New High FSH Support Forum

Welcome!  This is a support forum for women of any age coping with high FSH and other fertility problems. Anyone needing support for infertility, whether it is primary or secondary, or wishing to provide support to others, is welcome here.

Currently this forum is open to anyone who would like to read posts or contribute to the discussions. Please respect this privilege and keep in mind that we all have a responsibility to keep this a safe haven for women like ourselves, who are struggling with what may be the most difficult and stressful time of their lives. Having to resort to a closed forum could potentially exclude some who could benefit from the support provided here. 

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Women Over 40 with High FSH

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High FSH and Recurrent Miscarriage

New Pregnant Despite High FSH

High FSH Playgroup

Looking To Be A Mom Thru Egg Donation

Adoption Board

Pregnancy and Parenting after DE IVF

 

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(Old) Pregnant Despite High FSH

 

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  1. Question about slow growing embryo View Thread - JA on May 11, 2:15 PM
    1. Re: Question about slow growing embryo - Jean143 on May 12, 10:42 AM
      1. Thanks! And an update - JA on May 12, 1:30 PM
        1. Re: Thanks! And an update - Izzy2013 on May 14, 1:06 AM
          1. Thanks for that info - JA on May 14, 7:58 AM
     
  2. medication screwup - can't get my menopur until tomw View Thread - anon for this please on May 11, 12:22 PM
    1. Where are you located, I'm wondering if I have some... - Anonymous on May 11, 1:27 PM
      1. Unfortunately that's too far but thanks!! N/t - Orig poster on May 11, 2:22 PM
    2. I'd up the dose today of the Gonal F & is NJ close (mc ment - GreenEggsNHam on May 12, 6:43 AM
      1. Thx... - Shayna on May 12, 11:17 AM
     
  3. How much med is needed to support two follicles? View Thread - Julie on May 11, 9:56 AM
  4.  
  5. Transfer Tomorrow- Any advice for pre or post transfer? View Thread - emily83 on May 10, 10:08 AM
    1. Good luck tomorrow! - Amanda on May 10, 3:09 PM
    2. Good luck - Nancy77 on May 10, 7:33 PM
    3. Good luck! n/t - Tripplebe on May 11, 7:26 AM
    4. Thank you- all went well! Transferred 2 8cell embryos! - emily83 on May 11, 10:23 AM
      1. That's fantastic news! - Amanda on May 11, 10:33 AM
      2. wow - Buddircup on May 13, 8:47 AM
     
  6. Supplements during 2ww View Thread - Bec on May 10, 6:50 AM
  7.  
  8. Delayed AF - EPP View Thread - Shayna on May 9, 4:37 PM
    1. So you usually bleed through progesterone? - Julie on May 9, 9:56 PM
     
  9. If anyone remembers MLO (sad news) View Thread - KarenGH on May 9, 12:51 PM
    1. How sad - Summerwind03 on May 9, 12:54 PM
    2. I do remember her - Jainee on May 10, 4:27 AM
    3. that is so sad. - lucy999 on May 10, 8:34 AM
    4. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family - Tracy on May 10, 11:57 AM
    5. Very sad :( - Alli on May 11, 7:42 PM
    6. I am sorry - Teresa on May 12, 3:10 AM
    7. Re: If anyone remembers MLO (sad news) - Bina on May 12, 10:57 PM
     
  10. low AFC question (x-post, OE, DE mentioned) View Thread - pbean on May 8, 3:31 PM
    1. Re: low AFC question (x-post, OE, DE mentioned) - Jess on May 8, 5:31 PM
      1. Jess... - pbean on May 9, 6:25 AM
    2. Yes! (pg ment) - Alli on May 8, 7:11 PM
      1. Oh and - Alli on May 8, 7:13 PM
        1. Alli - pbean on May 9, 6:36 AM
    3. very low here (success, child ment) - jkl on May 9, 11:01 AM
      1. jkl... - pbean on May 10, 6:49 PM
     
  11. Natural Start using OPK and DHEA? View Thread - LNE on May 8, 1:19 PM
    1. Re: Natural Start using OPK and DHEA? - JA on May 8, 9:32 PM
      1. TI, no IVF - LNE on May 9, 8:18 AM
        1. Re: TI, no IVF - JA on May 9, 9:32 PM
     
  12. Cor.nell co-flare protocol question View Thread - Julie on May 8, 9:04 AM
    1. Julie, how did your cycle go? - Anonymous on May 26, 2:04 PM
     
