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Spotting and B6 - success

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Squigglypig Tue 21-May-13 08:47:18

Hi all

I just wanted to share this in the hope that anyone who has the same problem i do might read it. Basically for the past few years I've spotted before my period for a few days, usually up to a week. I've been ttc for a long time (had a mmc in November and have a DD who is now 2.6). I'm pretty confident that I ovulate but the latter part of the cycle was worrying me with the spotting.

Anyhoo - I read somewhere that B6 had helped so I thought I'd try it. I got 50mg tablets from Holland & Barrett and started taking them about 3 weeks ago. After about 10 days I felt like I had a lot more energy which to be honest is enough for me to keep taking them. But even better so far I've not had any spotting and I'm due on in two days.

So anyway I wanted to share this. I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get a BFP this month as I don't think I ovulated for once, but I'm pretty pleased with the non-fatigue and the non-spotting so thought I'd share in case anyone else was worried about the same thing.

Liquoriceallsort Tue 21-May-13 08:54:15

Very pleased for you! Fx for a bfp soon. I suffer from the same but b6 didn't work for me hmm reflexology has helped a bit though! I might try both, could be a winning combination!!

marryhun Tue 21-May-13 09:47:58

I was taking B6 and also B12 for cycles, too. Now I need to go back to it, I just stopped everything, because I just got frsutrated with TTC smile

Andcake Tue 21-May-13 10:09:44

Good luck - I'm a huge advocate of b6. After 2 mc over 3 yrs of ttc 6 weeks after starting b50 from holland and Barrett I got my sticky bean who is now 9 mo old. A low dose originally got rid of my spotting but the b50 along with good timing got me my ds. The b vits have helped me slept better and feel better in general. A consultant at the dr said it was ok to keep taking it throughout my pregnancy.

Squigglypig Tue 21-May-13 11:03:53

Thanks all, I just thought I'd share because I lurk on these boards all the time and it's not something that gets mentioned. I don't really understand why they don't put more B6 in the pregnancy/conception vits in any case as apparently they don't do any harm in doses lower than 200 mg.

liquoriceallsort maybe reflexology will help - it's just such an annoying thing (spotting) and the doctors don't seem to take it seriously at all. When I conceived my daughter I tried acupuncture and chinese herbs and I conceived that month - anyway the reason I'm mentionning it is that chinese medicine is quite big on cycles and women's health so if the reflexology doesn't help perhaps try that.

Andcake that's exactly what I wanted to hear, thanks for sharing.

marryhun I know exactly what you meant. I'm feeling a bit "meh"about TTC myself, but at least the spotting is sorted - and the constant fatigue so i might feel more up for it!

Olive324 Tue 21-May-13 18:07:47

I am so glad you posted this. I too been ttc for 18 months and always have spotting about a week beforehand. Although when I mentioned taking B6 to the consultant he said not to bother , I did this month and am now on day 27 ( usual 29 day cycle) and still no spotting! Also started temping for the first time this month and they are still high. Here's hoping!

Squigglypig Tue 21-May-13 20:07:14

Fingers crossed for a BFP and frankly no spotting in itself is just a massive boost for me! Hooray for B6!

eggsnbeans Wed 22-May-13 05:34:01

I have just ordered some to try too! Did you take it every day or just post ovulation?

Olive324 Wed 22-May-13 06:59:41

I started taking it CD1. Still no spotting D28. That's got to be good?

babyrose Wed 22-May-13 08:09:37

I started taking b6 last and it worked well, even found it better with cm during ovulation and now can pinpoint it within a day or 2. Af was cd 27 last month and ovulation was one day later this month so now I know af will be cd28. But I really don't af anyway!!

I found out something else about b6 u need to keep taking it til 12 wk of pregnancy and too much of b6 can be harmful.

Andcake Wed 22-May-13 11:13:46

I took the b50 throughout pregnancy and restarted when ds was about 2 months as it helps with my insomnia if I take it near bedtime. I was told during pregnancy just to make sure I didn't take over 100 when combined ith my prenatal.

Squigglypig Thu 23-May-13 22:12:09

Well AF arrived today with only the teeniest hint yesterday, so that's much better (although I'd prefer no AF and a BFP!).

olive I take it every day with preg vits. I've also noted I didn't get my monthly chin spot this month AND my mood is generally more chipper. I am a big fan.

Olive324 Sat 25-May-13 10:04:34

Well, now I'm confused. Am now day 31 of usual 29 day cycle. Taken B6 since CD1 because of spotting. I haven't had any spotting ..... At all! Yey! but...... No BFP and no sign of AF. Temps still high, no spotting, day 31 would all suggest positive but this is turning into a long cycle with no positive result. Not sure what to do. Is the B6 causing an extended cycle ? Should I stop taking it so that I can get AF and start again? So confused...... Any advice?

Squigglypig Sat 25-May-13 22:34:10

I don't know - but maybe test again in a couple of days - fingers crossed for you x

Olive324 Tue 28-May-13 16:17:10

Hi, I'm now on day 34 and still no AF. Definitely not pregnant ( done 2 tests) . Cycle normally 28/29 days. I think B6 has just made me have an incredibly long cycle. Stopped taking it 2 days ago. Anyone else had this problem? It did stop the spotting but seems to have messed up my cycle. Not sure I will continue. Confused.

Squigglypig Tue 28-May-13 19:48:48

That's strange - do you know when you ovulated? B6 is supposed to lengthen luteal phase which is a good thing. How are your temps?

Olive324 Tue 28-May-13 20:30:29

Just started AF! Hurrah! Ovulated day 13 so just had 20 day lutheal phase!!! Might try a lower dose to prevent spotting this month but hopefully not delay AF, should it not end in BFP.

Squigglypig Tue 28-May-13 23:38:30

Good, I just take 50mg and that seems to have been plenty - so perhaps try a lower dose (how much were you taking?)

Olive324 Wed 29-May-13 08:27:13

I was taking 100mg. Debating whether to cut it down to 25 mg or cut it out completely this month. I have another blood test day 21 . The month just gone I got a progesterone level of 84 on day 21 which I think the B6 may have had something to do with as it was very high. Might see what it is without the b6 this month. Oh what to do... What to do.....?!

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