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post #101 of 207
JSMa:
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Maefair, I actually have not come back to normal yet. I have not had a period since December.
Me neither
post #102 of 207
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Originally Posted by risen_joy View Post
Ok, got my maca today...and ended up wasting 1/2 a Tbsp!!! : I don't have any smoothie ingredients (other than ice and yogurt) and decided "how bad can it be? I'll just mix it in with some ginger ale!" BIG mistake! Then I decided to smell the poo colored concoction before drinking it - SECOND BIG mistake! I have never before gagged and thrown up from a smell before!!!

Well, lesson learned - I'm off to the grocery store to get some fruit and other supplies!!

So I am now officially risen_joy/Ellie/started Maca 3.26.08
I'm so sorry... but that had me laughing so HARD. So much so that I had to open my maca and do the lick finger test. Not too bad.... It reminds me a little of bitter greens - I used to put them in my smoothie (spinach or chard), so I don't think it will bug me too much. That, and I drink my smoothies with a straw. I can't eat bananas but here's my smoothie mix... grapefruit juice, blueberries, raspberries, egg whites (pasturized) and organic greek yogurt.
post #103 of 207
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Originally Posted by risen_joy View Post
Ok, got my maca today...and ended up wasting 1/2 a Tbsp!!! : I don't have any smoothie ingredients (other than ice and yogurt) and decided "how bad can it be? I'll just mix it in with some ginger ale!" BIG mistake! Then I decided to smell the poo colored concoction before drinking it - SECOND BIG mistake! I have never before gagged and thrown up from a smell before!!!

Well, lesson learned - I'm off to the grocery store to get some fruit and other supplies!!

So I am now officially risen_joy/Ellie/started Maca 3.26.08
Thanks, really needed that this evening! Hope it gets better in the smoothies! It has made me be chicken and I have order some powder and some gelatinised powder (which apparently tastes better as it has some of the starch removed). Who knows, but I have ordered 250g of each and will see how we go!
Should be here Monday.

PS Risen_joy - sorry to laugh at your expense.
post #104 of 207
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Originally Posted by maefair View Post
JSMa:

Me neither
Can I jump in on this one too!! I stopped BCP in january and haven't had a period since then.

I have not tried the Maca yet, but I have a DR appt in two weeks to see what they have to say about the no period buisness. I am thinking maybe I over exercise?? I do the ellipitcal every day for 45 minutes and light weights as well for about 5-10 minutes. Could that be it??? I am 5'5'' 126 lbs. I just want to be a woman again and have my period!!!!!
post #105 of 207
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Originally Posted by doodledoo View Post
Thanks, really needed that this evening! Hope it gets better in the smoothies! It has made me be chicken and I have order some powder and some gelatinised powder (which apparently tastes better as it has some of the starch removed). Who knows, but I have ordered 250g of each and will see how we go!
Should be here Monday.

PS Risen_joy - sorry to laugh at your expense.
Where'd you order these from?
post #106 of 207
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risen_joy - how much will you be taking?


JSMa - your temps are looking more normal, though! That's good!
post #107 of 207
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Originally Posted by earthymama2b View Post
Where'd you order these from?
Here's the link, it's a UK based website so not sure where they ship to.

http://www.plantspirit.co.uk/products/maca_pg2of7.html

It's my first time ordering from them, so not sure how they'll be, but fingers crossed! Went with them cos I could get a smaller amount and try the 2 types without being out a whole lot of money till I see how I do with it.
post #108 of 207
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Originally Posted by doodledoo View Post
Here's the link, it's a UK based website so not sure where they ship to.

http://www.plantspirit.co.uk/products/maca_pg2of7.html

It's my first time ordering from them, so not sure how they'll be, but fingers crossed! Went with them cos I could get a smaller amount and try the 2 types without being out a whole lot of money till I see how I do with it.
The website says they will ship to anywhere. shipping info is on left side of the page. some places they don't ship via paypal....but they say they will ship anywhere.
post #109 of 207
OMG I got mine in today and it is so VILE!!!! :Puke

I also have not had a period since December and I am trying to bring one on but I don't know if it's even worth it. The Maca is making me feel nauseous.
post #110 of 207
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Yeah I'm wondering if I should have gone with gelatinized. The Mountain Rose Herbs maca I have is really... flavorful. I can't cover it up with anything. I put it in a smoothie today with just banans & orange juice and only used 1 tablespoon and while it's better than any other way I've tried so far, the flavor is still really strong.

So I think I'm reducing my daily amount to 1 tbsp for now!
post #111 of 207
I have heard you get much better results from the organiz vs the genatinized.


OMG!! I think I may have ovulated yesterday!!!! : : :

I had some light cramping the past two days prior... temp got pretty low yesterday morning... shot up a lot today compared to the rest of the temps since I've been on Maca and Vitex... I also was really wet yesterday... sorry for TMI... but my CM has been really odd through this whole no-period thing, and yesterday, no doubt I had watery CM.