  13. Want to do ivf with dr.chec.k View Thread - Nancy77 on May 7, 7:42 PM
    1. Re: Want to do ivf with dr.chec.k - Tripplebe on May 8, 7:51 AM
    2. From what I remember... - Anonymous on May 8, 8:38 AM
    3. Re: Want to do ivf with dr.chec.k - Nancy on May 8, 1:06 PM
    4. Re: Want to do ivf with dr.chec.k - Jess on May 8, 5:24 PM
     
  14. Going in for 1st Retrieval Tomorrow....Wish me luck! View Thread - emily83 on May 7, 4:50 PM
    1. Re: Going in for 1st Retrieval Tomorrow....Wish me luck! - Jen on May 7, 5:32 PM
    2. Good luck! - JA on May 7, 5:46 PM
    3. BEST OF LUCK!!! n/t - Shayna on May 7, 7:55 PM
    4. Good luck - Buddircup on May 8, 5:24 AM
    5. Thank you for the well wishes!! - emily83 on May 8, 11:57 AM
    6. Good luck! - Nancy on May 8, 1:06 PM
    7. 3 were mature and 2 fertilized...keeping fingers crossed... - emily83 on May 9, 4:43 PM
     
  15. Untitled View Thread - Jen on May 7, 11:36 AM
    1. Eggs - JA on May 7, 1:09 PM
      1. Re: Eggs - Jen on May 8, 4:48 AM
    2. Eggs/Age (pg mentioned) - Valerie on May 7, 8:48 PM
      1. Re: Eggs/Age (pg mentioned) - Jen on May 8, 4:50 AM
      2. I'm so glad you exist (DEment) - LNE on May 8, 9:31 AM
        1. Ovulation - Valerie on May 14, 11:18 AM
          1. I'm not taking anything right now - LNE on May 15, 1:58 PM
            1. Sorry it's tough for you.... - Valerie on May 17, 4:09 PM
              1. I doubt DHEA lowers FSH - LNE on May 21, 5:10 AM
    3. Re: Untitled - Julie on May 9, 8:01 AM
     
  16. What do you do - depression? View Thread - Cat on May 7, 9:14 AM
    1. Not true about therapy and being shut out of adoption - Sara Q on May 7, 9:50 AM
    2. I'm using any means possible - LNE on May 8, 6:47 AM
    3. Re: What do you do - depression? - Anon for this on May 8, 8:32 AM
     
  17. Ugh getting audited for medical expenses. Anyone else?? View Thread - Anon for this on May 6, 7:08 PM
    1. no but I am very sorry - Tripplebe on May 7, 12:27 PM
      1. Yes- Turbo Tax and it was "low" % chance of audit - Anon on May 8, 9:51 AM
    2. Re: Ugh getting audited for medical expenses. Anyone else?? - Houston on May 7, 12:54 PM
    3. Have not but recently read - Cat on May 8, 4:24 AM
      1. I've heard that too and it's freaking shady - Anon on May 8, 9:52 AM
     
  18. Questions about EPP and impact on current cycle View Thread - jess74 on May 6, 6:44 PM
    1. EPP - JA on May 6, 9:28 PM
      1. Estrace post ovulation - (child ments) - Cat on May 7, 5:04 AM
    2. Re: Questions about EPP and impact on current cycle - Julie on May 7, 10:49 AM
    3. Re: Questions about EPP and impact on current cycle - jess74 on May 7, 11:18 AM
      1. Estinyl is not very safe - Julie on May 7, 12:51 PM
     
  19. Update on first L.ife retrieval View Thread - JA on May 6, 6:25 PM
    1. Congrats! - Julie on May 6, 8:23 PM
      1. Re: Congrats! - JA on May 6, 9:24 PM
    2. Glad to hear your ER was successful! - Jean143 on May 7, 11:03 AM
    3. Awesome! - Nancy on May 8, 1:08 PM
      1. Thanks Nancy! The egg fertilized. - JA on May 8, 2:09 PM
     
  20. protocol suggestions View Thread - lg on May 6, 4:42 PM
    1. Straight Follistim + HGH without EPP - di_nyc on May 6, 7:11 PM
      1. Re: Straight Follistim + HGH without EPP - lg on May 6, 7:52 PM
        1. Re: Straight Follistim + HGH without EPP - di_nyc on May 7, 7:15 PM
        2. Re: Straight Follistim + HGH without EPP - Jess on May 8, 2:16 PM
          1. thanks, Di & Jess! - Anonymous on May 8, 7:20 PM
     
