You will probably get lots of different points of view on your question.
I think that you should do everything that you can to improve egg quality since it could be the issue.
My RE recommends 75mg of DHEA and 600mg of Coenzyme Q10. He does says that while the research is inconclusive, that it can’t hurt.
Have you considered doing Array CGH testing, this is when they test the embryos to see if they have a full set of chromosomes? From Reprogentics brochure they say that "the chances of producing aneuploid (bad) eggs (and therefore embryos) increases from less than 50% in women younger than 35 years to close to 80% in women 41 years and older.
Some RE don’t think testing is worth it but others realliy push it. I would ask your RE about it.[/quote]
[B]SPEAK TO YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY SUPPLEMENTS![/B]
I’ve been asked a few times to list the supplement I am taking. Most of these are suggested by [B]Dr. Schoolcraft[/B] (CCRM / wrote the book [B]“If at first you don’t conceive[/B]”. Also the #1 doc for advanced age and low ovarian reserve with the highest # of live births in the US.) … with that said. DHEA is not on his list neither is the probiotic or Apple Cider Vinegar. I tried to post my excel sheet with check boxes to make this easy to use supplement system! But the system edited it to one long difficult to read list with no formatting. Here is a link to a jpg of the list that I have posted on my website. I’ve set it up so you can print out and check the boxes as you take you supplements through the day.
[B]SPEAK TO YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY SUPPLEMENTS![/B] (They can cause thinning blood, hair loss and a host other issues for [I]SOME[/I] people).
The DHEA is for egg [B]quantity[/B] when used with a Gandotropin like Gonal-F. If you cannot afford the kind I got please make sure which ever you do buy is [B]MICRONIZED DHEA[/B].
All the other supplements are meant to get [U][B]GOOD HEALTHY[/B][/U] eggs out of you. [B]Diet and exercise are key[/B]. A low carb, low fat high protein diet works best for MOST women (not all women!). See my note below about juicing.
If you are overweight, taking off just 10 pounds can help with ovarian health.
Think this is a lot to do? Keep in mind what you are working towards! It will be well worth it to try !!
I am on month 2 and feel great but all I care about are those follies and eggs
I have also started juicing as indicated in the book “Inconceivable: A Woman’s Triumph over Despair and Statistics” Amazon.com: Inconceivable: A Woman’s Triumph over Despair and Statistics (9780767908207): Julia Indichova: Books and the movie “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” …must see movie for anything with health issues and believe me infertility is a disease that needs to be corrected and not a “oh well I’m too old”. If you are making eggs any at all you CAN get pregnant. But you gotta get your body healthy. I posted a thread earlier this week on it … take read if interested.
Good luck and keep us posted on what works and doesn’t work for you. It might help someone else in the future!