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    Default Short LP - How to fix?

    Hoping for some advice about how to lengthen a short luteal phase?

    Mine isn't terribly short, 11 days, but I do think it's hindering us from getting our BFP.

    I tried taking vitex this month, started on CD1. Ended up not O'ibg until CD22 (I usually O on CD17/18 )! I also found that it gave me incurable thrush (3 treatments did nothing and it only went away when I stopped taking it).

    So...is there anything else that can help me??
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    Vitamin B6 apparently, but I think you need to take it with other B vitamins so taking a Mega B product is good. Just from the chemist etc and not super expensive.

    I actually have a short LP too, 10 - 11 days and am currently 11w2d so there is hope for us short lp girls.

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    My kids were conceived on vitex (chaste berry). I have a very short LP (8 days sometimes) and it lengthened it to 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauzie View Post
    Vitamin B6 apparently, but I think you need to take it with other B vitamins so taking a Mega B product is good. Just from the chemist etc and not super expensive.

    I actually have a short LP too, 10 - 11 days and am currently 11w2d so there is hope for us short lp girls.
    Thanks @lauzie & congrats on your pregnancy

    I've taken b vitamins in the past and they gave me acne! Lol, my body is a b!tch to me sometimes
    But I'll put up with the acne if it means I get a BFP. I'll give it a go.

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    You can use progesterone oil or cream taken from ovulation to the end of your cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenmum View Post
    Thanks @lauzie & congrats on your pregnancy

    I've taken b vitamins in the past and they gave me acne! Lol, my body is a b!tch to me sometimes
    But I'll put up with the acne if it means I get a BFP. I'll give it a go.
    Oh what a pain!!!! Worth a shot again, hopefully they don't give you pimples again!

    Otherwise have you thought of doing acupuncture? I did it after my mc for 2 cycles and got my bfp on the 3rd cycle. It felt good and was helping to get my inside all good and ready for bub. It can be a bit expensive but I really enjoyed it and still go once a week now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine Grace View Post
    You can use progesterone oil or cream taken from ovulation to the end of your cycle.
    Do you need a prescription for that? If so, would a gp prescribe it would I have to go a GYN?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lauzie View Post
    Otherwise have you thought of doing acupuncture? I did it after my mc for 2 cycles and got my bfp on the 3rd cycle. It felt good and was helping to get my inside all good and ready for bub. It can be a bit expensive but I really enjoyed it and still go once a week now.
    I did acupuncture before getting pregnant with DS. I do think it helped, but we're having to renovate and sell our housr for health reasons, asap! (Long story). So we can't justify the cost right now
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    If you haven't already try acupuncture. Find an acupuncturist that specialises in fertility (you can often find recommendations through fertility clinics etc).

    I had a very short LP and first cycle I had acupuncture i ovulated day 19 and fell pregnant that cycle. I'm now 27 weeks 😊. Previously my whole cycle was only about 22 days.

    My acupuncturist also had me taking Chinese herbs.

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    Looks like I might have to get back into accupuncture once our house is sorted! Hopefully a bfp will happen in the meantime, but if not I'll definitely book in for an acupuncturist again.


 

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