Is anyone here supplementing with L-arginine? How long do you take it?
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03-26-2008, 10:32 AM #1
03-26-2008, 11:08 AM #2ColoradoLizzyRegistered Userhas no status.
I used it along with DHEA for a couple months prior to the stim cycle. Once I started stims I stopped DHEA but continued L-Arginine until night before ET. This was my RE's orders so make sure you talk to them about what they want you to do. BTW, I am pregnant!!
03-26-2008, 12:39 PM #3
Lizzy, thanks for your reply. May I ask why you chose to take DHEA and L-Arginine? And did you chart while you were taking them and if so, did it improve your chart at all?
What does DHEA do?
03-26-2008, 01:24 PM #4ColoradoLizzyRegistered Userhas no status.
Sure, I took both to help with egg quality and quantity. Plus DHEA is supposed to help lower FSH (mine was 10.5 prior and not tested after). I did get more eggs overall but for whatever reason I had less mature ones (could simply be the drug protocol I was on or bad luck - though 4 additional ones matured overnight bringing my total to higher than first IVF). As for quality - I also had better quality eggs this time around as well. What kind of chart are you referring to?
03-26-2008, 03:47 PM #5
I was referring to a BBT chart.
What dosages of each did you take?
03-26-2008, 05:00 PM #6ColoradoLizzyRegistered Userhas no status.
Ah - no, I did not chart.
For DHEA I took 75 mg a day. I took mine all at once as RE said it didn't matter. For L-arginine she recommended 1600mg a day but I could only find 500mg pills which she said was fine. I also took those once a day (three at once).
There's all kinds of studies published about both and they can easily be found wtih a google search.
I wish you a BFP!!!!!
03-27-2008, 06:42 PM #7pregohopeRegistered Userhas no status.
i have not taken dhea as my dhea levels are elevated anyway, but i did take l-arginine. i didn't discuss it with my re so i just took one capsule every other day. i don't know if it made any difference though. i got pg but will likely m/c soon.
also, just an fyi...i saw on another post somewhere that if you are prone to cold sores, taking l-arginine can trigger an outbreak.
03-28-2008, 10:19 AM #8ColoradoLizzyRegistered Userhas no status.
Good luck to everyone and Pregohope - I hope for a miracle for you and no m/c.
03-28-2008, 02:11 PM #9
Pregohope: I'm sorry to hear you miscarrying. I hope it doesn't come to that.
Do you happen to know what dose the pills of L-arginine you were taking were? And how long did you take it?
03-28-2008, 04:54 PM #10kathrynleeRegistered Userhas no status.
My DH takes Fertility Blend for Men and it has L-arginine in it. It has really helped him. His count went up from 100,000 to 4 MILLION!! Still not alot but TONS better!!
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