February 15- Natural Supplements

After going to the TCM Dr. for a few weeks, I wanted to up the ante and throw into the mix whatever other natural remedies were out there. In sort of a "take no prisoners" attitude, I searched relentlessly to find anything and everything that would fight with me in my battle to reverse POF. Intently digging through every kind of site, from discussion forums to clinical trials, and came up with a steady daily regimen.



Below is a list of everything I take in a day. I have added info for each item taken from multiple sources on the web: (all were approved by both the fertility Dr I saw and my Chinese Medicine Dr, as they are all natural supplements)

ROYAL JELLY (2 tsp- 2x per day)-
Shown to help balance hormones. This makes it beneficial to those individuals that suffer from a hormonal imbalance, as it helps to provide support to the endocrine system. It can also help with problems that are related to hormonal imbalance, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome or irregular menstrual cycles. Some studies have shown that Royal Jelly has the propensity to mimic human estrogen, which can help those that suffer from low estrogen levels. Royal Jelly is rich in amino acids, lipids, sugars, vitamins, and most importantly, proteins. It contains high levels of vitamins D and E, and also has ample levels of iron and calcium. As all of these are essential to proper health and organ function.

L-ARGANINE (1 capsule- 3x per day)-
L-Arginine is an essential amino acid that supports healthy circulation; and often called the miracle molecule by researchers, L-Arginine has shown to offer some supportive fertility benefits to both men and women. More than 10,000 medical citations have been written by researchers investigating the effects of L-Arginine on human fertility. L-Arginine is a precursor to nitric oxide, an important molecule that promotes vasodilation (relaxation of the blood vessels), which is important for healthy blood flow.

CoQ10 (4- 200mg capsules per day)-
Coenzyme Q10 is safe to take and may improve the availability of mitochondrial energy production for the maturing oocyte and developing embryo, thereby reducing the rate of chromosomal nondisjunction and improving implantation in older infertile patients.

DHEA (75 mg per day)-
Improve egg quality/increase ovarian response.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art17793.asp

PREGNITUDE (1 packet AM/1 in PM)
Pregnitude is a natural dietary supplement that contains 2 grams of myo-inositol, as well as 200 mcg of folic acid. It helps support ovulatory function, menstrual cyclicity and quality of eggs for women.

MELATONIN (3 mg in dropper before bed)
Melatonin is a hormone that is secreted by the pineal gland. It regulates our sleep/wake cycle as well as other hormones, in particular the hormones of the female reproductive cycle. New studies like the one above suggest that melatonin supplementation at a level of 3 mg per day may help to improve egg quality when taken with MI for several months prior to IVF.



Separate tinctures I mix together (according to suggested dose on bottles) with water and my Chinese Herb prescription:

MACA-
In women, maca works by controlling estrogen in the body. Maca helps to stimulate and nourish the pituitary gland, acting as a tonic for the hormone system. When the pituitary gland functions optimally, the entire endocrine system becomes balanced, because the pituitary gland controls the hormone output of the other three glands.

SHATAVARI-
Shatavari is a Indian herb that is traditionally Ayurvedic. Its main constituent is steroidal saponins, giving rise to the conclusion that Shatavari’s has the ability as an estrogen modulator and may help regulate the menstrual cycle. This herb has adaptogenic and immuno-modulating properties. This means it may be very helpful with women who have stress related or immune-mediated fertility issues. Autoimmune fertility issues may be helped and the proper immnological function supported by Shatavari.

CHASTE TREE (VITEX)-
Vitex supports hormonal balance in the body by having an effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis (hormonal feedback loop), correcting the problem at the source. Vitex, also known as chaste tree berry, is usually the first line of defense in a woman who is experiencing irregular periods, helping to regulate the function of the entire communication of the reproductive system.

