(Closed) TTC – looking at supplements

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Have you used fertility supplements
    Yes! They worked, I am pregnant/have a baby! : (0 votes)
    Yes! My cycles improved, but I am not yet pregnant. : (2 votes)
    20 %
    Nope! I am just not there yet. : (7 votes)
    70 %
    Nope! I think that you are crazy for even thinking that they could help you. : (1 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    1116 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I’ve taken vitex, but it didn’t do anything noticeable for me.  I know for others it’s made a big difference.  I also take B-complex because I have a shorter luteal phase, but again, not really sure it’s doing much.  Honestly, chinese herbs prescribed by a naturopath were what got my cycle back into a more normal pattern.  I went to an acu/np after about 8 months of ttc and wonky cycles, and while I didn’t get pg, it definitely helped my cycles, and helped me feel like I was doing something productive to help our ttc efforts.

    My husband takes the male fertilaid, in addition to a chinese herbal formula, and his SA stats do appear to have gotten better over the course of about 3 months.

    Do you have specific concerns with your cycle, or suspect a particular problem?  Good luck!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I didn’t try any.  Did you have few cycles before depo….?  I don’t know your full medical history…if you are open to other non-pill/herb ideas, you could try going gluten free.   Can’t seem to find the article I found the other day…My periods definitely changed when I went Girlfriend.

    Post # 6
    Member
    820 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    My SIL swears by taking Evening Primrose Oil for cycle regularity (and for her to help with PMS). I’m actually in a wonky cycle right now, I think because of severe stress this month- I’m at like CD 35 or something and no O- so I’m going to try it.

    Post # 8
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    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee

    That’s good, then!  My cycles were regular and about 30 days as well, but when I went Girlfriend they were more like 27.  I guess that isn’t crazy but still seemed notable to me!  I think I ended up getting pregnant on cycle day 9.  (How do I know?  That was our first day of trying then Darling Husband got sick for a few days….)

    Post # 9
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    820 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    @Ms Mini: I know how much this sucks. My period didn’t come for 3 months after I got off the pill and it was so frustrating. if you are seriously desperate, and it’s something you aren’t against, my friend did tell me that she had the same problem with not getting her period after stopping birth control, then she took the morning after pill, got it, and it jolted her system back to normal and she was regular after that. Not sure how easy it is for you to obtain, or if it’s too counterintuitive to make any sense, but just thought I’d share. I think the hormones in it are just concentrated oral birth control and it induces a period. It might be a way of “jump-starting” your system. Good luck!

    Post # 10
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    747 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i have super long cycles (60+ days, at which point my dr induces them). when i was off bc, i used vitex to shorten cycle length/give me my period. it brought them down to 40ish days & my skin looked AMAZING! i’ve heard it’s great for people coming off hormonal bc to help regulate cycles & get your system ovulating again. haven’t taken fertilaid, but i plan on it when i come off of bc this summer. it is kind of $$. when i took vitex, i bought it at a health food store and it was about $17 for the month, but it depends on how much you take. can’t hurt to try! good luck!

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