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Old 04-25-2009, 06:21 PM   #1
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:57 PM   #2
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I'm off to get some tomorrow from our local health food shop...
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:12 PM   #3
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I took it when I was TTC #2, and still nursing ds. I didn't see a huge difference in when I o'd, to be honest, or in lp length. However, I did conceive twice within six months while I was taking, and I was nursing a toddler several times during the day AND at night. The first one ended in m/c at 7 weeks, the second became my beautiful DS.

This round I am going with soy isoflavones instead of vitex (you shouldn't take them together). Soy isoflavones work immediately, whereas vitex takes several months to build in your system. They basically work exactly like clomid, just not as extreme. You take it on cd's 3-7 or 5-9, just like clomid. You can do anywhere between 50-200 mg. I did 155mg/day this cycle. It tricks your body into thinking your estrogen levels are too low, and makes your pituitary gland produce more FSH. I am yet to see what my LP will be like this month, but I did o on cd 20 as opposed to 23 last month. NOt a HUGE difference, but definitely an improvement. ANd by the way, I am nursing a 17 month old.
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:31 PM   #4
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Another great thread, Jen. I'm interested too. It bothers me that so many of the things we take to help conceive shouldn't be used while pregnant or nursing.
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I take it in my Fertili Tea and in my multi vitamin for reproductive health, buts its small doses.
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Interesting thread on Soy Isoflavones:

http://www.soulcysters.net/those-us-using-soy-150291/
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And for you dorky scientists like me, some hard literature on Soy Isoflavones:

Data showing reduction in Free estradiol and Estrone, also lengthening of cycles:
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/art...tool=pmcentrez
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