I was almost 34. I know it’s a precursor to sex hormones, which goes down with age. This is interesting. DHEA is usually taken for 2 months before starting an IVF cycle. They have told us to aim for 2-3 PGS normal embryo's per child we want. APPLIED TO THE SKIN : In reviewing the studies evaluating DHEA administration, the ones that seem to show no benefit are the studies that administered the DHEA for a very protracted period of time – less than three months often times only during the actual stimulation phase of the IVF cycle. Hence taking the dhea to see if it helps and if it doesn't I am happy to use DE. It’s nice to know what to expect in November. We had a retrieval in July (which only resulted in 1 embryo that was abnormal), though I found August (our break month) really stressful, as I ovulated about a week later than normal, so I was wondering will I / won't I and if I don't, how does that affect my next cycle etc etc. I haven't noticed any side effects yet either X. fertilise) I have been taking dhea in the hope it helps to improve egg quality and numbers. my first doc had me on dhea and I had a terrible cycle but he did a lot of things wrong that I’ve realized are not typical practice. However, there are some women who shouldn't take it (e.g. x. I know others have posted similar stories, but I wanted to share mine in case it helps someone. I want to see of i can pay somewhere else to have done if I can ! The supplementation is to be continued uninterrupted until pregnancy or until a patient decides to discontinue treatment attempts with the use of her own eggs. mine wouldn't let me go on it for my first cycle until she'd seen my initial response and when that wasn't great, she gave me a script but was kind of, 'it's unlikely to do any harm, so I'm happy to let you try it'. I now have 10 embryos on ice and am in the middle of what we hope to be our last cycle. This is actually your body’s most abundant circulating steroid hormone, and your egg quality depends on having the right amount. Fingers crossed for your pregnancy!! IVF 1: 10 eggs collected, 4 fertilised normally using ICSI, 1 day 5 embryo, tested PGS abnormal. My energy is low but that’s most likely from the early pregnancy. DHEA is commonly used for those women who are experiencing fertility problems. I wanted to give it a little more time before I try a cycle. My previous consultant told me to take it all the way up to egg collection, but my new consultant (who i think is better!) Create an account or log in to participate. Anyone knows of any ‘cons’ of DHEA? This is discussed in a scientific paper here. I stopped taking it and on 2-3 days received my period, then restarted it again. I did get pregnant on my own within two weeks, which ended in a chemical a week later. Fingers crossed, legs crossed, eyes crossed for you! Diane, Hi button what brand are you taking ? These women underwent IVF before and after DHEA treatment. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? I started IVF 2 years ago and started DHEA 1 year ago after 3 failed IVF cycles. AMH was ok for my age (over 1) and FSH was... Want to share what I used to help get my periods under control, and my ovulation down to a science.300mg Ubiquinol. Anyone had similar advise to not take it at advanced maternal age? Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. So sending you calm vibes. I had to stim for 13 days on 450 menopur just to get my two ha ha. I would check with your consultant to check whether you should keep taking it up until you go for egg collection. What is DHEA? Good luck! I didn’t know I needed to stop them (which is honestly common sense) but I just kept with my normal routine. As for DHEA, please see below: Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), is steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands and ovary. I didn't have any side effects but did follow instructions closely- feel free to dm me personally I highly recommend DHEA. To have all PGS normal is next to unheard of. Anonymous wrote:Are you supposed to stop taking DHEA while stimming? In this cycle, we got 13 eggs, 9 fertilised normally, 4 made it to day 5 and another 2 to day 6 and amazingly, ALL were PGS normal!! DHEA pre-treated patients, poor responders to a first IVF (ICSI) cycle: clinical results. In turn, DHEA helps produce other hormones, including testosterone and estrogen. What could go wrong and why? Hi all, I was on 75mg of DHEA prior to my last IVF round as egg quality was considered to be an issue due to poor fertilisation & 2 chromosomal MCs. Almost all suggest that DHEA improves ovarian reserve. I do think the DHEA has helped