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nicram8683 posted:
So I thought I would share that this vitamin impacted us, I am pretty sure. My husband has low motility & poor morphology. At our first meeting our RE told us that sperm develop in 3 months, so hubby should go out and start this vitamin like yesterday. That was 3 months ago. I am now 4 weeks pregnant. We conceived this cycle without the help of any meds or shots at all. We were planning an IUI in September when the vitamin would have "taken full effect" as the RE put it.
We were told we had a 1-2% chance of conceiving on our own. We have been trying for almost 2 years. I don't believe in coincidences and this is one. I hope it helps someone else.
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AmyAALC responded:
Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

Sometimes little changes can make a big difference.


Amy Perkins, MS, TS
Laboratory Supervisor
Arizona Andrology Laboratory & Cryobank
International Center for Vasectomy Reversal
 
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BabyParks responded:
Thanks so much, we had taken fertileaide for one month. I know that sperm take that long so I dont know why we only did it the one month. Maybe i'll have him do it again, if nothing else maybe it will help him in the next few months, we are going to do IUI next month but hubby also has varicocele so hoping the IUI and stuff will help. Thanks for the info, we will try it starting now and where did you get your vitamins for him and what kind did you get? Like a fertility blend or what?
 
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nicram8683 replied to BabyParks's response:
So we just got the regular Mega Men vitamins from GNC. You dont have to spend a whole lot and don't let them talk you into buying the upgraded versions. Just the regular Mega Men. And btw they STINK! They smell so awful make sure to keep the lid on, but I guess its worth it LOL.
 
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Sheldon_Marks_MD responded:
Just so you know many couples take 1 to 2 to 3 years to conceive- it is just the way things work. Of course, a healthy lifestyle and smart nutrition sure make everything better.
 
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BabyParks replied to Sheldon_Marks_MD's response:
Yes I know that it takes time. I know that it will also all be in God's time. I have a DS that is almost 2 and he took 9 months and 1 round of clomid to conceive. We have now been trying 16 months with 4 of those months on clomid and one month with IUI and still nothing. I have had lots of pain so I finally had laparoscopy done last month and ended up having severe scar tissue from C-section. My bladder and uterus were attached and my uterus was attached to my abdomen so he had to remove all of this very carefully. I also had endometriosis on my ovaries and they removed my appendix because it was swollen and red. I have Interstitial Cystitis as well that can be helped with diet and meds later, along with Pelvic Congestion syndrome. So I feel after all of this and my husband having a varicocele maybe now we will get pregnant soon. Hubby has appt. end of this month for the varicocele to get another SA done to make sure he doesn't need to have surgery. He has had 2 SA's done for the IUI too and they were both borderline motility! Thanks for all your advice, i know it takes healthy normal couples up to a year but I know we have issues as well and so glad to have wonderful doctors like you all that can help us
 
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nicram8683 replied to BabyParks's response:
Time is not the most friendly to those TTC. Unfortunatly this pregnancy did not continue past 5 weeks. But I still stand by this vitamin helping us to conceive, and hope that it improved our chance at conceiving again when the time is right.
 
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BabyParks replied to nicram8683's response:
I am so sorry to hear this. I will be praying for you, i have no idea how you must be feeling and am devasted by this news. I know you have waited a long time to get pregnant and again am so sorry. Alot of couples miscarry their first baby but I know that is not something you like to hear or think about right now. Please know you are in my prayers and I will check in on you again soon. We are going to get this vitamin soon, do you know how much they cost? I haven't got them yet, he has his urologist appt. next week i was waited to see what he recommended.

I agree its not something I like to hear either, I hope you know that last post was to that dr. but he never responded it was not at all geared towards you. I was trying to let him know what all i've been thru and taking 1 to 3 years for healthy couples is not the "norm". But I do appreciate all his advice and help.
 
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nicram8683 replied to BabyParks's response:
Yes I agree that when ever people say that it takes time, I am just like whatever. Time to me is a few months, not 2 years lol. As much as we dont like to hear it, I do know that when the time is right, it will work out, but sometimes its just so hard to believe it. I do not remember how much the vitamins cost because my husband picked them up himself. I hope they work for you guys! Our RE gave us the ok to try again, so I hope it happens right away for us too.
 
