Can I ask a probably silly question? If B6 extends the luteal phase, does it therefore shorten your potential fertile window? Or does it in theory lengthen the whole cycle.
I have been taking B6 for about a year, initially for its PMT reducing benefits but am now keen as it seems to be good for TTC, especially as the Seven Seas one I take also includes Folic Acid.
But my cycles are quite short - c.23 days but can be less. I can't work out if this means I have a very short window to conceive pre ovulation (am not v good at working out when ov actually happens!), or if it means my LP is short, despite taking the B6!
Any ideas? Am on CD9 of cycle 3 - no idea if I have already missed the boat for ovulation this month or if I am in with a chance!
Hi. I had c. 8 day LP, of 24ish day cycle. Was ovulating day 17ish. B6 and agnus castus did nothing for me. Clomid did though, when I finally got to see consultant after various tests. On my first cycle of clomid, I ovulated much earlier on day 12. Never knew what it did to my LP - I got PG that month :-) If b6 and agnus castus don't work and youre waiting for referral try soy ioflavones, you can get in bigger Tesco branches for very cheap, I never used it but lots on the net about it working successfully like clomid for some. Also, I suggest you ask gp for thyroid function test, I was underactive (though didn't realise till just before I got pg) and am convinced that ther was a link between short LP and underactive thyroid. Underactive thyroid is easily treated with thyroxin though you may have to fight for it if you're borderline.
Thanks ladies. My cycles have lengthened somewhat so I hope that taking it will lengthen my LP and bring OV forward. It has been cd24-26 that I've OVd recently.
christelle I do have an underactive thyroid that I've been being treated for for about 5/6 years and am currently on thyroxine. What did you say to your GP? I'm afraid that if I go to the docs they won't take me seriously.
I too am interested in this - I generally ovulate around cd25-28 but the AF arrives 8-10 days after this and I wondered whether b6 would help - do you take it all through the cycle and can you start at any point - I'm cd5 at the moment x
I may be wrong, but Ill mention it anyway, Im sure I read somewhere here that if you start taking B6, and you get PG, you need to continue taking it, because there is a chance of MC if you stop. Might be worth researching this.
Hello all - I wondered if any of you know whether the LP length is the number of days from ovulation to first signs of spotting or from ovulation to first day of proper AF? As for me I usually get spotting for 2 or 3 days before AF. B6 didn't really seem to make very much difference for me. Thanks!