(Closed) Calling All Creighton/NaPro Technology Bees!

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Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ecomaha:  

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@Mrs. Pretzel:  Did your Creighton doctors put you on most of your supplements?  I’m hardly taking anything compared to you guys and I wonder if I should be taking more!

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@redsmarties:  You’re taking a lot of stuff too!  I guess you can blame your naturopath for that. πŸ˜‰

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@Mrs. Pretzel:  I find that interesting that Creighton doesn’t want any internal exams like checking CP.  Any idea why? I’m curious, mostly because I’ve always found it to be pretty accurate as far as when I’m O’ing.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@MrsFarmer:  I actually haven’t seen my Napro dr either – first week of Oct!!  But my instructor put me on all of those supplements.  I’m CD 9 today so I’m excited to see if they help with CM.  I’ve been on clomid or having procedures for so many months now I feel like I forgot what it’s ‘normally’ like for me! 

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@redsmarties:   I’m interested in your castor oil packs.  Why are you using them?  I use a heating pad every night.  It’s suppose to help with endo and my ‘type’ for ‘Making Babies’. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Are we really the only 3 doing Creighton!?!? Wow.  I’m surprised!   Surprised

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Mrs. Pretzel:   I’m actually very lucky that since I’m in Omaha with the actual institute, there is a pharmacy that they do all their business with that makes the B6.  It’s actually called B6 compound timed release.  It’s 500 mg and I will take it every day for 60.  And then I guess re-evaluate??  They can probably send it to you!  http://www.kubatpharmacy.com/  It’s worth a call.  They also sell the Fertile CM/Fertile Aid products in their store.  I think it’s definitely going to help my LP since last month I started it a couple days after O and my LP was already a little longer!  My teacher also had my chart my spotting as part of AF.  I also have the issue of AF lingering with brown spotting after my red flow days.  Too Much Information.  So that is something she is concerned about and wants to watch.  I could have a low grade endometrial infection.  Luckily it can be treated with antibiotics.  She wants to watch it over the next 2 cycles and then I’ll talk with my napro doctor about it. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@ecomaha:  Hey there. My castor oil packs are for my liver, and increased blood flow to my uterus and ovaries, and to help with my PCOS. Finding it hard to do them every night, but with this week having been so cold, I’ve been loving smuggling up to the heating pad!

I can give you details on making the packs if you want to try. 

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@Mrs. Pretzel:  my LP length is anywhere from 11 days to 18 days. And that’s not including the day of spotting. Might range even more now…it’s 9DPO and I’m spotting. What’s the deal, ovaries??

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@MrsFarmer:  You bet those are all from the naturopath. And as troublesome as they are, I’ve been seeing results. I was also justbout on aloe vera juice and zinc/nickel/cobalt. My drug cupboard is like a pharmacy.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@redsmarties:  That would be great!  I’d love to hear more about them.  Are they a pain?  Also, I’d love to hear more about your alternating seeds  πŸ™‚   Interesting about the spotting…..  we can always hope….. only a couple more days and you should have a good idea!  GOOD LUCK!!

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t have much to input at the moment, but I’m reading along and learning from all of you.

@redsmarties:  I would like to hear more about the castor oil packs and how you use them. 

 

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@Mrs. Pretzel:  The only reason that I can think of for varying LP length is a difference in hormones between cycles.  Could there be a chance that you’ve ever had a chemical pregnancy?  That could give you a longer LP by a day or two.

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@ecomaha:  Whoa!  That’s interesting to know that brown spotting afterwards could be an infection.  Hmmm, I don’t usually have spotting before (it only happened once before), but I definitely do get days of spotting after my days of flow.  Gosh, I just can’t wait to get started and learn more about my body and my cycle!!

FYI, this site carries a lot of the supplements you guys have talked about:  FertilAid for men and women, FertileCM, FertiliTea, Evening Primrose Oil, etc.  And they have free shipping on any orders over $14.95.  (Plus if you’re a compulsive tester, they carry the cheap pg tests too!) πŸ˜‰

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My LP is pretty consistent at 12-13 days, but I’m wondering if any of you have noticed any changes in your O dates?  For a while there, I was O’ing consistently CD 17/18, but in the past two cycles, it’s moved up to CD 15 and this time CD16.  I’m not complaining because it’s made my cycles a couple days shorter, but was I surprised last month when I wasn’t expecting O for another 3 days!  Any ideas what would cause that type of change (and I hadn’t made any other vitamin/supplement changes either).  The only thing I can think of is that I’ve pretty much weaned myself off coffee and alcohol over the past two cycles…

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Mrs. Pretzel:  That is so crazy – we’re cycle twins! Plus I think we’re at similar CDs too!    Has she offered up any suggestions as to why she thinks you might have the spotting?  I forgot that I also use progesterone cream from O until my temp drops off.  I just self prescribed that though.  πŸ™‚  Did she suggest anything to help with the spotting?  I really can’t wait til we get to see our actual Napro dr.  I wish it was Dr Hilgers but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t take on actual clients anymore and just does the diagnosis from charts that you can pay for him to do. 

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@MrsFarmer:   Thanks for that site!  It might come in handy if we have to keep doing more months of supplements for both of us.  It’s nice to have a place in town that sells them but if it’s cheaper I’m willing to order πŸ™‚  It was nice the first time though to be able to get them right away and not have to wait πŸ™‚ I’m not sure about the earlier O.  I’ve never heard of anything that can bring it sooner (other than Clomid) but only things that can delay it.  That is nice though, you’re right.   A shorter cycle helps with the insanity πŸ™‚  I know you’ve lost some weight and changed your eating habits.  Could that be it? 

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Well, I’ll pass along my naturopathic advice, haha; mandatory disclaimer that I’m not a licensed medical professional πŸ˜‰

The castor oil packs are EASY, but apparently they work wonders. You take a piece of flannel (like from an old t-shirt or pillow case), and put it in a pot. Add some castor oil – maybe a few teaspoons, and heat it up. The oil should thin out enough that it will soak the flannel. Wring the flannel out well. This can now be used for multiple castor oil packs (like several weeks worth). Store it in a bowl in the fridge, covered in plastic wrap.

Once you’ve prepared your flannel, gather your supplies. You’ll need a heating pad/hot water bottle, plastic wrap, an old towel, and some old clothes (or pyjamas). Lie down, and place the flannel over your abdomen (more towards the right side, where your liver is). Cover it with plastic wrap. Put the towel on top (I tuck mine into my pants so that its all sealed in), and cover with the heating pad. Then, lie there for about 1/2 hour. When you’re done, roll the flannel in the plastic wrap, chuck it back in the fridge, and use the old towel to wipe any extra oil off your stomach.

I do this every day, but some people are told three times a week.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@MrsFarmer:  My O dates are never consistent (ranging from CD18-CD50). Things that I’ve heard that can affect O are weight loss, excess exercise, sickness, using certain over-the-counter medications, cold pills, caffeine, alcohol….the list is endless. I don’t know why you would go from being regular to wonky though. Earlier O is a good thing though, right?

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