Wishing you courage

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow'."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Monday, May 7, 2012

FSH test

While waiting for the results of a home FSH test, which I do several times per year, I realized this song was playing in my head

Ugh!  I don't like worrying about my aging eggs!  15 minutes to go (it's normal so far and I've never had one change dramatically in the middle of the test so I think doomsday is averted for at least a little while longer).

Does anyone else do these periodically?  My doctor said that the FSH test doesn't really predict early onset of menopause (or any onset, I guess) but it lets you know when there is already a problem.  I keep doing them but I'm curious about how well the home tests compare to the medical lab tests and how both actually compare to having live babies.  The very moment that I get health insurance (which I think will happen within the next several months) I'm making an appointment with my OB/GYN.


cgd said...

you can ask for your AMH to be tested- it is more stable then your FSH and a better indicator of ovarian reserve. good luck to you

Reba said...

i don't do them, but i remember my FSH was elevated (maybe 11, i can't remember) the month i got pregnant with the ham.

lol @ the imperial march running through your head!!

Barbara said...

I've never done a home test. I had some fertility testing after we lost George and the ob told me that my FSH was "normal for my age" I didn't ask for numbers. I don't think they help and FSH can be high one month and low the next.

I tried all sorts of herbal/vitamin remedies/boosters for fertility. Maybe one of them worked, who knows, but it gave me some sort of feeling of control over the uncontrollable!