  21. X-Post re: PGD View Thread - Anon for this on May 6, 4:25 PM
  22.  
  23. Anyone find a chart of normal.... View Thread - Cat on May 6, 2:27 PM
    1. I always found this chart helpful - Tracy on May 6, 4:29 PM
     
  24. New RE View Thread - Bec on May 5, 6:05 PM
    1. can respond to one of your questions - pbean on May 6, 5:09 PM
      1. Thanks! What is EPP? - Bec on May 6, 6:45 PM
        1. EPP: estrogen priming protocol nt - Ashley on May 6, 7:21 PM
    2. Differing RE opinions - Bec on May 6, 6:48 PM
     
  25. Elevated Progesterone during AF & Follicular Phase? xpost View Thread - jess74 on May 5, 8:14 AM
    1. Re: Elevated Progesterone during AF & Follicular Phase? xpost - Houston on May 5, 4:36 PM
      1. Re: Elevated Progesterone during AF & Follicular Phase? xpost - jess74 on May 6, 6:51 PM
     
  26. Ivf with dr. C.heck View Thread - Anon on May 5, 2:46 AM
    1. Yes, it was a good experience even though it didn't work out (m/c & de ment) - Anne on May 5, 8:43 AM
     
  27. First retrieval at L.ife scheduled for Monday! View Thread - JA on May 3, 3:25 PM
    1. Good luck JA!!! - Hazel on May 3, 4:42 PM
      1. Thanks Hazel! n/t - JA on May 3, 6:27 PM
    2. Good Luck..I will be there too! - Jean143 on May 3, 7:09 PM
      1. GOOD LUCK to you too! - JA on May 3, 7:17 PM
    3. Sending you so much good luck!! - Sara Q on May 3, 11:40 PM
      1. Thanks my friend - JA on May 4, 5:56 PM
    4. Good luck - Nancy77 on May 4, 4:56 PM
      1. Thanks Nancy! - JA on May 4, 5:55 PM
        1. Re: Thanks Nancy! - Nancy77 on May 4, 7:26 PM
          1. can I ask you about the chlorophyll? - jess74 on May 5, 10:29 AM
            1. Chlorophyll - JA on May 5, 2:13 PM
              1. Re: Chlorophyll - jess74 on May 6, 6:48 PM
    5. @ JA & Jean143 - jess74 on May 5, 10:25 AM
      1. Thank you for sending positive vibes.... - Jean143 on May 7, 10:58 AM
    6. Thinking about you today, JA! - Hazel on May 6, 7:48 AM
    7. Fingers crossed for you that today went well! n/t - Buddircup on May 6, 12:15 PM
     
  28. cross post phone discussion on dealing with Mothers Day feelings View Thread - birdy1600 on May 3, 10:35 AM
  29.  
  30. weird CD2 numbers, now what? ugh! (xpost) View Thread - jess74 on May 2, 4:24 PM
    1. Re: weird CD2 numbers, now what? ugh! (xpost) - Houston on May 3, 9:08 AM
      1. Re: weird CD2 numbers, now what? ugh! (xpost) - jess74 on May 3, 12:26 PM
     
  31. FSH jump - very shocked (x-post) View Thread - Sara Q on May 2, 1:37 PM
    1. FSH jumps - Erin on May 2, 1:59 PM
      1. Thanks Erin! (BFP; mentioned) - Sara Q on May 3, 11:51 PM
    2. Re: FSH jump - very shocked (x-post) - Houston on May 3, 8:13 AM
      1. Thanks Houston! - Sara Q on May 3, 11:54 PM
    3. FSH does fluctuate (pg mentioned) - Valerie on May 4, 8:13 AM
      1. FSH -Quesiton for Valerie - Nikki on May 6, 3:58 PM
        1. Yes... - Valerie on May 7, 11:57 AM
          1. FSH & cycles - Nikki on May 7, 5:42 PM
            1. Just curious... - Valerie on May 7, 8:40 PM
              1. Just curious FSH - Nikki on May 8, 5:54 AM
              2. Just curious FSH - Nikki on May 8, 5:59 AM
              3. Re: Just curious... - Nikki on May 10, 5:46 PM
                1. Not sure... - Valerie on May 14, 11:50 AM
                  1. Not sure...thanks Val - Nikki on May 14, 12:17 PM
     
  32. IVF: antrals drop after 4 days of stimulation View Thread - Julie on May 2, 8:52 AM
    1. It's possible - LenaPA on May 2, 4:47 PM
    2. Agree that it's possible - Izzy2013 on May 2, 7:09 PM
    3. Re: IVF: antrals drop after 4 days of stimulation - Houston on May 3, 8:14 AM
     
