Answered by hagedorns1018 - Dec. 30, 2011 4:35pm
I used to chart BBT, but it got to be too difficult (I'm in nursing school and my schedule is anything but regular), but I found through BBT and CM charting that my CM is a very reliable way to pinpoint ovulation so that's all I have been doing the last year. I think I'm going to start BBT charting again, but I'm not going to start until I have fertile CM and I'll stop once I confirm ovulation. I also have an Ovacue, but it's never right (or it tells me my "predicted" ovulation date AFTER I ovulated)... but I'm trying it this cycle as well (I'm just not putting any stock in what it says). I've never used OPKs... seems too expensive imho. Maybe it would be worth it now that my cycles are almost normal.
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Answered by ~HopefulJess~ - Dec. 29, 2011 11:24pm
great!! anytime u wanna chat send me a msg!! thanks, i have been using opks but i found the y can be unreliable and i dont temp ecuse i get up alot at night and wake up at diff hrs in the morning so i dont think it would e a very accurate reading id get so idk if i wanna try it . i wil have to see how things go i will probably try the soy isoflavones again this month whos knows! lol i so indecisive !
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Answered by hagedorns1018 - Dec. 29, 2011 10:55pm
I would think 7 dpo would be pretty good margin of safety... long enough to give you benefit after ovulation but soon enough to be out of your system by implantation. But, that's just my completely not professional opinion!
Thank you! I friended you so I can stalk your progress!! I'm 25 so we're about the same age.
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Answered by ~HopefulJess~ - Dec. 29, 2011 10:41pm
thats what scares me is if i dont stop taking it in time! :( thanks!! and gl to u too i hope u get your bf soon!!
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Answered by hagedorns1018 - Dec. 29, 2011 10:16pm
Just wanted to add, the herbs in Fertilaid ARE known to cause miscarriage, so if you even suspect you are pregnant, stop taking it!
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Answered by hagedorns1018 - Dec. 29, 2011 10:06pm
I'm not sure about taking a prenatal along with it because it's pretty complete by itself... The only thing I can think of that you would really want to watch out for is that you don't get too much iron. I would maybe take Fertilaid from CD 1 until 7 dpo and then switch to prenatal. I would start as soon as you know you're not pregnant. I hope it works for you (or you get a BFP and don't even have to start it ;)
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Answered by ~HopefulJess~ - Dec. 29, 2011 9:39pm
thanks! good luck to u!! i think im gonna try it when af starts next wk!! i start it on the day af starts right?? and say i dont find out im pregnant til like 4-6wks pregnant the fertilaid wont hurt as long as i stop as soon as i gt a bfp right? and i already take prenatals should i keep taking those along with it i know its a prenatal also. thanks and lots of baby dust to u!! gl!!
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Answered by hagedorns1018 - Dec. 29, 2011 9:14pm
Oh, lol, and you take it throughout your entire cycle, but stop if you get a BFP (or you can stop sooner if you suspect you will get a BFP).
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Answered by hagedorns1018 - Dec. 29, 2011 9:13pm
I used it in the past, but didn't notice any improvement, but I'm trying it again now along with other supplements (including FertiliTea) and diet changes (low carbohydrate and no caffeine--I recently learned that caffeine can increase estrogen which can exacerbate PCOS)... I've only been taking it for a week, but I feel like my libido is increased (Which is nice, because it has been nonexistant lately), and I have ovary pain (it's too soon for ovulation though and I'm not having any fertility signs like EWCM like I usually do).
Since I know my ovary is polycystic, I don't know if the pain is maybe improvement or a nice, healthy follicle developing (and maybe there's extra pressure because of all the small cysts)... HTH
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Answered by ~HopefulJess~ - Dec. 29, 2011 9:31am
I know ! I just Really Cant Find A Clear Answer On How To Take It! do u take it everyday without a break until u get a bfp or do u stop after ovulation and start again when period starts? i think i wanna try it!
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