Over 40? Need a Fertility Boost? Try Ubiquinol! It (ACCIDENTALLY) Worked For Me~

Let me preface this by saying I DO NOT REPRESENT THIS COMPANY NOR AM I SELLING ANYTHING!  I just want people to know what worked for me…

I have genetic autoimmune disease (lupus), high blood pressure, Factor V Leiden (blood clotting disorder), and MTHFR mutation- all things that can prevent later in life pregnancies from being successful and can cause miscarriage- yet I carried a HEALTHY baby to term at 45 because of this stuff!

Our first snuggle

Our first snuggle

After a ‘certain age’, our eggs start to get genetically ‘wonky’ and we generally don’t have as many as we did when we were younger, the experts say.

This is why there is such a high rate of miscarriages in many women over 40.  Their eggs were not as genetically ‘sound’ as they used to be- chromosomal issues can run rampant… again, this is what the ‘experts’ say.

I wasn’t trying to get pregnant with Maisie.  I was minding my own business, trying to get healthy and fit- and combat the lethargy that was creeping up on my aging body.  Someone told me about Ubiquinol and I happened to receive a free bottle of the stuff from a company called Naturewise Ubiquinol (on Amazon.com).  I took the stuff as directed and three months later- SURPRISE!  I was pregnant.

** the dosage I took was 100 mg 2x/day for the first 2 weeks- then 100 mg 1x a day after…

How did this happen?

Well, from this website I learned:

“CoQ10 is considered by many to be the miracle nutrient because almost every living cell relies on it for energy production. An important fact that you may not know is that the body requires certain levels of CoQ10 to function properly. If these blood levels drop, the body becomes more susceptible to disease and premature aging. This is why CoQ10 is so vital to the health of both the male and female reproductive system; most importantly egg and sperm health. But to truly understand why CoQ10 is so important to health, you must first learn what it is and why its most biologically active form, Ubiquinol is a key player in improving egg and sperm health.”

ALSO:

“There are two forms of CoQ10, ubiquinone and Ubiquinol. CoQ10 starts off as ubiquinone and then is converted within the cell to the more powerful Ubiquinol. Ubiquinol is considered one of the most powerful antioxidants.

CoQ10 is a considered a “vitamin-like” nutrient because it is synthesized in the membrane of human cells, but it is also obtained in small amounts through dietary intake. It is most abundantly found in organ meats, but can also be found in dark leafy green vegetables like spinach, kale and broccoli, nuts, seafood, and meat. Though the amounts of leafy greens a person would need to consume to obtain therapeutic amounts of CoQ10 would be high. That is why nutritional supplementation of CoQ10 and/or Ubiquinol is suggested. Most all CoQ10 supplements available are in the form of ubiquinone. Ubiquinol is different in that it is the most biologically active form of coenzyme Q10 and does not need to be converted by the body. Ubiquinol is eight times more potent than ubiquinone.”


To sum up the above:  Over 40s should NOT take coq10, instead you take UBIQUINOL because we can convert it more readily into a usable form that older bodies need.

Another website has even more interesting information for people who are trying to get pregnant over 40:

Suggested: If taking Coenzyme Q10 ,  800-1000mg/day is recommended. If takingUbiquinol , 300-600mg/day is recommended. (With both forms, if egg quality is poor, take a little more.)

Be sure to take it with some fat or with a meal to enhance absorption. Take it for at least 3 months prior to conception, preferably 6 months. Stop taking either form after embryo transfer or positive pregnancy test (not because of any recognized danger but simply as a precaution).

Caution: If you take CoQ10 or Ubiquinol late at night, it could keep you awake, much like a strong cup of coffee. Also, taking too much CoQ10 overall can lower your blood pressure, so it’s not a good idea to take it if you’re on certain medications. Check with your doctor.


