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Old 10-15-2006, 07:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi mamas,
So, I've been researching this and it turns out that my mentstrual flow is really quite low. Not what we need on this ttc journey, which is rapidly becoming a comedy of errors. So far, I've found two drugs that help increase the lining (one of them is viagra suppositories! this strikes me as funny, for some reason.), but I'd rather do it naturally, and since we're looking at at least nine months before our IUI, I've got some time to work at things.
We can't afford accupuncture, and I'm already taking a B complex that includes B6 and B12. The idea is to increase circulation with the big-time drugs, so maybe something homeopathic that would do the same thing? (specifically to the uterus). Oh, and I also take Calcium/magnesium, vit C and vit E on a fairly regular basis - would any of these have a negative effect on the thickness of uternie lining? Aside from the cal/mag, I don't *need* to take these supplements. I'm open to any suggestions, really. Would castor oil or heating pads have any effect, do you think?
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Old 10-15-2006, 07:51 PM
 
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I know you can't afford accupuncture, but could you afford a session or two with a TCM person who might be able to suggest what herbs (or combination there of) that would help?

Or do some looking online for herbal remedies? I've been reading the Infertility Cure and it has really got me thinking.
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I'm not sure how much I can help you but I do know that Vit C will dry you up. So it can def decrease cervical mucuous....maybe it can decrease the lining as well?

There's tons of info online about herbal remedies. I would definitely start there and work forward. Do you have an herbalist you can talk with?

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I would recommend looking into vitex (chasteberry) for it's hormone balancing abilities. Vitex supports your endocrine system in all it's phases, so it always allows what is right to occur (both follicular and luteual support, both estrogen and progesterone).

Here are some vitex links:
http://www.susunweed.com/Article_Vitex_RedMoonHerbs.htm
http://www.herbmed.org/Herbs/Herb135...tegory2Herb135




And off the top of my head maybe a natural progesterone like pro-gest ? Ok, I'll admit I am currently taking vitex and progest my dr recommended the pro-gest because not only could it help you conceive but it is good for pms. Last cycle was my first pro-gest cycle and I have to say my pms was seriously reduced. So much that I hardly saw af coming. Anyways, I was told it was a can't hurt/might help kind of thing, and it is natural, very mild, much less progesterone than a prescription. I am thinking that progesterone is helpful to the endometrium so it might be worth checking out.


And ITA about getting at least a consultationon the TCM.... I have always read that TCM takes low flow very seriously in terms of reproductive health.
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I read somewhere that cod liver oil can help increase the uterine lining. I looked online today, but can't find where I read it. Anyway, it's quite good for you, esp. this time of year, with there being less sunlight. And it's supposed to be very good for the developing fetus, too.

And BTW, I don't think that vit. C would decrease the lining. I take huge quantities daily (6-12 grams), and have never had a problem of decreased flow, and it didn't take any longer to get pregnant this time than last time, and I'm 5 yrs. older than I was. Anyway, that's my experience with C.

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