LICORICE ROOT-
Licorice root may help restore regular ovulation in women who have irregular periods. Licorice root has effects similar to estrogen and progesterone, which may correct hormone imbalances to allow for conception to occur. Only use licorice root in the first half of your menstrual cycle, prior to ovulation. (If you have a menstrual cycle)

RED CLOVER-
Red clover aids in fertility is that it acts similar to estrogen, an essential hormone in the female reproductive process. When red clover is ingested correctly, it contains isoflavones, plant-derived chemicals that seem to produce effects on the body that are similar to the effects of estrogen. Fertility experts say that an estrogen surge causes follicles to get ready for ovulation, until one egg bursts through and ovulation occurs.

BLACK COHOSH-
Black cohosh contains active compounds that have a chemical structure similar to cimicifugoside and actein. Both these compounds are known to have estrogenic activity, making them ideal for females suffering from infertility. Black cohosh also contains resins like cimicifugin, isoferulic acid and caffeic acid that are commonly found in premium health supplements recommended for boosting female reproductive health.

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RED RASPBERRY TEA-
I also drink a cup of red raspberry tea at night which is supposed to help with regulating menstrual cycles. I've seen others post they drink up to 3 cups per day.

WHEAT GRASS-
I so one shot a day in powder form that I get from Whole Foods. I mix it with one of my tincture drinks. It's pretty harsh but I know the phytonutrients are good for me so I tough it out.

Wheatgrass can do everything from lowering FSH to facilitating conception. Wheatgrass is high in magnesium and it is a natural anti-inflamatory. All of these things can help you get pregnant naturally.

I also drink Green Smoothies every morning to start my day and get lots of fruits and green leafy veggies in. But I was doing that anyway. Great site for recipes:
www.incrediblesmoothies.com

Lastly, lately I've been trying to eliminate low-fat dairy as possible, which is not easy considering I've been a vegetarian all my life!

What I've read about it: Failure to ovulate is a common cause of infertility. The Harvard-affiliated study that yielded this stat found this condition strikingly high in women who consumed two or more daily servings of low-fat dairy products.

Studies DO say, however, that whole milk dairy is ok. Just watch for added hormones and go organic.

So... I will continue with this daily regimen in hopes to improve egg quality on the few suckers I have left and to get my ovaries working again!

58 comments:

  1. I'm having a hard time deciding what brand of DHEA to buy. Would you mind telling me the brand that you used? Thank you so much!!

    Bethany

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    1. Bethany,

      I used Country Life 25mg DHEA because they are vegetarian capsules. Plus, with them being 25mg each I just popped three a day with no problem. They are tiny pills so they are easy to take. Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Best of luck to you!!!!! :-)

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    2. Thank you SO much for getting back to me so quickly!! I found your blog via the Fertile Thoughts website. and I have to tell you that I haven't been able to stop reading. I feel so inspired and filled with hope from stories like yours :)

      Bethany :)

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    3. Awww thank you! That really means a lot. When I started the blog it was in hopes of finding inspiration and offering support at the same time. I read many stories from others who had success when they were told they wouldn't and it gave me the hope I needed to keep trying. Now that things ended up the way they have, I want more than anything for people to see that Doctors DON'T know everything, that there IS hope and to never give up! <3

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    4. Hi I am 41 and had an FSH of 97.5 and estradiol of <15. I have done acupuncture for a little over a month and used the TCM herbs but they started making me nauseous to my stomach. Do you think the liquid forms of the herbs that you used like shatavari etc could be taken in pill form as well and still work?

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  2. Hi Cole, I am 37 yr old woman with FSH 13.8 and AMH 0.17. I was told by the first doctor that my case was hopeless. But i decided to get second opinion. Now i am taking 75mg DHEA, 85 mg aspirin and 600mg of CoQ10 each day. I wanted to add the other medicines as you mentioned in your blog. Although you have given great details and very helpful information, i wanted to ask whether you were taking all of the mentioned medicines each day? Some you mention had to be taken only in first half of the month, but i am not sure if other medicines have the some protocols? It would be fantastic if you could please provide the protocols about when and how long and which ones are to be taken. Also, can all of them can be part of the medication for each day?
    Thanks you so much!!

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  3. Good morning! First, I have to say your numbers don't seem that bad! Mine were waaaaay worse when I was diagnosed and then almost exactly where you're at right now when I got pregnant. So I absolutely believe there's hope for you!

