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August 15th, 2013, 10:11 PM
LindseyandJoeinAL's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Hi ladies! Question: Are certain brands of supplements better than others? I've been taking daily otc prenatal vitamins, Doctor's Best CoQ10 800 mg and NOW Foods Alpha Lipoic Acid 250mg. We're about to undergo IVF and my RE prescribed specific vitamins from Theralogix, which are basically prenatals and coq10. His prescription vitamins/supplements are a good bit more expensive than the ones I've already purchased. I'm feeling guilty for not purchasing his recommendation, but really not looking to fork out more money.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Thanks!
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August 16th, 2013, 06:41 AM
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I'd print off the ingredients from the Theralogix vitamins just to make sure you aren't missing something that you need, but I'd keep taking what you already have. In my admittedly cynical opinion, your doc probably gets $$ for recommending fancy vitamins to you and they aren't much better than what you can buy at Walgreens.

So excited for you that you are gearing up for IVF again! I hope all goes well...keep us posted!
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August 16th, 2013, 07:00 AM
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I just take OTC prenatal and Dr keeps wanting to RX me all this other prenatal expensive stuff. My insurance doesn't even cover most of it. I am sticking with the OTC.
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Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
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August 16th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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some supplements are better than others, but not necessarily all. Lash is really the most knowledgeable I think on this board about specific brands of supplements for certain things, but supplement research is still very new and harder to find out info on.
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August 16th, 2013, 05:28 PM
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August 16th, 2013, 07:07 PM
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Thank you all so far for your responses!! Printing out the ingredient list is a great idea, thank you Melissa! I'm pretty cynical myself, especially after all that I've done. I've eaten pineapple, not eaten pineapple, had accupuncture, not had accupuncture, stressed, not stressed......and on and on and on. I'll probably just continue taking my amazon.com stuff unless someone has some extraordinary advice/research info that's new to me.

Lash, I look forward to reading your response!
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Joe - 46
TTC baby #2

lap surgery Apr 2010 stage 2 endo removed
IVF #1 BFN 11/2010
IVF #2 BFP! 12/2010
Wonderful, sweet daughter Khloe born August 2011
FET #1 - Oct 2012 BFN
FET #2 - Dec 2012 BFN
2nd lap surgery Dec 2012 stage 1 endo removed
IUI Apr 2013 cancelled due to producing 10 mature follicles
IUI June 2013 BFN
IVF #3 Sept 2013 BFN
IVF #4 Nov 2013 BFP! on 8dp3dt
Expecting boy/girl twins 8/1/14

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