Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:19 AM
My clinic presribed DHEA for 3 months leading up to the IVF #2 cycle start, 75 mg a day. I had to go to a compound pharmacist to make it and I had to make sure it was micronized. You can get it in the USA but it's illegal to import it. I am 41 with DOR, mild to moderate endometriosis, hypothyroid and gluten intolerant. DH is 45 and had PESA procedure. I was also on L-arginine and ubiquinol (Vital Q - 3 x daily and Fertil Pro). It is all supposed to help improve the quality of your eggs also. I tried maca powder and royal jelly and was on low dose aspirin for IVF # 2. I took vitamin D and iron and omega 3 fish oil.
Our 1st IVF at a different clinic in Burlington was unsuccessful. - also no DHEA, no other supplements. We ended up with 2 embryos, 8 cell grade 1 and they didn't implant. I hadn't had the LAP though for endo, no diagnosis for endo, thyroid, no diagnosis for gluten, etc etc. My medical history was truly ignored.
We went thru our 2nd round of IVF in August 2013 in London - with the DHEA and other supplements and after the LAP. We ended up with 3 embryos - grade 1 but only 4 cells and did a day 3 transfer of all 3 embryos. Well we got our BFP with one of those 4 cell embryos. And yes that is 4 cell on day 3 transfer. However, we just found out we have a missed miscarriage at 9w3d. I believe the DHEA helped and would do it again. Not all clinics subscribe to the DHEA theory. We had a consultation at Henry Ford in Michigan and they didn't believe in it.
Good luck to you!
Me: 45 DH: 50 TTC for years
Me: DOR, Hypothyroid, Endometriosis, Crohn's, celiac, immune issues, rhesus disease, heart shaped uterus
DH: Vasectomy Reversal x 2 + testicular cancer
IVF # 1 Nov. 2011
Nov. 12, 2011 - 9 eggs retrieved, 7 mature, ended up with 2 embryos; DH had PESA
Nov. 15, 2011 - Day 3 transfer: 2 embryos (7 cell Grade 4; 8 cell Grade 4A), none for freezing
Nov. 25, 2011 - switched RE and clinic
IVF # 2 Aug. 2013
Aug. 20 - 5 eggs retrieved, only 4 mature and ICSI'd after PESA for DH
Aug. 23 - Day 3 transfer of 3 embryos (4cellG1, 4cellG1 and 4cellG3), none for freezing
Sept. 7 - 15dp3dt Beta = 465
Oct. 11 - 9w3d missed miscarriage
Oct. 16 - 2nd u/s confirmed missed m/c ----> D&C switched RE and clinic, DH had a 2nd vaso-vasectomy
IVF # 3 July 2014
July 20/14 - 5 eggs retrieved, all fertilized ICSI'd
July 25/14 -Day 5 transfer! of 4 embryos
Aug. 8/14 - BFN
Nov. 2104 IUI # 1 , 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
IVF # 4 May 2018? with gestational carrier