I had POF confirmed yesterday and was devastated to hear that my 'only option' was IVF with donor eggs.
I am 31 and have had this banded about since I was 28. During that time there have been differences of opinion which have resulted in many hopeful times, quickly followed by hopes being dashed. Getting the final decision was hard to hear but at least this gives me something to work from.
My AMH level is .57, to my understanding the fact this isn't 0 means that there must be something there so surely attempts should be made to take whatever is left and try IVF etc with that before saying I can only use donor eggs. Is this naive?
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I would advise you to test your basal (day 2-4 of your menstrual cycle) for FSH/LH/oestradiol and also have ultrasound assessment of your ovaries to count the number of antral follicles. This would confirm the diagnosis of POF. DHEA and acupuncture maybe worthwhile trying and have your AMH repeated in 3-9months. At such a young age I would encourage you to try IVF before considering treatment with donated eggs.