    Ok so I was adding all the tinctures into my herb mix from the TCM that I had to take 3 times a day. The one mid day I also added a packet of wheat grass and the one at the end of the day I added 3 droppers full of evening primrose oil. I took Pregnitude once in morning and once at night and 3 mg of melatonin at night. I took 800mg of CoQ10, 75 mg of DHEA, prenatals, and DHA each day. I also ate a teaspoon of royal jelly twice per day. I did acupuncture once a week, castor oil packs every other day and self fertility massage every night with almond oil (which I learned from going to a professional once, but couldn't afford more than that). I think that's everything. Whew. It's a lot but it became second nature. Let me know how it goes!!!

    In the meantime if you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask!!

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  4. So I attempted to make my very first green smoothie today and it was so hard to choke down... i think i went a little over board with everything i put in there--spinach, banana, blueberries, raspberries, coconut water, maca and wheat grass and bunch of other vitamins... so i have to ask--what is your favorite green smoothie? All these vitamins are so hard to swallow. How'd you do it? lol :)

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    1. Bethany,

      Oh no! No wonder it was so terrible... Ok so with the smoothies you just want to put the greens, water or coconut water and fruit in there. You can also add liquid probiotics and hemp, chia or flax seeds in them. But that's it. Those are supposed to be yummy breakfast drinks! The maca and wheat grass you want to do separate. The maca and other fertility tinctures I would add to my chinese herbs the TCM gave me to mix with water three times per day. Only a little bit of water so it's just a quick swig. I would add a shot of wheat grass to one of those mixtures each day. That way it's only one big gulp of it, rather than an entire drink! No wonder you had a hard time getting it down!

      My favorite green smoothie recipes are probably these two:

      1 cup Coconut Water
      2 cups Baby Spinach or Bok Choy
      1 cup Frozen Mango
      1 banana
      1 cup Frozen Pineapple
      1 cup Frozen Peaches
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      1 cup Water
      1 Cup Baby Spinach
      2 cups Frozen Red Grapes (buy fresh, wash and freeze)
      2 Naval or Blood Oranges
      2 Kiwis

      **With all my smoothies I always add 1 tbsp of probiotics and 1 tbsp of hemp seeds for protein but that is optional**

      It is a lot of stuff to take, so you have to find a regimen that works for you. I would space everything out throughout the day but I won't lie... it's a pain in the ass. But so worth it if it works! :-)

      Let me know if you have any other questions at any time and keep me posted!!

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    2. Ahhh thank you! :) I thought a green smoothie would be an easy way to get my vitamins in without having to swallow all of them lol I guess there is no easy way out with them hahah oh well... :) My fiancee says he has no idea how I take the amount of vitamins I do. Our kitchen counter is covered with bottles at night when I am putting all of my AM, PM and Before Bed vitamins together for the next day lol. But you are so right! If it works, in the end all of this pain in the ass vitamins and castor oil packs and teas are going to be so worth it! :)

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    3. Second smoothie much better!! Thanks for the advice!! I tried out:
      1 cup Spinach
      1 banana
      1 cup coconut water
      1/2 cup blueberries
      1/2 cup raspberries
      and just 1 tsp of Maca. So much better!! Thank you! :)

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  5. Hi, were you taking an additional prenatal on top of the Pregnitude, or was that your only prenatal?

    I take a prenatal AND an additional folic supp, so I am concerned that the EXTRA folic in Pregnitude may mess me up more than help... That being said I DO have MTHFR so I need all the folic acid I can get... I think. I have a good, positive RE but he's very hard to reach for questions so I try and add them all up for a week and hit him up at one time. He's also never once recommended anything more than a prenatal, but when asked if I can add some of the supps I had read about before your blog he seemed to know them and said they were fine to take (with exception of DHEA which I have to stop when we start to stim). Thank you so much!!

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    1. Yes, I was taking an additional prenatal. It's the same one I am still taking, which is made by RAW. I was also eating Wheat Germ by the spoonful which naturally has folic acid in it.

