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April 14th, 2012, 6:13 pm #1

Hi Everyone, I am new to this group and hoping to find some encouragement as I am seeking out another specialist to see what they can do to help me. I am 28 diagnosed 3 years ago with POF high FSH. We are blessed parents through adoption she is now a toddler I would love to hear sucess stories using your own eggs while diagnosed with POF. My apt is in a few weeks.
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Jainee
Jainee

April 15th, 2012, 5:33 am #2

good luck to you and WELCOME!!!! this is a great bunch of women who have a great bunch of knowledge............
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Houston
Houston

April 15th, 2012, 2:03 pm #3

Hi Everyone, I am new to this group and hoping to find some encouragement as I am seeking out another specialist to see what they can do to help me. I am 28 diagnosed 3 years ago with POF high FSH. We are blessed parents through adoption she is now a toddler I would love to hear sucess stories using your own eggs while diagnosed with POF. My apt is in a few weeks.
Good luck! I had success with DOR and an FSH if 18. I'm trying again with an FSH of 32.
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Laura
Laura

April 15th, 2012, 7:07 pm #4

Hi Everyone, I am new to this group and hoping to find some encouragement as I am seeking out another specialist to see what they can do to help me. I am 28 diagnosed 3 years ago with POF high FSH. We are blessed parents through adoption she is now a toddler I would love to hear sucess stories using your own eggs while diagnosed with POF. My apt is in a few weeks.
When you go to your new RE appt, the best thing you can do is advocate for yourself and your wishes. Don't let them tell you from one blood test that you can't use OE and must use DE. Don't let them tell you that you must do IVF right away and that there's no time for natural cycles. IF is a business and the vast majority of REs only want to do procedures that will help their success rates.

Out of curiosity, when you were first told you had POF:

1. How long had you been off BCP?
2. What was your FSH?
3. What was your E2?
4. Did you have an AFC done?

About 9 months ago I was told by two OB/GYNs that I was in menopause (at 29) based on one FSH of 70 (!) that was taken after not having AF for 3 months. Over the next 3 months AF returned erratically, but my CD3 FSH was testing anywhere from 10-22. The 22 was my CD3 reading in Jan. That month I got pg naturally but it ended in m/c in late Feb.

Good luck and keep asking for help and opinions!
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anna
anna

April 16th, 2012, 2:10 am #5

Hi Everyone, I am new to this group and hoping to find some encouragement as I am seeking out another specialist to see what they can do to help me. I am 28 diagnosed 3 years ago with POF high FSH. We are blessed parents through adoption she is now a toddler I would love to hear sucess stories using your own eggs while diagnosed with POF. My apt is in a few weeks.
I am 29, I was diagnosed with high fsh at 27. My highest cd3 fsh was 28 and midcycle fsh 77. I tried naturally for one year with no success. Next year, I did non stop fertility treatment. In 9 month I did 4 IVF, 2 were canceled and converted to IUI. I went to NINE fertility specialist, none knew what to do with my body and hormones. Till I found my hero of life Dr. Jerome Check @ cooper institute flew 7 hours from California to new jersey to consult with him. I had a visit with him in October of 2011 and I got pregnant (with IVF under his treatment) in February of 2012.
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Sara H
Sara H

April 16th, 2012, 1:45 pm #6

Hi Everyone, I am new to this group and hoping to find some encouragement as I am seeking out another specialist to see what they can do to help me. I am 28 diagnosed 3 years ago with POF high FSH. We are blessed parents through adoption she is now a toddler I would love to hear sucess stories using your own eggs while diagnosed with POF. My apt is in a few weeks.
You have already gotten some good advice so I don't have too much to add! I am sure you will get more, too! Congratulations on your daughter! What a joy!

Here is some advice about this site and I hope it helps!

Good luck to you!
Sara H

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Hello!

I was 'new' here in September of '10 and put together some hints, beyond the guild lines listed on the main page, that I think are helpful! Probably stuff you know but I hope it helps! None of this is personal, just good general info for all!

Welcome!
Sara H.


1) When you have a question first try to use the "Search" on this site. Remember to push "date" so they are in order, recent to last, since you can sometimes get answers from 10 years ago! Often I have my questions answered right there with no need to post or at least I get lots of good info so I can ask a more specific question.

2) We use a LOT of acronyms here that are hard to get your head around sometimes if you are new to it! Here are 2 sources: (I have them book marked on my computer and I still use when I have questions!)

http://www.ivfconnections.com/forums/co ... 2781df2f22

http://www.fertilityplus.org/faq/acronyms.


3) You will notice in some posts that people are very careful to say in the message title when things involving children and pregnancy are mentioned. So, if at some point you are mentioning pregnancy (hopefully someday yours!) or whatever just put your topic and (PG mentioned) in the title, if you have a child and mention that please put (Child mentioned) so if someone is having a bad day and knows they just can't read about it today they are forewarned! Other "disclaimers" include (DE Mentioned) for donor egg, (Adopt Mentioned) for adoption, (M/C Mentioned) for miscarriage or (TMI!) when something is graphic or very very personal! Basically, anything that someone might rather be warned about before reading. Although we all share one thing in common, we all come from varied backgrounds so we try to be sensitive to that as much as possible.

4) We tend to be a more fact-based board so sometimes it's not all rainbows and hopeful news. We are totally supportive but also more factual/scientific than a lot of other boards. But, there is a LOT of knowledge here that can be so very helpful! Just remember, we are only speaking from our own experience and not giving medical advice. You know the old adage: You get what you paid for! Each person is very different, what works for one may well not, work for another, but it can be very helpful to get you on the right track.

5) Be kind. It can get heated around here, all us ladies and all our hormones and hopes on the line! If you are posting please use your name and stand behind what you say. If you are tempted to post 'anon' then please consider why you are not willing to have your name attached and if you would say in person what you are wiling to write in a post? Better to say nothing or write it offline and think about it for a night!

6) When you need inspiration go peek at the "Pregnant...." board! You can cruise over to check on "friends" who are now over there or when you are feeling down... it's rather joyful to see ladies who have found success!

Good luck!

PS- On a note of person advice: I know it's very hard but try not to let yourself start down a path of "Why me?" We have all been there, all of us, absolutely! But if you start instead by saying, "OK, what am I going to do?" and try not to let the "why me?" get going you will find your path much much easier. There is no reason "why" any of us. This is cruddy and crappy and utterly unfair, all of it! But, it is also survivable, do-able and win-able! Just be open to many paths to being a parent and may the path you chose be easy! If you are able to work hard to keep a positive attitude it really helps!

As for me I have found success, as many of us have, after a long, twisty road! Two dr.s who kicked me out, three years of trying, a failed IVF and IUI and being in early menopause. For me it was two things: The right Dr. and, I strongly believe, that being positive helped... if not in helping me get PG then in helping me stay sane, kind and happily married though one of our toughest times!

Hugs!
Sara H
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