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Old Mar 13th, 2018, 05:17 AM   41
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Dill, i highly recommended that your first test should be sperm analysis. Cp is most likely due to chromosome errors in the egg or sperm, so 50% chance that its your oh that needs treatment. The test for them is soooooo easy and not expensive. For us testing can get quite invasive. Ive had many tests done during my 19 cycles ttc (some painful, some not, but none showing anything wrong with me) only to find out that dh had sperm issues. (He simply started taking some supplements and we conceived within 3 cycles).

Similar to you, i also have regular-ish cycles and i always o. I did try Vitex for about 3 months and it did lengthen my 11 day lp to 12.5days,but also made my post-o temperature lower. So i stopped it (about 2 cycles before conceiving).

Keeping fingers crossed for you!



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2018, 07:37 AM   42
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mme - Welcome and Good Luck!

Dill - I wish I had more educated advice for you. I guess all I can say is go with your gut. As I was reading your post I felt like sure it could be a good idea to try but also like you said if your cycles are regular I worry a bit about messing that up.

Oh the ticking clock. I feel it too. We wanted to have 4 but that dream is over. Right now I'd just do anything for 1 or 2.

Blo - Glad you're here to root us on!



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2018, 10:12 AM   43
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Hey girls I haven’t even Ovulated for the March cycle yet. Been getting positive opks just not temp rise to comfirm. So I’m in a waiting limbo! Hope I can get there soon and be able to join the April thread! I’ll be cheering everybody on from the sidelines until then!! I just skimmed this thread some..

Dill- I just started Vitex a few weeks ago! But I do have very irregular cycles with no ovulation. I gear up for it and it fails for whatever reason. I’m not at the point of having tests done either. I did have some ultrasounds. The most recent one being last year and compared to my past ones they’ve never seen cyst on my ovaries and I don’t have any “typical character traits of pcos.” So my Dr really kind of persuaded me against leaning towards that as to my issues. She obviously wanted me to have the hormone panel done as well as the THS testing for thyroid issues. I just wasn’t mentally ready for it Incase it’s bad news. So I did decide to give Vitex a shot at regulating my cycles and getting me to ovulate on my own in hopes I could conceive before I broke down and got all the fertility testing done. From all the research and information I’ve gotten from other ladies who use Vitex & they say it’s honestly a miracle for them! That it’s referred to the herbal Clomid it’s that good! So of course I ran out and bought two bottles and have started taking them. My dr told me to take them first thing in the morning on an empty stomach at least 20-30 minutes before eating breakfast. Easy enough since I don’t eat breakfast very often haha. My Dr was totally on board with this as she’s knows I’m giving ttc on our own the best chance I have before needing assistance. So I started with 1200 mg and take all 3 capsules (at 400 mg each) first thing in the morning. I did have a few “hormonal” headaches the first week but nothing that Tylenol couldn’t get rid of. It could take anywhere from 10 days to 3 months to start working but from what I’ve read, it’s worth it! *BUT* the only thing is that if you’re regular and ovulate just fine it’s really not a good idea to take Vitex. It’ll actually make your cycles whacky as hell. But a lot of women take it to lengthen their LP if that’s an issue and it works great for that, from what I’ve read anyways! I’m definitely in no position to give actual medical advice but I did do tons of research before I finally hauled ass to GNC to get some! Everywhere in my city was sold out! And gnc only had two bottles left that’s why I bought them both to last me so I wouldn’t have to wait for them to be shipped to me.

Anybody else taken Vitex?? I’d love to hear anybody else who has been on it longer than me. I’ve heard it gives women lots of ewcm during their O days I’m curious if that’s true! Good luck ladies



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Old Mar 13th, 2018, 12:51 PM   44
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Hi co fostermom

I've moved over to April. Can you please put me down for the 12th?



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2018, 14:18 PM   45
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Dill, i highly recommended that your first test should be sperm analysis. Cp is most likely due to chromosome errors in the egg or sperm, so 50% chance that its your oh that needs treatment. The test for them is soooooo easy and not expensive. For us testing can get quite invasive. Ive had many tests done during my 19 cycles ttc (some painful, some not, but none showing anything wrong with me) only to find out that dh had sperm issues. (He simply started taking some supplements and we conceived within 3 cycles).

Similar to you, i also have regular-ish cycles and i always o. I did try Vitex for about 3 months and it did lengthen my 11 day lp to 12.5days,but also made my post-o temperature lower. So i stopped it (about 2 cycles before conceiving).

Keeping fingers crossed for you!
I wouldn't be surprised if it's me. I do have a chromosomal disorder that is hereditary, although my rate of loss far exceeds that of other female family members, so maybe it's a combination of factors. It hadn't really occurred to me that it might be a sperm issue. That wouldn't entirely surprise me. DH had a lot of unprotected sex with a lot of women before we met, and never once had an oopsie or got any of them pregnant. I have no idea how we'd get the ball rolling on getting him tested, though. I guess I'd need to see my midwife first, anyway.

I had two losses with my ex husband that I'm aware of, but they weren't CPs, they were full on miscarriages. I suspected that one was simply poor health and lifestyle (I wasn't aware I was pregnant until I miscarried), and one was a pregnancy with an IUD in, so that loss sort of explains itself. I never TTC'd with him, so I have no way of knowing if there were any CPs.



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2018, 17:14 PM   46
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Bloblo you're more than welcome to stalk our s!!!

Welcome Mme and FTale!



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2018, 17:14 PM   47
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Diedrek just let me know when you'd like to test and I'll get you down!



 
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Old Mar 13th, 2018, 18:38 PM   48
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Dill, I took vitex when ttc dd. I had irregular cycles after bcp, I Od regularly on vitex and had lp of at least 13 days. I stopped vitex after 7 or 8 months I think. Took a natural cycle then tried fertilaid and ovaboost. Fertilaid has vitex in it. I did conceive dd after 4 months of this.

I'm taking vitex right now even though I O regularly, my lp has been averaging 11 days which is not long enough for me. I'm hoping I don't O late.

I saw some creamy cm today which usually starts a week before O which would have me O on my normal schedule.

Can't wait for testing



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2018, 02:10 AM   49
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Hey everyone. Can you please put me down for 8th April



 
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Old Mar 14th, 2018, 06:55 AM   50
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co_fostermom sorry I took your idea about the follicle check... but loved the idea



 
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