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Can High FSH be Lowered?

If you’ve been diagnosed with high FSH, you’re probably asking yourself a big question: Can FSH be lowered? The answer is … maybe. This is actually a somewhat controversial subject. Even with all the advances that have been made in understanding fertility in recent years, fertility doctors don’t really know if FSH can be lowered, or if doing so results in improved fertility.

It is generally suggested by physicians that the answer to this question is no, high FSH levels cannot be lowered. One thing that’s gotten a lot of attention recently is that FSH levels may be artificially suppressed by estrogen therapy (such as with birth control pills). The idea is that by lowering FSH levels with estrogen, the ovaries will be tricked into responding when large doses of FSH are later given by fertility injections. However, no research has supported this idea so far.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and FSH

Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), however, believe that there are things you can do to lower your FSH. These have to do with dietary changes (such as cutting wheat products and cold foods out of your diet), taking certain herbal supplements, reducing stress, exercising and acupuncture. One study conducted in China on the effects of TCM on FSH levels found that these practices reduced FSH levels. Unfortunately, other than this there has been very little research to date. If this is something you are interested in trying, you should speak to your fertility doctor first, especially if you are interested in taking any herbal supplements.

FSH Levels Vary

FSH levels can vary from cycle to cycle. Having one high FSH reading does not necessarily mean that you are infertile. Your next reading could be normal simply as part of your body’s natural cycles. Thus, if you have a high reading you should try to get another one to confirm that your FSH is actually high. However, you should keep in mind that your highest reading seems to be the best predictor of how you will respond to fertility treatment, even if you have had a mix of high and low readings.

High FSH is something that researchers are very interested in, so keep your eyes open for any new information about this topic.

Wondering about High FSH and fertility treatment? Read High FSH and IVF for more information.


Comments (16)

I am 41 years old.My FSh level is 45. Doctor said I have started menopause. Can I lower down my FSH level and get back to my normal life?

1/ Lower your carb intake - it's not that hard - no sweet things even honey and no starches. Increase protein and good fats. Drink a lot of water. 2/ Try acupuncture for fertility and tell the practitioner you have high FSH. It works but be patient it can take as much as 2 to 10 sessions. If you can't afford that then make sure you are doing some medium vigorous exercise to get the blood moving. NB. DHEA test results for improving egg quality are not compelling and they can mess up your hormones.

pls,i have high FSH(31.49)and i m on bromergon.need to conceive soon but i dnt know how long d pill wil tak to bring down d fsh to a considerable level.I need a reply please.

Am trying to get pregnant,I went to see doctor n he said that my fsh is high(30.6)Lh(13.0) he give me bromergon and colomid(clomifene and now am feeling sign of ovulation,is it possible and am going to get pregnant with it.

I am 32 yr trying to have my own baby over 2yrs and but no show, i went to hospital doctor said dat my fsh n LH is high(fsh-30.6(LH-13.0) he give me ( bromergon) pls can anybody no about dis medicine, i need help i really what to get pregnant

Plz samia tell me that Docter what says about you ?????your fsh level is so high I know it's difficult to face this problem you dont worry best of luck n plz tell me that what the doctor say about your reports.????please

Am try to conceive ,but water is coming out from my breast .and I have done a test! These my result! FSH : 1.8mlU /ml (2-12). LH :o.6mlU/ml( 05-10.5). Prolactin : 7.1ng / ml (1.2-19.5). Progesterone : 4.4ng / ml ( 2-25) and Doctor says I should be taking bromergon and fertilityBend. Pls, His it right?

after trying to concieve for a year now last Friday i did got some testing done and found out i have high fsh of 80.1 and was the first time i hear about this and ever since i have been obsessed with this and been trying to see if there is way to get it down help is there hope of getting pregnant ever again

Plz reply me all doctors tell me I never cancieve in life and no treatment of High fsh plz give me suggestion I am so depressed about my report plz reply me please

I m 24 years old my fsh is 37.7 please tell can I reduce my fsh level I m married but u have no cancieve for 2years plz help ne plz I am sooo worried about my self

Actually for the past five year i didnt get periods. but for past year i am taking tablets for periods. (without tablets i didnt et periods). I am 36 years old and my FSH is 73. Do i get pregnent or not. i was depressed and i worried about my future. pls any suggestions. kindly informs me.

Did you got an answer or help? I'm 37 and trying to conceive they told me that it's almost impossible to get pregnant on my own

Hi Eshwari,

If you are looking to schedule a fertility consultation with an FSH specialist in the US, please give us a call! We would be happy to help you find a fertility doctor who can give you answers. 1-855-955-BABY (2229).


Hi I'm 35 and going through Ivf and the dr did two investigation cycles where my fsh was ok now he sechuled the Ivf date he found that my fsh was on day 4 is 24 which ihe said he can't do it from the other hand he gave me vitamins like dhea capsules and coenzyme q10 to check if it helps with my coming cycle is it right ??

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