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Old Apr 1st, 2017, 20:11 PM   51
LAR83
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yikes! that is a lot of money for the progesterone. IUI is also pretty expensive when you consider that the success rate isn't really that high until you do a few of them. But it certainly can work on the first try. Fx that this is your cycle!

wondering, does anyone's partner take anything for sperm count/quality? and did they have it tested before and after and notice if there was any improvement? thinking about asking DH to take something, but I am not sure if he will. I bought him multivitamins a while ago, but the bottle still seems pretty full.



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2017, 20:17 PM   52
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LAR - DH takes a multivitamin and coq10 (we just switched from ubiquinone to ubiquinol at the beginning of last cycle which is supposed to be much better). He also started taking omega 3 fish oil at the beginning of last cycle but recently developed an allergic reaction to it. Not sure if either of those led to our BFP last month but it may have! CoQ10 is supposed to be excellent for both sperm and egg quality. He's only had the one SA which was normal so I don't know if his numbers have changed. Guess we will find out in a few days!



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2017, 20:21 PM   53
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Thanks Ask. Excited to hear how it goes! Hmm.. I didn't know coq10 was good for sperm too. Maybe I will pick some up for both of us to take.



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2017, 20:30 PM   54
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Can't hurt! It's a powerful antioxidant. Just make sure you get ubiquinol not ubiquinone (your body has to work to convert the ubiquinone into ubiquinol which it becomes less efficient at as you age).



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2017, 20:37 PM   55
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thanks for the head's up! will probably pick it up tomorrow. I guess there is no problem with taking it with clomid or femara? I plan to take it and hopefully convince DH to take it too.



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2017, 20:43 PM   56
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I don't think so. It's not an herb and doesn't effect hormones as far as I know.
It supports healthy cell development and helps repair damaged cells.



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2017, 22:28 PM   57
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Thanks Ask. Excited to hear how it goes! Hmm.. I didn't know coq10 was good for sperm too. Maybe I will pick some up for both of us to take.
Ok, so last summer my hubby had following results after SA(approx):

Count; 99 million (good)
Mobility (15% - of these 15% only about 5% moved forward) (bad)
Morph: 3% (not the best, huh?!)

We redid a test end of Dec, with no big changes other than DH cutting down on alochol:
Count: 119 million (good)
Mobility: 17% (6% progressive, moving forward. Slight improvement)
Morph: 4% (slight improvement)

Since it takes about 2-3 months to make swimmers I started giving hubby some extra vitamins / nuts and seeds from beginning of Dec, and we did a third SA beginning of March:

Count : 275 million (woah!)
Mobility: 67 %!!! (50% progressive moving forward) (double woah!!)
Morph: 5% (still, an improvement!)

So what he took (he forgets when I am not around, so he just had 3-4 weeks with nada.. even though I packed it in his bag, and he KNOWS it makes a difference.. Mother in Law being a bad influence...)

- Follic Acid (5mg - he took my tablets)
-COq10 (30 mg)
- 2-3 brazil nuts a day for the selenium
- Multivit (grrrumph that he also stopped taking..)
- Vit C (also stopped taking by now )
- walnuts / pumkin seeds / sunflower seeds as snacks
- 1 square of dark chocolate every once in a while..

I am really annoyed that he stops taking his supplements, as we clearly saw a big change after he had taken them for 2 months.. I guess we will know the count and motility next week-ish if we can do the IUI this cycle..



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2017, 23:02 PM   58
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thanks nor! that is really helpful. my dh had 3% morphology when he was tested too. I understand the frustration with dh not taking his vitamins! the nuts and seeds are a great idea though. my dh loves nuts, so that sounds doable



 
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Old Apr 2nd, 2017, 12:33 PM   59
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Nore those are fantastic results!!! I have DH on fish oils, coq10, vitamin C, mens multi vitamin and melatonin (which he uses for sleep). Melatonin is also a pretty strong antioxidant. Its so great to hear actual tested results and the improvements shown! Hopefully that morphology will keep sneaking up for you guys as well!



 
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Old Apr 2nd, 2017, 22:52 PM   60
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anyone notice changes with your period while on clomid or femara? I don't know if it might be from taking the clomid the last two cycles or the femara this cycle.. but my period is much different. usually it is about 6-7 days including spotting/light flow days, with at least 2-3 very heavy days and 2-3 medium flow days. this cycle I only had two days with light to medium flow and now nothing on day three except a little blood when I wipe. so strange. my period is never this light. I don't know if it is a good thing, a bad thing, or if it doesn't really matter, as far as fertility is concerned. I am also going through it emotionally tonight. I don't know if it has to do with the Femara. maybe, but it could just be me. my mom died in a tragic way less than a year ago and the grief is hitting me like a ton of bricks tonight. I can't stop crying.



 
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