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Short Luteal Phase #2

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mascaraisamust Mon 19-Oct-15 17:13:23

For all things luteal phase, join us!

If you have a short one, have managed to extend one or haven't even a clue what one even is, here is a friendly bunch of ladies for all things TTC related!

mascaraisamust Mon 19-Oct-15 17:16:39

Stats please ladies:

Mascaraisamust, TTC #1 for 10 months, due to start Clomid and progesterone next cycle (fingers crossed) - LP 9 days!

sunshinegirl12 Mon 19-Oct-15 17:36:53

Hey girliessmile

Sunshinegirl12, ttc number 1 for 10months too, LP 10 days, off to the docs tomorrow for first appt

doobeedee Mon 19-Oct-15 18:40:47

Hello. Doobeedee, 36. Not currently TTC but hope to be by summer. 1DS aged 2 conceived with Clomid after trying everything else (and I mean EVERYTHING!) to lengthen an (at worst) 7 day luteal phase. Going to start chatting again soon but I suspect my LP is short again (although not as short as 7 days so that's something). Looking forward to being able to join in the chat properly again soon!

doobeedee Mon 19-Oct-15 18:41:29

Charting not chatting!

mrsmugoo Mon 19-Oct-15 18:43:05

Oh a new thread!

A tentative grad here, currently 6+4 weeks!

TTC#2 6 months, LP 7-9 days.

After the brush off from the GPs, went private, got cyclogest, got up the duff first cycle. (In yer face NHS!)

mascaraisamust Mon 19-Oct-15 18:50:17

Love it mrs

mascaraisamust Mon 19-Oct-15 18:53:40

Trying to book in my second private appointment. No sign of cyclogest from the nhs appointment yet. Wonder when they are thinking of 'posting' it out...

mascaraisamust Mon 19-Oct-15 18:58:05

doobeedee, are you going to try get clomid again? How did you get it last time? Hope it works for me too!x

SharyBobbins Mon 19-Oct-15 19:00:46

Just marking my place on this shiny new thread!

TTC #1 for 9 months, averaging a 42-43 day cycles, last LP 12 days but the cycle before that I think if was 9. CD40 today and I've finally got a +OPK! So no idea what's going on in this body of mine!

mascaraisamust Mon 19-Oct-15 19:06:03

Woohoo for a positive opk Shary! At last! Let's cross our fingers for a xmas BFP. Hope you're ok xx

mascaraisamust Mon 19-Oct-15 19:08:12

Sunshine good luck for the gp appointment tomorrow. Hope they are helpful! Let us know how you get on x

SharyBobbins Mon 19-Oct-15 19:26:12

Thanks Mascara, certainly took me by surprise, I'd given up hope! Going to book a GP appointment next week regardless I think xx

doobeedee Mon 19-Oct-15 19:34:51

Hee hee... I have 5 cycles worth left! (Shhhhhh!)

doobeedee Mon 19-Oct-15 20:03:06

Ob and I got it by nagging the GP to be referred to a fertility specialist after a year of trying and multiple chemical pregnancies. I was lucky that LP was one of his specialisms and, as I'd been temping, he agreed with me straight away. GP has already said she'd refer me straight away if I seem to have the same prob next time. Sadly though, my specialist has retired (DS was one of the very last (if not the last) baby he helped make!

mascaraisamust Mon 19-Oct-15 20:20:32

Good plan shary.

Lucky you doobeedee! At least you can chill out ready for the summer and the pressures not on x

herethereandeverywhere Mon 19-Oct-15 20:23:57

Hey ladies, can I tentatively join? I have 2 kids but definitely have short luteal phase. Took a year to conceive DD1 and 6 months DD2. I extended my luteal phase from about 8 days to 10+ by taking B vitamin supplements last time round.

I would love a 3rd child but I'm looking at an uphill struggle age wise - I'm 40 next year and my mum and grandmother both had their menopause early.

We've been 'trying but not trying' for the last year, i.e.: no OPKs or preseed which I used successfully with the other 2. I know from CM when I'm fertile and think my luteal phase is back down to about 7 days... will try the B vits one more month but I was contemplating going private and seeing what they say. Any recommendations for private Drs or clinics in London?

sunshinegirl12 Mon 19-Oct-15 20:24:42

Doobeedee, how long were you on Clomid for before you got your BFP? I didn't realise it was used to extend luteal phase.

Thanks Mascara, I'm not expecting too much from the appt tomorrow aslong as she agrees to do the hormone blood tests and SA for DH, suppose will then just wait for those results to see where we go from there.

