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#1 Iluvbabies

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 05:28 PM

Hi everyone


This is my first post and I am new here.


I am 40 years old (I turned 40 in March) I started my first injection this morning (I am doing an IVF cycle through Olive in Vancouver). 


My husband and I originally went to Olive in March this year at which time hubby told me he wasn't comfortable with IVF. I was beyond devastated and because I thought we weren't going through with it I stopped taking my vitamins. And I stopped going to acupuncture.


A WEEK ago we changed our minds. I am 40 I have a low egg count and the door isn't just closing it is slamming shut in my face so I figure with or without vitamin prep it is better to roll the dice and try now. If this cycle doesn't work I can try one more cycle. 


I think I continued with COq10 (Thorne Q-100) after briefly stopping in March only because I noticed some benefits in my skin. However I was not taking nearly enough (600 mg a day like I should have been) I was only getting at most 200mg a day. This is because I didn't realize the vitamin that I thought was all Coq10 was only partially made of the supplement. It had some other additives in it, that I didn't realize until I double checked the label on the bottle yesterday. I have since got proper Coq10 vitamins and I am taking them as I should have been.


My diet is pretty good we juice green vegetables in the morning and I eat a well rounded diet but not alot of meat. I know it sounds like I am a little panicked but that is because I am! I am really mad at myself. Can anyone give me any reassurance? Thanks 



#2 AnnaMarie

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 06:51 PM

I'm not from this clinic but I noticed your post. I think you sound like you eat a very healthy diet and take care of yourself. I'd like to say you'll be fine! I know my clinic tells you to start taking everything from CD 1 of an IVF cycle but obviously if you take it in advance it may be better but I think you can do the best you can at this point and don't beat yourself up over it. I know it's tough just trust your dr and your body. How much COQ10 are you on? I'd highly recommend switching to Ubiqonol (sp?) as it is better absorbed! Maybe start acupuncture again. I only started acupuncture the week or so before ER. Apparently avocado is very helpful also as is POM juice.


Hope that helps, good luck!! Feel free to PM me if you'd liek!

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#3 Tapioca

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 12:28 AM

Hi  Iluvbabies,

I can't give you much reassurance as I am still in this journey, but just want to let you know you are not alone. I am also 40 and am just did the first ivf waiting for FET. We did ccs  but unfortunately only 1 out of 6 embryo showed normal. I am not sure if the only one could make it but at least we have done what we can. Best of luck to your ivf!

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