75mg is the recommended dose - unless you're having your levels check and the doc recommends lower.
I take all mine in the morning as they can keep you awake. I also take melatonin at night 5mg as it is recommended to complement it and helps you sleep.
I have low AMH, mine was 6.7 in Dec...our first cycle of IVF was cancelled due to poor response and the second only yielded three eggs with none fertilising. We switched FS in Dec and went with one that specialises in low AMH and the first thing he suggested was DHEA. If you have low egg reserve you can use DHEA...because DHEA is what helps you produce oestrogen which is what's lacking in low AMH ladies.
I had my third cycle of IVF in Jan/Feb and again got 3 eggs with none fertilising and we were then told a cycle of natural IVF would probably work best. We ended up getting a natural BFP the cycle after our failed IVF so we didn't need to do the Natural IVF cycle...it takes about 3-4 months for DHEA to get its optimal results which the cycle I got my bfp was month four. Def give DHEA a go if you've got low AMH
After 3 failed ECs, I took 75mg DHEA for a month prior to the 4th EC (stopped at CD3 of the 4th EC cycle) and got one blastocyst frozen.
I have PCO (not the PCOS as my hormone levels are fine) so my AMH is between 30-60, but I am 40 years old.
I don't know if it was the DHEA or just luck, but it seems to be working
This is my history:
April 2011 1st EC 3 day transfer BFN
May 2011 Start Chinese medicine
Dec 2011 Stopped Chinese medicine (doctor's orders) for ICSI cycle at a different clinic (natural IVF, only does blasto FET)
Dec 2011 2nd EC One embryo made it to early blastocyst but arrested.
Jan 2012 3rd EC No mature eggs
Feb 2012 Start DHEA
Apr 2012 4th EC One blastocyst frozen.
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I am situated in Melbourne Australia and would like to know the name of a FS who could help me with DHEA as I have POF.
Waiting for a response in anticipation.
Thanks for replies ladies. I had forgot about this post! lol.
I have been taking 50mg of DHEA for the past 2mths and will continue until our 3rd IVF cycle in the new year. It has made my usual 28 day cycles more like 30 days so could of improved the my LP who knows. Time will tell. We will be having ICSI for the 1st time next cycle so should give us a better chance :-)
Taylor- I order my DHEA from amazon and it comes from a pharmacy in NYC. I showed my RE and he said they were fine to take and can only help matters in woman with low AMH/POF. Good luck to you xxx
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