Fertility Blend affect on cycle

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Fertility Blend affect on cycle

Postby JB7764 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:44 pm

So DH and I decided that he would start the FB for men, but I started thinking that maybe I should try it for me as well. The thing is I don't want to take it if it will mess with my cycle too much. I have heard of Vitex (which is in FB) messing up cycles for women who have a regular cycle. But I have also heard that it didn't change any thing about other women's cycles. Can anyone give me a little info on the herbs that are in FB that could possible mess with my cycle and what their purpose is?

Thanks!
Me 29
DH 33
TTC since November 09'

DH's SA results (abstention- 5 days):
Liquefied in 20min
Viscosity- high
pH-8
Motility-56%
Activity- moderate
Directional- 15%
Volume- 2 ml
Count- 143 mill/mL
Total count- 286 million
Normal morphology- 23%

My test results:
TSH: 1.320 uIU/ml
FSH: 6.34 miU/ml
Prolactin: 8.3 ng/ml
Progesterone: 4.41 ng/ml
1st Clomid cycle: March 2013

HSG 10/2/13 showed everything clear and looking good

1/1/2016 BFP: 1/4/016 MC @ 5 weeks :angel:

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Postby anniebear » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:30 am

I am in the same situation. DH started FB for Men this week and I've gone back and forth on whether or not I should start FB for Women. Ultimately, I decided to not start it at this time.

I also read a lot of the mixed reviews on the effects that the herb vitex (chasteberry) has had on different women's cycles. There are several good resources I found that promote it for regulating cycles, but my cycles are already regular and my hormone testing was within normal ranges. The biggest factor in my decision to not take it was that I just finished a fertility cleanse and I have seen great improvements in my bleeding this month! I am going to wait a few months and see if these improvements stick and how my cycle regulates itself after the cleanse.

I don't have a problem with any of the other ingredients. Except for L-arginine, you can get all of them from your diet and a good, organic whole food prenatal. L-arginine is reported to help maintain a healthy uterine lining. I have a separate bottle of it but I'm waiting at least another month before I add it in for the same reasons I mentioned above.

Sorry I don't have more specifics, but I thought my experience might be helpful.
ME 34, "normal" // DH 35, "normal"
NTNP #1 since March 2009 // TTC #1 since Jan 2010
Diagnosed w/ "unexplained infertility"
~ 50 mg Clomid, March 2011 to July 2011
~ 1st IUI, June 2011 - BFN
~ Appointment w/ RE October 2011. Until then, and possibly after, we'll be taking a natural approach.
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Postby JB7764 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:13 pm

Thank you for your response. I think that it probably won't be a good idea for me to take it since, like you, my cycle is already regular.

I would like to hear more about this fertility cleanse. What is it? What did you have to do? And what about your bleeding did it improve? I have (TMI) clotting that I would love to get rid of.
Me 29
DH 33
TTC since November 09'

DH's SA results (abstention- 5 days):
Liquefied in 20min
Viscosity- high
pH-8
Motility-56%
Activity- moderate
Directional- 15%
Volume- 2 ml
Count- 143 mill/mL
Total count- 286 million
Normal morphology- 23%

My test results:
TSH: 1.320 uIU/ml
FSH: 6.34 miU/ml
Prolactin: 8.3 ng/ml
Progesterone: 4.41 ng/ml
1st Clomid cycle: March 2013

HSG 10/2/13 showed everything clear and looking good

1/1/2016 BFP: 1/4/016 MC @ 5 weeks :angel:

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My Ovulation Chart

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Postby anniebear » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:51 am

I did a 4 week regimen of a blend of herbs, vitamins, and minerals to help cleanse the liver and the uterus. For the first 2 weeks you cleanse the liver, then the next 2 weeks you cleanse the uterus. It consisted of a mix of capsules, teas, and a tincture. It all comes pre-packaged so you don't have to do anything but boil some water and swallow.