      As for the doctors recommending supplements... they only know what they know so I think they play it safe when it comes to telling you what to take. With all the doctors I saw, none of them recommended me taking any of the supplements I was using and one of them even told me if I stayed with him he would make me stop seeing my TCM! So glad I didn't listen to him!

      Btw... what is MTHFR?

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    2. Thanks! That's good to know! I will go ahead and order that on Friday. Thanks for the info. I also feel better hearing that your doc didn't prescribe any of the supps. I was starting to doubt my guy and I really don't want to doubt him since he seems to positive and upbeat about my odds. As I said, the only one he was concerned about was the DHEA and there he only asked me to stop before we stim.

      MTHFR is a clotting disorder. http://www.stephenwellsmd.com/mthfr.htm

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  6. Just curious. Did you start taking these herbs/tinctures e before going to the TCM dr? or did she suggest them? Im going in a few weeks to my first appt. but id like to start taking these now...THANKS!:)

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    1. I started taking all the other stuff around the same time that I first went to my TCM. I told her about all the stuff I got to take and she had heard of most of it. Said they were all good things to try! So I started mixing all the tinctures in with my TCM drink three times a day (otherwise that was a LOT of drinks to make total) and it ensured I remembered to take everything each day. :-)

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  7. Hello-
    Thanks so much for your blog. It is so nice to see the nitty gritty you know? I was just told I have POF this week. My numbers are very poor and I am only 29. FSH was 60 and 40, LH was 28.5, and AMH was .1 and Estradiol was 40.5 (I never saw your AMH numbers did they do that test?)

    They pretty much said I need a donor. BUT I have two children (4 and 1.5 both boys) and we did not have trouble conceiving them. I got pregnant in February but miscarried with MANY complications. Then had crazy hormone symptoms and that is what started the testing. I know I am luck to have two children already but I always wanted a large family so it is still very devastating (Secondary Infertility is what it is called I guess).

    I have a few questions. Do you see the TCM doctor often? I live in the middle of nowhere Wyoming so I would need to drive about 3 hours to even get to one! The same with an RE. So I was just wondering what you did.

    Also how much do you think you spend each month in the supplements? Definitely less than IVF :)

    I am so excited for you to have TWINS you are truly blessed and an inspiration to me!

    Carissa

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    1. Carissa,

      Thank you so very much for writing! It means the world to me to hear that I've inspired you. Reading other people's success stories was the only thing that kept me going after my diagnosis.

      I am so sorry you have to go through this. Your numbers don't seem too terribly bad. Your FSH is less than half of what mine was, so that is in your favor! As for AMH, mine was <0.16, which is similar to yours. But... all it takes is ONE GOOD EGG!

      Wow, that has to be hard living in the middle of nowhere like that! Although I have heard Wyoming is breathtakingly beautiful. The TCM I saw once per week for acupuncture and the herbs she gave me would last about 3 weeks at a time. What area in Wyoming are you in? I could help research and see if I can come up with any TCMs that are closer...

      With the supplements I was spending a lot. Luckily I found some good sources where I can get deals on most of the things I was taking. I actually just put together a basket of most of the supplements I was taking and mailed it to a fellow reader who is going through POF also. I figured since I can get it at a better rate that I could help others by putting together a little basket of the stuff I was taking to make it easier on them financially and in having to seek out all the stuff. I was able to do this for about $50 plus shipping. The basket contained the following:

      -Royal Jelly
      -Castor Oil and Wool Flannel to use with it
      -Wheat Grass packets
      -Melatonin
      -DHEA
      -CoQ10
      -L-Arganine
      -The following tinctures:
      -Liquorice
      -Maca
      -Female Libido Tonic (Shatavari)
      -Chaste Tree
      -Red Clover

      I could do the same for you if you are interested. Just drop me a line via email and we'll chat. (coleyhay@gmail.com)

      Thank you for the well-wishes about the twins. I am still freaking out about it. Can't believe it! I truly believe it was all the alternative stuff I was doing that turned things around for me because it's all stuff I heard about from others online with success stories and four doctors told me there was nothing in the western medical world that could be done about it. So it just goes to show that doctors don't know everything!

      Keep on fighting the fight! Sending positive vibes your way!!

