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    Question Why won't AF arrive???.......parsley tea or other emmenagogue? Provera 7days vs. 10?

    I wish AF would arrive already so that I could get started with my cycle - I am SO frustrated!!!

    This morning I was SURE that AF was coming (I had a massive headache and got a brownish-tinged "glob" of CM - and I really almost never spot). So, then I did the Q-Tip test - the first time I did it there was some pink on the Q-Tip - so, I waited and waited...again. Nothing. So I did the Q-Tip test again and then nothing. This, of course, was after I called the RE to schedule and appt. for my CD3 US. Thankfully I scheduled it on Tuesday so I have between now and Monday at 4:00pm to start! UGHHHHH

    In another desperate attempt I looked online and there are a lot of "natural" remedies to try and start AF so I made myself this disgusting "tea" drink that consisted of some sage, bay leaf, oregano, cinnamon, vitamin C, cayenne pepper, a little salt, organic apple cider vinegar, ginger and some agave nectar to sweeten it. *YUCK* I don't recommend it - and it did nothing.

    I have read that parsley tea with fresh ginger root can help too - has anyone tried this???

    Is there anything else I should be doing?

    I got done with my provera on the 5th but my RE only had me do 7 days whereas normally I do 10 days....I've never done 7 before - can that make a difference? My RE assured me it wouldn't matter...

    And, yes, I took a HPT a few days ago and it was BFN besides, when I went in for a follie scan this month there was nothing over a 10mm. So, no ovidrel and no IUI.

    I'm just so frustrated at my body right now!!! Why is it that when I WANT AF to arrive she won't!!!

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    I hope AF shows soon for you! Its funny to ask for these things, how weird are our lives sometimes I have done 10 days of Provera once and the other cycles I have always done 5 days only and AF always came within 5-7 days (so maybe you'll start in the next day or so??). I have heard some people needing the longer course. Sometimes you need a little estrogen boost if Provera doesn't work ie: taking birth control for a month but I know that is that last thing you probably want right now. I hope AF arrives soon, otherwise maybe give your RE a call Monday to get some advice.

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    The only thing that worked for me was BCP. Honestly, the break was kind of nice.

    I'm curious to know if any of the home remedies have worked for others!

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    Well, last night I had DH get me some parsley. I chopped it up and made some tea with it - it wasn't really that bad tasting to be honest, sort of parsley-ish, barely spicy - I sweetened it a couple times and left it unsweetened. So, after drinking three cups of tea last night I started copious brown spotting which lasted overnight and then this morning/today pretty much stopped. It's still there - it's just lighter. I tried the Q-tip test and the tip (and the rest of the Q-tip...sorry for the info) came out covered in brownish...spotting.

    I'm having a ton of cramps and other period signs - moody, headache - emotional....but no period.

    It's so frustrating because I just want to get on with my cycle but I'm starting to think I may have to do a cycle of BCP. I don't want to - but, I think I might have to.

    I don't know if there is any way that if the Provera doesn't work that I could do more Provera or a week of BCP's or??? I don't know.

    Well, at least if I do the BCP's I'll know when I'll start my period....unless, like last time this happened I start after taking a few days of the BCP's.

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    Well, last night I had DH get me some parsley. I chopped it up and made some tea with it - it wasn't really that bad tasting to be honest, sort of parsley-ish, barely spicy - I sweetened it a couple times and left it unsweetened. So, after drinking three cups of tea last night I started copious brown spotting which lasted overnight and then this morning/today pretty much stopped. It's still there - it's just lighter. I tried the Q-tip test and the tip (and the rest of the Q-tip...sorry for the info) came out covered in brownish...spotting.

    I'm having a ton of cramps and other period signs - moody, headache - emotional....but no period.

    It's so frustrating because I just want to get on with my cycle but I'm starting to think I may have to do a cycle of BCP. I don't want to - but, I think I might have to.

    I don't know if there is any way that if the Provera doesn't work that I could do more Provera or a week of BCP's or??? I don't know.

    Well, at least if I do the BCP's I'll know when I'll start my period....unless, like last time this happened I start after taking a few days of the BCP's.

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