Coenzyme Q10 and Ubiquinol
are essentially the same thing. The only difference is that ubiquinol is a purer, more absorbable form of CoQ10, which is why you need to take less of it. Since both are expensive, ubiquinol may be more economical, but it can be harder to find. “

“Before now, Western medicine has always firmly believed that the aging of eggs was irreversible. But according to a recent study involving CoQ10 and aging mice (equivalent to women in their 40s), it may actually be possible to improve egg quality and reverse some age-related infertility. In the study, the aging mice given CoQ10 got nearly double the number of ovulated eggs and consequently had litters nearly twice the size as the control group. What’s more, 100% of the mice given CoQ10 got pregnant compared to only 70% of the control.”

I started taking ubiquinol again when Maisie was 2 months old, because I needed the energy to deal with a newborn and I love how I feel on it.  It is suggested that you discontinue taking it during pregnancy, which is what I did.

Other things to remember when supplementing with ubiquinol:

1.  It takes THREE (3) MONTHS MINIMUM FOR ubiquinol to rejuvenate your eggs.  Be patient and don’t freak out if your periods get weird in the interim- it happened to me and others before we fell pregnant.

2.  If you have low blood pressure, keep in mind that ubiquinol can lower it even further.

3.  It works to improve sperm health as well, men CAN take this.

4.  More isn’t always better.  100-300 mg a day is enough.  Ubiquinol is far more potent than regular coq10.

5.  After giving birth, ubiquinol really helps give you a bit more energy.

If any of this information helps you and/or you’ve gotten pregnant with the help of this supplement, let me know!  Leave a comment!  I’d love to hear from you 🙂

So far, at least 12-15 ladies I know from the Facebook over 40 groups have gotten pregnant/given birth with the aid of ubiquinol, even after the fertility procedures and doctors had given up.

Sticky vibes and blessings to all of you!

Maisie, my miracle ubiquinol baby, playing her piano at 9 months

Maisie, my miracle ubiquinol baby, playing her piano at 9 months

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69 thoughts on “Over 40? Need a Fertility Boost? Try Ubiquinol! It (ACCIDENTALLY) Worked For Me~

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  2. Usually I do not read post on blogs, however I would
    like to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do it!
    Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, very great article.

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  4. Hi. I am so happy for you! I enjoyed reading your story very much! I also became pregnant (at 42) after being on ubiquinol for about 3 months. I gave birth to my baby, Zoe, in Aug 2014. She’s 18 months now and I’m crazy about her. I recognize the miracle that she is and how lucky I was to find out about ubiquinol and how it made all of the difference for me…I don’t think I would have gotten pregnant without it, quite honestly.

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  5. Hello,

    Thank you for posting this. I am 34 and as far as I know I don’t have a fertility problem, but we’ve recently decided to start a family. Do you think Ubiquinol is also recommended for women with (hopefully) no fertility problem and younger than 35. I have been taking 100 mg for 24 days now, but I haven’t ovulated yet (I had blood work done to check). We’ve been trying for two cycles now: first was an early miscarriage and the second cycle was a chemical pregnancy, so maybe that’s the reason why I still haven’t ovulated yet since this second cycle?? Or is it the Ubiquinol? Either way, am I doing good by taking this? Or is it recommended for women above 35? And do I have to take 100 mg during the first two weeks (before O) and then 50 mg during the 2ww or stop taking the Ubiquinol during the 2ww?

    I hope you can advise me on this. I am looking forward to your answer 🙂

    Thanks so much!!

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  6. Just wanted to chime in. After 5 miscarriages I tried ubiquional and had a successful pregnancy. I took more than the recommended dose. Will never know if that was why but worth giving a go.

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    • Thank you Christie! I stopped taking the Ubiquinol because of my delay in ovulation (16 days later), but will try this cycle again until I have my ovulation. I hope it will work as fast as it did for you (whether it was thanks to the Ubiquinol or not). Hope I will have the same luck 🙂 and congrats on your baby!

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      • Christy – how much did you take? I am on 400mg of ubiquinol.

        All – I have been taking ubiquinol for 2 months after 4 MMC and a termination due to a genetic abnormality at 13 weeks. My last ERPC was 2 months ago. I have low AMH and want to try again in 2 weeks. It won’t be exactly 3 months, it’ll only be 10.5 weeks. Is that too soon for it to have any benefits? Also have you heard of DHEA? Wondering whether I shouid take it as well just very scared.

