I tried using the monitor for the first 3 months of 2012. My cycle was anywhere between 34-36 days and the readings were all over the place. It would pick up the rise in estrogen but never the LH. Let me tell you those test strips aren't cheap! In March I decided to try a new approach. Two personal friends of mine had used Chinese medicine to conceive successfully. I seriously thought it was a bunch of mumbo jumbo and resisted looking into it for a long time. Feeling deflated I figured what could it hurt to try? So I finally looked at the website with a open mind. Some of the story's were down right incredible. I made the phone call and spoke with a nice lady named Julie. We talked for a long time about everything I'd been through thus far, she was very soothing friendly and reassuring. I learned all kinds of interesting things on how to eat for your body and how blood flow works. She started me on a regimen of Balance, Thinkers Tonic and Digestive Energizer. Apparently I'm a "cold" person, so she wanted me to start the morning with warm water and lemon to get me going. In about a week I felt great. I was no longer sleepy during the day, I was sleeping better at night. My mood was lifted. It was a really nice change.
Unfortunately as life goes...I lost my job at the end of April so I wasnt able to stay with my new routine.
Happily though I got my job back! I started up in August, so I was just able to purchase a new round of herbs and I cant wait to start taking them again. I added Super Fertility #1 to my list.
Also happy to report for the first time in 9 months my cycle is back to 28 days! Hopeful, I used the last of my test strips in September to see if it would read any LH. It didnt. But I'm ok with that, I know its still a work in progress.
Tomorrow is our 3 year anniversary. We're celebrating with a weekend trip to Santa Barbara. I want to reflect on my blessings in life. I have a great loving and supportive husband.