EPO lengthening luteal phase?

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EPO lengthening luteal phase?

Postby Betti » Thu May 24, 2012 2:06 am

Hi girls

A little question about EPO

I have read a lot about EPO possibly delaying O, in my case O was delayed 2-3 days. I stopped taking EPO 2 days before O just in case I missed it.

From 1-10DPO I really had none of the PMS symptoms I usually get. I only experienced a little bit of nipple tenderness, whereas my PMS symptoms normally skyrocket from 5DPO onwards.

I am now 11DPO. Today my bbs are slightly sensitive. Usually they are killing me by 6DPO at the latest. So I am wondering if my luteal phase might have been affected by the EPO also? I am supposed to have dry CM at 3 days before my periodm but it's been abundant and creamy ever since O. What's going on?

Please let me know what you think.
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 Betti » Mon May 28, 2012 12:38 am

Hi girls

My cycles are usually 30-31 days but this is CD34 and still no AF. Did a HPT yesterday but stark white negative. Could it be the EPO? Please help!
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 DIAZW » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:59 am

Hi Betti,

I know it's a bit late but I wanted to share my EPO experience. My EPO delayed my O for about 3-6 days and because it's an Oestrogen supportive supplement it doesn't usually lengthen your luteal phase although like any supplement it can take your body a couple of months to get used to. In my case I take vitex and B6 to lengthen my luteal phase and since taking 2000mg EPO from CD1 up to O I have had a cycle full of spotting from O onwards.

Next cycle I will only take EPO CD1-7.

Babydust to you!
ME (Di): 30 | DH: 31 | TTC #1
Went off BCP June 2010
Started charting June 2011 ~ short LP?
BFP March 2012 but MC @22DPO
IVF Cycle #1 - May 16.
29/05 14 Eggs retrieved, 9 fertilised - 2 transferred. Zero made it to freeze.
03/06 2x5day blasts transferred.
10DPO - :bfp:!!
15DPO - Beta 173 but... Started bleeding and spotting
19DPO - Beta 778 .... Still bleeding and spotting
21DPO - Beta 2117 .... Still bleeding and spotting but saw 2 tiny dots on scan. They're both still there
26DPO - Beta 11689 ..... Bleeding tapering off - saw one little sac on the scan and lining very thin. Stick little bean!

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