      Cole

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    2. Could you send me the items as well? Also, what are the additional items that would need to purchase like pregnitude, prenatal, etc. that are not included in the basket? And do you have a video that shows how to do the fertility massage?

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  8. Congratulations Coley, and thanks for sharing your inspirational story. I was diagnose POF on May 2013 and still looking for way to reverse my diagnose. Your story gave me hope even though I have lower AMH than you had. I had less than 0.03. Once gain I found your blog time I was feeling down and gave me hope thanks God I found you. I start taken DHEA, CQ10 and vitex on June 5th and stopped about 10 day, and get back on and I am still take since then. And I add Royal jelly, maca powder kind, and black cohosh now.

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    1. Thank you for writing. I am glad my story has been inspirational to you. I am sorry to hear your AMH is low, but remember... all it takes is ONE GOOD EGG! I would suggest taking everything you can for three solid months and then retesting all your horomeone levels to see if anything has changed. Please keep me posted on your journey!

      Have a wonderful weekend,
      Cole

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  9. Thanks Cole I will keep you post; I have question about the infertility clinic that does free after one cycle in florida if they do IVF for the patient with POF?

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    1. Sorry I missed this... the place is called Fertility CARE and the Dr. is Dr. Trolice. This is the website with the info...

      http://myfertilitycare3.reachlocal.net/financial-free-ivf-orlando.asp

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  10. Hi Cole, Your blog has given me hope. Congratulations on your twins! I hope for the best :). I am 27 and was diagnosed with premature ovarian insufficiency. FSH: 97, LH: 60, E < 11, AMH: 0.03. I was wondering if you still made the baskets or if you could direct me to where you bought all the supplements. Any help would be great! Thank you and best wishes to you!

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    1. Shrooty,

      Thank you. So glad to hear I have given you hope! Hearing other people's success stories are what gave me the strength to keep on fighting while I was going through it. Yes, I still put baskets together for people because I can get the supplements at cost. I can usually get all of them (except the chinese herbs and pregnitude) for $50 plus shipping (which has been around $15-18 in the states depending on where it's going). If you are interested, you can write me on my email - coleyhay@gmail.com

      Sending big hugs and positive vibes your way!

      Cole

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  11. Hi there, I'm 31 years old and was diagnosed with POF two years ago (FSH: 131). Did you take ALL these supplements together, everyday?

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  12. Congrats Cole I saw you had the twins. Hope they grow to be happy and healthy. Last time I wrote to you was September 3rd. I was asking you about the infertility clinic. Now I want to tell you that I get pregnant naturally. hope this gives more hope to other lady with POF. To make long story short I get my period back on September 22nd and had a lab done third day of my period my AMH increase from less than 0.03 to 0.17. I surprised I did not know AMH can go up and My FSH went down from 39 to 3.5 steroidal went up to 97. And I had ultrasound too and they told me I have two follicles growing on one of my uterus. I miss my period on October I just assume is because of POF. I just found out that I am 3 weeks pregnant. I maybe pregnant with twins

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  13. @ Andrea you don't have to take all of them the once that work for me are
    Royal Jelly, Castor Oil (used only view times), DHEA, CoQ10, L-Arganine,
    -Maca( I was on and off but is great) Chaste Tree, Red Clover( start using month before I get pregnant),and black Cohosh. Take them with caution. Good luck and do not give up

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  14. Hi Cole, congratulations for your twins :-). Your blog is so inspirational..I am also diagnosed with POF. Your blog gives me courage to fight it. Could you please let me know what kind of diet you followed, especially for carbohydrates?

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  15. Hi im 31 and hav pof since 9 yrs with no periods.... i want to ask you did you have ur cycle regular b4 concieving or not ?

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  16. Hi it is inspiring to hear your stories. I have been doing research on these supplements and just want to know did you women have regular cycles before these supplements and did the supplements have any affect in your cycle? I have a regular cycle and I ovulate but have poor ovarian reserve. I would like to improve it but I dont want to make matters worse. I read that meltaonin suppresses ovulation.

