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    Default Luteal Phase too short :(

    I came off the pill at the beginning of May so June and July have been the months I've been seriously tracking and recording. Both months I had a short luteal phase ~9 days.

    I've researched that Vitamin B6 can help extend it - which I'm willing to give a go. Should I be going to the doctor about this now (in case he suggests other treatment options) or see what happens next month? (My doctor is fully booked today and I'm back to work next week so I'm not sure if I should be squeezing in an appointment, or not)

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    I had a short luteal phase and tried the b6 without contacting dr and it made me feel REALLY woozy so i obviously had dosage incorrect for me. I went straight off it and left it. But I'd definitely consult if you're doing it, not worth possibly creating another problem in my opinion.

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    Mine is short also, so I'd love to hear others thoughts.

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    I had a short Luteal phase 8-10 days. I was booked into see a fertility specialist (GPs aren't often much help with this sort of thing) but started seeing a fertility acupuncturist in the meantime, with the aim to lengthen my cycle. I fell pregnant first cycle of acupuncture so I will never really know whether the acupuncture successfully lengthened my cycle that month or whether I just fell pregnant with the shirt cycle regardless. But I think it's worth trying.

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    I personally found vitex really helped my cycle length. You don't need a prescription

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    Quote Originally Posted by bel2466 View Post
    I personally found vitex really helped my cycle length. You don't need a prescription
    Thanks!!

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    Vitex is a strong herb, I'd strongly recommend seeing a naturopath to get your history and prescribe the right amount for you xx

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    I was able to see a natropath for free at my local health food shop and she said vitex would be good for my short luteal phase. I started it about 2 weeks ago fx

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    Coming off the pill can be tough for your hormones, before having our first it took 7 months after coming off the pill to go back to my pre pill cycle with a good solid 14day luteal phase. After finishing breastfeeding I experienced a similar thing with spotting throughout my cycle. VitB didn't have much impact for me but I found a huge improvement after a few months of Vitex. I started slow (1 tablet every second day) and built it up, it's not something you should go on and off on a whim because it regulates thyroid function (which then regulates your hormones) Maca powder can also be very good for extending an irregular cycle after coming off synthetic hormones (the pill). Good luck.

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    Thanks everyone! Glad to hear there are a few options. I ended up booking an appt with my GP, he's really thorough and doesn't make me feel silly when I take my concerns to him. He'll either recommend something to take or refer me onto a FS.


 

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