as we actually have some good quality day 3 embryo's this time around BUT I'm just crossing fingers they hold out until day 5 and then PGS. We will do another collection in Nov again, so probably won't do a transfer until next year because xmas gets in the way!! Until then, DHEA should be considered as an experimental approach to treating poor ovarian reserve in women undergoing IVF. As they are doing the exact same as last time due to low egg reserve, low amh and poor response to the stimms just feel like its going to be the same outcome x, Hi cinder Ella what clinic offers it ? But with the CoQ10 I had tons more energy than dhea. We got none the first collection (July) and have 4 embryo's currently being PGS tested (Sept), so crossing fingers for this!! Essentially, there is no 'gold' star clinical trials i.e. Though like I said, I've been through the retrieval twice now, the waiting for results, break cycle etc all before so at least I know what to expect, so I'm going to work on being more relaxed (haha 'work on' being relaxed)... We got 4 day 5 embryo's and 2 were normal & 2 were complex abnormal (more than 4 things wrong with them). Hey thanks for that - we are doing multiple collection cycles, so won't do a transfer until likely early next year (as xmas will probably get in the way). Thanks xxx, Hi Button-123. I have heard that some women don't respond to DHEA and also some who had a bad cycle on it. Xx, Im from Scotland....not sure where you are. I took DHEA all the way to egg collection... 7 follicles instead of the previous rounds of 1 or 2! My current Re is a believer in supplementation with 600 of CQ10, resveratrol, antioxidants, acupuncture, but she does not advise DHEA. So far, our 2nd IVF cycle is much better than our first (refer below), so I do think it helped. The comments around female embryo's were addressed in one of the articles I read, and it was something along the lines that DHEA is naturally very high with women with PCOS and these women who get pregnant and have girls, don't have sex mutations. I’m 38. Just wanted to jump in here regarding the scratch, hope you dont mind! It is involved in producing the male hormones, androstenedione testosterone and also estrogen. A 2010 Israeli study found that women who took DHEA while receiving infertility treatments were three times more likely to conceive than women undergoing treatments without DHEA [source: ScienceDaily]. Apparently if you do convert it well (and agruably I do), DHEA is better than testosterone as your organs only take what they need with DHEA, whereas with testosterone apparently all organs get it equally, so some may get too much and others too little. I spoke to an IVF consultant the other day (not my consultant but just an adhoc chat), asked what his thoughts are on the scratch as Im keen to try everything/anything. I've recently had my DHEAS level tested and it is double the normal range - 18.9 umol/L (normal range is 1.7 - … Urggh, so now that I know it is likely to be late I should (hopefully) be calmer. The educational health content on What To Expect is reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts to be up-to-date and in line with the latest evidence-based medical information and accepted health guidelines, including the medically reviewed What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff. I did have a few side effects, but not badly. im trying to eat lots of avocado and eggs etc xx try and limit sugar x, Great to have a cycle buddy Kc21 Yes hoping we can both do this and at least we know what to expect this time. Thoughts? Visit Texas Fertility Center (512) 451-0149 After Hours: (512) 458.1121 Our patients visit Texas Fertility Center to achieve their dreams of having a baby. May or may not work but though it was worth the money whilst I was having NHS treatment. I have been taking DHEA to see if it improves my egg quality etc but when do I stop taking it? Happy to answer any questions. Good luck!! I am doing the usual healthy eating, exercising, de-caff tea etc. We respect everyone’s right to express their thoughts and opinions as long as they remain respectful of other community members, and meet What to Expect’s Terms of Use. where women are random allocated to control and test groups. Micronization means that the individual particles of DHEA have been reduced to very small size. This is also our last NHS go before we start self funding X. I suppose I'm the same lots of eggs buy I think they triggered too early so lots were immature. In 2016, a fertility center from France reported DHEA appeared to improve clinical pregnancy rate by decreasing the cancellation rate in