First Response Fertility Test - HIGH FSH

First Response Fertility Test - HIGH FSH

Mary
Mary

November 2nd, 2011, 6:22 pm #1

Does anybody know how accurate First Response Fertility Tests are?
I took one this morning and it indicated high fsh. I'm 41, will be 42 in January and would was hoping to have a child with my fiance..Is it worth seeing a reproductive specialist or should I just assume my baby-making days are over?

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Tracy
Tracy

November 2nd, 2011, 6:30 pm #2

I had some free First Response Fertility Tests and some months it showed me high, and some not. That is how I have been with b/w too. I would have your CD 2 or 3 FSH and Estrogen b/w done to get a true picture of where you are at. There are many women on here who have found success even with quite high FSH levels. So it doesn't mean you can't get pg. It just might take a bit longer. But I would get b/w just to get an idea of where you are at rather than trusting the FRER Fertility test.

xoxo, Tracy


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DeeinNYC
DeeinNYC

November 2nd, 2011, 6:46 pm #3

Does anybody know how accurate First Response Fertility Tests are?
I took one this morning and it indicated high fsh. I'm 41, will be 42 in January and would was hoping to have a child with my fiance..Is it worth seeing a reproductive specialist or should I just assume my baby-making days are over?
That those tests measure as high an FSH over 25 so I would go to an RE ASAP. One that specializes in working with women with High FSH. Search this board and the regular FSH (there is a link above) for some ideas. I would also read these boards and others and look for ways to lower your FSH such as through acupuncture and wheatgrass and such. No...just because you have High FSH it does not mean that your baby-making days are over. Take a look at the link above that says New Pregnant with High FSH. GL!!
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Mary
Mary

November 2nd, 2011, 6:53 pm #4

I had some free First Response Fertility Tests and some months it showed me high, and some not. That is how I have been with b/w too. I would have your CD 2 or 3 FSH and Estrogen b/w done to get a true picture of where you are at. There are many women on here who have found success even with quite high FSH levels. So it doesn't mean you can't get pg. It just might take a bit longer. But I would get b/w just to get an idea of where you are at rather than trusting the FRER Fertility test.

xoxo, Tracy

This completely caught me off-guard. Yep, the test came free the FRER and since I didn't conceive this month, figured I'd take the fertility test. Really didn't expect to see two bright pink lines... I found a specialist and made a call to set up an appointment. In panic mode right now...

I'm wondering...does FSH normally increase as one enters their 40's?
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Tracy
Tracy

November 2nd, 2011, 8:57 pm #5

Slowly start to increase as we move through our 40's. Some sooner than others. I first had mine tested right after I turned 40 and it was 8.5, estrogen 40. About a year later it started creeping up and was 12.3 with estrogen also a bit higher at around 65. It has bounced up and down ever since. Glad you are getting in to see someone.

xoxo, Tracy

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anne
anne

November 2nd, 2011, 9:03 pm #6

Does anybody know how accurate First Response Fertility Tests are?
I took one this morning and it indicated high fsh. I'm 41, will be 42 in January and would was hoping to have a child with my fiance..Is it worth seeing a reproductive specialist or should I just assume my baby-making days are over?
high fsh only means the ovaries must work harder to release an egg. high fsh matters only when you are using ovary stimulating drugs to bring forth many eggs. there are plenty of people who have high fsh who have given birth. it has no effect on egg quality.

feel free to research this. doctors will try to put you in a panic because then they can push donor egg but you are relatively young and can try for a few years. it may take longer to get a good one because of the degradation of your eggs over the years.

take heart and realise that many doctors will try to make money from your panic. get a good referral to a high fsh friendly doc in your area.
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November 2nd, 2011, 11:53 pm #7

Does anybody know how accurate First Response Fertility Tests are?
I took one this morning and it indicated high fsh. I'm 41, will be 42 in January and would was hoping to have a child with my fiance..Is it worth seeing a reproductive specialist or should I just assume my baby-making days are over?
You definitely can get bfp in your 40s. One thing I had NO idea about was timing, when the egg released, how long, etc. The more you know about that, the better. I'd get the ovulation predictor kit at a minimum.

I was told when I was 40 that I had a 25% chance each month, so not getting bfp one month doesn't mean you're infertile, just normal. It would be nice to have some basic testing to figure out when you normally ovulate and if your E2 is high enough. Getting P4 supplements probably also would be nice. But if you do see an RE, like Tracy said, don't let them scare you, talk about donor eggs or IVF. In all likelihood you will get bfp and can with good timing, maybe a little letrozole and P4 suppositories. GL!
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BabyDance
BabyDance

November 2nd, 2011, 11:59 pm #8

Does anybody know how accurate First Response Fertility Tests are?
I took one this morning and it indicated high fsh. I'm 41, will be 42 in January and would was hoping to have a child with my fiance..Is it worth seeing a reproductive specialist or should I just assume my baby-making days are over?
If not, I would not wait, start now. Don't wait. Also, go to the doctor and get more accurate blood tests.
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BabyDance
BabyDance

November 3rd, 2011, 12:03 am #9

Get to the doctor and get some tests done, don't panic, but don't waste time. Keep us posted.
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November 3rd, 2011, 2:26 am #10

Does anybody know how accurate First Response Fertility Tests are?
I took one this morning and it indicated high fsh. I'm 41, will be 42 in January and would was hoping to have a child with my fiance..Is it worth seeing a reproductive specialist or should I just assume my baby-making days are over?
but I've had a far different journey than many here.
yes, it is possible to get pg in your forties with high fsh, but having dealt with high FSH myself for 7 years, starting aged 36, I would in all honesty say your odds aren't great. From my many years on these boards, the successes of people with high fsh, of over 25, can be counted on my fingers... the rest of us well we need to find other ways to make our families.
not to say you won't get pg, just that many with your stats need DE ....so my suggestion would be to get to a high FSH friendly doc, do acup and herbs and yoga, IVF, yes...get your lifestyle cleaned up... but give yourself enough time and money left over to do DE or adopt if having a baby is your ultimate goal.
I wish you all the best of luck...and hope you don't need it.
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