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    I was taking the Fenugreek 3 caps 3x a day and i was getting real bad headaches and loose stools. Has this happened to anyone else? I started taking 2 caps 3x a day and hopefully be able to increase 1 caps at a time.
    Kristina Jeremiah since 2-18-1998
    Mother to
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    Gavin 1-03 Nursed 2.5mo
    Keean 5-04 BCLP
    Alexis 12-06 Nursed 12mo THEN
    Relactated after 5mo(due to her dairy intol.) and ended up making 30oz a day
    Now we are Weaned! AGAIN!
    Kason 6-2-10
    Birth..8 lbs 5.9 oz
    4 wks.... 10 lbs 12 oz
    9 wks.... 13 lbs 14 oz
    15wks... 16 lbs 4 oz
    17wks... 17 lbs 2 oz
    6 mo..... 19 lbs 6 oz
    7 mo .....20 lbs 3 oz

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    I also wanted to know what the best brand of fenugreek and Blessed Thistle to get. I remember reading somewhere that some are better than others but they never said which ones.
    Organic or scienticically produced?
    Kristina Jeremiah since 2-18-1998
    Mother to
    2-02
    Gavin 1-03 Nursed 2.5mo
    Keean 5-04 BCLP
    Alexis 12-06 Nursed 12mo THEN
    Relactated after 5mo(due to her dairy intol.) and ended up making 30oz a day
    Now we are Weaned! AGAIN!
    Kason 6-2-10
    Birth..8 lbs 5.9 oz
    4 wks.... 10 lbs 12 oz
    9 wks.... 13 lbs 14 oz
    15wks... 16 lbs 4 oz
    17wks... 17 lbs 2 oz
    6 mo..... 19 lbs 6 oz
    7 mo .....20 lbs 3 oz

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    Default Re: Fenugreek?'s

    I used to take fenugreek and while I don't remember it having an effect on me, I do remember that it made my LO colicky in her behavior. I think it upset her tummy. Then I read online that that can happen so I stopped taking it.

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    Default Re: Fenugreek?'s

    I tried fenugreek when I was nursing my son. I smelled lovely (like a stack of pancakes) but I had the most horrible case of the runs!!! Needless to say I stopped.

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    Default Re: Fenugreek?'s

    Fenugreek can be associated with hypoglycemia in some women. Could a change in your blood sugar cause a head ache? I would run it by my Dr.

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    Could a change in your blood sugar cause a head ache?

    You know i never thought about that. I do have insulin resistance.(not type 2 my dr assures me just the start he said) When i was pregnant with Alexis i had GD and still have the moniter. Next time i get a headache i will test my blood sugar.
    Like i said when i take 2 at a time i am fine its when i take 3 at a time. But i remember reading someware (dr newman maybe?) that you have reached the right dose when your urine smells like maple suryp. at2 it dosent but 3 it does.
    I ordered some blessed Thistle and it should be here in a few days so maybe that will help also.
    Kristina Jeremiah since 2-18-1998
    Mother to
    2-02
    Gavin 1-03 Nursed 2.5mo
    Keean 5-04 BCLP
    Alexis 12-06 Nursed 12mo THEN
    Relactated after 5mo(due to her dairy intol.) and ended up making 30oz a day
    Now we are Weaned! AGAIN!
    Kason 6-2-10
    Birth..8 lbs 5.9 oz
    4 wks.... 10 lbs 12 oz
    9 wks.... 13 lbs 14 oz
    15wks... 16 lbs 4 oz
    17wks... 17 lbs 2 oz
    6 mo..... 19 lbs 6 oz
    7 mo .....20 lbs 3 oz

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    Default Re: Fenugreek?'s

    Read here for side effects of many galactogogues: http://www.bfmed.org/ace-files/proto...uesEnglish.pdf

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