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September 27th, 2007, 03:41 PM
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Today, I went to my GP to get my CD3 test reults. He was kind enough to take them, so I fifure let me get a copy.

Here they are:

FSH 6.5
LH 4.8
Progesterone 0.38 ( even I think this is bad and I have NO CLUE.. almost non-existent here)
Prolactin: 7.0
Estradiol 45.09
TSH 3.63

Anyone had results like these? What did your RE suggest or say? Mine said that I was a candidate for Clomid and so I took it this cycle.

Soon, I will set up an appointment to go over these, but for now, I was just wondering if anyone had similar results.

Thanks,
Maria
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September 27th, 2007, 03:49 PM
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Maria ~ I wish I could help you but since my RE told me everything was normal, I never bothered to really look into them. I'm no help!
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September 27th, 2007, 04:21 PM
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I wish I could help, but I was told everything was fine too, so I never got the ##'s! What did the dr say?
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September 27th, 2007, 04:41 PM
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Your TSH seems possibly high, but I'm really not sure. Do you have the lab values?
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September 27th, 2007, 04:51 PM
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Doc said everything was fine and I could start on the Clomid. Since I did not have the #'s I could not ask questions.
I have googled the hormones and found out that there are women that have much higher numbers than I do and are about 7-10 years younger than me.

In that sense, I have a feeling that this "older" chick has a spring in her eggs still. My m/c 3 months ago was a very positive sign to my RE. (Glad someone thought it was a positive thing... sometimes I think it was too, but I digress). He took it as a possible quality issue vs. a quantity issue. The fact that I got pg on the first try at 40 and 11 1/2 months of age was a good place to start from for him.

He gave me six months to TTC naturally, but after thinking it through with my GP and my DH we all decided that the Clomid would work better now than later. RE thought the same thing.

Let's face it, it is not as if I were 23 with many years to wait. I want to make the best of what I have when I actually have it.
No matter how young I look or how young I act the fact is my ovaries are 41+ years old. Fertility declines while we age. It is what it is.

It has been 8 years since I have been pregnant. I may need a jump start. The progesterone level bothers me a bit. My OB thought that was why I m/c'd. I may be wrong, but I am under the impression that Clomid boosts your progesterone level.




TSH values were 0.27 - 4.2 uIU/ml

I was on the high end but still within normal range at 3.63. Must google TSH levels. Thanks!!
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September 27th, 2007, 05:00 PM
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Quote:
Today, I went to my GP to get my CD3 test reults. He was kind enough to take them, so I fifure let me get a copy.

Here they are:

FSH 6.5
LH 4.8
Progesterone 0.38 ( even I think this is bad and I have NO CLUE.. almost non-existent here)
Prolactin: 7.0
Estradiol 45.09
TSH 3.63

Anyone had results like these? What did your RE suggest or say? Mine said that I was a candidate for Clomid and so I took it this cycle.

Soon, I will set up an appointment to go over these, but for now, I was just wondering if anyone had similar results.

Thanks,
Maria[/b]
Hi Maria..... the progesterone level would indicate you did not ovulate. And the TSH is definitely high. My RE said it needs to be less than 2.5 for optimum fertility. See if they can put you on synthroid or something. Good luck.
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September 27th, 2007, 05:12 PM
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If you're 40 (maybe I read that wrong?), your FSH level seems fantastic. Mine was 7.6 on CD23 and I'm 23.
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September 27th, 2007, 05:34 PM
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Yes, I am 41 and 3 months old. (My RE made a big deal about just turned 41 and 41 and 11 months :lol). I feel very blessed my FSH is 6.5. That is a very good sign. My mom says that every female in our family starts feeling menopausal at 55.

My aunt on my mother's side had her last child at 42 and that was about 25 years ago. My grandmother on father's side had her oldest when she was in her very late 30's. I want to say 38 or so.

Got to find out about the TSH though. The progesterone is good for CD3, it will surge after ovulation.



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September 27th, 2007, 06:19 PM
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Scratch my previous post, I was thinking backwards.
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IUI #1 w/ 50 mg Clomid + Trigger - BFN

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September 27th, 2007, 06:40 PM
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Here is a great website to check some of those numbers!
(and they look fantastic for a 41 year old!)

http://www.fertilityplus.org/faq/hormonelevels.html#hcg
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September 27th, 2007, 06:55 PM
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I have taken clomid a total of 4 cycles. Your progesterone was low I think but I have only had it tested on cd 21 before. My Ob told me it needed to be over 5 in order to have ovulated. Hope this helps! Clomid is a good drug that is supposed to make ovulate and I think increase the quality of the follicles. I think thats right at least. Hope this info helps and good luck with the clomid.
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