Question about EPO

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Question about EPO

Postby SaraElise » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:07 am

I just bought a bottle of Evening Primrose Oil and now I'm a little scared to take it. I read some of the potential side effects online and probably shouldn't have. Nothing major but it said it could make you sick to your stomach and other stuff like that. I really hate taking medication and supplements but I figured I'd give it a try. So my question is, for those of you who have taken EPO have you had any negative side effects?
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Postby maddy » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:28 pm

I take 3000 mgs and my only side effect has been clear skin and LOTS of ewcm. :D
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Postby SaraElise » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:01 pm

Awesome!!
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Me (Sara): 28 Normal, Unexplained Infertility, 50mg of Clomid to see if it will help!

DH (Bryan): 31 Diagnosed with varicocele and low testosterone. Normal count with low motility. Using Clomid to try and increase numbers. All tests normal as of Jan 2014!

June 2014: 50mg Clomid= BFN
July 2014: 50mg Clomid= BFN
August 2014: 100mg Clomid= BFN
September 2014: 100mg Clomid=BFN
October 2014: 100mg Clomid=BFN

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Postby Hopeful4kids » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:53 pm

I started taking it last month and haven't noticed any side effects.
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Postby alinat » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:29 pm

I took it for a while and had no side effects. It did not help me with producing more EWCM however.
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Postby anniebear » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:45 am

I've been taking it for the past 2 months. I take it up to ovulation, then switch to fish oil for the 2 weeks post O. I've had no side effects at all. I have had an increase in EWCM, which could be attributed to EPO among other things.
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Postby hunnybunny23 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:47 pm

i have been fine with it, i have been taking it on and off for 5 years for PMS, only that if taken on an empty stomach can make you feel a little queasy but nothing else
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Postby mrsh03 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:57 pm

I started taking it last cycle and it really helped w/ my PMS sxs. I have a lot of ewcm naturally, so I couldn't say it helped with that, but just having less painful AF's was great news for me and no side effects.
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Postby virginiaplain » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:51 pm

I took it as soon as I got off the pill from AF to O for 3 cycles and after reading some things online stopped taking it last cycle. It CAN delay ovulation if you are already estrogen-dominant, but otherwise should not cause any problems. I was concerned about estrogen dominance in my case because I had been on the pill so long (bcp reduces progesterone) and had a shortish LP. Instead I started a B-complex and LP increased to 15 days and reduced cramps significantly.

My best friend used it and got pregnant twice though so it can definitely help if your body agrees with it.
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Postby MaybeLater » Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:15 pm

maddy wrote:I take 3000 mgs and my only side effect has been clear skin and LOTS of ewcm. :D



Oh yes the clear skin.....EPO does wonders for my skin!
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Postby mrsg2008 » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:58 pm

Started using last month, no negative side effects here!
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Postby maddy » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:20 pm

alinat wrote:I took it for a while and had no side effects. It did not help me with producing more EWCM however.


Have you tried royal jelly for ewcm? I havent but i have heard it produces great ewcm! :D
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Postby MaryB81 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:24 am

I've been taking EPO for 2 years with no side effects (that i'm aware of!) I started taking it for PMT and find it really helps with this. I have heard that it should not be taken after you've O'd as if you are pregnant it could cause a miscarriage (it can cause uterine contractions). Since i've been TTC i've stopped taking it during 2WW and then start taking again when I start my period and beyond. I hope this helps.
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Postby Ravyndancer » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:29 pm

MaybeLater wrote:
maddy wrote:I take 3000 mgs and my only side effect has been clear skin and LOTS of ewcm. :D



Oh yes the clear skin.....EPO does wonders for my skin!


That's great news! i have some perioral dermatitis that I can't seem to get rid of naturally and has bugged me for a year. Maybe EPO will help with that! PLUS help increase EWCM :mrgreen:

I started taking Vit B super complex last cycle and noticed a big increase in wet cm and EWCM. Did not get a BFP though. But I'm going to try EPO from AF to O. Thanks for the input ladies! :D
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