After taking fertility supplements, I've STOPPED ovulating??? - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 4 Old 01-28-2010, 12:57 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm on my third month TTC. I'm 32, and haven't had EWCM for over a year. I use to have loads, and I'm not sure why it suddenly all disappeared, unless it's just because I turned 30. I was trained as a teacher in the Billings Ovulation Method, so I know about CM, ovulation timing, etc. To increase my CM, I started taking spirulina and 2000 mg of Maca on day one of my cycle. I also started taking a multivitamin that contains a bunch of fertility herbs. For previous cycles, I would have a few days of watery cm, and I could feel that I was O. Now, I'm on day 15 (my usual O day) and I'm so totally and completely dry that it's painful. I'm also using O predictor strips, and of course they aren't picking anything up. Should I just give up the supplements? Has anyone else BTDT?

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It could just be that you're going to O later in your cycle than you're used to.

Drink lots of water and see where that leads you!

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Ahhh, yes...just wait and see if I O later. Patience! I guess I'm still short on that, despite my having a DS that tests mine on a regular basis. I guess I was just expecting to have a few days of FM before ovulating, and that should have started by now. I suppose I should just make some RRL tea and chill out.
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Hi VioletMommy,

While Spriulina and Maca may be some choices for increasing CM I am not sure they are the best. Have you tried or learned about-

-Evening Primrose Oil
-Green Tea
-Water based lubricant?

All of these things may help you.

You can learn more here:

I hope this helps a bit.


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