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Old Sep 5th, 2015, 05:47 AM   1
Sunshine14
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Almost 44 final ttc journey -- buddies needed : )


I am 44 in October and feel like time is running out and I'm on the final stage of my ttc journey. I was hoping there might be some buddies around to chat with?

I have some hope left as we have been ttc for two years now and with my miscarriage that ended recently I saw a hb and it was the farthest we have gotten in 2 years so maybe the next one might be my sticky healthy bean!? I am taking coq10 to try to improve egg quality.

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Old Sep 5th, 2015, 08:41 AM   2
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Hi Sunshine, I've just returned to this site after a couple of years. DH and I have just had the crazy idea of trying one last time after I have just skipped a period for the first time in my life.

I am just turned 46 so a miracle is needed I had my first aged 41 and my second at 43 so hopefully there is one more good egg left. We won't be trying for a couple of months as I want to pump myself up with supplements to improve egg quality.

I'm sorry for your recent losses , for us older ladies it is all too common, sending loads of fairy dust your way



 
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Old Sep 5th, 2015, 09:19 AM   3
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Hi Luna thanks so much for your reply xxx I'm hoping we can get a thread going of 'older' ladies lol ttc and that we can keep each other going thru the mega rollercoaster of ttc at an advanced age!

That is so promising for u hun if u had ur last one at 43 - I'm struggling at 43 to catch a good egg but I haven't given up all hope yet! But ur eggs must be very good if u got a good one at 43. What supplements are u going to take? I took high dose coq10, amongst other things, for about 30 days before my last bfp and I swear it helped me get the hb of my last LO before I miscarried.

Baby dust to u hun when u start ttc xx



 
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Old Sep 5th, 2015, 10:39 AM   4
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Last time I took a whole host of things:-

DHEA 25mg
Vit B6 10mg
PABA 500mg
Red Clover Blossom 430mg
Folic Acid 400ug
Vitex 400mg
Co enzyme Q10 300mg

TBH I don't remember why I chose these but I spent hours, days, months scouring the internet for things that would increase egg quality. I'll have to research them again as I take Warfarin now which reacts with most herbs.

Something which I think really helped is using softcups, I got my BFP on the 2nd cycle I used them so I will definitely be using them again.

I'm not overly optimistic at my age but I would love another (a girl especially) so am going to give it a go.



 
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Old Sep 5th, 2015, 14:46 PM   5
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Hi ladies, I am 35 myself and TTC#1 but just wanted to give a word of encouragement as my mom had a baby at 48 naturally. She and her dh had 10 cycles of unsuccessful IVF before they gave up on it. A year later she conceived on her own. I'm not sure if IVF had anything to do with it but there you have it. I've got an 8 yo brother now
My dh is 45 and we've tried for 3 cycles with charting, temping etc and tried all up for about 7 cycles, 4 without charting, just OPKs. We're going to a fertility clinic next week to have him tested. One issue I've discovered reading online is that one of his meds, Amlodepine, can have an effect on male fertility. It's a very common blood pressure medication. So I'll bring it up and see if they recommend going off it.
What is hb? I haven't heard that before.
I've heard a bit about CoQ10 on the boards - will go do some research. Anyone heard about Robitussin to increase cm quality?
Anyway wishing you luck and thought I'd butt in! )



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Old Sep 5th, 2015, 15:19 PM   6
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Butt in as much as you like, it's great to hear positive stories.

I remember people talking about Robertussin when I was on the boards before, I can't quite remember but it was something to do with one specific ingredient which either not all varieties had or the recipe had changed, not much help am I? Seriously I always used Pre-Seed, does the job without the yucky taste.



 
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Old Sep 5th, 2015, 17:05 PM   7
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I could do with the company too.

I'll be 43 next month, and having been pretty fertile all my life (it's holding on to them after BFP that's my problem) I have had nothing in over a year of trying except for one MMC.

My grandmother had her last spontaneously at 46, so I'd more or less assumed that it wouldn't be difficult to catch an egg. I've been struggling a lot as month after month passes with nothing.

I hope that this will be a good thread of support for all of us.



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Old Sep 5th, 2015, 17:06 PM   8
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Hi ladies the main ingredient you are looking for is Guaifenesin so basically any cough medicine that has that as the only ingredient as some have others but will not be as effective.......green tea also works great but you need to drink it away from when you take folic acid as it effects absorption.



 
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Old Sep 5th, 2015, 17:14 PM   9
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I am 46 and have been on this journey for 5 yrs......I have dd 16yrs...dh is 46 as well......I've had 3 mc and several cp's since 2012.....last mc was in dec....I am still hopeful.....I believe that which is meant for us will not pass us by.....it is all down to divine timing



 
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Old Sep 6th, 2015, 07:13 AM   10
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Hi invivo, have you had any investigation into why they don't stick. I tried baby aspirin after my MC as I had read it could help. Obviously I have no idea if it helped or not but I was at the stage when I would try anything.

It's good news that your Gran was fertile into her later years, it's said to be genetic.

Try not to focus on how long you've been trying (hard I know), it took me 3 years to conceive my first, never missed a month, temp charting, ovulation monitor, preseed, supplements. He was my one and only BFP in all that time! Then 2nd time round it just took 1.5 years and I'd had 2 BFP before a sticky, I was also about 3 stone heavier. Anything is possible.



 
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