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BabyParks replied to nicram8683's response:
That is great to hear. I am so happy you get to move forward and try again. I am praying for you and even if it isn't the right time it doesn't make it any easier to go through right now. I am sorry you are having to deal with all of this stress and I know your time is coming soon. Yes i heard a couple the other day complaining because it took them 6 months to conceive. I was like REALLY?
 
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jon3brn replied to BabyParks's response:
Hi Ladies, I have recently bought the Mega Man GNC Vitamins for my husband, I would say he has been taking them for a little over 2 weeks now. He takes two vitamins a day. So in my mind its amounted up to four weeks. Because most vitamins usually only require you to take one pill a day. So I am hoping by the time the IUI rolls around in the middle-later part of January, that his numbers and motility will be better to improve our chances of conception. A bottle of 90 pills for 19.99 tax. Which cost me a little less than 21 dollars. So its not that expensive.

http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4033444

this is the site directly for the bottle I was talking about and you can review what is in the pill so that you can relay to your doctor exactly what DH is taking as a multivitamin. AmyAALC, can you take a look at this review and tell me or us if you think it is sufficient enough to increase count and motility.

I hope this helped and that I wasn't just babbling out information.

Have a nice Holiday.
 
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BabyParks replied to jon3brn's response:
Hi there. My hubby took the Mega man and before taking that took what his urologist said that was just Vitamins A, E and zinc then added the mega man with it. He started taking those end of september and I was hoping for good numbers at my next IUI in december but we ended up pregnant on our own and I found out the week of my 30th birthday. I was super surprised and so excited and thrilled. I know they work for motility because hubby was low motility and it must have done some magic. Dr. said it usually takes 3 months to kick in but with us it was more like 4 weeks of him taking them and they worked. I can give you the exact numbers he took of the vit A, E and zinc if you need it. Good luck and please keep us posted.
 
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jon3brn replied to BabyParks's response:
Thats awesome! Congrats! When you get time if you dont mind to give me the numbers of the Vitamin A, E and Zinc, that would be amazing. I am hoping to get news by the end of January that we are pregnant, so that I can tell my husband that he is going to be a father on his birthday on Feb. 2nd then make a trip home before Valentines Day and tell our families.

Hoping for a New Years resolutions.
Happy Holidays!
 
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BabyParks replied to jon3brn's response:
I can't remember if he took Vit A or c but i'll give you what I have for recommended dosage for all of these.

Vit E-Studies show that a low level of Vitamin E in males decreases sperm production and supplementation may also improve sperm motility
Dosage: 400 IU daily

Vitamin C -It can increase count and motility of sperm. It also reduces sperm agglutination (clumping), a condition where sperm tend to stick together, which reduces fertility.
In women it may increase the amount of water in your cervical mucus.
Dosage: Men — 200 to 1000 milligrams per day Women — Up to 1000 milligrams per

Vitamin A -Dosage: Up to 10,000 IU

B Vitamins — While your partner can benefit from B12, you can benefit from taking B6, B12 and a B-Complex vitamin.
For men, B12 will help increase the quantity and performance of his sperm.
For women, when your body is deficient in B6, it builds up too much estrogen, causing your ovaries to shut down the production of progesterone. This can result in a luteal phase defect, which can be corrected with B6 supplementation.
osage: B6 : 50mg - 100mg per day; B12: 1000 mcg per day; B-complex: contains 50mcg B12, 50mg all other B vitamins

Zinc deficiency is quite common, yet even a mild zinc deficiency can drastically reduce sperm counts. Zinc deficiency will also affect how long the sperm can live in the vaginal tract.
ppl who took a daily dose of 66 milligrams of zinc and 5 milligrams of folic acid for almost six months saw a 74% increase in their sperm counts.

Dosage-Dosage: 50 mg
 
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BabyParks replied to jon3brn's response:
I hope this helps. I got it from my book I bought "personal path to pregnancy" it has some good stuff in it.


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