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Chinese herbs messed up my cycle!

Postby Shalar » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:58 pm

Hi, I need help. I'm a month shy of 37 years old, my husband is 33 and we've been trying for baby #1 for close to 6 months now. We both have been checked out and our hormones, blood work, husband's semen analysis, etc. are completely normal.

About 3 months ago, I started tracking my bbt and noticed what I believe could be a progesterone defect in my luteal phase. I thought this could be why I'm having a such a hard time conceiving. I mentioned this to my OBGYN, but she was reluctant to do something. I found an online program, which I will not name, but is based off of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). I submit bbt/PMS/etc. data and the program's algorithm determines different herbal forumulasI would take during each phase of my cycle. I have the herbal formulations below for reference.

Normally, my cycles are normally 27-29 days and ovulation is around CD13-15. This month since being on the program I'm on CD39 and no sign of AF. I am absolutely not pregnant. My bbts in the follicular/luteal phases are off, I had brownish discharge several days after my period & a progesterone blood test confirmed on CD19 that I did not ovulate.

I'm extremely concerned and don't know what to do. I don't want to take any more herbs since they messed up my period. What can I do to get my period back? I have my last 3 months of bbts attached. I'm currently in the Aug 29, 2016 cycle, which is severely messed up and my bbts are attached. My most recent cycle is on the bottom.

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Herbal supplements:
Taken on cycle days 1-3: Water, Cane Alcohol (17% ABV), Glycerin, Cooked Rehmannia root, Angelica root, White peony root, Red peony root, Sichuan lovage rhizome, Peach seed, Safflower flower, Lycium fruit, Motherwort herb, Motherwort seed

Taken on cycle days 4-14: Water, Cane Alcohol (17% ABV), Glycerin, Cooked Rehmannia root, Angelica root, White peony root, Red peony root, Sichuan lovage rhizome, Peach seed, Safflower flower, Lycium fruit, Motherwort herb, Motherwort seed

Taken on cycle days 15-28: Water, Cane Alcohol (17% ABV), Glycerin, Angelica Root, White Peony Root, Poria, Albizia Bark, Valerian Root, Siberian Milkwort Root, Bupleurum Root, Red Peony Root, Baikal Skullcap Root, Cyperus Rhizome, White Atractylodes, Turmeric Tuber Root, Tree Peony Bark, Mint, Honey Fried Licorice
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Re: Chinese herbs messed up my cycle!

Postby MrsLawson22 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:41 am

Same thing happened to me. I had a 64 day cycle, my accupuncturist did cupping and the next morning AF miraculously came. This cycle I took clomid. I felt like it was working but here I am 19 DPO, negative tests and no AF.
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Re: Chinese herbs messed up my cycle!

Postby Shalar » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:06 pm

Ok over the past 2 days, I've taken 6 grams of vitamin C without rose hips because I read it can help start your period if it's late. I'm happy to report that I'm spotting, and my bbt has dropped to right above the coverline! I think I'll start AF tomorrow. I'm on CD43 and I just can't take this anymore and needed to do something. I feel Vitamin C has been much more effective at regulating my bbts and much safer than those stupid TCM herbal supplements I took.
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Re: Chinese herbs messed up my cycle!

Postby MrsLawson22 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:58 pm

Don't Quai has helped me induce a period before too.
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