I bought some AC when first TTC DC2. I have PCOS and hadn't had a period for 6 months. I never took it as I was worried if I had any tests done, that the results wouldn't be a true reading. Something to bear in mind. And it can take months to get into your system.
Sorry to hear of your mc
Let me know if you go for the AC, I often wonder if I'd taken them whether they'd have worked or not
Hi! I've been taking AC for about 10 days now as my cycle has gone from a very reliable 28 days to between 30 and 34 in recent months! I also spot for at least 7 days before AF so am hoping the AC may help all round!
I've been taking vitamin B6 (100mg a day) for about 6 weeks now to try to lengthen/stabilise my short/variable lutual phase. Last cycle (first cycle taking it) was 10 days, so an improvement on the previous month (without taking it) which was 8 days. But as my LP somehow varies from month to month anyway (I am also addressing this with doctors rather than just dosing myself up on vitamins), this could have been co-incidence rather than the vitamins.
Bit scared of AC as I have heard some people say it made things worse for them rather than better... but then others swear by it.
I love B6, and am something of a worshipper!! I credit it with getting me my bfp's after 6 months of trying, although it turns out I wasn't taking enough and I mc'd twice. I now have regular checks and am 13+5 wks!!
I see a kinesiologist . Which is a form of testing using your muscles. It hasn't been cheap, but no more expensive than say acupuncture or any other alternative treatment. At one point, 6-8 wks prg, I was seeing her every couple of days. Now it's every 3 weeks.
What you need to be taking is activated vitamin B6, commonly called Vitamin B6 P5P.
You can buy it online, but I got it in liquid form from my kinesiologist and I was taking a lot of it!! As a guide, her levels were perfect and she takes one drop (literally a drip from a pipette) but I take around 60 drops a day at the moment, and during weeks 6-8 probably twice that...
Pie - i took 100mg of B6 to try and lengthen luteal phase and it didn't do anything so I gave up after 4 months. My gynae has done research in to it and has found that it doesn't do anything for the LP but having said that there are plenty of people on here who have sworn it has. I think it's a vital vitamin anyway in the trying to conceive world so may be worth taking it to see if helps. Not sure about AC though.
Sorry for a hijack here but maybe this will help more than just me..!
harassed congratulations on your pregnancy! My chiropractor recommended exactly the same activated B6 from metabolics so your post has got me excited! I have had several miscarriages and he reckons it is the missing ingredient. He also says to take a lot (a whole pippet, which is about twenty drops) but I have read some scary things about overdosing on B6 (e.g. irreversible nerve damage). There doesn't seem to be agreement between countries about 'safe' levels, but it seems to be somewhere around 50mg per day. 60 drops would be about 150mg - did your kinesiologist mention anything about what she considers safe? How much did you take daily to get PG?