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    Wheatgrass??

    Hi all,

    Have been reading a few threads tonight and noticed wheatgrass got a mention a few times. Can anyone tell me of their experiences with wheatgrass and what the benefits are for high FSH and POF? What is the best way to take it? Juice or tablet and how much??

    My sister-in-law has estrogen receptive breast cancer and has been drinking wheatgrass juice for years. She was given a few months to live..... six years ago! So while I have heard of its use for cancer patients I have never heard of its use for infertility. Any info would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Tiffany
    Me 31 DH 35 TTC 3 years

    IVF#1 3 eggs retrieved, no fertilisation with ICSI. Eggs fragmented.
    IVF#2 Cancelled
    IVF#3 Six follicles - 2 eggs (atretic - not fertilised.)
    IVF#4 7 eggs, 3 embies, 2 transferred- BFN
    IVF#5 - Frozen embryo transfer 2/10/09 - BFN
    IVF#6 - BFP!!!


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    Wheat grass is good stuff!!! I used the tablets, not sure I could drink it Ive heard it helps with egg quality and with High FSHers has helped bring your levels down a little. On the 2 IVF attempts I didnt use it I was cancelled. Not sure if it was the Wheat Grass but it sure isnt going to hurt.
    Me 37 DH 37
    IVF 1&3 Cancelled~IVF 2 BFN~IVF#4 BFP m/c ~IVF#5 converted to IUI BFN~IVF#6 BFN FET- None survived the thaw BC of the High FSH board






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    Thanks! I am definitely going to give it a go - as you say, can't hurt!
    Me 31 DH 35 TTC 3 years

    IVF#1 3 eggs retrieved, no fertilisation with ICSI. Eggs fragmented.
    IVF#2 Cancelled
    IVF#3 Six follicles - 2 eggs (atretic - not fertilised.)
    IVF#4 7 eggs, 3 embies, 2 transferred- BFN
    IVF#5 - Frozen embryo transfer 2/10/09 - BFN
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    I got wheatgrass powder as I was told it is in a much more pure form than the tablets but MY GOD! It tastes disgusting! I am drinking 1 tsp x 3 a day with apple juice and will see how I go. The naturopath said I may need more than that for fertility - perhaps 1 tablespoon x 3 daily! Yech! Maybe combined with the DHEA and the Estrogen Priming protocol in July it could be "the one"????!!!!!!
    Me 31 DH 35 TTC 3 years

    IVF#1 3 eggs retrieved, no fertilisation with ICSI. Eggs fragmented.
    IVF#2 Cancelled
    IVF#3 Six follicles - 2 eggs (atretic - not fertilised.)
    IVF#4 7 eggs, 3 embies, 2 transferred- BFN
    IVF#5 - Frozen embryo transfer 2/10/09 - BFN
    IVF#6 - BFP!!!


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    My FSH was tested about a year ago and it was 12.1. Admittedly I was going through some serious stress at the time. I've been taking wheat grass tablets daily (21 tablets a day) for about 3 months now. I just got my FSH results back. It was 6.4! That's crazy good since I just turned 40.

    My advice! De-stress and take the wheat grass.

    Best of luck!
    shopgirl (39)
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    3 yr Son (DIUI) 1st attempt
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    Have started on the wheatgrass... it is disgusting! I actually had a tantrum last night when my DH asked if I had had it yet ( he has been wonderful and is drinking it with me)! I stomped into the bedroom saying "No! Not tonight! I've already brushed my teeth!" He shouted at me like I was a naughty child - to get out here now and have it! I did. And I'm glad I did. I'm waiting for AF and will have my FSH tested on CD3 which should be around Tuesday so will see if the DHEA and wheatgrass have helped bring it down..
    Me 31 DH 35 TTC 3 years

    IVF#1 3 eggs retrieved, no fertilisation with ICSI. Eggs fragmented.
    IVF#2 Cancelled
    IVF#3 Six follicles - 2 eggs (atretic - not fertilised.)
    IVF#4 7 eggs, 3 embies, 2 transferred- BFN
    IVF#5 - Frozen embryo transfer 2/10/09 - BFN
    IVF#6 - BFP!!!


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    shopgirl-
    Your story is encouraging! I started wheat grass a few days ago in hopes that this may also, decrease my levels as well. I was tested at the beginning of this month at 13.9 - I will call the doc and see if he can test next month. Are you also taking DHEA?
    I have noticed a few changes since taking both wheat grass, wheat germ, and DHEA (75mg)- more cramping around ovulation and more breast tenderness- then again it may just be the Femara I took early on CD4-9!!!

    Hoping that this is my month!
    M 28 D 29
    FSH 8.9 (2007), 13.7 (2009), 12.7 (April, 2011) 13.7 (May, 2011)
    Estradoil 27 (2007), 54 (2009), 47 (May, 2011)
    Progesterone 1.4 (CD 3, May, 2011)
    Low Ovarian Reserve
    TTC 3+ years
    5 cycles clomid 100-150 mg on CD 3-8
    1 cycle clomid 150mg w/Esrtogen on CD 3-8, 5-8
    3 cycles femara w/ 50 mg DHEA and wheat germ/wheat grass
    2 natural cycles with mid cycle trigger shot


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