What are you on?

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Registered: 08-17-2007
What are you on?
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Thu, 07-08-2010 - 4:56pm

A lot of us are taking various fertility drugs, supplements, herbs, potions, etc. in an effort to get that BFP. So tell us -- what are you on? :) If you'd like, please explain what the substances are intended to do.

Me: prenatal vitamins, baby aspirin and Folgard (megadose of folic acid plus B vitamins). The latter two are to prevent clotting -- I'm compound heterozygous for the MTHFR gene mutation, which might cause coagulation problems in pregnancy.


Susan CB



TTC #1 at age (gulp) 42

June 2008: m/c

April 2010: IVF #1 -- chemical pregnancy

June 2010: IVF #2 -- BFN


Susan CB

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Registered: 08-17-2007
In reply to: szny
Sat, 07-10-2010 - 8:18am

OK, I'm adding some new things to my regimen today: Vitamin C and FertilityBlend. Geeky librarian that I am, I did a literature search in PubMed and found a really good article from 2009 in the journal Nutrition in Clinical Practice. Both Vitamin C and chasteberry (aka Vitex, found in FertiltyBlend, FertilAid, etc.) were found in reputable studies to have a positive effect on fertility. The chasteberry study was done by Stanford so I'm all like, ooh, Stanford! They're smart there! :) If you Google "stanford chasteberry" you can find more info. (Note: I do not work for the company and am generally skeptical about most things, but I wanted to pass this along in case it actually works!)

Anyway, I dropped 40 bucks on a one-month supply of FertilityBlend at GNC. I am hoping it has magical powers. Anyone have luck with it, or know someone who has?

As for the Vitamin C, 500-750 mg is supposed to help. Can't hurt! Might ward off colds, too.


Susan CB



TTC #1 at age (gulp) 42

June 2008: m/c

April 2010: IVF #1 -- chemical pregnancy

June 2010: IVF #2 -- BFN


Susan CB

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Registered: 04-07-2009
In reply to: szny
Sat, 07-10-2010 - 9:59am

I forgot...you are a librarian too. Wow, I sure know a lot of librarians! My status today for FB is that three (turns out it is four)

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Registered: 02-08-2004
In reply to: szny
Sat, 07-10-2010 - 11:36am
I take Fertilaid, Fertilitea, Fertil CM and Evening Primrose. This is my 3rd cycle so we shall see. I have a short LP, and it has been as short as 4 dpo. Since taking everything, it has increased to 9 dpo and I'm crossing my fingers that this will be the month.
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Registered: 08-17-2007
In reply to: szny
Sat, 07-10-2010 - 1:44pm
Wow, that is a dramatic difference! Wishing you good luck this cycle.

Susan CB



TTC #1 at age (gulp) 42

June 2008: m/c

April 2010: IVF #1 -- chemical pregnancy

June 2010: IVF #2 -- BFN


Susan CB

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Registered: 04-02-2005
In reply to: szny
Mon, 07-12-2010 - 8:31pm

I wish I was on a bottle of wine right now ;)


Anyway...my biggest "apparant" issue (age notwithstanding) is thin lining. Always has been, even when younger


My acupuncturist & RE have me on:


Acupuncture & electroacupuncture


prenatal, xtra folic, triple royal jelly, l-arginine, fish oil, xtra c, baby aspirin


A funky tea that I cannot begin to describe but it brings tears to my eyes when I drink it twice a day


This month my RE is going to give me estrogen/progesterone after I ovulate to bump up the lining as well. (that sounds like it will make me a *itch on wheels. fun for the family!)


A side note: I used to use dhea but it completely decimated my lining which my RE says is a side effect for some. So if you have lining issues you may want to be evaluated while trying DHEA


It's very interesting to see the different protocols...


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Registered: 08-19-2008
In reply to: szny
Tue, 07-13-2010 - 12:24pm

Jeanne, when I was with my acupuncturist she had me on a funky tea too that I used to refer to as "chicken dirt" because that was the only way I could describe the taste to DH!


Ruth

 

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