  33. Starting to think I need to be on HRT or some other form of hormones... View Thread - E on May 1, 3:54 PM
    1. Yep I feel it too - Loveneverends or lzz on May 3, 5:41 AM
      1. Re: Yep I feel it too - Anonymous on May 3, 5:43 AM
    2. I'm feeling so crappy lately that I'm even considering BCP - E on May 3, 7:46 AM
     
  34. Doctor/Center Souther CA View Thread - Nikki on May 1, 3:40 PM
    1. Where in Southern CA are you? - Elizabeth on May 2, 9:16 AM
      1. Southern CA - Nikki on May 2, 12:10 PM
        1. Re: Southern CA - Elizabeth on May 2, 4:27 PM
          1. Thank you - Nikki on May 6, 4:00 PM
     
  35. Another @ Valerie and Winnie View Thread - Nancy on May 1, 9:18 AM
    1. sorry - just got this now! - winnie on May 10, 8:39 AM
     
  36. natural antioxidant and/or androgen supplementation study View Thread - Bec on Apr 30, 6:20 PM
    1. Re: natural antioxidant and/or androgen supplementation study - Izzy2013 on Apr 30, 6:42 PM
    2. Looks like it is DHEA and acai berry - Izzy2013 on Apr 30, 6:56 PM
      1. Acai Berry - Bec on Apr 30, 7:33 PM
    3. I tried DHEA - JA on Apr 30, 7:42 PM
    4. Several fertility smoothies out there - Cat on May 1, 7:41 AM
    5. Re: natural antioxidant and/or androgen supplementation study - lg on May 1, 8:09 PM
     
  37. Looking for feedback on particular RE View Thread - Newbie on Apr 30, 5:16 PM
  38.  
  39. @ Valerie and Winnie - how did you treat blood clotting View Thread - Julie on Apr 30, 11:30 AM
    1. Blood Clotting Disorder Protocol - Valerie on Apr 30, 7:57 PM
    2. One More Thing (DE)... - Valerie on Apr 30, 8:06 PM
    3. Thank you so much for your detailed explaination - Julie on May 1, 9:03 AM
    4. sorry for the delay! - winnie on May 10, 1:29 PM
     
  40. responded to you below View Thread - @julie on Apr 30, 10:02 AM
    1. Thanks, I guess you are Houston. - Julie on Apr 30, 11:11 AM
      1. oops-didn't mean to be anonymous - Houston on Apr 30, 2:09 PM
     
  41. Dr Shivani Sachdev gour 's Sci Healthcare-IVF Lab View Thread - Shivanigour on Apr 30, 2:09 AM
    1. MODERATOR PLEASE REMOVE THIS AD. THX n/t - Buddircup on Apr 30, 7:12 AM
     
  42. Wheat Grass View Thread - Bec on Apr 29, 6:40 PM
    1. Wheatgrass - JA on Apr 29, 8:14 PM
      1. Thanks for info - Nancy77 on Apr 29, 8:40 PM
        1. No publications but - JA on Apr 29, 8:52 PM
    2. Frozen wheat grass - Whole Foods - Erika on Apr 29, 9:48 PM
      1. Re: Frozen wheat grass - Whole Foods - LenaPA on Apr 30, 7:41 PM
        1. Yes, I stopped (nt) - Anonymous on May 1, 7:11 PM
          1. yes, FSH did drop - Anonymous on May 3, 10:16 PM
     
  43. AFC Questions View Thread - Bec on Apr 29, 6:39 PM
    1. my understanding - Julie on Apr 29, 7:57 PM
      1. AFC and Cyst - Bec on Apr 30, 5:21 AM
        1. Re: AFC and Cyst - Julie on Apr 30, 9:14 AM
    2. Yes - JA on Apr 29, 8:24 PM
    3. Yes but (pg ment) - Alli on Apr 30, 12:47 PM
     
  44. looking for advice...not responding well w. this IVF cycle View Thread - emily83 on Apr 29, 3:53 PM
    1. what is your antral counts? - Julie on Apr 29, 8:27 PM
      1. Sorry, pregnancy mentioned in the above post! - Julie on Apr 29, 8:28 PM
    2. Re: looking for advice...not responding well w. this IVF cycle - Houston on Apr 30, 9:51 AM
     
  45. Starting Estrace today and have Q re: dosage View Thread - Shayna on Apr 29, 12:05 PM
    1. It is a typical dose - Julie on Apr 29, 8:43 PM
      1. Thanks n/t - Shayna on Apr 30, 6:57 AM
     
