Evening Primrose Oil

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  1. xMillie

    xMillie Well-Known Member

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    I'm giving everything a go here!
    Picked some Evening Primrose Oil up yesterday. They are 500mg capsules.


    A few of questions for anyone that uses/used them:


    I'm currently on Day 9 of my cycle and have gotten a positive OPK as early as day 10 before (OPKing in a few hours haven't done any this cycle yet). Should I start taking them now? or should I just wait until my next cycle?


    How much did you take? I've read different values everywhere! From as little as 1000mg and as much as 2500mg. I was thinking about just doing 1000mg (as it says on the packet) but is that enough?


    When do you stop taking it? I think I read you should stop when you ovulate but do you stop the day after you get your positive OPK or do you carry on for a day or 2 after?



    Thanks in advance! :D
     
  2. lillith112

    lillith112 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Millie, I just bought some yesterday to try, I bought 1000mg, I've read to take one a day starting at cd 1 and ending on day of ovulation so that would be on day of positive opk or the next day. Best of luck, I hope it works, I would maybe wait until your next cycle but guess it won't do any harm to take before positive opk xx
     
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  3. fairyprincess

    fairyprincess Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I'm convinced EPO got me my bfp as it was the 1st cycle of trying it. I took 1500mg daily from CD1 until the day I got a +opk.

    Good luck x
     
  4. BlondeP

    BlondeP Well-Known Member

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    I'm taking it too! About 1000mg a day until my positive OPK :) had a really faint line on one today but had the same yesterday so can't work out if I'm getting there or going away if that makes sense haha!
     
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    I am also taking them. Between 500mg-1500mg a day :)

    Good Luck :)
     
  6. lillith112

    lillith112 Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to add that I've also read that grapefruit juice can help with ewcm so I've stocked up on that this month too, I'll give anything a go xx
     
  7. Melanie3103

    Melanie3103 Well-Known Member

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    What does EPO do? And its 1000mg per day is it?
     
  8. lillith112

    lillith112 Well-Known Member

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    Melanie it's supposed to make you produce more ewcm, I read that it also tightens and contracts the uterus which is why you shouldn't take it after ovulation. I used to get it on prescription many years ago for breast pain and pmt, I was on 8 capsules a day. It was amazing though, worked brilliantly after 6 weeks no pmt, no breast pain, lovely shiny hair too. Just to add I'm taking 1500 per day x
     
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  9. Nemi

    Nemi Well-Known Member

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    This sounds good!

    I may have to get some and try it!
     

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