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Old Aug 14th, 2008, 14:08 PM   1
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EPO - Lengthens your cycle?


Hi girls,

Quick question.... I started taking EPO in July to try and improve EWCM along with grapefruit juice. It has done the trick, however last cycle was 28/29 days long when I thought my cycles had settled down to 24days (this lulled me into thinking I could have finally gotten my ). Does anyone know if EPO can lengthen your cycle? Also if it did and I stopped taking it would my cycles reduce back to 24days again???

Thanks in advance....

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Old Aug 14th, 2008, 14:21 PM   2
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Yeah I'd like to know this 2 as I have been taking EPO up to ovulation stages and my cycle is long enough at 33 days don' wanna make it any longer!



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2008, 14:29 PM   3
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I've just been to the doctors about this today. I'm on day 51 of this cycle!



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Old Aug 14th, 2008, 14:32 PM   4
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I've just been to the doctors about this today. I'm on day 51 of this cycle!
And what was the outcome if you don't mind me asking in regards to EPO?



 
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Old Aug 14th, 2008, 16:25 PM   5
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Aww hun I hope this isnt the reason for lengthening your cycle!



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2008, 00:23 AM   6
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iv never heard of it lengthening the cycle just that its just for ewcm i'd like to know if it dose.



 
Old Aug 15th, 2008, 01:28 AM   7
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I did see on the internet somewhere that EPO can lengthen the cycle, will try and find it again!



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2008, 01:40 AM   8
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i wonder if it is true as my cycle suddenly lengthened a couple of months ago (only by a couple of days) when i started taking an omega 3 & 6 supp which contains EPO.

very interseting .......



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2008, 02:24 AM   9
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Found this:

What can you do if your LP is shorter than 10 days long? There are actually several options available to you. If you want to go the western medicine route, then you would need to call your OB/GYN to schedule a series of appointments to have your blood tests at different points during your cycle and have your progesterone level confirmed to be low. Once this was done, your doctor would most likely prescribe progesterone supplements to take from ovulation to the onset of your period or after a negative pregnancy test at 16 days after ovulation.

If you would rather try a home remedy you should start taking B6, and even better would be a good B-Complex. A good B-complex vitamin with 60 mg of Vitamin B6 should do the trick, and you should see your LP lengthen in less than 3 cycles (many report results with the first and second cycles). B6 is water soluble, so what your body can't use is flushed out and
not stored up. Even if you are taking a great multi-vitamin or prenatal, additional
B6 is probably needed.

Another home remedy is the use of over the counter progesterone creams. Only a small amount is needed each day and each cream is a little different, so be sure to follow the directions on the package for the best results. You may not see results overnight, but as with the vitamin supplements, it should not take more than 3 cycles to see an improvement.

One last option that you can try is herbs. A combination of Vitex and Evening Primrose Oil should help to balance out your hormones and lengthen your luteal phase. Be sure to buy a top quality brand of both Vitex and Evening Primrose Oil, or better yet, see a trained herbalist who can develop either a tincture or capsules of both for you to take. A well trained herbalist will be able to advise you on all things herbal, and should also be able to assist you with vitamin and mineral supplements that you may need as well.



 
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Old Aug 15th, 2008, 04:40 AM   10
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Krissi,

Thanks for that, looks like it may well do, now the question is do I stop taking it and reduce EWCM again or live with a slightly longer cycle? Decisions...! It is only lengthened by 4/5 days and nothing to say its not still my body settling down after the patch...

Will carry on doing some research, if I find anything to add to Krissi's info I will add it in this post.

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