This is a post from my journal that I wanted to share here...
Been reading a lot online about vitamins that may help with symptoms of PCOS.
DIM supplements, 100-200 mg/day: balance levels of estrogens and progesterone. found in kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage, broccoli. prevents endometriosis and formation of ovarian cysts.
Inositol(vitamin b8): helps contribute to normal levels of hormones, est, prog, test. good combined with folic acid
Maca: helps endocrine system, helps balalnce production of prog and est.
Chromium: helps bodys response to insulin....not sure if i would still need this with LC?
Cod Liver Oil: 3000-5000 iu of vitamin d in it. high in omega 3's, d and a
Calcium + vitamin D
Vitex: stimulates production of progesterone....never heard of Vitex.
Flax seeds: help cholesterol, reduces testosterone, reduce high levels of androgens, helps hormone balance
My daily vitamin intake looks like this right now:
1 prenatal (Vol-Plus)
1 B-Complex 100
1 vitamin D3 (4000iu)
Niacin (flush free, 500-1000mg daily)...to help with my cholesterol
1 vitamin C (500mg)
I want to add calcium and flax seeds/oil and DIM..? Going to talk to the pharmacist at work and see what they know of it.
Either while in Turkey or when we come back in a few months...want to go to an endocrinologist and get my hormone levels checked as well as thyroid.
Maybe the changes i've made this far are enough to help with conceiving? I won't know for a few months. Just wanting to do everything I possibly can to increase the chances of getting pregnant. *sigh*
I'm going to be 32 in October and i feel like the window of opportunity is flying by....especially since we want more than 1!
I have since bought organic cold-milled flax seeds and have been trying to incorporate them into my diet.
As far as periods go...mine has been regular for about 10-11 months. DH and I were trying to conceive from Nov 2012 to May 2013 with no luck yet. Heartbreak every month. Been LC since June 3rd and hoping this WOE will help with conceiving as well.
Any advice is much appreciated