Would like your opinion - diet and exercise and supplements

Would like your opinion - diet and exercise and supplements

Joined: August 4th, 2011, 8:18 pm

September 1st, 2011, 6:21 pm #1

Based on my acu's recommendations I had cut back on salads and lessened my exercise (only do walking now). I am thinking of getting back to intense exercise ("boot camp" style). It seems that many women do get their BFP when they start intense exercise. Both my Acu and RE asked me to lessen exercise since it increases blood flow, but not to reproductive organs. In fact they said it takes away blood from the reproductive organs to your other organs (heart, lung, etc).

About salads - my Acu said that it takes more effort for your digestive system to process raw food, so she asked me to cook all my vegetables. This becomes difficult for lunch, since I am at work, etc. Salads were so much easier, and since I avoid salads, then I think I am taking in more calories than I need to (which doesn't help the weight gain).

Lastly, supplements - I am preparing for a medicated FET. What supplements should I take. I don't think I need the melatonin/inositol, right? What about CoQ10, resveratrol, etc? Not sure what I should be taking.

I need all the help I can to get my lining to an appropriate 9mm - so any suggestions are welcome (whether it be exercise, diet, or supplements). I actually left Dr. T's office with tears in my eyes the other day when I went for a lining check and my lining was only 5mm! I felt so foolish, but I couldn't hold them back. I don't know if the Dr. T noticed (I was trying to look away) but my voice was quivering, so he probably did.
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DeeinNYC
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September 1st, 2011, 6:49 pm #2

Hi Alima...first of all...I'm so very sorry that you were feeling so bad. This journey is hard and I'm sure Dr. T has seen it all. There is nothing to feel foolish about at all. I assume that Dr. T is giving you estrogen supps/viagra etc to plump up your lining? What did Dr. T say? As for supps to help, I used to take and I know many ladies that use raspberry red leaf tea to help with their linings.

As for the other supps, when I did my FET, I did not do the melatonin/inositol as it is for egg quality and I assume that your embies have already been made...I figured..what was the point? I would keep up with the CO-Q10 just because if this cycle does not work you will not have interupted the effects of it for your next cycle.

As for the salad/no salad..diet...ay, yay, yay...I don't know what to say...it's all too damn much.
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Joined: August 4th, 2011, 8:18 pm

September 1st, 2011, 7:52 pm #3

He said my protocol will use estrogen injections (which I have never used before) so he is hoping that might help. The other thing he said is that he would have me on it awhile (more than just the two weeks) and that prolonged exposure to the estrogen might help with the lining.

How much CoQ10 do you think I should be on? I was using Jamie's protocol of CoQ10/Ubiquinol, I think 400 of each? I stopped it for a while (only because I ran out of it), but need to get back on it.
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September 1st, 2011, 8:55 pm #4

I think you will be fine. I have heard that the estrogen injections really help. I also know that SIRM sometimes even uses viagra to help your lining. Since it is medicated, they can control when you put your embies back. Try not to worry too much about it. I think Jamie's protocol is probably exactly right. If I remember correctly, in the studies that showed that CO-Q10 improved egg quality, the participants were on at least 600mg. I do 600mg...400mg of CO-Q10 and 200mg of Ubiquinol. If you are still making embryos for your transfer..I would most defintely do the melatonin/inisitol as well as Vitamin D.
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September 1st, 2011, 9:27 pm #5

Based on my acu's recommendations I had cut back on salads and lessened my exercise (only do walking now). I am thinking of getting back to intense exercise ("boot camp" style). It seems that many women do get their BFP when they start intense exercise. Both my Acu and RE asked me to lessen exercise since it increases blood flow, but not to reproductive organs. In fact they said it takes away blood from the reproductive organs to your other organs (heart, lung, etc).

About salads - my Acu said that it takes more effort for your digestive system to process raw food, so she asked me to cook all my vegetables. This becomes difficult for lunch, since I am at work, etc. Salads were so much easier, and since I avoid salads, then I think I am taking in more calories than I need to (which doesn't help the weight gain).

Lastly, supplements - I am preparing for a medicated FET. What supplements should I take. I don't think I need the melatonin/inositol, right? What about CoQ10, resveratrol, etc? Not sure what I should be taking.

I need all the help I can to get my lining to an appropriate 9mm - so any suggestions are welcome (whether it be exercise, diet, or supplements). I actually left Dr. T's office with tears in my eyes the other day when I went for a lining check and my lining was only 5mm! I felt so foolish, but I couldn't hold them back. I don't know if the Dr. T noticed (I was trying to look away) but my voice was quivering, so he probably did.
Floradix iron supplement- take once capful 2x day. My acu recommended it and I take it all year long once a day and 2x day during stims or during the 2wks before a FET. CoQ10/Ubiquinol OK, 50MG B6 prevents m/c's and morning sickness. Best of Luck!! This board needs some success stories!
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September 1st, 2011, 9:31 pm #6

see discussion below about exercise...it's anybody's guess what is the "right" thing to do but a handful of us seem to see a correlation between coming off of intense ex and BFP's. It may just increase blood flow to where we at 40+ need it...ultimately do what you feel is best for you.
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September 1st, 2011, 9:50 pm #7

Based on my acu's recommendations I had cut back on salads and lessened my exercise (only do walking now). I am thinking of getting back to intense exercise ("boot camp" style). It seems that many women do get their BFP when they start intense exercise. Both my Acu and RE asked me to lessen exercise since it increases blood flow, but not to reproductive organs. In fact they said it takes away blood from the reproductive organs to your other organs (heart, lung, etc).

