Hi. I’ve recently had a diagnosis of high FSH and wondered if anyone has some suggestions about how I might improve this, and my chances of getting pregnant with my result.
I’ll give you some background:
I’m 44. I had my last baby at almost 42, after 7 months of trying after a vasectomy reversal. My husband and I have never had trouble conceiving the previous 4 pregnancies.
In the last 12 months I have miscarried twice – in December 2010, at 9 weeks. My baby boy had trisomy13. In June I miscarried again, at 9 weeks. This time there were no obvious chromosomal defects ( the test ruled out trisomy 21, 13 and 18, but it could have been another one).
After the second miscarriage my doctor ran some blood tests ( I am in Australia). She found I was a little low on vitamin D, and my DHEA was 3.7 umol/L (normal is 1.0 – 7.0), and testosterone was on the low side : 0.3 (normal is 0.3 – 1.8 nmol/L).
My FSH was 2, LH 1, Oestradiol 210 pmol/L (normal is 200 – 800), progesterone 35 nmol/L (normal is more than 11). Test was done 25 days after the miscarriage. It took 70 days before I had a bleed.
Since then my period has been extremely light – less than 3 days and not much more than spotting. So I had day 3 blood tests recently, and they came back:
FSh : 11, LH 5, Oestradiol less than 100 ( which is considered peri-menopausal), progesterone 1.
My doctor said with the FSH this high and the estrogen so low, I’m not ovulating, so can’t get pregnant. However, I have been charting and have had a positive opk the last three cycles, and an obvious temperature rise, with a 13 – 14 day LP.
I would love to hear what others think. Am I still ovulating? Is it impossible to get pregnant with these numbers? Is there something I can do to improve my estrogen and FSH numbers?
I started taking DHEA (25mg) this cycle. I also take nettle capsules (I found the infusions too strong, and gagged on them). I also take maca, royal jelly Co q 10 and aspirin.
I have acupuncture, and my practioner thinks I am probably just readjusting after the miscarriages, and that it may take about 6 months to get back on track. I’m so worried that it is all over for me. I really did hope to have one last baby.
Sorry for the long post.
Here is a link to my charts: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/186327
Edited by gumblossom - 11/3/11 at 11:56pm