I know I don't update often, but I don't feel there is a need until something new happens. And here it is....something new....
In the last post I had a change of heart about things. I've stuck to a good portion of them. I have been continuing with the Metabolism Miracle diet which has brought my energy level back up, and I just feel better in general. I started taking a prenatal vitamin, fish oil to help my skin, B6 to help with hormone balance, and continuing with the metformin to help with insulin resistance.
I have been taking all these for quite awhile. Since the start of school I have not been able to exercise as much as I would like so that is something that has suffered. I have continued using the Creighton model NFP. However, after all of this, I still didn't feel things were doing what they were supposed to. I definitely felt better from better eating and I'd been dropping some extra fat around the middle, but I still wasn't seeing an ovulation or menstation.
I did some research on herbs to add. I wasn't sure if I should add something without checking with a Dr. but I wanted to find things out anyway. I kept running across the herb "Vitex" or Chasteberry. It, apparently, is used a lot in Europe for female infertility. I kept finding more and more sites that recommended it with studies to back it up. I decided to give it a try. I ordered it (quite cheap) and added it in the end of Sept.
By the end of October I had ovulated on my own for the first time in a very long time. I started menstruating today and although it's been a bit painful I couldn't be happier to see this. My only fear is that I will become anovulatory again, but I'm hopeful that the Vitex is making the difference. Feel free to check out some of these websites for more information: