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Old 09-27-06, 11:33 AM
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Just got a call from my RE's office, they say my Follicle Stimulating Hormone is elevated on day 3 so they booked me an appt with my RE...ont the 18th of OCTOBER!!!! WTF??!! I asked if I should still be doing the cycle and they were like oh yeah, and I'm like but what does this mean, and they held firm. I am going to do some research but anyone remember what the implications of elevated FSH are???

Edited to add, my level is 18.3...my research on the net has just bummed the cr@p out of me...

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Old 09-27-06, 03:01 PM
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18.3 is pretty high because I think they like it to be around 10. Some cycles are just higher than others too though. I wouldn't worry too much, although I would guess this cycle may not be very successful. We'll see what your ovaries do. It's possible that you need a break between cycles to let your ovaries rest.
 
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Old 09-27-06, 03:14 PM
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A high fsh is an indication of egg reserve and quality. It's also an indication of how you may respond to meds. The lower the better. The high fsh may be an explanation of why you m/c. As the fsh number goes up, the quality of the eggs goes down. The fsh does fluctuate from cycle to cycle. While it is not impossible for you to get pg, alot of drs believe that you are only as good as your worst cycle.
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Old 09-27-06, 06:37 PM
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First of all, a high FSH reading is not a death sentence, although 18.3 is high. Mine has been as high as 15.

Have you had FSH tested before? If so, what were those readings? FSH does fluctuate; mine has run from 9.4 to 13.4 and I passed on treatment when I got the 13.4 reading.

As for the appointment, call the RE and push for a quicker appointment. If they will not accomodate you, open the phone book and call until you find one that a) will treat high FSH patients and b) cabn get you in sooner.

I feel your pain. Getting old from a reproductive standpoint sucks.
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Old 09-28-06, 12:15 PM
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Rachel is right. It's not a death sentence, but it can be indicative of a harder road for sure. My levels run in the 10-15 range. My RE firmly believes that because I'm only 31, my levels indicate poor reserve, but the quality should be just fine. For what it's worth, Femera stimulates me to produce 1 follicle with no problem. So there is hope. You just may have to work harder at it.

Some clinics will refuse to treat you if it's over a certain level cause they want to keep their stats high. But like Rachel said there are places out there that will treat you.

I agree that getting into an RE sooner is better. You definately in a race against the clock, but there is still time so don't give up. Good Luck with everything and please keep us posted on what you find out.
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