  46. Shown the Door (DE ment) View Thread - LoveNeverEnds on Apr 29, 12:01 PM
    1. O MY GAWD - A.L. on Apr 29, 12:21 PM
    2. He sounds like a sociopath - JA on Apr 29, 12:49 PM
    3. have faith...(pg mentioned) - anon on Apr 29, 1:01 PM
    4. What a jerk! - Raindrops1 on Apr 29, 4:01 PM
    5. Re: Shown the Door (DE ment) - Anonymous on Apr 29, 5:12 PM
    6. (preg mentioned) - green.elephant on Apr 29, 10:52 PM
      1. Thanks - LoveNeverEnds on Apr 30, 7:12 AM
    7. So HRT? - LNE on Apr 30, 7:14 AM
      1. re:HRT - pbean on Apr 30, 8:06 AM
        1. I talked to a POF specialist a year or so ago... - Sara Q on Apr 30, 9:08 AM
          1. so I can hold out... - LNE on May 2, 7:48 AM
    8. Re: Shown the Door (DE ment) - Izzy2013 on Apr 30, 7:58 AM
    9. my thoughts - pbean on Apr 30, 7:59 AM
    10. Don't Be Bullied Into DE - Anonymous on Apr 30, 10:46 AM
      1. Oops! Didn't Mean to Be Anonymous.... - Valerie on Apr 30, 8:09 PM
        1. Thanks v - Lne on May 1, 3:15 AM
          1. FSH Lowering Protocol - Valerie on May 1, 7:58 AM
            1. Additional Info - Valerie on May 1, 1:04 PM
              1. It's getting the RE to try it - LNE on May 2, 7:40 AM
                1. IMHO... - Valerie on May 4, 8:25 AM
    11. I can't...I just can't... - Annie on Apr 30, 11:20 AM
     
  47. Looking for advice/insight (long post, m/c ment,) View Thread - LaurynD on Apr 28, 6:49 PM
  48.  
  49. @houston, discussion on protocols View Thread - Julie on Apr 27, 11:10 AM
  50.  
  51. @ Laura View Thread - Houston on Apr 26, 2:26 PM
    1. Yup, used opk, bbt, cm tracking, and u/s - Laura on Apr 28, 6:44 PM
      1. Thanks! - Houston on Apr 30, 2:10 PM
     
  52. dull sex life View Thread - whoneedscialis on Apr 25, 8:03 PM
    1. MODERATOR - PLEASE REMOVE AD (nt) - Anonymous on May 2, 11:41 AM
     
  53. high doses ? View Thread - alma on Apr 25, 3:43 PM
    1. Re: high doses ? - Houston on Apr 26, 8:17 AM
     
  54. Vitex/Chasteberry View Thread - Nikki on Apr 25, 12:42 PM
  55.  
  56. Femara protocols? Little monitoring if possible? View Thread - Lauren on Apr 25, 12:06 PM
    1. Re: Femara protocols? Little monitoring if possible? - Tripplebe on Apr 25, 12:26 PM
    2. Not femara (success mentioned) - Annie on Apr 25, 1:13 PM
    3. success with femara & TI - BroodyHen on May 1, 7:11 PM
     
  57. Protocol Questions View Thread - Houston on Apr 25, 12:02 PM
    1. similar situation - Buddircup on Apr 25, 1:49 PM
      1. Re: similar situation - Houston on Apr 26, 8:15 AM
    2. ?? on testosterone priming - Jainee on Apr 25, 2:13 PM
      1. Re: ?? on testosterone priming - Houston on Apr 26, 8:15 AM
    3. I would just start the conversation by saying "I have some questions." - Sara Q on Apr 26, 11:04 AM
      1. Re: I would just start the conversation by saying "I have some questions." - Houston on Apr 26, 1:52 PM
    4. Dr. D prefers either high or low dose, why? - Julie on Apr 27, 11:09 AM
      1. Re: Dr. D prefers either high or low dose, why? - Houston on Apr 30, 10:01 AM
        1. Re: Dr. D prefers either high or low dose, why? - Julie on Apr 30, 11:09 AM
          1. Re: Dr. D prefers either high or low dose, why? - Houston on Apr 30, 2:21 PM
     
  58. @ MargieD - Any advice for defense?? (Off-topic) View Thread - Sara Q on Apr 25, 11:36 AM
    1. congrats on your defense! - tinakim on Apr 25, 1:38 PM
    2. Good luck Sara! - Nancy on Apr 25, 3:05 PM
    3. Congratulations!!! :-) - MargieD on Apr 25, 5:10 PM
     
 
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