Chinese herbs messed up my cycle!

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Chinese herbs messed up my cycle!

Postby Shalar » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:56 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 forumulas. I 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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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 BeeCee33 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:49 pm

Is it just this one cycle that has been longer than usual? If so, I wouldn't panic yet! I had regular 28- 29 day cycles before I got pregnant with my first. The cycle I conceived, I used a pre-conception tea. It had red raspberry leaf, dandelion, peppermint, and a few other things. I didn't ovulate until cd 20 (didnt track well before that, bit I think I usually ovulated earlier in my cycle), but then I had early implantation bleeding and an implantation dip (at 4 dpo!) and then positive tests by 8dpo. My theory is that all of those herbs that are supposed to help make the uterine lining nice and thick do so partly by slowing your cycle slightly. I'd probably stop taking the supplements and see if your next cycle goes back to normal!
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