poor responders in IVF. This means it is naturally made by the body, and it spurs specific tissues or cells into action. I didn't feel any different taking either of them - I probably got more energy from changing my diet (going gluten free & eliminating processed sugar). This conclusion was based on a large cohort of 224 patients comprising of 327 IVF cycles 7 . DHEA is a hormone which occurs naturally in the body and is known to help improve cognitive skills as people age and to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Last fresh go for nhs for me but it's gonna be second time lucky for us both xxx, I asked about the scratch at my follow up, but she told me implantation wasn't an issue at the moment it was my egg quality that was rubbish. I start early May ....  fingers crossed for us both x, Hello, I am taking the dhea eurovital 75mg a day but in 3 doses of 25mg and so far no sides effects. I read online to keep taking it throughout... I’ve been on Dhea to improve egg quality for over a year. He said that we don’t have enough evidence and it could do more harm than good, and that we have no idea what it may do to female embryos. So when you are supposed to start your FET cycle stop before then. I've recently had my DHEAS level tested and it is double the normal range - 18.9 umol/L (normal range is 1.7 - 9.2 umol/L) and I'm unsure whether I should stop taking this? retest your levels if you go below then maybe do an alternating 25/50. It is important to stress that DHEA must only be taken in consultation with a medical practitioner who can monitor the dosage level. Thanks Diane, I am hoping it helps in some way and have to say I haven't experienced any side affects yet...... Hi. Hope all goes with the ICSI at the end of the month. We discussed that this is what CHR recommended, i.e., continue to take DHEA until pregnancy test. I need your advise on when to stop them during an EPP cycle. If you do want to take any kind of supplements, it’s vital to do so under the right advice. I am not having it this time but if I get to third go using donor eggs I will defo have it. We are also doing multiple collections for 'family planning'. Hi there, I was just wondering how your second round turned out after having taken DHEA? Anyone know when you should stop taking DHEA during IVF? The peak dose of DHEA to restore normal levels is 25 milligrams twice daily. Never delay seeking advice or dialling emergency services because of something that you have read on HealthUnlocked. It's really interesting, some RE's are in favour, others not at all, and others like mine somewhat undecided. I take pregnare vitamin, Royal jelly and a few others. Recent studies found that DHEA may also benefit women trying to get pregnant. When I start my meds or after egg collection. I was also on 600 of CoQ10 and my next cycle I had 6 embryos (good numbers for me) were all 5AB or above and all PGS normal. But no one really explained to me how it could cause ‘more harm than good’? Also, I should clarify that I did two rounds of mini IVF to get the 6 embryos. Though that is proving challenging. DHEA apparently goes up if you do get pregnant as well. A friend of mine currently is going through stims and she is still taking 50mg DHEA daily. I unfortunately have lining issues caused by my 2nd D&C (2nd MMC), which means I've had 2 FETs cancelled since then - going for attempt 3 now. I am currently taking it in the break between cycles and am curious what to expect. However, as noted above, the length of time is not necessarily the best indicator--what matters is that the woman’s androgen (testosterone) levels rise to about the upper ⅓ of the normal range. This educational content is not medical or diagnostic advice. However, long-term or excessive DHEA use may produce a multitude of irreversible side effects. My second and current doctor told me to immediately stop taking dhea. Natural DHEA levels peak in early adulthood and then slowly fall as you age.A synthetic version of DHEA is available for oral use, as a tablet, and a topical cream.Often touted as an anti-aging therapy, DHEA is also claimed to ward off chronic illness and improve physical performance. I would check with your consultant to check whether you should keep taking it up until you go for egg collection. Hi, I have been taking DHEA for a month and a half and it seems to have helped my fsh level. We did our first FET on 8/29 and I’ll be 7 weeks tomorrow. If you feel a message or content violates these standards and would like to request its removal please submit the following information and our moderating team will respond shortly. Research on DHEA and