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      • So if I have only taken it for 2 full cycles and ttc on by thurs cycle too soon?. It will be 10.5 weeks rather than over 12. Don’t want to wait around losing time.

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      • So if I have only taken it for 2 full cycles and ttc on by thurs cycle too soon?. It will be 10.5 weeks rather than over 12. Don’t want to wait around losing time. I tend to get pregnant quite quickly as I seem to be quite fertile but implant bad embryos (genetically abnormal) and want to know if it is too soon as I want to avoid implanting another bad embryo.

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  7. I have to add my bit to this wonderful site. I read this and I had to go on Ubiquinol by Solgar and it took 2 months and I am pregnant..I am so happy with joy being 40, 1st child with an amazing man. Thank you so much for sharing

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  8. I have just recently heard about ubiquinol so I have just brought some, I have been ttc for 5 years and had all the tests but I have unexplained sub fertility. So I’m going to take the ubiquinol and hopefully it will work as I am soon to be 34 and all my friends have had children and are now doing family things.

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  9. Hi, I have tried Co Enzyme Q10 75mg and felt really unwell! My heart was racing and I kept having panic attacks!!! My tummy was also upset and I felt dizzy!!! Now I’m scared to take Ubiquinol 100 mg as I bought it after reading your blog!!! I’m 43 and been TTC for over 2 years with no success!!! Any idea why I felt like that? I’m scared to take Ubiquinol now, but I want a baby so badly!!! I have really high blood pressure, and when I was on Co Enzyme Co10 10mg my blood pressure raised even further… Help!!!

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    • Always take it on a full stomache,thats the mistake i made taking co q10 but felt better with ubiquinol and then after a few months of taking it fell pregnant but diet and exercise plays a big deal too in aiding it..Good luck..

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      • Oh thanks so much Silverline, did you feel the same when you had Co Q10 then? I’m soooo scared to take Ubiquinol and have a heart attack!!! I suffer from panic attacks, you see… Do you think I might feel better with Ubiquinol then? The one I’ve got is still sealed and is 100 mg from Solgar… I’m also scared about meds interactions… I take Omega 3, Royal Jelly, Vitex, Yam and Pregnancare… On top of that I take Atenolol 50mg as I have high blood pressure… I’m scared that if I have Ubiquinol 100 mg it might interact with all the meds I take and I might die!!!! That’s how panicky I get… But then I’ll do anything to get pregnant!!! I’m 43 and getting so frustrated as it’s not happening!!! On top of that I’ve ordered for some progesterone cream… Do you think I can take all that and Ubiquinol 100 mg on top of that?!? Scared I might end up in hospital if I do… Lol x

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      • I think ur taking too much and just need to take ubiquinol. .ur blood pressure pills as they were prescribed by ur doctor. I took seven seas pre natal pills and thats it buy please check with ypu doctor.I asked for a full body check for my infertility and went from there and also got in shape and not think about it so much and my partner and i just just fell in love all over again and acted like a couple of horomonal teens and it happened. I just didn’t like Co q10 it made me feel queasy but ubiquinol was better for me

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      • OK, maybe I am taking too much… I’d like to buy Seven Seas pre natal pills… I’m just scared to take Ubiquinol as it gives me the creeps when I remember the way I felt with Co Q10! Thought I was going to die, my whole body felt cold, especially hands and feet, heart was racing etc, ended up in in hospital with blood pressure 180… So scary!!! And because I know that Co Q10 and Ubiquinol are basically the same thing… I’m now scared!!!! Especially when I take so much medication… Yes, the doctor did prescribe me Atenolol 50mg for my blood pressure… But I have a doctors appointment tomorrow again as I’ve read that this medication is no good if you are trying to conceive!!!! Apparently there are proper blood pressure tablets for pregnancy, as the don’t impact on pregnancy! Can’t believe I’ve been taking these tablets for so long!!!!! I’ve asked for a full blood test too and also did the 21 day progesterone and had results of 23! Which means I’m not ovulating as I thought I was according to my fertility monitor!!!! I’m so disheartened about the whole thing that I’m almost giving up… I need to do the same as you again, loose weight, have sex with my husband without worrying about making a baby etc! How old are you if you don’t mind me asking?

