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I am interested as well and trying to find the article I read which talked about how taking it on different days and different amounts helped for people who do ovulate but want a stronger one etc. I would like to try it too, but am only worried that it will make my cycle all wonky here's one good article, but the other one is better so I'll keep searching for it Where's the baby?: Soy Isoflavones - The Natural Clomid?
Brianna- Mommy to DS, Brayden Chase 09/01/06 TTC#2
Not trying to be a debby downer, just wanted to share my experience with it. I tried it back in May and ended up bleeding for 13 days on it, not spotting but regular af with clots TMI. I did get pg that cycle but I lost it. I really think the bleeding for 13 days thinned my uterine lining too much, it also caused my progesterone to drop and even my prometrium couldn't help it. later I researched it more and found many others who went through the same thing.
There was actually an ongoing thread on the baby center for "soy" babies, after looking through it and their tickers I noticed many went on to have the sad conclusion I did. Some have said their progesterone was very low when they never had that issue before. So just wanted to give you a heads up, it's not for everyone. I really wish I would have researched both sides of it before doing what I did, I still blame myself for what happened. I already have progesterone issues, so this was not for me at all, I should have read more. Anyways, again not trying to be a downer.
Some safer things I have tried is Honey and cinnamon, lemon water. These things are good for you, and I got pg with ds trying these too. Sending lots of baby dust!!!
I personally believe that anytime you're messing with your hormones, you should be followed by a doctor. Soy can cause the same kinds of isses as Clomid (hence the "natural Clomid" term that gets thrown around alot) so why should it be taken any less seriously?
I'm not saying don't take it, just be aware of the risks associated with it. I'd hate for somebody to end up worse off than they were before because of it, you know?
If you ovulate on your own, I do not suggest soy isoflavones. I have PCOS and since our insurance doesn't cover clomid, I'm using soy to ovulate. I have ovulated every time I've taken them. Just be sure to only take them 5 days of your cycle, just like clomid.
I was considering taking them to have a stronger O. I read that many ladies have used it for that. I just am so mess anything up. I guess I am not even sure I O because I don't chart. This cycle was 24 days and my last was a 45 day cycle.