Thursday, August 20, 2009

Trying Something New

There is a study being done at my old clinic to see how Co-enzyme Q10 can assist with fertility in women over age 38 with high fsh. I am 38 and I have high FSH so I figured I'd give it a shot. The study is measuring the success from high dosage of CoQ10 - 800 mg. I bought it last month and figured if I didn't get pregnant I would up my CoQ10 intake... I was already taking around 100mg of it a day. I ordered 3 months of the high dose capsules and started taking them on Sunday. Hmmm, I keep calling them capsules, but their more like bullets... they're pretty big. It needs to be taken with soluble fat, luckily I take Omega 3 every day and that counts.

Additionally, I have heard about the wonders of Royal Jelly. I'm not a firm believer in its merit, but I figured it can't hurt. I ordered 3 months worth of that stuff as well. I'm going to go back to the clinic next cycle and then I'll measure my progress if any.

That is as much of a fertility plan as I have right now and I'm loving it!

I don't feel any different taking these supplements, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to. I've read that coq10 can help with high blood pressure. I was borderline high the last time I went to the doctor, so it may help with that as well.

9 comments:

Mad Hatter said...

Good work! I'm taking coq10, too! Not in a study, but prescribed by my naturopath prescribed based on a study she's aware of that has shown positive results...Have read a little about Royal Jelly, too - let me know how it goes! If you read my latest post, you'll see my latest FSH results, and everything else I'm doing to try to get my 38-year-old body healthy and fertile! All the best to you - I hope it's what you need!

Mad Hatter said...

P.S. I see you're in Toronto (or close to Toronto). Me too! If you're ever interested in acupuncture or naturopathy for fertility, I'd be happy to recommend both of my practioners - e-mail me! verymadhatter@live.ca

Kate said...

I'm pretty sure that both are helpful, so I hope they work for you!

Phoebe said...

I'm very interested to see the results of that study! I took CoQ-10 for awhile, but not that high a dose. I think I only took 100mg/day. It didn't seem to make any difference, so I stopped taking it. Everyone is different. I hope it works for you!

mad hatter said...

Ooops! How did I manage to get my own e-mail address wrong? It's verymadhatter@live.com
Sorry about that! ;-)

Lost in Space said...

Every little "extra" can have such great potential. I hope this extra is one key piece to your "puzzle". (-;

MabelB said...

I read Co-Enzyme Q10 also good for boosting sp*rm, my husband took it as well as some other things (saw palmetto, zinc etc) leading up to our successful IVF cycle. So share some with your DH! Good luck.

Hope said...

It sounds good,, I really hope it makes a difference for you. I too am trying some additional supplements, my take is that they can't do us any harm and hopefully they will improve things.

La La said...

Just stopping by to wish you luck. Hopefully it will happen with no more trips to the clinic (wouldn't that be lovely?).

((hugs))