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      • Please dont give up. Im 40 and i was using the injection depo for 8 years then mirena for 2years till i finally met my knight in shining armour .Luckily my periods were pretty much regular and we tried everything. .I googled so much and found this blog and it really helped. .I have been ttc for 2 years.. gave up and just fell in love with getting fit..running is my thing and yoga..i guess it helped..i read that yoga does help down there..im not sure how but i wasnt thinking about it and just enjoyed it for what it is.

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      • No, I’m not giving up!!! Would you say your saviour in ttc was Ubiquinol? I just want to hear that it’s safe to have it as I’m dying to have it! 😊 Just need the guts to start, as I’m scared as I’ve told you! I have a box of Ubiquinol 100 my from Solgar and could start tomorrow, just tell me it’s safe as I don’t want to run a serious life risk!!! What make of Ubiquinol do you use? Do you use 100 or 200 mg? Thanks ☺️

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      • Yes ttc with ubiquinol definitely helped. I used solgar 100mg (after a large meal) and just used it after months..then fell pregnant and stopped when i had my bfp. Before u use it please speak to ur doctor about it but it sounds like the meds ur taking may be the cause.

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      • Thanks… So did you take Ubiquinol after lunch then? Or breakfast? Any side effects? I’ve got the Solgar 100 mg too… How long after taking it did you get pregnant? You know what, I might attempt starting tomorrow 🙂

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      • it was after my lunch as taking it at dinner kept me up at night. No side effects with me and it took 2 months but please speak to ur doc first before taking it

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      • Thanks… I’ve already spoken to my GP about it CoQ10 and me not feeling well… She said I shouldn’t have any significant side effects, but if it was making me feel that way then I should stop taking the tablets, which I did. I then showed her my Ubiquinol box and told her I was scared to take it as I hadn’t been well on coQ10… She said I shouldn’t have Ubiquinol then… But she hadn’t heard about coQ10 or Ubiquinol before, she was reading about it on the Internet after I told her about the benefits… I’ve just asked another doctor online and she said there shouldn’t be any side effects… So now I don’t know if it was me or the tablets, but as I’ve told you I’m willing to try Ubiquinol, as nothing else seems to be helping me to achieve a pregnancy and I will be 44 in July 2017!

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      • Hi, does anyone have high blood pressure there? Can I take Ubiquinol with Atenolol 50 mg? I can’t not have this medication but now worried about it interacting with Ubiquinol. Thanks ☺️

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      • Hi Silverline, wow… Just wanted to say that after worrying myself sick about having side effects on Ubiquinol… I am happy to tell you that I started today and had no side effects whatsoever!!! So happy indeed… Just wanted to say to people out there too that even though CoQ10 and Ubiquinol are basically the same, they do feel like extremely different substances, as I’ve had awful side effects with CoQ10 and no side effects with Ubiquinol! The only thing I still don’t know is whether or not I can take Ubiquinol with Atenolol 50mg (high blood pressure tablets). Because I wasn’t sure, I did not have my blood pressure tablets today, only Ubiquinol… But the tablets were prescribed by my doctor, so I need to have them… So please let me know anyone if you have high blood pressure and whether or not you can take both meds together with no side effects. @missmaisieandme, you also have high blood pressure… Were you taking your high blood pressure tablets with Ubiquinol or not? Many thanks, and thanks again Silverline, for encouraging me to take Ubiquinol – brilliant, no side effects 🙂

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      • So… You mean you took them altogether? Even when you took Ubiquinol 200 mg? The only thing I noticed was that according to my fertility monitor I haven’t ovulated this month and today is supposed to be my last day of the fertile period… I’ve only started taking Ubiquinol on Tuesday…. And apart from not ovulating I have shockingly sore boobs and been crying for no reason… Which is more of a symthom of pms than ovulation along sore boots…Do you think I might not ovulate at all this month or ovulate late as Ubiquinol is working inside me before making progress? Or maybe this is all hormonal….

