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Soy and/or Clomid

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lastboxoftampons Mon 08-Sep-08 12:09:54

Hello smile

Not on either but curious as to why you're supposed to take it on certain days. I know most people say CD2-8 or 3-9, etc. But why is it CD2 for some people and CD3, 4 or 5 for others? Or is it just a matter of preference?


londonlottie Mon 08-Sep-08 12:51:57

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lastboxoftampons Mon 08-Sep-08 13:05:50

Are you following me! hmmgrin

Of course it's all anecdotal, but some people take soy isoflavones as they would clomid - it's meant to induce early ovulation.

Here's a "good" article:

londonlottie Mon 08-Sep-08 14:05:47

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lastboxoftampons Mon 08-Sep-08 14:20:53

My bargepole is getting shorter as the months go by! grin

I'm going to make that appointment with the doctor this month and I might ask her about it. I wouldn't be keen on clomid either.

londonlottie Mon 08-Sep-08 15:45:59

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sadminster Mon 08-Sep-08 16:03:58

when I took clomid (yuck) it was days 1-5, first time because I wasn't ovulating at all & while I didn't conceive on it I did start ovulating normally afterwards (prob because I gained weight). 2nd time because I was ovulating late in the cycle (cd22+), & dr wanted to make it earlier so egg release would be the same time as the best quality lining (didn't work I got big cysts & didn't take it again).

I've seen lots of people using soy on ff - no idea if it works though.

londonlottie Mon 08-Sep-08 16:14:14

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lastboxoftampons Mon 08-Sep-08 16:29:16

I "know" plenty of women who conceived while ovulating late in their cycles, so I don't really think there's much of a correlation.

sadminster Mon 08-Sep-08 16:52:36

Yeah I know loads of women who conceive late or on very long cycles, but some doctors belive that if you ovulate late (>CD17) then there can be a problem with the lining being less receptive to implantation. Certianly there's a lower pregnancy rate/year in women with longer cycles simply because there are fewer chances on conceive over that time.

Personally (8 pregnancies now) I have only ever conceived on my shorter cycles (28 days rather than 31+) so I get very excited if I ovulate on day 14 or 15. Who knows?

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