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Old Jul 4th, 2017, 15:48 PM   1
Trying to conceive (TTC)
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FSH too high for IVF?

Hi everyone,

First time poster! I want to go through my second IVF cycle and today was my Day 3. But my doc told me that my FSH was too high (11.5) so he wouldn't go forward with the procedure. I am a bit disappointed, because I had a good follicle count (10) whereas normally I have 5 or 6. So it seemed like a really good cycle to go ahead with IVF.

I am worried that I am 41.5 years old and may not have too many good cycles left. So is it better to have a lot of follicles and a high FSH value, or a low number of follicles and a low FSH?

Also, someone suggested that taking Vitex might help with fertility, so I have been taking 800 mg since Dec 2016 and recently reduced it to 400 mg since May 2017. Could this be affecting my FSH?

Any suggestions? Has anyone had this experience? Is my FSH too high to move forward with IVF? Does anyone have suggestions on lowering FSH? I really want to do IVF in the next cycle.

Thanks in advance!

ME(41.5) ENDO; DH(42) no issues
DS(6) born 01/2011 via natural pg
TTC#2: since 10/2014
Embrace since 11/2016, Vitex since 12/2016 800mg, 5/2016 400 mg
IUI#1-6: 09/2015, 10/2015, 08/2016, 10/2016, 02/2017, 04/2017, all BFNs
IVF#1 05/2016 7 retrieved, 3 fertilized, 0 genetically normal
IVF#2 hopefully soon...

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Old Jul 9th, 2017, 22:34 PM   2
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What was your FSH with your prior IVF? Same RE?

My FSH was 16 and we are heading for egg retrieval this week. My AFC was over 20 at my baseline.

Do they have a cut off level to proceed with IVF at your clinic? Could you treat elsewhere?

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