Fertility. DHEA supplementation may be needed for at least 7-10 weeks; Short-term (< 1 year) use of DHEA appears to be safe and well tolerated. Diane Yeah! All of this could combine to cause infertility in the person and stop a … said stop it once you start stims so as not to interfere with the stimulation part of the cycle and your estrogen levels. BTW, I have had a natural child 4 yrs ago, no issues with me or husband, except my age. While waiting for results post egg collection I stopped the DHEA supplementation (basically had a week's break). Just tried another one and they said I have to be a patient ! I must add that I have heard some successes recently after taking the drug. The time between my retrievals was actually pretty calm because I knew what to do and I couldn’t stress about anything else. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. DHEA is usually taken for 2 months before starting an IVF cycle. Yea drop down to 25mg usually recommended for longer use daily. Most private clinics will do the scratch and my consultant said I could get it done privately. It also has positive effects on egg quality. We are planning another collection in November as well. My old RE said I could take DHEA, so I did for 2 weeks while interviewing other clinics, since I knew I’d be leaving my 1st RE due to subpar results with my first IVF. I know that DHEA levels can drop very quickly and that the benefits are cumulative, though I'm wary of ending up in PCOS territory! I never had numbers like you with injectibiles. Due to start 2nd round of ICIS at the end of April. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. For inability to become pregnant within a year of trying to conceive (infertility): 75 mg of DHEA taken daily for 2-3 months before and during IVF treatment. Also, by the time of the 3rd collection, the geneticist said she would reduce my DH's sample down even further, as in our 2nd collection we got A LOT of double or triple fertilisation (7 out of 16 eggs). Thinking about continuing but dropping my dose down to either 25mg or 50mg. So interesting! I'm taking the zita west one but nearly finished them so need more. Your body naturally produces the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in the adrenal gland. Utilizing advanced tools and technologies, our doctors take on the toughest cases, providing renewed hope for would-be parents. Two months ago i started taking 50mg per day of dhea. I am trying to stay positive as this is my last go trying with my eggs, if this fails we are going to try donor eggs xxx, Fingers crossed xx r u getting the scratch ... i can't have it as I'm nhs  ! A DHEA fertility study released in July, 2010, conducted by scientists at Tel Aviv University claims that the growth hormone DHEA, or 5-Dehydroepiandrosterone, may increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant. For you guys who is trying supplements and herbs. Peak effectiveness is typically reached between 16 and 20 weeks. Is this something I should be really... Find advice, support, and good company (and some stuff just for fun). 7 month old currently sleeping on my tummy . My local RE said to stop all supplements before stim except for the prenatal vitamin and fish oil. DHEA supplementation heightens sexual drive and energy, increases muscle growth and induces weight loss, according to MedlinePlus. What We Know About DHEA and Fertility. He said that there has been some good studies recently with good outcomes and although there was still a lot of research going on that he would personally recommend it from what he has seen. To conclude, DHEA is a powerful hormone and supplement with potential to do a lot of good. 3rd collection - it was only 4 eggs that double fertilised. Micronized DHEA is 3 to 4 times better absorbed than non-micronized. I was taking 75mg but reduced it to 50mg after the transfer but this was my decision, not my doctors. Are you sure you want to delete your discussion? This could lead to a host of issues in the female body, like loss of libido and the quality of the egg deteriorating. In the trials they have done, they have tended to use a women's previous cycles as controls or women without DOR as controls as the overall results have been great. I am not in favor of using clomiphene in IVF. This action cannot be undone. Side Effects of DHEA I considered to go on 25 mg of DHAE supplementation, but not unless my FETs fail (I’m 39 and have 2 PGS normal blasts waiting). I did A LOT of research on it before asking my RE, and was still hesitant of taking it, but figured we had to try something after our previous cycle. I would get 4 follicles and