(Closed) How long is you Luteal phase? & how to make them longer …. :)

posted 8 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How long is your average LP?

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    9-10 days

    11-12 days

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    20 or longer

  • Post # 17
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    Bee Keeper

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    @MrsHoneyC:  =( I’m so sorry that you are so worried! =( if your thyroid levels are in good control and have been for a long time, I’m sure you will be okay! Obviously I don’t know for sure, but you gotta be positive, keep your head up! It has only been two cycles, you can’t get down on yourself now, because it will be very trying on you emotionally if you do have struggles… trust me, it’s what happened to me! Yes, I had times where I spotted for a whole week (and longer, I think my longest was 10 days) but it wasn’t just spotting. I actually added a symptom on FF that was “light bleeding that stopped” lol. Because Too Much Information TMI Too Much Information it would be bright red that would actually drip into the toilet and turn the toilet water pink, then stop for like a whole day or be brown spotting. Like it would vary between spotting/bleeding/actual flow/nothing/spotting/red spotting/brown spotting/black spotting/flow/nothing. For like 5-10 days at a time. It was LOVELY. But it’s gotten a lot better. I’m down to like 3-4 days at a time hahahahaha. It makes for determining CD1 VERY difficult. hahahaha

    Post # 19
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    @MrsHoneyC:  My fingers are crossed for you!!! If no luck with the B vitamins/B6 combo, you can try Vitex…thats another one that has had some success but moreso with PCOS girls…who knows though, you may have some benefit because I did! It also may jack up your cycle so I wouldn’t do it unless you have NO luck with the B vitamins. If no go with either of those, consider seeing a naturopath because they are amazing!!!!

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I just wanted to chime in and say that I started taking B-complex and B12 on CD1, and I’m having a very odd cycle – I had thought that I O’d, had some spotting a week ago, but I’m on CD34 now and still waiting.  YellowClover in the charting thread said she read / heard that B vitamins can actually delay ovulation.  Eek!  I tried to search for this and didn’t find any scientific data, but did find many woman who seemed to have had this experience.  Just wanted to throw that out there as an FYI… nothing in TTC land is ever straight forward is it?  :-/

     

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Well, I’m 16 DPO with no spotting or indications of AF, so I’ll let you know. And no – they were all BFN – so I’m not sure. Funny that you posted this though, because I just spent a chunk of my morning trying to figure out if having a long LP is a problem. 

     

    Post # 23
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    mine is always exactly 12 days. i would love it if it would change to 14 days because on average my whole cycle length is short only 24-26 days.

    Post # 25
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    it’s funny, i never actually noticed or cared about these things until we started trying. the last couple of years i started getting spotting 1-2 days before or during ovulation. this is starting to freak me out. I actually just joined this forum so that I can get support and insight. i have been a longtime lurker but starting to get worried too. Good luck and i hope the vitamins and naturopath help.

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @MrsHoneyC:  I second Chuck’s suggestion of seeing a Naturo – you need to be careful with B vitamins because overdosing can also cause problems in you (not just baby) and prenatals already have B vitamins in them – I just can’t remember the safe levels off the top of my head. My Naturo put me on liquid Vitex to help my irregular cycles (not PCOS though) – they regulated on the 2nd cycle, and I got pregnant on the 4th (after a total of 15 months TTC). But then it doesn’t work for everyone – depends on your problems.

    I definitely recommend asking a Naturo to help come up with a plan rather than self-prescribing, and it sounds like you already have one you trust, so that’s awesome.

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I started with a 7 day luteal phase. Before I got PG with my BO I was up to a 10 day luteal phase. I take vitamin B6 and it works!

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