EPO negative side effects, anyone?

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EPO negative side effects, anyone?

Postby TTCnumber2at42 » Mon May 14, 2012 4:50 am

Has anyone had negative side effects from EPO? Because the Fertility Tea is giving my issues I am looking for an alternative to create less hostile and more EWCM. I was researching EPO but read there may be side effects and wanted to know if anyone experienced any negative ones.
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Postby AnnaJuly » Sat May 19, 2012 11:05 am

The only one I know about is that it is supposed to be estrogenic, so if you have endo or high estrogen levels it is not good. Otherwise, I have just read that it is supposed to help balance hormones, which is good :)
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Postby TTCnumber2at42 » Mon May 21, 2012 10:37 am

thank you Annajuly I just like to do my research before diving into a new herb. I definately don't want to delay getting pregnant even more just because i didn't do my research.
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Postby AnnaJuly » Mon May 21, 2012 9:28 pm

It is hard because when you search, say through google - most of the information is from companies trying to sell their products. So of course the reviews are all great :? I skip anythig that looks like an add and read the website names before I decide to open them - if it sounds like a company I skip it. I tend to browse the health sections of newspapers. A good book that deals with fertility and herbs/ supplements is by Zita West. I forget the name but give her a search on Amazon. If you are in the UK you can probably find it in the bookshop. It Is on ttc and goes into sups/diet etc.
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Postby TTCnumber2at42 » Tue May 22, 2012 4:13 am

thank you, I'll see if I can locate the book in Canada.
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Postby Betti » Wed May 23, 2012 11:48 pm

Hi TTCnumber2at42

I started taking EPO this cycle until O and nothing after O. It gave me great quality CM around O (actually my CM started to become more than usual about 3 days after my period ended!).

Positive effects:
Lots of CM before, during and after O. Good quality EWCM around O.
I tend to get really constipated around O and this cycle I wasn't constipated at all! Also positive, I have not had any PMS this cycle, I'm 11DPO and my bbs are only starting to get sore now. Beautiful skin, no pimples!


Negative effects:
The only thing that wasn't exactly positive is that I O'd 2-3 days later than normal. And because of the lack of PMS I am kinda worried that my luteal phase length has been increased? Will only know in a few days though, when AF is due.

All in all, I will definitely continue taking EPO until I get a BFP.
Stopped BCP end January 2012 = TTC 15 months
Me - 28, DH - 29
Regular 30-31 day cycles
Insulin resistant but ovulating "like a machine" according to OBGYN and FS
DH has Azoospermia (0 sperm in semen) - initial diagnosis September 2012
Our only chance at a biological baby is through TESE/mTESE and IVF/ICSI
DH going for testicular biopsy in 2013/14 to see if they can find sperm - saving up money for it.
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Postby TTCnumber2at42 » Thu May 24, 2012 4:40 am

Thank you Betti ... you have convinced me ... I'll start EPO until O next cycle.
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