Just wanted to add another anecdote to this thread as I found it 11-12 weeks ago and decided to try B6.
I had been having painful ovulation (bad cramping for a day or so before--so bad I actually burned myself with a hot water bottle and didn't know about it until I saw the blister) at 14-15 days with a 10-11 day luteal phase. I started taking 1 full pill of a B complex with 50mg on about day 2-3 of my cycle. The B6 made the painful ovulation go away the first month and lengthened my ovulatory phase to 18 days. After I ovulated I dropped down to half a pill per day (and am still taking that amount). No idea on how it effected the luteal phase as it worked the first month for me though I thought I was starting to spot at 12dpo (which would have been a 1 day improvement).
Thank you for your msg it was very sweet 10DPO is today and another neg preg test as well, but i've had my big cry and am starting to feel better considering it means my LP is extended by at least 1day because AF was due today and i'm sure i'm going to get more than one day because i don't even have AF cramps yet. I went out and bought more drugs today it always makes me feel better shopping, i currently have B complex, B6, Cranberry Tablets and Elevit (pre-natal vits). I never saw the point in buying EPO because i have plenty of CM but i read this morning it can give you more meaning the spermy can last 5 days rather than 3 so i went out this morn and bought some EPO more Elevit and some AC as well. I also bought a preg test just to torture myself further. I feel in my heart of hearts i'm not pregnant this month but thank you for your kind words.
I tried to research if lack of symptoms could mean pregnancy, because i don't have implantation spotting or cramping but i don't have AF cramping either but i keep putting it down the the fact my LP is extending so AF cramping will come in a few days. Is it really possible to have no symptoms? i have a very week stomache going on and off the pill makes me nauseous, taking vits with no food makes me nauseous and ovulation makes me nauseous so i'm sure if i was preg i would at least be sick. I know alot of woman claim no symptoms but aren't those usually the woman who weren't trying so they didn't think to look? i mean they might of thought they were nauseous because of something they ate, or they could of missed implantation bleeding because they just weren't looking and it was only a few specs. Did you get no symptoms even tho you were looking?
Betheney, the nausea doesn't generally kick in for a while - definitely not til after implantation and generally not til a few weeks in. Once I started charting in august I started feeling little patches of nausea straight after ov most cycles. A lot of it is your body playing naughty tricks on you. The best thing to do is avoid symptom spotting, because you'll just drive yourself loopy.
It's been a while since I last popped onto this thread....hope you're all ok
Well it's fast turning into a cycle from hell here and I haven't got a clue what is going on in there
Last cycle I spotted from O to the ....this cycle loads of spotting and cd47 today and still no O. I've been to the docs and he's given me a blood test form with about 5baseline tests on it but I need the to arrive to be able to have them
Anybody else had a cycle like this?
Hi Welsh Rose. It looks like your body's tried to ovulate twice but not managed it yet. Have you ever had an anovulatory cycle before?
I can recommend trying acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in general, to sort out your cycle. There's a book my practitioner recommended to me by Randine Lewis, called The Infertility Cure and I think it's fantastic. She originally trained in western medicine before qualifying as a TCM practitioner so she comes at everything with a lot of knowledge in a very balanced way. She's helped women with all sorts of problems to conceive and the book is inspirational. I've started a thread on here with a couple of friends who've also recently started TCM treatment called The Really USeful TCM Thread, becasue we thought it might be very helpful to other women on here. Check it out and see if you think it's for you.
Thanks Abi hun,
I will check it out and pick the book up as well....definately could do with some inspiring it's been a long 17mths and we're so desperate for #2 that it prevents me from giving up....somedays I just wish that I could give up thou.
I haven't had an anovulatory cycle before that I know of anyway...been charting since nov last year. Usually I ovulate inbetween cd15 and cd20. I just wish I knew what all the spotting was about...it drives me nuts
Cla, I've heard that OPKs can show a positive if you're pregnant... or they could be dodgy... I know, from yhe sublime to the ridiculous!
Oooh Cla, that could be why??? FX'd! XO Jen
hope you are ok. not long till thursday i bet you are counting the days down. my af was due today and there still is no sign, but i done another ovalation strip this morning and there was 2 lines again. i dont know what to think surley it cant mean anything after all that spotting. help
Abster - Thanks for your msg. I just wrote my feelings about not thinking i'm pregnant on here so i could vent and get it out, I wasn't asking nor expecting everyone to reply with positive reinforcements. But thank you, it feels good to know that when your sure your out and there is no baby on the way that there are other lovely ladies out there who are more than happy to do the wishful thinking i wasn't prepared to do, and to give me the right amount of encouragement i needed so thank you!
i was quite happy being convinced that i wasn't pregnant, i had a giant cry! ate a butt load of chocolate and i rang my husband who asked "so you have your period" and as i reply "well no not yet, but i know its coming" he rather than laughing at me offered to take me out tonight to make me feel better so after all that i felt much much better.
But then i had to have cramps didn't i...... and not really AF cramps or i don't think that they're AF cramps, but they're more like a tightening in my extremely lower abdomen right on the line where my undies sit...... wouldn't my uterus be higher up? this might sound funny but wouldn't my Vagina still be at that measurement?? i fell asleep and when i woke up and went to the toilet i felt the tightening heaps and noticed it whenever i sit down rather than lie down.
ALSO everyone says they get sore BBs when they're pregnant, i haven't had that which was the major kicker that i wasn't pregnant to me..... but i take 100mg of B6 and 442mg of Cranberry.... i read TONIGHT that both those pills stop fluid retention, so maybe my BB aren't sore because the pills i'm taking stop fluid retention?????? although that means when AF is coming i probably wont know because my BB wont be sore then either..... and is this bad? is it bad to stop fluid retention when you could possibly be pregnant?
URGH why oh why am i doing this to myself? i had come to terms with the fact i wasn't pregnant this month and now i'm more geared up than ever. Its 10DPO and the last 2 days have resulted in BFN i bought 2 preg tests that were suppose to be for next month but will prob end up using them at DPO11 and DPO12
i found a site that says i still have a 62% chance of testing +
i hate this! its so emotionally traumatic....... i know i sound like a giant sook, but i am a very very emotional person, i get upset and cry easy and i go mental when i'm angry! URGH
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