Hey all! Hope you guys are all good! Today means it is 2 weeks to go to our appointment. Torn between excitement and facing disappointment really. I have been spending the last few months just waiting for this. Counting down to it. Cos in my head, this is going to answer all my questions and be our first step towards some treatment, whatever it may be. But realistically, I feel like it’s not going to be a success. They’re just going to tell us we have a daughter so tough luck, basically. And the not knowing which way it will go is so frustrating and anxious. I hate this. I hate it all.
Someone I know announced their pregnancy today too. Completely unexpected. She only missed one pill and fell pregnant. I hate the way this makes me so jealous. I feel sick. Trying for a baby is supposed to be fun and exciting. Not like this. Screw you, mother nature.
But anyway. Enough of that. Last post I said I had been trying soy isoflavones and that I would talk about them. If you don’t know what they are, they are dubbed nature’s clomid. They have some form of estrogen type properties that trocks your body into thinking it has a lot and then you stop it, mimicking the natural cycle. Or so they say. I suggest google if you are interested, there is a mind boggling amount of info out there on them! took them for 5 days. You’re supposed to take them on certain cycle days but since today is 450 days since I stopped the pill and I’ve had no period at all, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to just take them when they arrived in the post. I took 200mg for the first 3 days, then 250mg for the final 2. Then read that you absolutely should not exceed 200mg…oops. I have to say I had no effects from the monster dose but obviously it’s not recommended so I wouldn’t advise it. Really if you fancy trying it I would definitely advise you do your own research first!
I kept a few notes on what I experienced while taking them and for the following days which I thought I would put here, since I was really curious while researching them and couldn’t find much about it.
Day 1 – I had really mild nausea after taking them for the first time. Just a slight hint of pukey feeling, it lasted maybe an hour? Maybe two. I also noticed weird shooting pains in my boobs in the evening.
Day 2 – exactly the same as Day 1!
Day 3 – very mild cramps in the afternoon. These went away a little before turning into quite noticeable cramps in the evening. May have been something I wouldn’t have even thought about usually but thought I would take note. I find with PCOS i often have random cramps, but still, i noticed so I wrote it down!
Day 4 – i have a few spots today. I do get spots but usually I have one monster one at a time and that’s it, but I have quite a few cropping up today. Also, really mild cramps. So mild which I probably wouldn’t have noticed if I wasn’t hyper alert to it.
Day 5 – last dose. very mild cramping again. I started feeling my cervix position in the last couple of days, for the first time. So my notes on this may or may not be accurate as I am definitely still a newbie to it all. But I have noted that I think my cervix was higher and softer than it was.
Since I stopped taking it I have noticed not much cramping, but I do feel like my cervix has been creeping up and getting softer. However, I figured out that I wasn’t checking properly to begin with so who really knows?! Plus I never used to check before, sp have nothing to compare it to. I did have possible ewcm two days after the last dose, but did not get any positive opk’s yet and am now 6 days past my last dose. I really want to know how long after the last dose you can assume it hasn’t worked. Like if no period shows up within x days/weeks, you know it didn’t happen. The latest ovulation I read of after them was about 3 weeks. I’m fairly sure they will give me something to induce a period when we have our appointment though so I suppose we might never know if I don’t get a positive opk by then! I’ll update if anything happens 🙂