Clomid cycle what herbs or vitamins safe to take Major Advice needed!! Thanks!(5 posts) (4 voices)
The third RE must be a charm or today is my lucky day when all the doors are opening, because I am so excited I finally have an RE to help me conceived through IUI. I am starting clomid today, but I need some great advice on what herbs or vitamins do you normally take/can take for medicated cycles. I am so excited and scared at the same time since I do not know what to expect. I will know more once I have read the literature provided!
Since June 2003, I was taking all the herbs and vitamins to conceive naturally (carol's protocol modified to my individual needs), but my DH has a low sperm count. I hope 6 months of herbs and vitamins taking has prepared me for this clomid and IUI.
My concern is what herbs and vitamines are safe to take on a medicated cycle. I have absolutely no idea!!
I have been taking Vit C, E, A, B12, B6, B100, grape seed, alfalfa, kelp, spirulira, Fertility blend, phytoblend( I make this myself)Prenatal, calcium, L-arginine, CoQ10. I heard that taking wheat germ everyday reduces miscarriages. Has anyone heard of this??
Should I still drink the teas raspberry leaf, clover, and nettles. Is this safe to do!
I am also trying to tonifying/cleanse my liver and kidney with dandelion and milk thistle tea and kidney cleanse. Do you think this is safe to take.
I am too scared to ask my RE since he would probably think I was nuts to take the herbs in the first place.
Now I know what how everyone else feels to get a chance.. It feels so good!!!!!! Good luck to everyone! My prays are for everyone to have this chance and to conceive....
I know that you should not take vitex (chaste tree berry) while on clomid because, to put it simply, they will counteract each other. I am pretty sure that is in the fertility blend that you take.
Other than that, I know the other wise women on this site will tell you what else may be contraindicated.
Glad you found a practitioner you are happy with!
You really want to ask your RE about what to take during medicated cycles. The prenat vitamin has all of the nutrients one needs. (some may contradict me). If you take too much of one of the above listed, they can have a TOXIC reaction in your body. This can cause problems for both mother and fetus. I would stay on the safe side when medicating and ask.
I did 2 cycles of clomid and continued to take my chinese herbs along with wheatgrass and a prenatal. My acupuncturist/herbalist assured me it was safe to take the herbs and clmoid. However, you should definitely do some more research. Good luck!
I was taking chinese herbs too to help my kidney yin and yang. Can I ask what chinese herbs you were taking? I am also taking herbs to fortify the blood, liver and kidney.
Since this is my first time for a medicated cycle, I don't want to do anything that will hurt my chances. I figure the vitamins should be okay and not to take the vitex or fertility blend.
Thanks... : ) Jpebbles
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