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Old Jun 17th, 2017, 19:15 PM   21
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I did a bit of research on Soy Isoflavones because I was getting a bit desperate and didn't think my specialist was going to prescribe Clomid. He did and thankfully it worked.

But I found some research on PCOS and soy. Basically most people with PCOS have high levels of estrogen and taking soy (which mimics estrogen) can create more havoc. I have low estrogen so I was trying to find out whether it would help, but there was little research. But generally what I found was people saying don't take it if you have PCOS. But honestly I think if you can't get anything else and you're not ovulating, you're probably not going to do much harm if you start on a low dose and work your way up.



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 02:19 AM   22
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Well I would say soy worked.



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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 10:25 AM   23
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Well I would say soy worked.
congrats!!



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 11:20 AM   24
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Well I would say soy worked.
Oh my goodness congrats!!! I hope it does the same for the rest of us!



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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 11:33 AM   25
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Me too!

I have severe pcos and never ovulate on my own. I wasn't expecting to ovulate let alone get a positive test. I am still early (10 dpo) so this week will be a testing frenzy to see it get darker.



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 11:35 AM   26
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I have pcos and took soy this month. I took it days 3-7

Day 3: 80mg (mis read how much soy iso was in it)
Day 4-7: 200mg.

It is half the strength of clomid so if you would normally take 100mg of clomid you take 200mg of soy iso.


It didn't bring on O early BUT I got a cold around my previous O time of cd16 and I had other signs I was going to O then but because of the cold it didn't happen. According to my temps on FF I ovulated on cd 26. After my mc 2 years ago my O date changed to cd 19-21 (constantly shifted). It used to be cd 17. So it is likely the soy tried to make me O early but I O'd late due to the cold.

I have no way to confirm ovulation because I'm doing this on my own. I have had no side effects.

I got my soy at GNC. It's called Soy Isoflavone concentrate. here is a link for them. http://www.gnc.com/herbs-o-s/420013....bs-o-s#start=1

These pills have only 20 mg of soy iso in them (the other 30mg is other stuff) so depending on what dose you do (usually a min of 100mg of soy) depends on how many pills you take.

I am 6dpo I believe, I have a few symptoms that seem promising.
Silly question for you Aayla but what am I looking for on the bottle to determine how much soy isoflavone is in each pill? I got mine from GNC too and it reads:
'Soy Isoflavones ....50 mg (providing 17mg AIE Isoflavones and 17% Genistein and Genistin)"
So am I getting 50 mg/pill or 17mg/pill?



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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 11:50 AM   27
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If it is the concentrate ones then it is 20mg of soy per pill. If it is different then you can look up the brand on their website and it should tell you.



 
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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 11:56 AM   28
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i actually just got a cold now too hoping it won't mess up my o too much

i've been having a few little pains in my ovaries i think, kind of like when i took them the last time to get preg with my son so i hope it works!
Heaveneats-
Before you took soy iso did you ovulate on your own?
I did some research on line and it says if you ovulate on your own taking soy iso can mess things up?
I do ovulate on my own but I'm hoping to strengthen ovulation/bring it up a few days. Don't want to take it if I shouldn't be if I'm ovulating on my own already.



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Old Jun 19th, 2017, 16:57 PM   29
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Congratulations!



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2017, 01:25 AM   30
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Hi AndreeZZ!

I also read about not taking it if you ovulate on my own and got a bit nervous. But I was ovulating late (CD 25ish) and the month I tried them I knew I'd not be with my OH around O time as I was away for a long weekend so thought I'd give it a go as we wouldn't have a chance that month anyway otherwise. As I said it moved it forward by two days but that was enough to allow us to catch that egg!

With regard to your dosage question it seems to be based on what you wrote that the pills only have 17mg actual SI so if you want 100mg you would need to take 5. BUT double check this as obviously I don't have the packet etc.



 
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