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Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 12:19pm

Author: hoping4miracle

AMH - low 1.95

Hi Claire, I too have low amh (0.67 last Jan!). It's a horrible experience getting that news. If you can find Peter Entwistle's (is that the right spelling?) posts here about the value of the amh test, they are really helpful. FIrstly, you have probably had day 3 and 21 bloods done - they test for FSH (day 3) and Progestrone (day 21). They will tell you if you tend to ovulate naturally etc. Yes, with low amh you can still ovulate (I do regularly, with unmedicated progestrone of up to 42) but the...

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 10:28am

Author: hoping4miracle

Over 40 and TTC for the 1st time

Hi Dotty, Sorry that you have to go for IVF but you seem reasonably happy with that move, so that's great. Hope the Bank Manager has been supportative - I'm in Ireland, there would be no chance of a bank loan over here and we almost all need to pay for it ourselves, it's a rough road. It would great to get that started quickly and we are the same, it is a case of doing what you can and not having regrets when it was possible to do something. We did get the big chat and decided to go for this rou...

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 8:55am

Author: hoping4miracle

Low AMH

Hi Betty Boop, I have an even lower AMH than you and will never forget the day when that news was given to us - quite simply horrible. My FSH was good too and I was ovulating regularly, so it was a real shock. I hope you have done something of a search on here about it. The basic issue is that it is a reasonable reflection of how you respond to the IVF drugs - and it will influence what drugs you are given. It is an issue of quantity rather than quality. If you were older, like I am, they would ...

Monday, October 17th 2011, 7:56am

Author: hoping4miracle

Over 40 and TTC for the 1st time

Yep, it's a hard road isn't it? Don't worry about finding it hard to be round babies, it's perfectly normal. My nephew was only days old and the parents weren't handing him round, it'll be harder when he gets bigger. When his older brother was born 2 years ago, we were about to start TTC and were that wonderful mixture of excitement and fear. Now it's just hard. Virus is clearing well, thankfully. I really need to get my hair cut but didn't want to go with big itchy lumps on my head! I'm heading...

Friday, October 14th 2011, 10:44pm

Author: hoping4miracle

Over 40 and TTC for the 1st time

Hi Dotty, really sorry to hear that you have had another BFN. So hard when you are all keyed up, know you have oved etc. Our first IUI went well from my end, responded really well but was due for an IUI on a day I couldn't go (long story). Held off taking the trigger and arrived the next day but poor hubby got the frights and couldn't give a sample. So we did it the traditional way! THe BFN wasn't really a surprise. Was due to start injections on Mon (after I had got home from seeing my brand ne...

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 1:04pm

Author: hoping4miracle

Over 40 and TTC for the 1st time

Hi Dottie, wondering if you are still around and how things are going. Good news for me was that I responded well to injections but they wanted to do IUI on Sunday last but I couldn't get to the hosp that day so held off until yesterday (Monday). Unfortunately, the stress of it all got to himself and he couldn't 'produce', so we ended up in a hotel across the road, still no go. So in the end, we did it traditionally. Difficult emotionally for both of us but he's happy that we try again next mont...

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 5:07pm

Author: hoping4miracle

side affects of menopur?

Just to echo 'keep the faith', no side affects except perhaps a bit tired. I have responded well (despite a really crap AMH level (0.67)), had a follicle at 14 on day 7 and 18 on day 9. I asked again about using the vials and got a better lesson about how to do it, so is hassle free now. Good luck to anyone else starting with menopur.

Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 11:35am

Author: hoping4miracle

side affects of menopur?

Hi Ladies, thanks for your replies. I am now nearly a week into taking the injections and no real side affects. I have found the glass vials a real hassle and have cut fingers twice with them so far! Otherwise, all seems to be fine. It's just a bit frustrating trying to do in the evenings as I work most evenings and it isn't always easy to get away to do the needful (last night was in a community hall loo!). Really sorry to see that you had your last IUI cancelled, Rebekah, hope they will be abl...

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 3:48pm

Author: hoping4miracle

side affects of menopur?

Thanks for your reply, rb. Haven't a clue about protocols only that I am on menapur and nothing else. Glad to hear that it isn't too bad.

Saturday, August 27th 2011, 3:06pm

Author: hoping4miracle

side affects of menopur?