About salads - my Acu said that it takes more effort for your digestive system to process raw food, so she asked me to cook all my vegetables. This becomes difficult for lunch, since I am at work, etc. Salads were so much easier, and since I avoid salads, then I think I am taking in more calories than I need to (which doesn't help the weight gain).

Lastly, supplements - I am preparing for a medicated FET. What supplements should I take. I don't think I need the melatonin/inositol, right? What about CoQ10, resveratrol, etc? Not sure what I should be taking.

I need all the help I can to get my lining to an appropriate 9mm - so any suggestions are welcome (whether it be exercise, diet, or supplements). I actually left Dr. T's office with tears in my eyes the other day when I went for a lining check and my lining was only 5mm! I felt so foolish, but I couldn't hold them back. I don't know if the Dr. T noticed (I was trying to look away) but my voice was quivering, so he probably did.
I don't quite believe in acupuncture. For me personally, my best cycles (2 out of 5) were the only cycles without acu. So I don't quite believe the acupuncturist either.

Cooking veggies will help you eat more. For example, if you drink blender veggie soup, you can eat far more than having them raw. Still, you should focus on raw veggie and use cooked as a filler. I won't worry too much about what an acupuncturist say, much of their advice has no scientific basis anyway.
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Joined: August 4th, 2011, 8:18 pm

September 1st, 2011, 9:51 pm #8

see discussion below about exercise...it's anybody's guess what is the "right" thing to do but a handful of us seem to see a correlation between coming off of intense ex and BFP's. It may just increase blood flow to where we at 40+ need it...ultimately do what you feel is best for you.
I haven't really used the Floradix. I am going to try that. Also, I think I will go back to the intense exercise. I purchased some DVDs, and plan to hit the gym as well.
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September 1st, 2011, 9:54 pm #9

I don't quite believe in acupuncture. For me personally, my best cycles (2 out of 5) were the only cycles without acu. So I don't quite believe the acupuncturist either.

Cooking veggies will help you eat more. For example, if you drink blender veggie soup, you can eat far more than having them raw. Still, you should focus on raw veggie and use cooked as a filler. I won't worry too much about what an acupuncturist say, much of their advice has no scientific basis anyway.
So, I think I read in an earlier post that you eat really well. Do you have any suggestions - websites or such, where I can get ideas for increasing my veggie intake? Of course, I have the normal everyday veggies, broccoli, spinach, etc. but a little variety may help me keep to this routine going forward.
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September 1st, 2011, 10:47 pm #10

Based on my acu's recommendations I had cut back on salads and lessened my exercise (only do walking now). I am thinking of getting back to intense exercise ("boot camp" style). It seems that many women do get their BFP when they start intense exercise. Both my Acu and RE asked me to lessen exercise since it increases blood flow, but not to reproductive organs. In fact they said it takes away blood from the reproductive organs to your other organs (heart, lung, etc).

About salads - my Acu said that it takes more effort for your digestive system to process raw food, so she asked me to cook all my vegetables. This becomes difficult for lunch, since I am at work, etc. Salads were so much easier, and since I avoid salads, then I think I am taking in more calories than I need to (which doesn't help the weight gain).

Lastly, supplements - I am preparing for a medicated FET. What supplements should I take. I don't think I need the melatonin/inositol, right? What about CoQ10, resveratrol, etc? Not sure what I should be taking.

I need all the help I can to get my lining to an appropriate 9mm - so any suggestions are welcome (whether it be exercise, diet, or supplements). I actually left Dr. T's office with tears in my eyes the other day when I went for a lining check and my lining was only 5mm! I felt so foolish, but I couldn't hold them back. I don't know if the Dr. T noticed (I was trying to look away) but my voice was quivering, so he probably did.
I know my Acu told me something similar about avoiding raw veggies and eating mostly cooked. But then he said that if I do eat raw like in a salad, to balance it with a hot soup for instance or a hot baked potato at that same meal. So in general that is what I do because getting a salad at work is much easier I agree. I usually buy a large salad w/dressing on the side and split it over two lunches and then get a soup as well. I find that cooked veggies (if you buy them out) are usually cooked in butter and soggy so not healthy for you at all as nutrients are all gone out of them.

I say go for it on the excercise. I've been taking it easy and only doing yoga, walking for the last year and a half per Acu and it hasn't gotten me anything but feeling flabby, so I've actually picked up the pace the last couple of weeks and feel better about myself - that's gotta help with something, right?
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