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      • Thank you, Silverline! I think I’m now doing everything I can… On Ubiquinol 100 mg from Solgar like you and also started Emerita progesterone cream yesterday to boost my hormones… Don’t know what else I could do… So, fingers – and toes – lol – crossed for me… As I don’t know what else I could do…! Hoping I get a BFP just like you… Soon!!! Thanks x

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  10. Hi
    Ive been reading all your comments and you’ve given me some hope after some of the things I read on the internet about trying to get pregnant in your 40s! After reading this site i will definitely try Ubiquinol too. I’m 43 this week and had 2 miscarriages at 40 and an ectopic pregnancy at 41- over a year ago now. I had a fallopian tube removed after the ectopic and haven’t been able to get pregnant since! Fernanda – I also did the 21 day progesterone test recently and had results of 24.2 nmol/L. It was a lot higher (in the 60s when I had it done when i was 40 prior to the ectopic pregnancy). I’m interested in what you said about the progesterone cream – is that something that was recommended that you take with low progesterone levels? We have also been considering IVF but even the information from the clinics seem quite pessimistic about it all – unless we use a donor egg. I’d be grateful for any advice – or an update on how things are going for you x

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  11. Hi all, I have been reading all your comments and started with UltraCoQ10 from Qunol, and now switching to Ubiquinol from Jarrow Formula. I live in Switzerland and it is not easy to get it here, so I need to get a stock every time I am in the US. No side effects for me, beside a bit of lightheadedness in the morning. I am 43. I had my first pregnancy without trying last year at 42, miscarried at 8 weeks, and after that we waited till July and then we have been trying sincenwith no success- Saw a fertility doc and starting hormones boost on Monday to have more eggs. Ovarian reserve is alright for my age, but low as expected. Hysterescopie showed no blockage, but I have high prolactin level (I was super stressed last year which did not help). Together with Ubiquinol, I have been taking prenatal vitamins, folic acid, and spiruline (which also seems to help fertility). My doc wants to be aggressive given the age and not much time left so to speak, and go for an IUI after hormonal boost, given the good overall situation for me and my partner. I really hope it will work, cuz I am not sure I want to go thru IVF. Anyone out there with some experience on IUI?
    Missmaisieandme, thanks a bunch for your blog, inspiring to say the least, and so refreshing to see I am not the only one trying for a baby at 43!!!
    love to all

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  12. Hello. I have DOR (says my RE) normal AMH 2.3 and awfully elevated FSH 29 (not sure if it was taken on day 3). I’m awaiting updated labs for this year… Meanwhile I’m trying to help out my eggs and heard good things about COQ10. I started taking 100mg of Naturewise Ubiquinol 3 days ago,. I know it can take 3 months but any help I can get is great. I’m 34 and plan to try IVF with another RE since this one doesn’t want me messing up his success rates =/… Will keep you all updated on my journey and congrats to you all that naturewise has already helped.

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  13. My Husband and I got pregnant when I was 41 with no issue but lost the baby at 14 weeks. I’m 43 now and I’ve been taking ubiquinol for probably the last 6 months. Nothing yet but we are getting ready for an ivf cycle so fingers crossed- I’ll let you know if it worked for me.

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    • I had an egg retrieval last November where they got 24 eggs. I’m 43 as well & had been taking Ubiniquol for a while so I believe it helped a lot. The docs were amazed at that number for my age. Best of luck to you.

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      • Does anyone take DHEA as well? I’ve been taking Ubiquinol since November 2016 but nothing has happened yet… I’d like to take DHEA but too scared of the side effects…. Has anyone taken it and fallen pregnant? Any side effects?

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      • I used Jarrow’s & started with 600mg per day (one pill 3x a day) then went down to 400mg as I thought 600 was too much. It’s not cheap & I got it on Amazon but it’s worth every penny if it helped me to get healthy embryos to transfer. I stopped taking it now because I don’t plan to go through another IVF cycle…just transfers.

