I took OTC DHEA for my first IVF at age almost 43 and was successful with one child. We had 5 make it to blast, transferred two and froze three. Had a failed FET with our three frozen embies over the summer. So, out of 20 eggs, we only ended up with one baby. Not sure if that means we only had one normal or not. That’s the hard part–the not knowing.
Getting ready for IVF#2 in early March and will have been on DHEA for 6 mo by that time. Half of that time I was on a compounded DHEA prescription. Just ran out, so going to talk to RE about his thoughts of my continuing on it. He wrote the script, but I get the feeling he is still not 100% on board with the studies on DHEA. I am convinced however.
Also, I am struggling with the fact that he wants me to stop DHEA at stims, while all the clinical studies have older women continue until the first beta test. RE says that it is a male hormone and will affect egg quality adversely. What to do? What to do?
So, I can’t tell you my results just yet for IVF #2, since I will have been on DHEA much longer and with an Rx for DHEA to boot if that makes any difference.
That said, I am on a handful of other supplements twice a day too, so no telling what will have an impact.
Best of luck on your journey.