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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 11:33 AM   41
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I can see a faint line in your last few tests! Did you get your new tests delivered today? xxx



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 11:52 AM   42
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Yup not even a hint of a line today I ordered 10miu pink strip Ines of amazon so I think if there was anything to see, they'd show it. Just want AF to hurry up now



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 11:56 AM   43
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I am in the same boat over here with a Wondfo test! Totally going crazy with line eye.
Anyway, I wanted to share that the blue dye test gave me a false positive before and I read on here many women experienced that with blue dye tests. So I will never use those again. I also have Ulcerative Colitis (same family (IBD) as Chrons) and have been taking Vitex for 3 months and the hormonal balance seems to have significantly improved my UC symptoms. Also, when I used progesterone suppositories during the TWW in the past my stomach felt fantastic! There is not a lot of research done on IBD and hormonal imbalances for women but for me, it seems that they are connected. It might be worth a try to try the vitex for a few months at least. I also take a probiotic and fish oil and have cut out a lot of processed food, red meat, milk, and soda. My GI said there is a lot of evidence for plant based diets eliminating IBD symptoms so I have made changes to move closer to that. I know Chrons is more severe but thought I would share a few things in hope that it could help you! I know how depressing the symptoms can be and how bad it can make you feeling (especially on top of ttc!). Good luck to you!



 
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Old Oct 12th, 2017, 12:22 PM   44
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I am in the same boat over here with a Wondfo test! Totally going crazy with line eye.
Anyway, I wanted to share that the blue dye test gave me a false positive before and I read on here many women experienced that with blue dye tests. So I will never use those again. I also have Ulcerative Colitis (same family (IBD) as Chrons) and have been taking Vitex for 3 months and the hormonal balance seems to have significantly improved my UC symptoms. Also, when I used progesterone suppositories during the TWW in the past my stomach felt fantastic! There is not a lot of research done on IBD and hormonal imbalances for women but for me, it seems that they are connected. It might be worth a try to try the vitex for a few months at least. I also take a probiotic and fish oil and have cut out a lot of processed food, red meat, milk, and soda. My GI said there is a lot of evidence for plant based diets eliminating IBD symptoms so I have made changes to move closer to that. I know Chrons is more severe but thought I would share a few things in hope that it could help you! I know how depressing the symptoms can be and how bad it can make you feeling (especially on top of ttc!). Good luck to you!
That is so helpful!! Thank you so much! I haven't been prescribed any meds yet and am having to wait until I see a specialist before they will prescribe them so maybe that will help when it eventually happens! I have found things have got a lot worse since I started taking clomid so I wonder if that's got anything to do with it. Although they were heading bad before that. That's also really interesting about progesterone - I'm due to see my fertility doctor in November so will ask about that.
I don't take a probiotic but will ty that for sure - I'm already vegetarian, verging on vegan. I used to drink a lot of soda but stopped anything fizzy a couple years ago, and only really drink water (occasionally have squash as a treat! Lol!!)
How have you found it's affected you trying to get pregnant?
Thank you so much for your reply it was really helpful



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2017, 04:13 AM   45
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Good advice from kjs1 above. There's also a good book I read, I think it's called 'it must be my hormones', which is available paperback and digital format. I found it an interesting and informative read, it also helped me decide to try bioidentical progesterone cream, although it's always a good idea to have levels checked before trying things. I dove in simply because so many of my symptoms seem to match low progesterone. There's much debate about how much to use each day during your lp, I found the lower dose more helpful for my anxiety, but have been using a higher dose since then to see if that was more helpful. Some say you should have a break from it at some point, but there's so much differing info it's hard to know what to do tbh



 
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I am in the same boat over here with a Wondfo test! Totally going crazy with line eye.
Anyway, I wanted to share that the blue dye test gave me a false positive before and I read on here many women experienced that with blue dye tests. So I will never use those again. I also have Ulcerative Colitis (same family (IBD) as Chrons) and have been taking Vitex for 3 months and the hormonal balance seems to have significantly improved my UC symptoms. Also, when I used progesterone suppositories during the TWW in the past my stomach felt fantastic! There is not a lot of research done on IBD and hormonal imbalances for women but for me, it seems that they are connected. It might be worth a try to try the vitex for a few months at least. I also take a probiotic and fish oil and have cut out a lot of processed food, red meat, milk, and soda. My GI said there is a lot of evidence for plant based diets eliminating IBD symptoms so I have made changes to move closer to that. I know Chrons is more severe but thought I would share a few things in hope that it could help you! I know how depressing the symptoms can be and how bad it can make you feeling (especially on top of ttc!). Good luck to you!
That is so helpful!! Thank you so much! I haven't been prescribed any meds yet and am having to wait until I see a specialist before they will prescribe them so maybe that will help when it eventually happens! I have found things have got a lot worse since I started taking clomid so I wonder if that's got anything to do with it. Although they were heading bad before that. That's also really interesting about progesterone - I'm due to see my fertility doctor in November so will ask about that.
I don't take a probiotic but will ty that for sure - I'm already vegetarian, verging on vegan. I used to drink a lot of soda but stopped anything fizzy a couple years ago, and only really drink water (occasionally have squash as a treat! Lol!!)
How have you found it's affected you trying to get pregnant?
Thank you so much for your reply it was really helpful


Sure, hope it is useful! I've tried a lot of holistic things to try and help my UC. I've never been pregnant so can't say if it is helping that but this month I ovulated on CD 14 and had way more EWCM than ever before so I think vitex is at least helping regulate my hormones. One thing to note: I used to take turmeric for my UC as it helps with inflammation and my RE told me to stop doing that because it can affect ovulation. I took that on and off for YEARS so I am wondering if that affected TTC for the first year and 3 months. I've been off it for about 9 months now. So definitely do not try that while you are ttc. Great to hear about your vegan-ish diet and soda elimination! That will be great for your digestive system as well as ttc. I also do yoga, which I find really lowers my stress and anxiety. When I took clomid the first time before my first IUI, I had a minor flare up of UC symptoms and I think it was because I was insanely anxious. Let me know if I can help with anything as you navigate through IBD and ttc. Chrohns is slightly different than UC but I am happy to share my experiences. Good luck to you!



 
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