Sunshinegirl2015 Mon 19-Oct-15 20:26:01

Sunshinegirl2015

TTC #1 for 10months/9 cycles

I'm 27 and DH is 28

Since charting have had a 9day LP, then a 10day LP and last month an 11day LP.

Think I managed to extend by eating healthy, taking EPO and preconception vitamins.

Still no sign of AF for me. Was due last Wednesday but as I don't have a clear thermal shift this cycle I could be either 16DPO, 9DPO or 6DPO according to apps. Tested this morning BFN.

mascaraisamust Mon 19-Oct-15 20:36:21

Hi herethere, welcome!

Interestingly, I took Preseed and b vitamins when I got my bfp too (ended up as an early mc though unfortunately). I'm going to try preseed again though this cycle as I think it helps with the PH and all that!

Sorry, no where near London so can't recommend. I just googled for private clinics and emailed a few and the first that got back to me I called (only one actually returned my email)!

sunshine the consultant told me that Clomid can help produce a stronger egg which can help the progesterone issue and bring ovulation forward too as I'm not ovulating until day 20 and AF shows 8/9 days later. Worth a try I guess!

I'm sure they'll give you bloods Sunshine, at least you're in the system now smile

mascaraisamust Mon 19-Oct-15 20:38:25

Sunshine15, hope you're ok? It must be quite frustrating for you. Fingers crossed this time next week you'll have an answer x

doobeedee Mon 19-Oct-15 20:45:28

It worked first cycle. Quite often, progesterone is low because of "weak" ovulation. Clomid strengthens ovulation which in turn increases progesterone in the luteal phase. It didn't bring my OV forward though. The month I conceived, I ovulated on day 20 which was one of my latest.

mascaraisamust Mon 19-Oct-15 21:24:09

Interesting Doobeedee. Seems like forever away I'll be taking clomid yet but going in the right direction.

Ok read up on fertility foods, like Mrsunsure said the advice is:

No: sugar, caffeine, soda (my let down) and juices (my other let down) or soy anything! Never fat free, low fat products.

Must:
Exercise regularly
Drink water (distilled, not bottled and preferably not tap confused)

Fruit - organic: blueberries, strawberries, banana (good for LP), pomegranate, citrus fruits (good for LP

Veg: Be organic, plenty of dark leafy greens - broccoli, asparagus, Brussels, kale, green beans, spinach, cabbage. Red peppers (high in vitamin c - good for LP), tomatoes, potato

Dairy - high fat, organic/free range, eggs, coconut oil (grass fed), almond milk

Fish - Cod, Alaskan salmon, halibut - any fish really that isn't high in Mercury

Grains - wholewheat pasta, brown rice or bread

Meat - grass fed/organic chicken/Turkey/ beef (red meat limited for endo)

Nuts/seeds - almonds, pumkin seeds, sesame seeds, Brazil nuts, walnuts

Garlic and lentils!

Now to order the shopping! At least I'll feel good...

SliceofLemon Mon 19-Oct-15 22:45:31

Hi, I've been following you guys since the start of the first thread but haven't posted. I had an un-extendable luteal phase of 8 days (except one cycle which was 12 days after Agnus castus for a month, but went straight back the next cycle). Posting now as interested in all this talk of fertility diet! On my 10th cycle TTC I got BFP having given up dairy after ovulation and drinking smoothies every morning filled with loads of the foods listed above by mascara . And walking the dog plenty and generally looking after myself. Two other things we did differently that month were - baby aspirin every day through follicular phase and abstinence for 5 days leading up to day before ovulation when we DTD. Don't think I managed to extend luteal phase as had a very light period/implantation bleed exactly when I'd have expected it normally. As you guys have found, NHS were not interested, gynaecologist actually very rude (got referred for abdo pain). I know every time AF turned up I wanted to read what had worked for others and found it helped to try something new to keep positive. So hope it helps someone smile

mascaraisamust Tue 20-Oct-15 07:59:57

Welcome sliceoflemon, it's nice to hear you've been following, it's reassuring to hear that people are lurking and maybe we are helping them in their journey in some way (soppy or what)! Thanks for your input!

Are you pregnant now? I'm going to try abstain from dairy from ovulation now then, not a dairy fan to be honest anyway, milk with my cereal and that's about it. Read lots about baby aspirin, I won't try that one until ive spoken to my consultant though.

I used to be a three/four times a week gym girl, now I a zero times a week girl. I know I need to make time. I have been paranoid I guess since TTC about overdoing it/exercise in tww but not doing anything at all is counterproductive all together! I think slowly but surely I'll start getting back into the fitness side of things.

Also read ladies that in AF you should relax totally. Xx

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