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Old Aug 3rd, 2012, 22:05 PM   1
hope2bemom75
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Maca root ttc


Hey ladies.. as i have said before i am ttc. I have not had a period on my own since jan. 2011.. I have had a few with help from the doctor. I started maca root last week and spotted for about a week. I finally have a light period (it starts and stop).. has anyone else taken maca root and this has happened? Any receive a bfp? have u used another herb to get your bfp?



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Old Aug 3rd, 2012, 23:01 PM   2
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Hi hope, my husband & I use macca root & a bunch of other supplements. There was an article about a study done for men and Folic acid is the 1 supplement that improves sperm quality (macca is supposed to help sperm quantity). I know I'm going to be prone to m/c so we both take folic and I take DHEA, CoQ10, vit C (2000mg/day), vit E, Vit B6 and vitex (AF-O). Anything I can do to get them more healthy and less chance of m/c.
Vitex might help with your AF. There's an article about many of the above mentioned here: https://sites.google.com/site/miscar...ex-chasteberry



 
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Old Aug 5th, 2012, 17:06 PM   3
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Thanks. I am taking pregnancy vitamins. I also take lexapro 10mg daily. I am hoping the maca helps. I have started a period with it. so fingers crossed and best of luck you you



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Old Aug 9th, 2012, 16:37 PM   4
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Hey ladies.. as i have said before i am ttc. I have not had a period on my own since jan. 2011.. I have had a few with help from the doctor. I started maca root last week and spotted for about a week. I finally have a light period (it starts and stop).. has anyone else taken maca root and this has happened? Any receive a bfp? have u used another herb to get your bfp?
Hi!
I'm taking Maca for almost 4 months. First started with the powder, but since the taste kills me, I switched to the pills. The Maca will help you with hormone balance and sex drive. But for inviting the period back use Dong Quai (get it as pills as well).
Since my periods are regular, I'm taking it only from end of the period to the ovulation. I think the Dong Quai can be used after ovulation only if you are not actively trying to conceive.
The Dong Quai also brings blood to the uterus.

Hope I helped a bit



 
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Old Aug 10th, 2012, 13:43 PM   5
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I'm happy to hear that it helped you Mala but people need to be VERY careful with chinese herbs. They aren't tested and have a plethora of side effects including liver damage.
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/dong-quai-000238.htm
I wound up in hospital after using black cohash. When the list of benefits is smaller than the list of side effects and it's not been tested, I prefer to stay on the safe side.



 
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You are right. A person should be carefull with them and do research well. I'm taking almost half of the dose recommended, and monitoring any symptoms very closely.
So far it's good.



 
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Thanks ladies I am currently on day 10 of AF. Not sure how much longer it will last.. Not too much I hope. I have been taking the maca on and off because it gives me stomach cramps. Keeping my fingers crossed tho



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Thanks ladies I am currently on day 10 of AF. Not sure how much longer it will last.. Not too much I hope. I have been taking the maca on and off because it gives me stomach cramps. Keeping my fingers crossed tho
If you have cramps do the following:
-don't take the Maca while on period (it's good to give the body a break off Maca approx. every 3 weeks)
-start with lower dose and slowly increase it

Are you taking the powder or pills?



 
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Old Aug 11th, 2012, 18:12 PM   9
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My dh is taking Maca for years now with excellent results, it made him stronger with higher sexual drive and better immune system. We have reasons to believe it balanced out his sleep pattern too, he gets better sleep now than before maca. For me it didn't have any spectacular effects so I didn't take it religiously.



 
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