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    I have a concern which is only getting worse..

    I had some great prego symtoms this cycle (but then again when dont I)...

    My question is I have AF (got her this morning) she is really heavy (which is unusual) and quiet painful..and I am only 10DPO. My luteal phase appears to be getting shorter. My last cycle I started to spot at 11 dpo and got her ful force and about 13 dpo (which is unusual - usually I would spot at 13 DPO and get full force on 14 dpo)

    My cycle is usuall 30-32 days but this time is only 26. I am so verry confused and worried that my body is going spastic...

    I have been of the pill for about 12 months..

    Should I be concerned has anyone else had this??? Please anything to put my mind at ease would be greatly appreciated


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    Hi Kyliekd

    Are you under stress at the moment? Stress does terrible things to your body. Stress sent my cycle out of whack (very long & lots of spotting) after my first m/c and after my second m/c I've had terrible trouble clenching my jaw in my sleep (I thought I was getting a second set of wisdoms I was in that much pain). I honestly think that if you are even remotely concerned that you should chat to your GP. Last year my GP referred me to a gyno who ran a few tests and really put my mind at ease. Everyone's bodies are so complex and so different so I would probably see what a doc has to say. If there is a problem they will find it and fix it - if not they'll put your mind at ease & your cycle will probably go back to normal in no time.

    Good luck!

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    Kyliekd - one more thing. I just noticed your weight ticker and good for you you're doing great. Have you lost the weight quickly because sometimes extreme weight loss can affect your cycle. I know someone who lost a heap of weight and their cycle disappeared for a few months (came back of course).

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    Hey Kylie,

    My body's done something similar after being off contraception for just over 12 months. I was on depo though.
    I went from 28 days cycles down to 21 (what they were pre baby) now back up to 26-28.

    I did find that when my LP got really short a herb called vitex helped. I was prescribed by a naturopath though.

    You have done a fantastic job with the weightloss and your hormone levels may still be adjusting.....

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    i was on depo as well, not for long though, only the 3 months that it lasts, but i bleed for 6 months.....after that i temped my cycle only to have a very short luteal phase of 9days....i started taking vitex the next cycle as i heard it can help your lengthen your luteal phase......and i feel pregnant that cycle to my surprise.

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    Hi Kyliekd,
    how are you going with your LP. I just found your thread after searching "short luteal phase" I have just finished a cycle with a 10 day LP and the one before was 9 days. I wonder if it can take it bit to get to the right length after contraception???? I had implanon for 6 yrs. And is vitex better or B6... or something else?

    hope you have managed to find what will help you out....

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    myson - I just found this thread again myself. My LP last month was 11 days then the cycle that just ended yesterday it was only 10 days. Hmmm - not happy. I'm going to take B6 as I'm also on clomid and apparently vitex is not recommended when you are taking clomid.

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    Thanks AJC. I hope it works for you GL. Are you on clomid because of your short LP or for other fertility reasons? Dont mean to be nosey...

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    You're not nosey myson. It's great to share stories and experiences with other people in here. I guess I have unexplained infertility - ttc for nearly 2 yrs with 2 x unexplained m/c, lots and lots and lots of tests which all say that my body is functioning normally - short LP so yes the clomid is mainly just to give my hormones a helping hand. I do O on my own but ob just thought I needed a little help. Just went to pharmacy to get my B6 tablets and the first one just went down the shute - fingers crossed. Good luck to you!

    Kyliekd - hope things are going well for you.

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    Your story sounds a lot like mine ajc. ttc for nearly 2 yrs for both my girls with 2 x unexplained m/c.
    Will take my first b6 tonight. Hope it works for us both

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    myson - for you.

    Here's to the B6

    So it was just 3rd & 4th time lucky for you? Sorry to hear of your losses.

    I can't wait to be pg again, I had a bad feeling with my second pg from but something inside me just tells me that it's going to be ok next time. Here's hoping.

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    Thanks for the bluedust!!! And lots for you too!!

    I had the 2 m/c's over 12 years ago. And then two girls, now aged 10 and 7. Dh then decided after that he didnt want anymore, I went along with it (reluctantly) then 6 months ago he realized I still really REALLY wanted one more. So he said " didnt know you still felt so strongly about it ... ok, lets try again" .... yay! So here we go.

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    Hey guys I forgot about this thread.

    I have been taking B6 and have had a LP of 12 days and then 13 so it seems to be working for me. Which I am Very happy about

    I have taken Vitex before and found that it stuffed by cycle more than it helped so I would wholeheartedly try the B6.

    Good Luck all

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    Hey Kylie. We were posting at the same time. Thanks for the update. Glad its working for you... hopefully it will for us too! GL

    I wasnt keen to try vitex just yet. So thanks for the info.

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    Kylie - glad the B6 is working for you. Good luck and hope to see a BFP for you soon :goodluck2:

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    Kyliekd the exact same thing happened to me when I came off Depo. After a year of no BC, my LP was only 9-10 days every month and it was soooo frustrating. I started B6 and my LP immediately went up to 13-14 days. We TTC for 6 months then I started Vitex. I never got a chance to see if the Vitex affected my LP though as I fell Pg that month. Good luck, I have my fingers crossed for you,

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    Hi twinsister. Thanks for that. AND what and absolutley adorable little boy..... cluck cluck cluckity cluck from me!!!!

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    Hi Kylie - I'm glad the B6 is helping with lengthening your LP. I had a shortish LP (I don't think it's officially short unless it's under 10 days though) and conception did not come easily to me. I'm glad your avoiding Vitex as I can see it's been recommended to you here. I had two early losses whilst taking it and as soon as I went off it I got a sticky bub so I wouldn't touch it again with a 10 foot barge pole. The net is full of anecdotal evidence of early losses being linked to Vitex use - many women find they lose bubs as soon as they stop taking it and as it's not recommended during pregnancy you have no choice but to stop it.

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