Post # 1
(DISCLAIMER: I’m not premenopausal, I’m 22 I just don’t have periods anymore for some unknown reason; maybe once or twice a year)
Has anyone tried just Fertilitea? My cycles are scarce to non-existant. I just started drinking the tea, I’m currently at one cup every day. The instructions say more but I think I’m getting some awkward side effects from it and don’t want to up my dose so soon. But so far I’m getting no results.
1) How long did it take for it to work for you if it worked for you. (I’m just shooting for getting regular/more frequent cycles at this point)
2) Did you notice any side effects?
3) If you didn’t try fertilitea what did you try that worked to regulate your cycles?
Post # 3
I just started drinking it, but I get a period every 30-35 days so no advise there. Curious, what are your side effects? I haven’t noticed any? Also, have you seen a doctor about not having your period?
Post # 4
I’ve been meaning to try it. I’m 24, and I have PCOS, so my cycles are really wonky and irregular. Have you been to a doc/gyn to get some bloodwork or an ultrasound done, just to make sure everything’s okay? I think the teas and supplements work, but only if there’s not something else major going on.
That being said – I hope it works for you! I’ve had a lot of luck with a ‘rotating seeds’ plan from my naturopath. Let me know if you’d like the plan – it might be great.
Post # 5
I have been to the doctor, about three of them. All of my blood tests say I’m healthy, my US come back normal, the sizes of my ovaries are ideal… so they gave me the option to start birth control or fertility drugs to induce ovulation…I dn’t want to get pregnant today… maybe in a year from now and BCP triggers depression symptoms, so I’ll pass.
I am presently waiting to start my full-time job before I persue other specialists someone who will search for the problem, yes pregnancy is the end goal but first I want my lady bits to “work” ya know?
It was hard to get into the habit of Fertilitea so I switch to Fertiliaid… It’s just a pill at every meal. Cheers to cycle day 70! Hopefully this one ends before the new year. ;-X
Post # 6
Another thought.. have you tried acupuncture? Ones that specialize in fertility or womens issues can help regulate your cycle and get you on herbs to help as well if you don’t want to go the western medicine route.
Post # 7
haven’t tried the tea, but i’m seeing a Naturopath who specialises in fertility, and she seems to be having a good effect on my cycles with a personalised herbal mix and some dietary changes.
all the very best!!!
Post # 8
@MrsStormylove have you had success with acupuncture. I have a card for a good one but I’ve never heard anyone personally vouch for or against acupuncture. I’m skeptical and warry to try it in fear of unnessesary needle pokes. I’m not nervous of needles I just would rather not be poked if I don’t think it will actually help.
@hamikay what does she have you taking/eating? If it’s working for you I’m all in to try it.
Post # 9
@hamikay: This is awesome to hear, yay! I’m going to acupuncture starting Nov 12, he does TCM as well, hoping that we have positive results as well. 🙂
Post # 10
@spaglitter: the herbal mix is particular to me, and she adjusts it a little each time (it’s disgusting, and I have to shot it 3 times a day – the things we do!!). In terms of diet, she’s taken me off dairy (i use Oat milk instead), most wheat (muesli/granola for breakfast), most caffeine (drink green tea now) and encourages ‘warm’ foods rather than cold – but that’s to do with circulation problems which you may not have.
I read this book a couple of months ago and it completely opened my mind to alternative therapies before I move to medication – http://www.makingbabiesprogram.com/questionnaire/index.php
After 2 cycles of 40+ days, I’ve just Oed on CD19 – although I can’t attribute this solely to the Naturo, coz I’ve had shorted cycles in the past year. What I DO attribute to the Naturo, though, is my first BFP last cycle (even though it only lasted a day) after 12 months of BFNs. She does specialise in fertility, so i’d check for that when picking one.
Plus, you don’t have to wait some pre-determined amount of time before seeking help!!!
Good luck 🙂
@StaceyA: awesome, i’m glad you’re seeking some help!! I was going to suggest you see someone like that while you wait for the go-ahead to see a specialist from your doctor. FX!!
Post # 11
I have Irregular cycles and lately Ive been drinking Vitex 2 a day.
I hear its the same ingredient thats in those Fertility teas.
Ive been on Vitex for 2 months and Ive noticed my cycle go from 55 days to 32.
I’m waiting on another period before I can call this affective.