My hope was to eliminate the build-up of environmental toxins and excess hormones in order to help my liver to function more effectively. The cleanse is reported to help with clots, but I had forgotten about that. I was surprised when I started bleeding this cycle and there were no more clots. None. I was, and still am, so excited to see that progress!

I can PM you the specifics on the cleanse I did, just let me know if you're interested. I'd also be happy to answer any other questions you have about it!

I've also been drinking a lot of red raspberry leaf tea for the past 2 months, mixed with some other herbs for nutrition. The raspberry leaf is a uterine toner, and I think it helped too.
ME 34, "normal" // DH 35, "normal"
NTNP #1 since March 2009 // TTC #1 since Jan 2010
Diagnosed w/ "unexplained infertility"
~ 50 mg Clomid, March 2011 to July 2011
~ 1st IUI, June 2011 - BFN
~ Appointment w/ RE October 2011. Until then, and possibly after, we'll be taking a natural approach.
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Postby JB7764 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:01 pm

I would love more info on that! I've been wanting to try more things, but I didn't know what to try that wouldn't mess with my cycle. I can't wait to learn more about it. I bet it all taste gross though lol
Me 29
DH 33
TTC since November 09'

DH's SA results (abstention- 5 days):
Liquefied in 20min
Viscosity- high
pH-8
Motility-56%
Activity- moderate
Directional- 15%
Volume- 2 ml
Count- 143 mill/mL
Total count- 286 million
Normal morphology- 23%

My test results:
TSH: 1.320 uIU/ml
FSH: 6.34 miU/ml
Prolactin: 8.3 ng/ml
Progesterone: 4.41 ng/ml
1st Clomid cycle: March 2013

HSG 10/2/13 showed everything clear and looking good

1/1/2016 BFP: 1/4/016 MC @ 5 weeks :angel:

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My Ovulation Chart

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Postby anniebear » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:47 am

I just sent you a PM with details!
You're right, the taste isn't great. :) I included some suggestions in my message of things that helped me with the taste.
ME 34, "normal" // DH 35, "normal"
NTNP #1 since March 2009 // TTC #1 since Jan 2010
Diagnosed w/ "unexplained infertility"
~ 50 mg Clomid, March 2011 to July 2011
~ 1st IUI, June 2011 - BFN
~ Appointment w/ RE October 2011. Until then, and possibly after, we'll be taking a natural approach.
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maca root and melatonin supplements

Postby praying4five » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:33 am

http://www.myterrabiz.com/home.aspx

I've been taking Nectr CORE and it has Maca Root in it! It's super high in antioxidants. I also didn't realize that Melatonin was good for fertility but I've been taking the CALM nightly for 1 year - then we ran out a month ago and now i don't sleep well and of course now we are TTC:) gotta get some more!!
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Postby JB7764 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:10 pm

Is that drink sold at stores too or do you have to buy it from a sales person?

I have troubles sleeping too. I've tried taking the extra strength melatonin tablets and it makes it to where I never make it to a deep sleep stage. I sleep very lightly and wake up to everything all night long. So I wake up very tired still and very groggy. I recently tried something called Deep Sleep and that worked a little better, but not until after it built up in my system over a few nights of use. It didn't really do anything until last night. But I don't think it's worth buying again. It was better then using tylenol pm or something. That stuff works, but I build up a tolerance way too easy. Just after a couple of nights.
Me 29
DH 33
TTC since November 09'

DH's SA results (abstention- 5 days):
Liquefied in 20min
Viscosity- high
pH-8
Motility-56%
Activity- moderate
Directional- 15%
Volume- 2 ml
Count- 143 mill/mL
Total count- 286 million
Normal morphology- 23%

My test results:
TSH: 1.320 uIU/ml
FSH: 6.34 miU/ml
Prolactin: 8.3 ng/ml
Progesterone: 4.41 ng/ml
1st Clomid cycle: March 2013

HSG 10/2/13 showed everything clear and looking good

1/1/2016 BFP: 1/4/016 MC @ 5 weeks :angel:

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My Ovulation Chart

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