(Closed) natural supplements/long cycle

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee

citysparkle :  I’m in the same boat as you, cycles are anywhere from 29 – 40 days, but I do have PCOS. I think if the docs say they think you’re ok then I’d try without to start with and then look at your options if it isn’t working. Lots of luck!

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Hi, your story sounds quite similar to mine. When I first came off birth control my cycle immediately regulated to 30 days, but as soon as we started ttc it got progressively longer.

I had tests done that all came back normal and my fertility doctor wanted to put me on clomid but I was reluctant when I hadn’t been trying all that long (about 6 months at the time). I was keen to go down the natural route but was worried as for every success story you hear, you hear another saying how it made things worse.

So I decided to go to a naturopath, and got my bfp after 11 cycles trying, the first month I started taking everything she prescribed. I think I’d recommend seeing a qualified naturopath if you do want to go down that route so they can tailor everything to you as an individual. That said, you might want to set a time frame in your head to try for a while without all that, seeing as you obviously are ovulating. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

citysparkle :  Yes, sorry I forgot to mention that I did have acupuncture for 6 weeks too as part of the program the natural fertility clinic set up for me.

My fertility doctor thought I had mild pcos because I did have cysts on my ovaries when he did an ultrasound, and my lh was higher than my fsh, but not by much but my naturopath didn’t agree. My understanding is that if all your blood work is normal, even if you do have cysts on your ovaries you still wouldn’t meet enough of the criteria to be diagnosed with pcos. Do you know what your blood work results were and what they tested specifically?

Post # 6
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Busy bee

citysparkle :  sure yep no probs. I’m irregular period wise, I get spotting for 5-10 days before I come on each month (only started in the past 4 years) and I get horrific pain on day 1. Thankfully I don’t have the weight gain / excessive hair that a lot of ppl with PCOS get, but then again you can have some symptoms with PCOS and not others.

I was diagnosed back when I was a teenager with an ultrasound and blood work. Blood work came back normal but ultrasound showed cysts all over my ovaries. They say you need 2 of the 3 critera to be diagnosed which are irregular periods, blood tests and cysts showing on your ovaries and I had 2 of the 3 so yeah..

I think I’d go back and ask for an ultrasound if you want to be sure though. Then they’ll actually be able to see what’s going on in there.

If it makes you feel any better then irregular cycles doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have problems conceiving. My friend has similar to me (irregular & spotting) and she conceived on her first time trying and she’s expecting her second later this year! 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My cycles were anywhere from 40-60 days (no PCOS though) after I got my period back post baby 1. I went to an accupuncturist (I made sure he had extra training in fertility treatments) after 5 months and saw him once a week for a whole cycle and was also told to drink dandelion root tea every day. That was the cycle I got pregnant! 

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