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Just a questions for those who have/are taking maca, how long did it take to shorten/regulate your cycles?
And if you were taking it to shorten your cycles, how long were they and what did it reduce it to??
I have only started taking it a fortnight ago, and i was playing around with FF this morning and if i get the same temp tomorrow as i did today, it will confirm O was on Saturday - if thats the case it will mean its 10 days earlier than last month.... I didnt think it would shorten it that quickly and by that much.
I have had faint lines on OPK today and yesterday, but i didnt test on Saturday at all.
I think ill keep BD'ing and using OPK until im certain that O has passed.
I thought i O'd on CD15 last month, but then FF changed it to CD23 - but now its changed back to CD15 for some reason....
thanks chicky babes
What is this maca stuff? I guess it is something like vitex?
yeah its another herbal supplement - meant to do the same thing, I think you can get it from Health food shops- but a gf gave me mine, I think she got it from http://www.menstruation.com.au/shop/products.asp?categoryid=21.
tastes much worse than the vitex, and i take the capsules, i can only imagine how yuko the powder must be
My cycle shortened heaps while taking maca, but as you know i havent gotten a BFP yet :rolleyes:
You will soon, i just know it! :fingerscrossed:
Can't tell if it shortened my cycles cause I ended up getting a BFP.
Might have been coincidence, may not have been.
Doesn't hurt to take it anyway, it's great for lots of things other than just fertility.
I tried taking Maca - but both times I got really sick - it made me get the worst tummy pains and vomiting - I tried again last week incase it was a coincidence - but it made me sick again .... bumma! So I am taking a multi, E and zinc instead. I would recommend doing a zinc tally test for anyone ttc - zinc is really important for male and female fertility. There is lots of zinc in maca! Good luck Tara - hope it's a BFP for you soon :thumbsup: (& the rest of us;) )
I've started taking it this moth TJ - and I have no idea if its worked at shortening things. If you look at my chart FF thinks I ovulated on CD23 this month, which would be 2 days longer than last - but I have been travelling around and not sleeping so well so I also think it may have been earlier - or not even yet - it just doesn't feel like I have.
I even took a HPT this morning, after my sister said got thrush at 4 weeks with her PGs, and I got a small case at around 4 weeks, and thought maybe that dip on CD12 was O . . . by BFN, not surprised though.
Soo with me the jury is out, I have heard that it can take anything from 2 weeks to a few months - only AF or the BFP will tell.
How many capsules are you taking - I'm taking 2 a day?
i have always had a regular 28 day cycle, and when i started taking macca, it actually lengthened my cycle by 5 days!
I think its different for everybody maybe?
I have started taking the powder this cycle, it was disgusting on it's own but I baked it in some cookies and it is yum. Just eat two cookies a day. I think if you takes the capsules, the girl at the health shop said that you should take around 5-6 a day half in the morning and half at night. I googled macca and ait said that it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months for the macca to take affect. If you look at my chart I 'o' the same day this cycle as I did last cycle so maybe I am one that it will take some time to get the benefits. I believe it will work though. My DH takes it too. :thumbsup:
Thanks for the advice, I'm only taking two capsules a day - that's all the in store naturapath recommended. Maybe I'll up it next month.
I notice you O'd with no really obvious temp increase - that's a little reassuring for me this cycle. If you don't mind my asking is that normal for you and have you ever looked into it?
Hi Bolli, no last cycle I had an obvious temp increase, this cycle I had the big drop and then back up again, I suspect that my temp will continue to rise now. My Dr said this was okay.
Hey Bolli - im taking 4 every morning.
My bottle says take 1 -4 daily, so of course i want it to work so im taking as much as possible.
pity about the taste tho!
I took it and it regulated my cycle straight away to a 33day cycle on the dot this from a girl who normally had 42,35,47 day cycles, i was never regular!
oh really? are you still on it? how long have you been 'regular' for?
sorry about all the questions..:o
Thanks Babybug - Looks like your temp has gone up now- mine is definantly up now, so let just :fingerscrossed: we cought that eggie
I will definantly try taking more macca next cycle - with the capsules I don't worry so much about the tast, I wash it down with loads of water - the smells a bit "earthy" though! Luckily its not like fish oil, I don't seem to get macca burps 10 minutes later :D !
Well I'm 8 dpo (according FF) the last few cycles I started to spot from now basically until AF came - so far no sign of anything so maybe its working to at least sort that out, still early days.
Just thought I'd update a bit on this first cylce with maca. I've sorted out when I think I O'd, CD19 which is pretty much the same as last cycle - so at least it looks like I'm getting more regular if not shorter cycles.
My temp has started to dive today, right on day 13dpo, so I don't think I'll get a BFP this month, but I have had absolutely no spotting, while last time I had heaps for a week leading up to AF.
Maybe the Macca is doing something good
Shall have to see what happens next cycle!
how has everyone gone with this? Did you get the desired results eg to shorten your cycle?
I have only just started, the naturopath said to take 5 per day straight away but ive also read that you should slowly build it up - 2 per day I'm on. I hope it works!
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