio DRVVT above acceptable range
Lupus Inhibitor demonstrated
Antiphospholipid IgG above acceptable range
Antiphospholipid IgM above acceptable range (more than double)


Consultation @ VFC December 10/11

IVF/ICSI #2 (with Intralipid therapy) January/February (Victoria Fertility Clinic)
BCP December 16 -29/11 & January 6 - 28/12
Vitamin D (2000iu daily) and Iron Supplement (Ferrous Gluconate 300mg daily) - Start December 24 until Dr advises otherwise, PregVit 5 (Starting January 12/11), Vitamin E (800iu daily) until Heparin begins (Starting January 14/11) Fish Oil (1200iu daily)
Superfact (0.5mg) - Start January 22/12
Dexamethasone (0.5mg) - Start February 4/12 until beta

After ER - Doxycycline (100mg), Estrance (2mg), Prometrium (200mg 3x day), heparin 5000 units (2x day), calcium (1500mg daily), low dose aspirin (81mg daily)
Intralipids - February 13/12 and day of ET
Neupogen Uterine Flush - Day of ER

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February 4/12 - 300iu Gonal-F & 75iu Repronex
February 9/12 - U/S & E2 - RIGHT- 11, 9, 10, 19, 8, 12, 11, 10, 13, 6 LEFT: 12, 7, 10, 10, 8, 6, 5, 5 E2 2635

February 9/12 Gonal-F lowered to 225iu Repronex remains at 75iu
February 11/12 - U/S & E2 - Right 14, 10, 11, 12, 10, 13, 12, 12, 14, 7 LEFT: 11, 8, 10, 13, 9, 8, 8 E2 5610
February 13/12 - U/S an E2??? & Intralipid Therapy
February 16/12 - E/R 20 eggs, 17 mature and ICSI'ed, 3 left to fertilize by regular IVF
February 17/12 - Fert Report 16 fertilized by ICSI, 1 fertilized by IVF
February 20/12 - Neupogen injection
February 21/12 - Transferred 2 Blastocysts ( 1 x Grade 19 Early Blast, 1 x Grade 19 Expanded Blast) and Intralipid Therapy and Acupuncture

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