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    1. Just wondering if you find any answers. I also have normal cycles and ovulate but have poor ovarian reserve. Would love to get pregnant on my own but don't want to take supplements that may cause harm

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  17. hi ladies hows u all... i wonder if anyone of u is still arround??? :( i am quite depressed ... i have been facing menstrual irregularities from 2011 i didnt get any period in 2011 and in 2012 i got 2 periods on my own without medicine i just for the first time got checked with my doc my fsh was too high and very low estrogen :( i wasnt on my periods doc prescribed me primolut and did the blood test so the results were very bad til that ... but after a month after these test i again got my periods without medicine and then doc checked me with blood test and everything was normal.... but aprill 2012 was the last i got my periods.. till then my ultrasound report was fine... then in 2013 i didnt get any periods and due to some reasons was not able to see the docter.... whole yr in 2013 :( now again i got more worried and mangaed to go the doc she did ultrasound my report is not normal :( very thin endetrium and she says that ovaries seems to be small... but before ultrasound was not like that..... i m just 23 yrs old.. ;( my doc gave me yasmin tablets for 5 days she said after that i m suppose to get atleast my artifical periods after 3 days but still nothing..... tomorrow i am going for blood tests i feel so alone even i am married my husband doesnt know anything about this yet... what most likely the problem could be ?i am alwaysss have ever beeen in stress... could this be cause of what s happeing with me ... ??? i never eat healthy diet.... always junk foood can this be the posibility of this ???small ovaries mean POF ? can changing in my foood and dietry plan would help ?? i am very much upset... your story gives me hope.. my family so want to have kids... i believe if my husband come to know my this condition he will definitley divorce me and leave me ;( help plz......................

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  18. also i want to knw that by using all this stuuff do you guys get preg naturally? i so want to get prego naturally... as i dont want anyone to know about my prb of wht im going through am still not confirmed with POF but most likely my symptoms are same of POF .. plz ladies need alot of prayers... ;(

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  19. @Anonymous: first take a deep breath. It's ok to panic, we all did the first moment we learned what is happening to our bodies. If you are not ready to talk to your husband is there someone you can confide in? Like your mom, sister? Also, you still are very young, you have time.

    You are absolutely right: Stress, poor diet, lack of exercise all contribute to this. You MUST work on these things, there is no way around it. At the very least, they will help you manage your stress and make your body feel good.

    Take everything one step at a time. Good luck!

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  20. thanks alot ... no i cannot share with anyone... as she is already sick ... and heart patient... i feel like she would not be able to bear this ... i dont have sister either... yes i also have hope becoz m still young... can clomid work in my case?? if i have any one or even only 2 babies i would be able to lead my life happily.... thank u sooo much for ur concern .... lots of prayers ur way.... !!! tomorow my blood reports gonna come... !!! i am scared couldnt sleep... !!

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  21. helloo ladies i have incredible new to share... i just got my blood reports...... all my hormones are normallll ...................... my ultrasound done 2 weeeks ago showed very small ovaries as if they are not working..... my doc was almost sure that ovaries are not working but she was waiting for blood reports... and today i got them.... my fsh is normal lh is also normal... estrogen very goood.. she gave yasmin pills to induce my periods and then when my perids came she did blood test ... she is saying that this estrogen level shows that u have ovuluated... and today she again did my ultrasound.... and she saw that my right ovary is working and she can see follicle grwoing.... she said it is very strange 2 weeks agoo ur ovaries were not working but after 2 weeks one ovary started working...... ladiess i diidnt doo much in 2 weeks onlyyy i statred taking vitex.. and macca and vitamin E 2000 mg twice daily.... macca 300 mg once.. vitex 400 mg twice.. and all i started drinking milk... and taking egg... also i take vegetable juice.. may b this started working within my body,... as my diet was so pooor....... or may b there is a age matterr..... ladies at early age with 20 to 30 may b can help grow goood eggss,,, my doc said again she will doo my bloood tests ... to check the hormones just to double check.... wish u alll luckkk ... lots of babies... for u all.... i will keeep updating...

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  22. Anonymous...how long did you have no period before you got one? this is exciting!

