Anyone With Success Using Soy

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Rainbowbrite - February 7

I am going to try SOY this cycle and see how it goes... well actually it would have to be with my next cycle since i'm already on cd14.. So what recomendations-sp do you have and what days do you think i should use it on and who has has success with it!!!! How many mg and such! any help is greatly appreciated!

 

DaBonkElsMe - February 7

Well i used soy for the past three cycles and last cycle i became pregnant, but it didn't stick, so to speak. The soy had nothing to do with the mis. but I think it helped in getting pregnant in the first place. I did not take any this month, as I am getting back into the swing of things kind of slowly here, but if I do not become PG this month I will use it again next month! Good luck to you, I will be interested to see what answers come about on this thread!

 

Rainbowbrite - February 7

Yeah i remember reading of your m/c. I am so sorry to hear that. but good luck in ttc again! Will this be your first?

 

Daynae79 - February 7

I have heard this phrase being used before..."pregnancy doesnt stick." what does this mean

 

tonia - February 7

Hi Rainbowbrite, I took soy and got my bfp in January! I took 200mg cd's 3-7. I O'd on cd29! That was late for me, but it still happened. Earlier in my cycle I had an ultrasound to check for follicles and I had a handful growing! I got my bfp on 10 dpo. I had taken soy for a total of 3 or four cycles(not consectutive). Good luck!

 

tonia - February 7

Daynae, "doesn't stick", means miscarriage.

 

jessicaspatherapist - February 7

i used soy isoflavones in November and got a bfp....i took 240 mg on cycle days 3, 4 and 5.

 

patrizia - February 7

ladies before you do anything---PLEASE google soy and conceiving. it will make you think twice about using soy when ttc.

 

DaBonkElsMe - February 7

rainbow, yes, we are trying for our fiirst!

 

tonia - February 7

patrizia, when soy is used on a controlled time and dosage, it actually helps with ovulation. When women or men use soy on a daily basis, all the time, then yes it can cause problems with fertility. But we are talking about taking soy isoflavones on cd1-5, 3-7 or 5-9, just like you would normally take clomid(a fertility drug for ovulation). Soy isoflavones are a phytoestrogen and mimic your own body's estrogen. So if you have them in your system all month long then that is a problem. If you only have it in your system during the follicular phase of your cycle and for only 5 days it helps grow and mature follicles for ovulation! Thank you.

 

DaBonkElsMe - February 7

Oh, Daynea79 - basically an egg was fertilized and began to implant, but for whatever reason (and there are many) it did not attach right and so a few days later i had an early miscarriage. I think people use "didn't stick" when it's a very early miscarriage or what is called a chemical pregnancy.

 

DaBonkElsMe - February 7

Patrizia - I have seen the articles that say that soy is dangerous for pregnant women or women trying to conceive but they are talking about soy in very large quant_ties taken over a long period of time. Also, if you use the soy as recommended you would not be taking it after you O. Check the studies, not just the articles that report on them. Of course, I would still recommend talking to someone before taking soy, or anything else. My doctor actually didn't know anything about it, I guess because it is a homeopathic type of solution and not a true medication. But my mother has a nutritionist whom she sees and i spoke with her (the nutritionist) and she told me that soy contains estrogen and other hormones and that if taken in a similar way, can act like a natural clomid, helping the woman to produce mature follicles that would aide in releasing a mature egg. So as long as you take it as recommended, it shouldn't be harmful to TTC or the future fetus!!

 

DaBonkElsMe - February 7

Sorry, i didn't read tonia's response first, should've done that before posting my own response!

 

tonia - February 7

that's okay Dabonk! Makes it easier to understand when there's more than one way to explain it! : )

 

Daynae79 - February 7

thanks for the response DaBonk

 

patrizia - February 8

thanks girls for for clearing things up for me. , in fact i want to try it next month !!! what days are best recomended ?

 

DaBonkElsMe - February 8

It depends on when you O. If you O early, like CD14 - then you should take it on CD3 - 5 But if you often O late like CD18 or later, then it's best to take it around CD5 - 7. Correct me if I am wrong, Tonia. I take 240mg. Some women take 200mg. It can change your O date so watch out for that, and if you take it on those early CDs (3-5) then it could extend AF a bit. Some women on here have reported other side effects too, but fo me, I didn't seem to have any.

 

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