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.
HI my husband has a varicocele and low motility and the urologist said his counts were borderline. So we did an IUI with 30 million sperm but were only able to use 5.02 million because that was all that was motile. Well it still failed. I have also done 4 other rounds of just clomid alone. We had been trying for 17 months and I had surgery the following month for endometriosis and severe scar tissue they found and hubby got put on vitamins, C, E, and zinc and I also started taking vitamins. His urologist said he had borderline low motility and to start the vitamins and give them 3 months to work and if nothing happened to try IUI again and then we could talk about possible clomid but to start with Vitamins first. My Husband started vitamins end of Sept and I found out I was pregnant this past Nov.12th the week of my 30th birthday! And here I am 9 weeks pregnant after us trying for 18 months of all that stuff I took and I know alot of it had to do with hubby taking the vitamins. Also could have been some me too, but I know the Lord had his hands in all of it also. Praying for you and the right decision for you and your family. I would keep trying the vitamins. When did he start the mega men? I would also add in Vit C, E and zinc as well. I can give you the dosage they gave my hubby if you want it or you can google the amount that will help increase sperm motility. Keep me posted on what happens and I would take a break and get my mind off things and let the meds have time to work. That is what we did and BAM it really happened and I never thought it would be possible. I hope this helps some and I would make sure and ask the urologist for more help for sure sounds like you are doing all you can for now oh and maybe try adding you some vitamins too. I got the GNC ones for women as well.View Thread
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.View Thread
I highly recommend vitamins for your hubby if it's MFIF!!! We took them and this is his 2nd month on them and we are finally pregnant. It's been a long journey and I had surgery too so some could have also been me. But It's worth a shot. His urologist said he had borderline low motility and recommended them to us. He used vitamins C, E and zinc. I have the dosage info but you can probably google the mg to increase the motility of the sperm too. That is what I did and also gave hubby fertilaid and started on megamen vitamins too from GNC. They were worth trying. I would od that first he wanted hubby to do that first before starting the clomid too Good luck to you! Keep me posted ok I am also in the PAIF boards as well and clomid community and infertility communities as well if you want to join there for more support View Thread
HI my husband also had a varicocele and the dr. said his counts were borderline. So we did an IUI with 30 million sperm but were only able to use 5.02 million because that was all that was motile. Well it still failed. I had surgery the following month and hubby got put on vitamins, C, E, and zinc and I also started vitamins. His doctor said he had borderline motility and to start the vitamins and give them 3 months to work and if nothing happened to try IUI again. So here I am 4 weeks pregnant after us trying for 18 months and I know alot of it had to do with hubby taking vitamins. Also could have been some me too but I know the Lord had his hands in all of it also. Praying for you and the right decision for you and your family. I would try vitamins and getting wife checked before taking drastic measures like surgery or maybe a 2nd opinion just to be sure. I was please his dr. did not want to do surgery on him but his numbers may not have been as low as yours but it sounds like it to me. he had 5 millions motile sperm they could use right? That is what they told me they were able to inject anyways cause it was the best of the best. Correct me if I am wrong tho Amy Not sure how they usually do the IUI'sView Thread
Maybe you could try vitamins instead of the clomid. My husband is on that now and so am I! I have had 5 rounds of clomid so I do NOT like hearing it could have increased my chances for cancer especially since my mother and grandmother both had breast cancer. It is something that has been on my mind for a long time and nothing you said to make me panic over it but I do worry I could have put myself at risk. I was on 1 round of clomid with my DS parker and now he is 2 so we have been on 4 rounds of clomid again TTC baby #2 and no luck. I've had 1 IUI and surgery and still nothing so we are waiting and hoping his sperm counts come up within the next 3 months on the vitamins. I am very hopeful this will work. I am having a mammogram done end of month to just make sure everything is normal before I do get pregnant again. We have been trying for 17 months so I don't see it happening anytime soon but want to get it all checked and make sure healthy. I need a baseline anyways since I will turn 30 next month. I already go to a cancer dr. now that checks me every year via ultrasound but a mammo will show up so much more so I am doing it. Best of luck to you on Trying to conceive as well. Will this be your first child? Keep me posted View Thread
Not sure of the cancer risk for males. I would try to look this up online possibly. What is your main problem? IF it's motility I would recommend trying vitamins first. A good blend I was recommended that are not too expensive are mega men by GNC. I am getting some for hubby as soon as our fertilaide runs out. Also his Urologist put him on Vit C, E and zinc for low motility. The GNC has adequate amounts of all of these in them so that may be a start for you. Keep in mind it will take 3 months from now for you to get results. That is what we are waiting on now, he started them end of September so i am hoping by mid dec we will conceive on our own. Keep me posted View Thread
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?View Thread