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      • Hi Laurie
        I’m 43 and I’ve been taking Ubiquinol 300mg and DHEA 50mg since the beginning of December. Apparently I have a good ovarian reserve for my age. We’re looking at having IVF in May. Was your IVF successful?
        Thanks Caroline

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      • Hi Fernanda
        I read a book called It starts with the Egg by Rebecca Fett. For women over 40 she recommended Ubiquinol 300mg daily for quality eggs and to take micronised dhea 75mg for diminished ovarian reserve who are preparing for IVF as it improves quality and amount of eggs. It is also thought to reduce chromazoneal defects and reduce miscarriages. The book however states that as it is a hormone you should discuss it with your fertility specialist first before taking it. For example you should not take it if you have PCOS. The research that has been done already in dhea has been on women who have diminished ovarian reserve and the dhea product that was used in trials was called Fertinatal. The book suggested if this was felt to be too expensive make sure you get a micronised pharamacutical grade. I have got Pure encapsulations DHEA 25mg which I got from America. Also she suggested that you may not have to take 75mg a day – this just happened to be the dose that was used in these trials. Other trials showed less amounts also to be effective. When I spoke to my fertility expert they suggested that I take less than 75mg as I already have a good ovarian reserve for my age. They said 25mg should be enough but I have chosen to take 50mg. I am taking this as I am preparing for IVF and they say to take it for at least 3 months beforehand . However I’ve read that a number of women got pregnant naturally in the meantime whilst taking dhea that had been infertile for many years. I don’t have any side effects whatsoever from taking the medication. I also do acupuncture and take various Chinese supplimements. The book also looks at other vitamins and supplements to take. I take 500mg of vitamin C a day on top of a multivitamin designed for conception. She does suggest a number of other supplements but it was starting to get a bit pricy!
        I hope this helps. If you have any questions let me know.
        Good luck!
        Caroline x

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  14. hi , im 46 and thinking of trying the new overian rejuvanation treatments that are just starting they are relly pricey tho 3 thousand and if this works i might want to just try it before spending that money ^^ only i am an epileptic takeing 800 mg of carbatrol dayly soo i am asking dr first .. but yes if this is ok ima try it thanks 🙂 you might of just saved me $ lol more to spend on baby stuff hahaa 😉

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  15. Hi Caroline,

    My IVF was successful because we have 7 frozen embryos. Our first fresh transfer was unsuccessful but we have a FET scheduled for 3/6. We are only transferring one embryo because My husband is terrified of having twins. I’m hoping for the best although am starting to panic over being a geriatric mom. Lol

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    • Hi Caroline,

      Thank you so much! I have bought DHEA 25 mg from Swanson but too scared to take it as read the most frightening reviews from women ttc who could not handle palpitations, hair loss, deepened voice, high blood pressure, glaucoma, mania, aggressive moods, facial hair growth etc etc… So I’m now battling every day, looking at the bottle and wondering whether I should put myself through that risk or not… I’ve also spoken to a midwife I’ve met recently and she recommended me Metformin 500 mg to improve my ovulation… I’m also scared to take that… The truth is that I feel so extremely stressed ttc child #1 at 43 that I don’t want to cause myself even more stress by having supplements that could cause me more harm than benefits! What do you think? Thanks x

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      • Hi Nanda
        Sorry for the delay in the reply. I asked the consultant at the IVF clinic and he did not seem to have any qualms about recommending DHEA to me. I had no side effects whatsoever. I started on 25mg then increased to 50mg a few weeks later. I don’t know if you have heard of Agnus Castus (Vitex)? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agnus-Castus-1000mg-365-Tablets/dp/B00IAP9ZGW (read the reviews). I started it about 3 weeks ago. It is supposed to regulate your period/ovulation/estrogen-progesterone levels. I have lowish progesterone levels and feel this may be preventing pregnancy as a couple of years ago my progesterone was very high and i got pregnant fairly easily. The only thing i was concerned about was the difference of opinion on different internet sites about when to stop it. Some say as soon as you find out you’re pregnant, others say carry on through your 1st trimester incase your progesterone suddenly drops. I decided after a while to try it and i am going to continue with it through the 1st trimester if i get pregnant as i’m worried about miscarriage. But it is a minefield!! Hope that helps x

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