I just really want to tell this story as I have inadvertently found something that has relieved all my symptoms, it seems too good to be true but I am not kidding. Not saying it will work for everyone but if you are having similar problems to me, or even if your not, it's worth a shot.
I have been off the pill for over a year now TTC with no success, and had a lap in Sept 2012 (my 5th). My periods since have been awful, spotting & severe cramps for 5 days with brown discharge before the actual bleeding even commenced, it got that bad I was going to give up my hopes of ever being a mother and just go back on the pill. Apparently Endo can cause this spotting - I read somewhere it's from endo implants in womb/tubes that break down & come out when corpus luteum breaks down (when egg isn't fertilised). Last month I had Day 21 tests done and it found that my progesterone was low (14.7 when I think it needs to be over 30), I have been referred to a fertility clinic, and also have a thing called a luteal phase defect meaning I start spotting too early for any potential embryo's to attach, but that is linked to the progesterone being low. I done some research online and found that some women have reduced the spotting by taking a b complex vitamin, here's the exact list of what I started taking:
Vitamin B Complex 100 (corrects low progesterone & enhances occurrence of ovulation)
Agnus Castus (stop taking at ovulation - for luteal phase defect & PMS)
Evening Primrose Oil (stop taking at ovulation - for PMS and better cervical mucus)
Starflower Oil (Stop taking at ovulation - for hormone regulation)
Pre-Conceive Vitamins by Pregnacare.
I started these on Day 7 of my cycle last month so have only been on them for 3 weeks, but what a difference. I'm not pregnant (Test negative) but we had a month off actively trying cos it was too stressful and I couldn't concentrate on anything during the 2 week wait. Here's a summary:
More cervical mucus around time of ovulation
On day 21 and day 22 I had beige tinted discharge, this is normal for me but generally on day 22 it changes to dark brown and this continues until AF arrives at Day 26 or 27. I'm on Day 25 now and have had normal discharge the last few days, no spotting, which is amazing!
No severe cramps - in fact I've hardly had any cramps at all, feel a few light ones but no need for pain killers.
No PMS and normally I'm extremely irritable for a full week to the point my husband may divorce me.
And that's my story, I just had to share. I can't believe something as simple as a vitamin has improved my life in 3 weeks. I am going to get more Day 21 tests next month so time will tell if it does increase the progesterone, and if I finally get pregnant