Newbie... can anyone give me feedback re: issue I'm having after taking Soy? Please?

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  1. nfg

    nfg Active Member

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    Hi,

    I am a mom of three kids. I have a 19 year old, a 10 year old, and a 5 1/2 year old.

    This past January, a few months away from my 38th birthday, I talked my husband into trying for just one more baby. It was already the end of the month, so February was our first full cycle trying. No luck.

    In March, we tried again. I started prenatals, and this time I used OPK's as I had no idea when I even ovulated (and my cycle varies from 28-34 days). Seemed to figure out a pretty good idea as to when I ovulated by using the OPK's and it turns out I ovulated around the 12th of the month. In March, that was around CD18. No luck getting pregnant that cycle either.

    In April, we tried again, and I continued using the OPK's. Again, I seemed to get a positive OPK around the same time of month- like CD18-CD20ish but it was hard to read those stupid blue lines so I was never quite positive... no luck conceiving.

    In May, I turned 38. I decided to switch to digital OPKs so I could be more sure, even though they were more expensive. I got my smiley face/positive on May 11th- CD19. No luck conceiving. CD32 I ended up getting my period.

    Now it is June, and we're in our fifth month of trying. I knew we were getting the timing right, I know I'm already 38, I'm a bit worried about age being more of a deterrent than I thought (and I am overweight, too). So, this month, I decided to try Soy Isoflavones after reading up on them. I took 150 mg of Soy CD2, CD3, CD4, and CD5, and I took 200 mg of Soy CD6. Each time, I took them right before bed. I also took 500 mg a day of Vitamin C this cycle. I had no side effects of any sort up until now.

    My period for this cycle started on May 24th. My period was gone by May 30th (normal length for me). I used the digital OPK tests again this cycle and got my positive 5-6 days sooner than usual after using the soy! On 6/5- CD13! We "bd'd" that morning right after I got my positive and again that night.

    But then yesterday, 6/6 (CD14) I started noticing some pinkish reddish spotting whenever I wiped. I figured okay it's probably just some ovulation spotting due to the estrogen levels or whatever, I'm sure it's no biggie (even though I NEVER get mid cycle spotting or bleeding, I figured it happened this time due to the soy). But then by the end of the day, the pinkish spotting turned reddish and the spotting got a bit heavier and even though I would have liked to "bd" again last night to help my cause here, the spotting put me off and I decided to skip it.

    Then today it ended up being even more red and now it's almost seeming like it's a second period rather than just spotting. Not a crazy heavy one or anything but definitely beyond just "spotting"- I'm going through pads the way I would if it were the start of a normal period.

    So, er, has anyone else experienced this?? It is making me a bit nervous. I am hoping that everything is okay and that the soy will help me conceive this month and that the two times we tried the day I got my positive OPK will be enough- right now I'm just wishing this bleeding would stop though.

    Sorry this is so long and sorry if any of it is TMI, I would surely appreciate any feedback and/or words of comfort!
     
  2. Apple Blossom

    Apple Blossom Mum of three

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    Hi and welcome to b&b, I am experiencing something similar to you although I havent ov yet. Im taking soy on cd5,6 and 7 I took 80mg then on cd 8 I took 120mg and then today I shall take the last dose of 120mg as cd 9. I finished my period on cd4 and now at cd 9 im bleeding and its not a little but not alot if you get what I mean. So im very confused and I can only assume that it is the soy that has done this but not sure if its a good thing or bad or normal.

    Did you concieve quickly with your preivous pregnancies? I know things can get harder with age, Im 31 and it is taking forever.
     
  3. nfg

    nfg Active Member

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    Hi,
    Sorry, I just saw this!

    I did conceive quickly with my previous pregnancies! And as an update to this post, I ended up having what was basically the equivalent of a second period. After 5 days or so, it went back to spotting and then to just a brownish tinge when I wiped (which is still the case now).

    However today at 11 dpo I took a test and got a BFP!!!! I am still kind of in shock, very hopeful, but also scared of having a m/c due to age, the Soy etc... I'm not even 4 weeks pg yet and dr won't see me til after 7 weeks (I have an appt 7/15) and I am just really, really hoping everything is going to be ok. I just have to wait and see. And I know every twinge, spot, etc is going to have me paranoid. Wish me luck and good luck to you, too!
     
  4. ttcwithendo

    ttcwithendo Well-Known Member

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    Congrats nfg h&h9m sticky baby dust.
     
  5. Apple Blossom

    Apple Blossom Mum of three

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    Hi havent been on in a while, but well done that is great news, I wish you all the best and may your bean be a sticky one.
     

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