My DHEA-S did indeed come back elevated, at 370. My testosterone also came back high, at 93. So, adding the Dexamethosone was a good idea. I'm glad I researched it, and that she already knew about it. I would never have been able to go on it if I had stayed with my old RE- 1. he would never have tested my levels, and if he did he wouldn't have actually looked at them, and 2. He would have brushed off my research articles and told me they were fodder.
I am hopeful that this will help some, even if it's not on this particular cycle.
So far, I haven't had much follicle growth. A few of them seem to have maybe pumped up a little, but not really. It was kind of depressing, because I started at a higher dose this time. But, it's only been three days. I suppose that there isn't usually much growth in three days, is there? Last cycle there wasn't much growth by 20 days (*grumbles*) But we're not going to let that happen again, so no worries. If nothing is going on, we'll just stop.
The E2 went up to 52, from 34. So, some progress there. We're upping the dose and coming back in on Sunday morning- hoping for some more progress.
My liver function levels came back down to the normal range- yay for the Metformin.
My fasting glucose was good, but borderline. So, we get to up my dose of Metformin. Ewww. I hate upping the Metformin, the gastrointestinal effects suck- but I'll do what I need to.
Not all my clotting panel is back yet, but one did come back a little abnormal- it's clotting heterozygous PAI-1. With this gene, I have one normal and one abnormal (4g 5g)? So, while this may cause a problem, it might not. As a precaution I was told to start taking a low-dose aspirin a day.
My doctor actually called me and talked about these with me, so that was a nice change. I got to ask all my questions, and she took time to answer them. It was just really, really, nice. At my old REs I would talk to the nurse, she would talk to him and call me back, and we'd play tag.
So, that's something I guess. Still waiting for the rest of the testing to come in, and until then I will just shoot up with the hormones and see what happens.