Saturday 29 May 2010

Lab rat

While researching with professor and doctor Google about clo.mid with a view to trying it next month or the month after I kept coming across articles and forum posts about "nature's clo.mid" or soy isoflavones and how wonderful they were and how many positive pregnancy tests....... hmmmm.

Soy isoflavones are purported to do a very similar job to clo.mid so I thought as this month is obviously going to be a bust too, especially with all the stress I've been buried under, I would experiment on myself and see if they messed up my cycle completely.

Feeling as if I was tempting fate I bought a menopause multi-vitamin which came with with a separate herbal supplement of soy isoflavones which was on special offer at a local pharmacy (I'm nothing if not cheap). I took out 5 pills and then carefully put the menopause vitamins away for a very rainy day.

I took 120mg of isoflavones (100mg from the herbal and 20mg from the multivit) on cd4-8 and I ovulated early, day 11 I believe, with lots of sharp, crampy ovulation pain. I couldn't possibly say if this is what helped us get pregnant but I thought I'd put it out there in case anyone might be interested.


  1. thank you so much for sharing this.

    *wanders off deep in thought*

    glad all is still ok and sending sticky vibes still

  2. Who knows, Barb? But I hope this does help someone reading. I'd love to think it might end up being a "miracle cure" for someone else who is having trouble conceiving.
    Well, another couple of days down. Many more to go I know, but each one you cross off is a blessing.

  3. Oy Lady, I would be very intttterrrested...

    I am off to research Dr. Google on your find too...and look for formulations containing same...

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Dell is a Soy baby! I totally think this is what help me. He is the only pregnancy I have had that didn't involve spotting or bleeding. I totally think the Soy was responsible and kept my progesterone levels nice and high. I got pregnant my first cycle with Soy. Also, if anyone is interested to try it... Soy can have drying effects on your cervical mucous much like Clomid can. So I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) tablets 2-3 times a day to thin my secretions and make them more sperm friendly (lol). Take it until you confirm ovulation. Just a little tip.

    Barbara I could not be more happy for you!

  5. I read about the soy isoflavones and was going to try it my next cycle but ended up not needing it. I have heard a lot of success stories with it!



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