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  23. I'm so happy to see you ladies helping each other through this and having success with taking supplements. I'm here if you have any questions or need support. Sorry I haven't responded more quickly, things have been super hectic being home with the twins. Wishing you the best and sending positive vibes your way!! <3

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  25. I'm so happy to find this blog. It gives me so much hope. I was devastated just this monday to hear I have hormones of a post menopausal woman-my FSH at 70+ at only age 33 and have never been pregnant. I went on medical leave to take the stress off and now just focusing on self care. I have a acupuncturist already so she is helping me. Thank you for listing the supplements, I've already started incorporating some and hopefully most of them soon. Is there a facebook page or a support group where we can give eachother hope and support? Thanks! -Angie

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    1. Hi Angie,

      So sorry to hear you are going through this terrible condition. I found lots of hope and inspiration on a few fertility boards. Network 54 is a great one. Fertile Thoughts is also good. Look for specific POF boards on those and I think they also have success stories. I wish you lots of luck. Please keep me posted and never lose hope!!! Sending positive vibes your way!!

      Cole

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  26. I'm 20 with pof low estradol high fsh haven't had a period in almost 8 months on my own witout bcdrs says my body is working like a 60 yr old I'm devastated bcuz my man wants child what do u think is the best way to reverse this

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  27. I am 47 and want to have children.
    Just recently got married last year and so I just started to try to conceive.
    Went to fertility clinic.they said due to my age, the only thing they can offer is donat eggs in vitro. They do not even test me or my husband first and do not even offer using my own eggs.
    I am not too happy about that and I get discouraged . Even though I am 47, I don't feel or look that age.
    I read a lot about maca helps fertility so I started to take it a month ago . This month, my cycle got crazy. I experienced mid cycle bleeding .
    My cycle usually very normal at 28 days with ovulation on day 14. But yet this is day 15 I still have not ovulated. I track my temperature also.no sign of ovulation.
    Can Maca mess up my cycle .
    Any advice ???

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    1. Hi... I honestly don't know the answer to that. I wasn't having any cycles so it was a bit different for me. My suggestion would be to google your question to see if you find anything out there to help answer it. Sorry I couldn't be any help!

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  28. Jeannette,

    My story is a little more complicated. It was tested in November 2014 and my AMH was 0.03 and FSH was 34.4. Then they retest me again in 2/2015 AMH went up to 55 and AMH still 0.03. Recently I have started to have pretty normal cycles and they redo the test in March FSH came to 12.3 and yet they did again on Cycle day 3 here are my test results: FSH 3.7, LH = 15.6, Progesterone 0.7, and Estradio = 196. I am so confused the doctor has given me diminished ovarian reserved , premature ovarian failure, premature menopause and all this other B.S. Give the fact my numbers keep on changing what do you suggest I do or try! In addition to all of this my husband has obstructive azoospermia!! Please HELP!!!

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  29. Would taking natures way vitamins help I've been takin maca vitex licorice royal jelly and shavatrai for almost a month and I feel like the heat flashes are just getting worse pls tell me wat I should do I'm 24 high fsh low estradol diagnosed pof I want to b normal used to have period but that was almost 3 yrs ago they was steady my last one was October 2014

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  30. Hi Would you have a recommendation as to where I can purchase the supplements/tinctures online? Thank you.

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  31. Hi there, I'm so glad I stumbled onto your blog. I was wondering why you chose CoQ10 over Ubiquinol. Did you find that CoQ10 work better for you over Ubiquinol? -S

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  33. Hi there what brand and dosage did you take of vitex?
    Thank you :)

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  34. Hi! I am so glad I found your blog! I love your writing style and have been so encouraged as I read through the archives to the present. I too have POF and am looking for hope. Would you be able to send me your supplement basket as well? My email address is jburt0104@gmail.com if you would like to talk privately or send me a PayPal invoice. Thank you so much for sharing your journey.

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  35. I tried Shatavari HBRX and have been more than happy with the results!

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  39. Hi just wanted to find out if you took all the tcm herbs, and supplements while using fertility drugs. As I was told by my tcm herberlist to do so, while taking Clomid.

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