I told DP, and we got in a session of BDing before he had to go to work. He is so incredibly wonderful. This morning when he got home, he came right up to ask the temp verdict and I just grinned and said it went up... "is that a good sign?" "yes, baby it is!"

I know I have to wait like 2 more days of higher temps to know better, but I have a REALLY good feeling and putting those positive vibes out there, and DP is on board with the whole positive visualization too now.

I have not been this excited to temp in awhile.
post #112 of 207
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Originally Posted by JSMa View Post
I have heard you get much better results from the organiz vs the genatinized.


OMG!! I think I may have ovulated yesterday!!!! : : :

I had some light cramping the past two days prior... temp got pretty low yesterday morning... shot up a lot today compared to the rest of the temps since I've been on Maca and Vitex... I also was really wet yesterday... sorry for TMI... but my CM has been really odd through this whole no-period thing, and yesterday, no doubt I had watery CM.

I told DP, and we got in a session of BDing before he had to go to work. He is so incredibly wonderful. This morning when he got home, he came right up to ask the temp verdict and I just grinned and said it went up... "is that a good sign?" "yes, baby it is!"

I know I have to wait like 2 more days of higher temps to know better, but I have a REALLY good feeling and putting those positive vibes out there, and DP is on board with the whole positive visualization too now.

I have not been this excited to temp in awhile.
YAY!!!I'm so happy for you.
I do feel real good when I take the Maca, not sure why....but I just feel great. must be all the vitamins. DH says he feels good too. Yes, it tastes like crap...but i'm sticking with it!! it makes me feel good
post #113 of 207
Well, today was day 1 for me. Put the maca in the smoothie described above. I drank the first half right away - it wasn't too bad. Had the 2nd half a few hours later (I split my breakfast in two) and it was MUCH better. I didn't mind the flavor at ALL!

I think I'm going to continue to take it, though officially I've decided not to TTC for 2 months (if it happens, great, but we aren't working on it). I am concerned about winter-time deliver and post-partum depression (I live in the frozen north) and DH and I decided together that it might be a good time to take a break, especially after talking to both of my sisters who have had winter babies.

Hope you all get your BFP soon, though!
post #114 of 207
Hi again everyone,
just lurking along on this thread as I really think maca is amazing and I am so interested in what it does for women and men for that matter.

for those of you not liking the flavor, try ordering from http://www.pacificbotanicals.com/

I have been taking maca now since the end of last August and I really can't stand the flavor of anyone else's maca but theirs. And the price per pound is great.

post #115 of 207
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I do the 2 tbls at one shot to get it done and over with... I need to pick up more OJ on the way home. I like the OJ mixes with Banana and stuff. *nods*
I will have to try this!!!

And no worries to all who had a good laugh - it made me grin to know I brought some small measure of silliness to us all!

JSMa - sounds great!! Keep us posted!!!


Oh, and I'm taking 1 Tbsp a day to start...will let you know if I up to 2
post #116 of 207
Thread Starter 
Well, I finally got a LOW reading on my fertility monitor today - that sounds like bad news, but it had been 'high' for 20 days already, and was 'high' during AF! I'm taking that to mean my estrogen is leveling out, yay! Hopefully everything will regulate soon!
post #117 of 207
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Originally Posted by WoodlandFairytale View Post
Well, I finally got a LOW reading on my fertility monitor today - that sounds like bad news, but it had been 'high' for 20 days already, and was 'high' during AF! I'm taking that to mean my estrogen is leveling out, yay! Hopefully everything will regulate soon!
Great Alice!!! That does sound promising, I've been lurking over here to see when you get all sorted!! I'm happy for you!
post #118 of 207
That is good news Alice!!! :


Temps are still looking good... need another high temp tomorrow... I have a really good feeling. :

DP was sooo cute this morning again... he just gives me this grin when he got home... "Did you temp today... what did it say?"

I just love that he's so on board with this and asking questions and showing interest in this extra stuff. He isn't as open minded as I am, shall we say... so it's really cool that he is coming around and aksing about temps.
post #119 of 207
Well reading all the positive vibes on this thread makes me want to run (really fast) to wild oats to see if they have any. I emailed dh about it and he says he is on board - he drinks protein shakes daily and I don't think he'll have a problem downing it. I might but I've had worse before when on a diet I am sure. Although he also said if it increases his libido anymore than it is currently he might not be able to go out in public. he is so great, I am more interested in the energy and good vibes, I seem to O on cd14 but I want to make sure things don't go wacky from the bc.

Also, just checking, is everyone taking this all cycle long or just pre-O?

So as soon as I get it....

Reina28 (Serena) + DP/ 2 TBSP a daystarting when I get it (hopefully tonight)
post #120 of 207
Thread Starter 
Updated! We are really starting to get a good group going here!

Thank you for your well wishes Julia and JSMa!

JSMa, I'm so excited for you! Something's finally happening, yay!
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