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How Much Vitex Should I Take To Boost Fertility
Variable: Clomid (clomiphene) is an anti-estrogen & works sort of like faking your brain into thinking your ovaries are failing. Fsh levels rise to increase production of Estradiol from the ovary. Response is different for each woman. It may take several cycles to figure out the dose to which a woman will respond. ...Read more
Variable: Taking Clomid (clomiphene) while using human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) to trigger ovulation keeps Clomid (clomiphene) from overstimulating the ovaries. Continued Clomid (clomiphene) use without HCG has been shown to raise ovarian cancer risk later in life. Be careful with Clomid (clomiphene) if blurred vision occurs since it can be hard on the eyes and may cause retinal detachment at higher doses. Monitoring use is the key. ...Read more
How long does it take a couple with no fertility problems to conceive? Anything I can do to boost my chances?
1 year: Roughly 85-90% of normal couples (no problems) conceive within 1 year of unprotected sexual relations. This becomes the clinical "definition" of infertility: failure to conceive in one year. Timing - counting days, natural methods such as BBT/mucus, and home OPK can help you conceive sooner when trying at home. ...Read more
How do progesterone shots work for fertility? And how long should you be on them while trying to conceive?
Fertility?: Progesterone shots do not affect your fertility directly - at all. They can be used to start a period if you are late or skipped, they can be used to 'supplement' luteal Progesterone if a woman has luteal phase defect - which is not a fertility problem. There are no other medically appropriate uses, hope this helps! ...Read more
Please help me, is it ok to take chinese herbal treatment for fertility together with methfomin? I have pcos and want to concieve. Thank you
No absolute answer: Hi. With hyperprolactinemia and the galactorrhea/amenorrhea syndrome, bromocriptine (or preferably, cabergoline) will normalize prolactin and restore menses & ovulation. How quickly depends on whether the bromocriptine dose is right to normalize prolactin right off, or if the dose needs to be titrated up. Even when prolactin is normal, it may takes several months for menses/ovulation to resume. ...Read more
Deficiency States: If your vitamin d levels are low, then it should be treated with vitamin d if your testosterone levels are low, then it should be treated with testosterone. I can't think of any protocols that call for the reciprocal use of vitamin d for testoserone deficiencies and vice versa. In either case, the deficiency state must be confirmed by lab analysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much folic acid should I take while trying to get pregnant? Can i buy it without consulting a doctor?
Worthless: Get involved seriously with aerobic and resistance training. Get to a serious gym and make friends with serious athletes. It's a wonderful gift to give yourself. By contrast, Spirulina is pond scum and you're wasting your money. ...Read more
I been on Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin for three months trying to conceive with no luck. How long does it take to work?
Check out these: Links. Consider seeing a fertility specialist for u and your husband if everything else fails. Godspeed! http://health.howstuffworks.com/pregnancy-and-parenting/pregnancy/conception/ten- tips-for-optimal-conception.Htm. http://m.voices.yahoo.com/10-herbs-promote-fertility-increase-chances-2491984.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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