Log In Sign Up

A review of the supplements I tried


Forum: Trying to Conceive with Medical Assistance

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Trying to Conceive with Medical Assistance LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
March 16th, 2011, 06:18 PM
Jacquie's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 8,973
Last cycle was the first that I tried:

Soy Isoflavones - natural clomid alternative

Prior to having my daughter, I ovulated around CD 17 naturally. Since having my daughter, ovulation has sometimes happened as late as CD 24. On clomid, it was consistently on CD 16. On soy last month, it was on CD 16, just like the clomid. So, IMO, the soy does behave just like clomid but it's cheaper and has way less side effects. On clomid I had hot flashes and clomid can thin your uterine lining - on soy, no hot flashes and no thinning of the lining. I did have headaches during my period that normally aren't there though...not sure if that is soy related or not.

Red Raspberry Leaf - thicken uterine lining after 7 months on clomid

I had 2 days of heavy AF where I normally only have one, so the thickening seems to be working.

Evening Primrose Oil - increase cervical fluid

Holy smokes!!! I never really considered myself to not have enough cervical fluid, but more fertile fluid never hurt anyone, so I tried the EPO. TMI, but there was enough that I needed to wear a liner some days!

Complex B - B6 will increase luteal phase; B12 miscarriage prevention

On a natural cycle without supplements, my LP is typically 11.5 - 12 days. Last month it was 14 days!!!! Since I didn't conceive, I have no idea about the B12.
__________________
TTC #1:
5/20/05:
5/27/05:
5/28/05: miscarriage
08/27/05:
08/30/05: miscarriage
01/15/05: misdiagnosed with PCOS
08/29/06: first appt at fertility clinic (was already pregnant with dd and didn't know it)
08/31/06:
05/16/07: DD was born

TTC #2:
11/13/09: let's try again!
03/10/10: tests with new OB - everything totally normal for DH and I, no indication of pcos; officially diagnosed with "Unexplained Infertility"
04/21/10 - 10/13/10: 7 unsuccessful rounds of clomid with OB
11/13/10 - 14/23/11: 3 unsuccessful IUI's with clomid at fertility clinic
07/27/11: ER for IVF - retrieved 27; 17 were mature enough to fertilize; all 17 fertilized; 11 made it to day 3 embryos; 6 made it to day 6 blasts. Transferred 1, froze 5.
08/08/11: positive hpt!
08/13/11 - 08/20/11: positive blood test (186), but cramping and bleeding. 2 days later, blood at 275; 2 days later, blood at 21. Inevitable miscarriage.
10/13/11: start suprefact for first FET
Reply With Quote
  #2  
March 16th, 2011, 07:01 PM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NY Baby!
Posts: 639
i would be careful of the primrose oil pills; they are supposed to have progesterone in them, as per my OB - i stopped taking them
__________________
acgka; ALI

Married May 2010
TTC since August 2010, almost a year
IUI in December 2010 - BFP - chemical
IUI on 3/13/11 - BFN
April natural cycle - BFP on 4/22 - chemical confirmed 4/28
IUI done on 5/12 - BFN

IUI #4 done 6/6 - BFN
so sick of getting BFNs

total of 4 failed IUIs
IVF in July

using acupuncture 1x week, Royal Jelly, pre natals, organic Spirulina, Maca Root and Red Raspberry tea
Reply With Quote
  #3  
March 16th, 2011, 08:01 PM
Jacquie's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 8,973
Thanks for the heads up, but you only take EPO between CD 1 and ovulation to avoid any potential issues.

Quote:
Evening primrose oil should not be taken after ovulation, in case you become pregnant. The oil can cause uterine contractions – not something that you want to happen.
FYI though, EPO itself does not contain progesterone, it aids the body in producing its own progesterone.
__________________
TTC #1:
5/20/05:
5/27/05:
5/28/05: miscarriage
08/27/05:
08/30/05: miscarriage
01/15/05: misdiagnosed with PCOS
08/29/06: first appt at fertility clinic (was already pregnant with dd and didn't know it)
08/31/06:
05/16/07: DD was born

TTC #2:
11/13/09: let's try again!
03/10/10: tests with new OB - everything totally normal for DH and I, no indication of pcos; officially diagnosed with "Unexplained Infertility"
04/21/10 - 10/13/10: 7 unsuccessful rounds of clomid with OB
11/13/10 - 14/23/11: 3 unsuccessful IUI's with clomid at fertility clinic
07/27/11: ER for IVF - retrieved 27; 17 were mature enough to fertilize; all 17 fertilized; 11 made it to day 3 embryos; 6 made it to day 6 blasts. Transferred 1, froze 5.
08/08/11: positive hpt!
08/13/11 - 08/20/11: positive blood test (186), but cramping and bleeding. 2 days later, blood at 275; 2 days later, blood at 21. Inevitable miscarriage.
10/13/11: start suprefact for first FET
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:34 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0