[QUOTE=brrenda]I literally just got back from Wholefoods and bought DHEA…i am hoping it will improve egg quality. i also sent an email to my Dr asking her about it but haven’t heard back yet.[/QUOTE]
Well, I’ve read a lot about the biochemistry of DHEA but I’m getting a lot of mixed messages involving its use from REs. Really, the whole point of DHEA to begin with is to improve egg quality, but women who don’t have egg quality issues don’t really need it because they already have an abundance of high quality eggs. However, some RE’s think that it shouldn’t be used at all for women with diminished ovarian reserve because it could actually hurt their chances, even though its these particular patients who need it most.
As of yet, I haven’t actually heard any hard evidence, aka peer reviewed studies, that suggest that DHEA could further hurt the egg supply of women with low ovarian reserve.
I’m concerned, naturally, because my wife has diminished ovarian reserve and is on DHEA.