I have a FSH level of 12.7, my RE recommended that I do IVF. Do you think I should start less aggressive with clomid?

IVF comes when there is no

IVF comes when there is no other alternative, there are medications for FSH. Please consult a Gynecologist for assistance.

So much concern.


There are meds for FSH? My RE

There are meds for FSH? My RE did mention Clomid but suggested IVF.

Clomid is a mixed bag with a

Clomid is a mixed bag with a high FSH. It may work, but several months on it may cause your FSH to jump even higher. If you do try it, you'll need to take several months off before your next treatment.

Acupuncture is showing some remarkable results with lowering FSh levels - I would consider that.

Before I looked at IVF, I would consider mini-IVF. It can be very effective especially for women with high FSH and is generally about $5000 less than traditional IVF. Mini IVF, or low stim doesn't use the super powerful gonadotropins to trigger tons of eggs, but instead focuses on just a few quality eggs.

Since I wrote last I have

Since I wrote last I have decided to do IVF. My day 3 FSH level this month was 11.6, down from last month. I just got started on birth control pills a week ago and I have my injection teaching and trial retrieval set for next week. i am scared and excited to start the process! Thanks for writing!


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