maybe 1 would fertilize, etc., and never got to transfer. I first consulted my RE in February 2018 after 6 months TTC and 1 chemical pregnancy. Hi Button-123. We also switched drugs (used Menopur instead which my body obviously preferred) and we switched from ICSI to IVF fertilisation. I started taking DHEA mid/end Jan (from memory I think the clinic said to take it for 6 weeks prior to ivf) and got a natural bfp in March just before starting our ivf. Wow you got great results with the DHEA! I stopped taking it about a week before BFP, and my new RE during the interview suggested I stopped since it ‘can do more harm than good’? I am still waiting for my appointment. Hope this helps & best of luck x. DHEA is available as a dietary supplement. The views expressed in community are solely the opinions of participants, and do not reflect those of What to Expect. It was great. I must add that I have heard some successes recently after taking the drug. I don't know. The recommended dose of DHEA is 75 mg orally daily. Beyond age, the use of certain medications like insulin and corticosteroids can also cause DHEA levels to diminish. My doctor just said to stop if you are pregnant. DHEA might be helpful in women with DOR or past poor ovarian response (POR), especially if combined with IVF. I am taking Chinese herbs, DHEA, coQ10, l-arginine, and vitamin E in addition to the standard prenatal vitamin and fish oil. To add to this - was it the DHEA? However my argument is how do they know implantation isn't a factor ? IVF 2: 16 eggs collected, 9 fertilised normally using IVF (not ICSI), waiting for day 5 results, then PGS... Before Transfer. all the good points and also why some REs don't like it. I really don’t know what it did for me. DHEA is a steroid precursor to sex hormones, androgen and estrogen. I stopped since I chose her to do my 2nd IVF round. I am worried because I have been taking my DHEA supplements for almost a week after getting my BFP. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a supplement regularly suggested by doctors for IVF preparation, especially in those women who were previously poor-responders due to diminished ovarian reserve (DOR).A collection of statistical analyses and a few small studies have shown positive outcomes for many women hoping to have a child of their own despite diminished ovarian reserve. CHR in NY (the main proponents of DHEA) and others have tried to do this, but the issue is that most women with diminished ovarian reserve will not take the risk that they may end up with a placebo and just want the actual drugs which have been shown to help in the vast majority of situations. The DHEA levels of the body tend to decrease gradually with age, especially after the age of 30. Family planning, embryo banking, aka get as many as you can!! How long were you taking it for? Typical Dosage for Women with Diminished Ovarian Reserve. Diane. At the beginning of the IVF cycle my RE checked progesterone level and based on their value recommended to discontinue DHEA supplement. After treatment, the women produced more eggs and a higher percentage of eggs were fertilized — … DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone, is a hormone produced by the body and secreted by the adrenal glands. After alot of experimentation and mis-steps, our last cycle yielded 10 eggs, 5 were unfortunately immature but the other 5 all fertilized. I wish they where changing something in my protocol think I would feel more hopeful. Thanks for that Cinderella5 and that's great you have decided to have it done and fingers crossed it works for you. Many infertility clinics around the world recognize the benefit of DHEA and fertility. I am due to start my 2nd round hopefully at the end of the month, my medication arrived today and I have my next teach next week so hopefully there will be no hold ups X, We can do this .... my meds are coming on Tuesday but having April cycle as a break will start first day of May cycle (around 6th or 7th) xxx, Im taking the vital DHA Zita West and then just got some from Bovia .. DHEA xxx, are you doing anything different diet wise ? Started stimming for 3rd ivf attempt 5 days ago. DHEA is an endogenous steroid hormone. In the successful cases, a dosage of 75mg of micronized (very fine particles) DHEA is taken over a period ranging from 6 weeks to 3 months. DHEA functions as a biological precursor to androgens … Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. DHEA levels are found to increase in women until their mid to late 20s and then slowly begin to decline. Have you had any FETs yet? 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