I met with a new RE yesterday (we're moving) and she wants me to start on CoQ10 and DHEA ASAP. If you take these, how much do you take and where do you find them to be cheapest? Also, any side effects?
Vitamin D 1000mg per day
CoQ10 300mg twice per day
DHEA 25mg 2-3 times per day
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Re: CoQ10 and DHEA?
I started taking all three a number of months ago and started on 75 mg DHEA daily. But I had what I thought was an irregular kind of reaction to it. And the truth is I have no idea if it was due to that or if it was something else and just coincidental. I did some reading on all of them and I personally don't feel comfortable with the DHEA anymore but have continued with the COQ10 (200 mg / day) and Vitamin D ( I think it's a 1000 pill a day?). It's not that I think the DHEA is dangerous or anything but I'm just not sure about it for me personally. I've only taken a pretty low dose of each but the only reason I'm not taking more of the COQ10 daily is really because I am terrible at remembering.
I will get my second set of AMH tests back pretty soon and I'll be curious to see if those small changes made a difference but I am not getting my hopes up.
I would follow whatever your RE is recommending and wish you the best of luck!
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I don't take any of these, so I really don't have a place to suggest that's cheaper than the other.
I do know that my local walgreens and walmart and Kroger/dillons carry them.
https://grocery.coupondivas.com/coupon-database.html ou can go here and search for coupons to print depending on the brand you buy. Nature Made, Nature's Bount & Sundown Naturals always have coupons to print. Or you can simply search Vitamin and see what comes up.
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CoQ10 - I've been taking 300mg since May. I have not noticed any side effects.
DHEA - DH read and freaked out about it and did not want me to take it. I held off until last cycle when I started on the 25mg X 3 per day. I pretty much decided to do it because of 1) my testosterone tested on the low side and I read that DHEA is recommended for women with low testosterone, and 2) a couple different AMA grads on PgAl that credit DHEA as being the difference maker for them. Side effects - may have caused my to have spotting/break through bleeding right before O (but also could be a coincidence since my previous cycle was wonky). I will credit it with increased "hey I"m fertile" symptoms - more fertile CM and much higher libido. After they break through bleeding I dropped to 25 mg X 2 a day.
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My RE recommended it to me without knowing what my testosterone levels were. His opinion was basically that it helps some people and does nothing for others and it is not really clear why it works for some and not others. I found one clinic that did studies claiming that DHEA increased androgen levels in women with DOR (which DHEA is an androgen so that makes sense) and this is what improved egg quality. I know some clinics require DHEA supplementation prior to IVF.
I don't think it would be a bad idea to have your testosterone, prolactin, and other CD3 hormone levels checked just to see where you are at but I don't think you have to have it done prior to starting DHEA. I just felt more comfortable going for it after reading about it being beneficial for people with similar test levels as me.
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