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DHEA side effects?
I'm 40 and I have (premature?) ovarian failure, while trying to conceive. Prior to an IVF cycle I'm on DHEA for about a month now. I started with 50mg/day (Biovea) and switched to 75mg/day (Metrodrugs). At first I experienced breast tension, spotting and a clear increase in libido - that have both fainted now. Also, some acne, which however I often have anyway. The most striking symptoms I have is gaining of weight (3-4kg ie 5-6pounds) although I haven't changed my calorie intake - and which bothers me a lot - and a general feeling of no energy. Plus, I caught a flu more than 10 days ago that I cannot overcome - something not common for me - which means that I must be immunosuppressed. Of course, all this could be due to other reasons than DHEA, which as I understand is taken as an energy booster and a weight loosing supplement. Tommorrow I'll take some blood exams. What's your opinion? Are these DHEA side effects? Do they imply response or over-dosage? Thanks....
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I'm willing to bet that your flu has more to do w/the loss of energy than anything else.  I found an interesting article about DHEA side effects:

www.prevention.com/cda/vendorarticle/dhea/HN2837008/health/vitamin.encyclopedia/0/0/side.effects

It talks about weight gain in DHEA plus some other issues.  If you want more information try googling DHEA side effects - there are many more articles - jen
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