Just found this thread. What a happy coincidence, since I started taking maca myself on March 14th. I originally ordered it b/c I felt my thyroid was out of whack and might be affecting my fertility. Subsequent testing has shown all my levels to be normal, yet I still have most all the symptoms of hypothyroid.
: I'm also dealing w/high blood pressure, which might have been causing some of the extreme fatigue stuff. I'm now on meds for that.
So...I'm taking capsules of organic maca made by Whole World Botanicals. I did a fair amount of reading on their website before ordering and was very impressed with their business practices. I'm taking 2 capsules a day, which is 1000 mg. Perhaps it's not enough, based on what you all are doing? I think I'll stick with that dosage through the rest of this cycle before upping it or switching. The capsules aren't all that difficult to get down, but they do smell strongly of beets, IMO. Guess it's a good thing I like beets!
I started it on CD4. Since my period returned at around 15 mos. pp, my cycles have been much shorter than usual, averaging around 25 days, and my periods have been lasting longer (around 9 days, yuck!) and are much heavier. I also have horrible PMS symptoms preceding my period every month, so I am also hoping the maca might be able to help with that.
I got a +OPK on CD11, which is around when I think I've been O'ing on this crazy-short 25-day cycle. Now I'm on CD19, ~7DPO????, and I'm just waiting to test in a few days.
What I've noticed that is different since I started on the maca:
* I have more energy and my moods have stabilized, I'm not so irritable and up-and-down
* My libido is significantly increased.
I have had little to no sex drive for months now, but this month, va-va-voom!
I am just now getting to that point in my cycles where I start to get very PMS'y, so I'm interested to see if it will be any better this month.
It's great to find you all and share the journey with you!