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January 2nd, 2011, 11:04 PM
Crunchymama08 Crunchymama08 is offline
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*cracking fingers* Ok! Let me just tell ya my dosages. I based these on studies I've read (YAY Google Scholar/DH's medical journals! ), and also from talking to my doc for some of them and what not. It's a good thing you asked this on a Sunday, which is when I refill my pill dispenser!

Unless specified otherwise, I take these every day.

Flaxseed Oil (Spring Valley, Walmart stuff)
3000 mg/day

Fish Oil (TJ's Molecularly distilled Salmon Oil)
1000 mg/day

Baby Aspirin
81 mg/day

Iron
325 mg/day (I was anemic even on my prenatal)

Prenatal (Spring Valley)
1/day

Folic Acid
5 800mcg/day (This is in addition to the 800 mg that's in my prenatal - you can do less. This is based on a few studies I've read about better conception rates with a megadose of this stuff. It's water soluble, so you will pee out any excess.)

Evening Primrose Oil
2-3 1000 mg/day (I take 3 on my AF days and 2 the rest of the time, up until I ovulate then I discontinue until CD 1 rolls back around. I highly suggest charting/temping to confirm ovulation if you take a supplement that you have to discontinue after you ovulate.)

Soy Isoflavones
5 40mg pills/day (I only take these on CD 3-7. This cycle is weird because I started them much later, we'll see how that all shakes out! Generally, I've read that you should double the mg in soy that you take in Clomid - so start out with 100mg/day of soy if you've not done Clomid yet and up it from there as you see fit.)

B6
100 mg/day (another water soluble vitamin, and your pee will be VERY neon from it!)

B Complex w/ Vitamin C
300 mg vitamin C
15 mg vitamin B-1
10.2 mg vitamin B-2
50 mg Niacin
5 mg vitamin B6
Also includes some calcium and other minerals. I take one of these every day.
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Me: 29 DH: 30
TTC #1
9/30/2006: Surprise BFP - a honeymoon souvenir! Found out at 9 weeks!
10/23/2006: Miscarriage in the ER. Devastated, but back to TTC.
12/2007: Began hormone testing, suspected PCOS (but not officially Dx'd)
1/2008: 1st round 50 mg Clomid
2/3/08: BFP!!
10/2/08: DD born via emergent c-section. So in love!
TTC #2
8/2009: Still BFing, cycles resumed! Starting to try for #2!
6/2010: Began first round 50mg Clomid. BFN.
11/2010: Third round of Clomid - ! Tests turn into a day later; chemical pregnancy.
12/2010: Fourth Clomid round is a . Taking a MA break before moving forward with possible IUI.



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