Hello ladies, good day. A little good news for me - finally found DHEA in Singapore, picking it up today.
Had to get a prescription, even that took a fair amount of doing.
Then trying to find it - none of the retail chemists sell it, only a couple of the government hospital pharmacies carry it.
Will get 3 bottles of 60 tabs, 25mg each. Have already started on the CoQ10, Vit C, Vit E. Any other recommendations?
I'm just trying to see the little good things as they occur. And maybe I can help some others who see this journey as it happens.
Good job with the DHEA. The jury is still out on that one for me I'm a bit scared of the side effects but I have heard that it does improve egg quality. As for the Chinese Medicine stuff I would recommend a book called 'The Infertility Cure' by Randine Lewis. It's awesome and there are lots of success stories. There are also explanations about how TCM works for instance it is known that blood flow to the ovaries and uterus is about 1/5 in your 40's what it was in your 20's. Things like acupuncture and certain massage techniques can improve this and thus improve the egg quality. It takes 120 days for an egg to go from just an egg in the ovary to being the one that is released during ovulation therefore what you do for the 120 days leading up to that egg being released will effect it's quality. Anyways I cold go on but if you are interested I would read it
Happy Days, Ladies!
Hi Grey Eyes! I am glad to see you are still doing well and your bean is sticking and growing! SO happy for you!
Marathon Girl, it looks like you and I are still working on it, but I am glad to see you are still here!
Welcome to those who are new since I last posted!.... so much has happened - here's a quick update:
So I was feeling overwhelmed and down last time I was on here and AF showed herself... I needed a break from peeing in cups and on sticks and taking temps and watching symptoms... it was wearing on me....
So during the last month or so, I did all those tests the doc sent me for and he says I am definitely ovulating and that my eggs looks good, more or less, and that we are classified as a couple with 'unexplained infertility'.... which I read as "don't have the timing just right yet"....
So not bad news.... but as we were sitting there and chatting with the doc, we, all three decided to go ahead with IUI and try that for the next three months. Seems straight forward enough.... I will take a round of clomid and use the OPK's and when I get a positive, I call and we go in the next day.... dh does his thing and a few hours later, I go in and they put the washed and sparkly swimmers right where they need to be.... like a super boost! then we just wait and hope the bean sticks!
I will continue to take maca and I plan on eating a tonne of tapioca! anything to help keep things going the right way... and no caffeine as soon as AF is finished... for now, I need it .... and maybe a wine as well... LOL
So the other thing keeping me busy the last few weeks is that we got officially married! *chuckle*
We've been living together for what seemed a million years, but my dh officially proposed and we are officially married now! very fun! It did a good job of keeping me distracted for the last while and less focussed on not being pregnant yet.
Although, I don't recommend planning a wedding in 6 weeks... pretty stressful!
So I'm back now...
how is everyone feeling today??
Good morning ladies. I have an update for you. (that's tea)
But first, thanks to Marathon Girl for the suggestions and the book, which I'm interested to look into. And a quick Google search revealed this YT clip on the author:
So....at dinner last night, as I don't like to take supplements without food, I take 50mg of my 75mg daily dose of DHEA. As I didn't get home from picking up the stuff until 6pm or so, I figured first the first day I'd just take 50mg.
Big mistake! - I was up all night. At first I didn't know why the prescription read to take 75mg in the morning, as I've read on a forum that some ladies are spacing their dose out during the day. One of the know side effects is insomnia, and I sure had it last night.
Even more odd as when I went to bed I was so tired, so wiped out I thought the DHEA was having the exact opposite effect.
Ok, hereís that other post. This is about tea, Actually Iíll have one more, on DHEA concerns.
I may have mentioned that my only vice is tea Ė I never drink alcohol but I love drinking tea, and drink it often. Now Iím beginning to think it may have hurt me. Maybe.
Iíve been researching this and simple Google searches show warnings on some teas, some of which I have been drinking.
Of course, there is a lot of misinformation out there, so always Google with care, and donít believe everything you read. It seems much of this refers to what to / not to consume while pregnant, I am assuming it applies to getting pregnant, but that may be the wrong assumption.
Herbal Teas Considered Unsafe During Pregnancy - Certain herbs can potentially stimulate the uterus and unintentionally induce miscarriage or labor if consumed in large amounts. These include (1):
So the word Ďconsideredí and the author not being a medical doctor means Caveat emptor.
Many pregnant women carefully avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and unnecessary medications but think nothing of drinking cup after cup of herbal tea. If this sounds like you, take heed: Herbal teas can be harmful, especially if you drink too much of them. Most of the ingredients in herbal teas are safe, but many are not. Herbs are drugs and thus can be as potent as some medications. What's more, only a few of the herbs used for teas have been studied in pregnant women.
Which teas are not safe? Many of the herbs used for teas, when taken in large or medicinal amounts, can potentially stimulate the uterus and induce miscarriage.
These are just some of what I uncovered, but I clearly need to do more research, and in the meantime, I'm going to be more conscious of what I drink.
Gooood morning ladies! I hope you are all feeling good today Good to have you all as
Good to have you as well as a friend hope you are rested from your ordeal last week. Are you feeling more energetic and less sick these days?
Philomena- good to have you back and congrats on the wedding!! I just got married last summer so pretty new for me as well. I hope you have success with your IUI.
Byanymeans- thanks for the clip on Dr. Lewis. I really do believe in that stuff. I wish I could go to one of her retreats but I have good people here too so.... I don't drink any teas but I find it quite interesting that there are so many that are not recommended. I drink only water and the odd steamed soy or Lmond milk. I have really cut down on the soy as was recommended from my acupuncturist but I love hot drinks so I switched to almond milk with a little sugar.
AFM- cd9 today. Will start opk on cd11 I only test once a day so we are in the Zone!!
I am off coffee and tea for now... what gets me through is hot water with a slice of lemon in it. I order that at restaurants and I don't feel the need to have coffee or tea. It saves me!
I am feeling hopeful and optimistic this month. I started my clomid yesterday and today I am on CD4. I start with the OPK's tomorrow and yes, I have decided to buy multiple kits so I don't miss it! Crazy, but I just want everything to go as planned this month! I keep reminding myself that once we get that BFP it will all be so totally worth it. I can pee into a cup for a while longer! *chuckle*
I ordered 50 yards of linen fabric to make an Italian Renaissance gown.... completely as a way to continue to keep myself distracted during this month and maybe next month, too if we need to go again.
Thanks for being patient with me, ladies.... it means a lot to me that you are here!
So deep breaths all around and Grey Eyes, spread a little of your baby dust over the forum!! *grin*
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