Hi, have been on Clomid and had a horrible time (and no BFP). Really enjoying being normal this cycle (no drugs) and dreading what the side affects of the next set of drugs are. I'm will be on manopur 75cl injectible. How did anyone else get on?

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 5:05pm

Author: hoping4miracle

Over 40 and TTC for the 1st time

Hi Dottie, Hope you have njoyed your tripping round for August and that you are ready for the rollarcoaster next month. We had our meeting with the consultant and they seem happy enough to put us through it but it won't be until Sept either. We are going to do it once and see how it goes before we decide about doing it again. We have to pay for it over here, so it isn't an easy choice. Fun and games.

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 6:39pm

Author: hoping4miracle

Over 40 and TTC for the 1st time

Hi Dotty, It is a really emotional experience, isn't it? I think particularly for us since we know that time is limited. But then, having being able to go au naturale, I've gotton used to that horrible monthly wondering.....it must be even worse with the hassle, injections and hightened expectations. I'm hoping that things like the scans and the progestrone support may well help. It certainly feels that it should help - unfortunately, the stats for success rates for IUI at our age is not good. I...

Tuesday, July 26th 2011, 8:26pm

Author: hoping4miracle

Over 40 and TTC for the 1st time

I turned 42 in Jan and have been TTC #1 since April 2010. I ovulate regularly and my DH SAs have been fair to middling. My FSH was fine last year, but AMH is v crap (sorry, no nicer way to put it). I'm on round 4 of Clomid (agh) and we're due to have our first appointment re: IUI next month. Waiting for my lastest FSH results and am really nervous that it will be too high and that the doc on the IUI appointment will say 'I'm not sure it's worth trying'. We don't want to go for IVF (loads of reas...

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 7:53am

Author: hoping4miracle

Early spotting on clomid

Feeling sorry for myself this morning. Got to DTD at the right time this month and was very hopeful, until I got my prog results yesterday - only 24. I knew that it wasn't as strong an ov as last month but I had a good temp shift. Will be ringing consultant to let him know and see what he says.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 7:12pm

Author: hoping4miracle

High progesterone levels?

I can't see this sitting so long without a reply, but I have no real opinion. Taking Clomid should increase your progestrone levels and I assume cyclogest does too, that does seem to be a very high level, but apart from that I don't know.

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 8:09pm

Author: hoping4miracle

Early spotting on clomid

Thank you everyone for your replies. Thank you, particularly. Paul for your comments - I was just really pleased with the progrestrone result. I actually wasn't able to pick up my test results before my AF came and I had started my clomid again. But I will take your comments on board and speed up that process this month and contact cons before taking more. There was no chance of a pregnancy last time round due to circumstances meaning that we didn't get to DTD at the right time. My amh is 0.63 s...

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 2:32pm

Author: hoping4miracle

21 day progesterone

Hi Patsy, I'm in a very similiar situation to you. I'm also 42 and only started TTC#1 last year (again, why does it take so long to meet the right guy?) My progrestrone results have been 19, 36 and 42, so it is good to check out that level several times. My day 3 results were very good for my age. I was refered to gyne and had the other tests done, including checking the tubes (which were clear, thankfully). I also had a AMH test done (a new test which shows how well you would respond to IVF dru...

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 6:58am

Author: hoping4miracle

43 years old and ttc for a long time...

Tess, congratulations! Great to read your story - I'm 42 and TTC #1. It's a real encouragement to read about your story - hope it's a sticky.

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 6:43am

Author: hoping4miracle

Early spotting on clomid

Thanks, Bubble, I thought it was probably nothing much but it gave me quite a fright. It wasn't just a little spot, as last month, but a bloodly clump. I spent the rest of the evening searching to find more, thankfully there was none. I just wanted to sound people out in case it was something I hadnt heard about. Hope Baby Bubble is keeping you on your toes!

Friday, March 11th 2011, 5:33pm

Author: hoping4miracle

Early spotting on clomid

I'm on my second month of clomid. I am 42, have a dreadful AMH level but am still ovulating, so am on 100 clomid to strengthen ovulation - which it did last month, day 21 prog was 81 (previously 19, 36, 42). My question: my period is finished by day 4, on day 5 last month, I got a 'clump' of EWCM, with a little spot of blood. Today (again day 5) I got the same mucus but with more blood in it. Has anyone else had this? I never normally get any spotting. Should I contact the hospital, it's over 2 ...




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