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    With my fourth boy I took lydia Pinkham! So it didn't work for me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomic sagebrush View Post
    Peppermint tea was studied and it really did seem to help in women with PCOS. Now I am not aware of any studies done on women without PCOS and it may be that it does nothing.

    I don't know that increasing progesterone increases estrogen (can't find where I said that, I"m sorry ). It's probably the ratio of one to the other that matters.

    Some people have tried the prog creams but they make me nervous because if you start using them, you must use them throughout your entire first tri and never skip a day because your body gets "used" to that level of progesterone and if you stop it too soon (or even just miss a day) you risk a miscarriage.

    I think we need an essay on raising progesterone naturally!
    peppermint tea (and spearmint tea) has also been studied for women who have excess hair growth and shown to be beneficial, I don't think all of those women had PCOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjc3434 View Post
    Yes an essay on raising progesterone naturally WOULD BE AWESOME!!!! You Rock!!! Vitex seems to rise progesterone right? Should I just start taking that? On the months before you are trying to conceive is it alright to take it all month or should you only take it from AF to O? What about taking Lydia Pinkham? Worth it or not?
    Note to all - if ever I miss a post, please bump it up or PM me to let me know that I missed it. I try to answer every question that comes along but obviously I miss some here and there.

    To answer the question, I believe (after watching several dozen people take it) that vitex works best when taken from AF-O. Herbalists tell people to take it every day for several months, but I've found that it acts as a birth control pill when you take it every day and actually prevents ovulation in a lot of people.

    Lydia Pinkham has some scary sh-- in it (the cohoshes) that I think people are just better to do without.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjc3434 View Post
    hmmm... The guy I get my raw milk from has 3 cows and he does get them pregnant from time to time. He dries them out for 2 months before their babies come and then after the calves are born they go back "online"...lol I am pretty sure though he doesn't inject them with any hormones. I will have to double check this though. Is it maybe better to find a local farmer that has a few cows that can give you raw milk, A, cause you can skim most of the fat off (that contains the Vitamin D, while regular milk (skim too) has added Vitamin D) and B, because they don't use these hormones?
    It's probably better, but tackling a lot of projects like, finding a farmer that sells raw milk, procuring said milk, and then skimming the fat off, probably raises testosterone more than you lower it by eliminating the fat and vitamin D. Your body WILL make testosterone out of anything if it thinks you need testosterone, so you have to work on changing your lifestyle factors as well as diet. Please read http://genderdreaming.com/forum/show...ply-and-Demand for a more indepth explanation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilma_five View Post
    With my fourth boy I took lydia Pinkham! So it didn't work for me!!
    Thank you, that is good to know! I don't know of anyone else who took it so it's great info to have!
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    Holy crap that is awesome!!!! I have found that diet and testosterone are my biggest nasties in TTC a girl. BUT I am tackling them head on. I have lost 3 lbs since Monday and a little muscle mass from what my Tanita tells me. So that is good. I will add that with my other boys I was lifting weights and putting on muscle when ttc them...interesting!!!! THANK YOU
    TTC in 2016

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    Interesting info.
    I've actually been thinking that maybe the reason I haven't been able to conceive was cause I increased my T levels too much.
    I used to be so fertile, falling pregnant first time every time ( except for my DS he took 6 months of ttc)
    A friend of mine had trouble falling pregnant and got some blood tests and it turned out her T levels were too high and were messing with her other hormones.

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    Has your cycle changed and are you having any weird symptoms of high T??
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    I'd just like to query the point;
    *Less sex - The less sex you have, the less testosterone you will produce. This is true for both women and men.
    How does this fit in with lowering the sperm count for ttc a girl?

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    Proud mom of 3 sweet boys...
    and one BEAUTIFUL little girl!
    (Thanks Atomic!)




    Guess my nub? LOL...

    http://genderdreaming.com/forum/ultr...guess-3-a.html

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