So, as soon as I got the result of my AMH test, I started researching supplements that can help with the health of my eggs.
Medical opinions are very mixed in that matter. Some say there is nothing you can do to improve the health of your eggs and others believe that DHEA and ubiquinol can help.
There are no studies on humans for the ubiquinol but a study of mice by Dr. Robert Casper and colleagues at Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, showed that CoQ10 supplementation on mid-aged female mice resulted in more pregnancies and more babies per litter. “They found that when CoQ10 was given to 52-week-old mice – about mid-age for a mouse – their eggs appeared to rejuvenate. There were significantly more egg follicles in the old mice treated with the CoQ10…”
Ubiquinol is a better form of CoQ10. I have been taking a daily dose of 300mg of ubiquinol for about 2 months now, that is the equivalent of 600ml CoQ10. I buy it on amazon.
As for DHEA, I asked my consultant and my gyneocologist uncle about it and they both recommend it. Again, the medical profession has mixed opinions about it, some think it is worth taking and other think it does not affect egg health at all. The research I like the most is the one from CHR as they do use it with their patients so they have lots of experience with it. The thing to know is that it may help for those who are over 40, and for those have a low AMH level (even if they are under 40).
I have been taking a daily dose of 75mg of DHEA for about 2 months and a half now. I buy it from a pharmacy in France. I suggest you get it preferably from a pharmacy as they can compound it into a micronised version which is better absorbed by the body, alternatively you can also buy it direct from McPherson Labs or from www.healthmonthly.co.uk (make sure the one you buy is micronised). The only side effect I have is a very slight increase in acne, which I am OK with. One positive thing that I have also noticed is that DHEA does help with my feelings low, since last year this infertility issue has taken a toll on me and since taking the DHEA the number of times that I have felt low have greatly decreased. Here is a list of conditions that may be helped by DHEA supplementation, and depression is among them.
Other than that, I am still endometriosis pain free, thanks to taking letrozole 5 days a month. I will write about my 2nd cycle on letrozole next time.