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    Default Fenugreek/blessed thistle question

    I started taking fenugreek and blessed thistle on Wednesday. Thursday my pee started to smell like maple syrup! I understand this is all normal and good - that for the herbs to be working I *want* to smell like that. I did notice an increase in supply over the weekend, but now today the smell is hardly noticeable. Does this mean the herbs aren't working anymore? I'm taking 3 each 3 times a day.

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    Default Re: Fenugreek/blessed thistle question

    Could it be that you are just used to the smell? Do you have a different body odor? Fenugreek gave me more of a strong body odor as well as the maple smell.
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    Default Re: Fenugreek/blessed thistle question

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*nolies.mama View Post
    Could it be that you are just used to the smell? Do you have a different body odor? Fenugreek gave me more of a strong body odor as well as the maple smell.
    i got used to the smell. Maybe ask your partner if they smell you? because i thought i didn't smell and i did, according to DH. I also took 3 4x a day, but i was only taking fenugreek.

    I would say as long as your supply is good, you don't have to worry about constantly smelling like syrup (it is a very good indication of what's in your system though, don't get me wrong)
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    Default Re: Fenugreek/blessed thistle question

    Well, I'm not sure that my supply is good at all - that's the problem. I noticed an increase over the weekend, but still lots of grumbling from baby, and today he was quite unhappy at times and didn't seem to be doing a lot of swallowing. He did have wet diapers though, so I guess he is getting something! The last nappy change before bed though - diaper had been on three hours and was dry (we use cloth) when we changed it. He peed though then with the nappy off and it was yellow - it's normally clear.

    Though thinking about it maybe the lack of maple syrup smell, which i was just smelling in my urine, is gone because I've been drinking more today, so the smell is diluted? I can still smell it - it's just not so strong. But like suggested, maybe I'm just getting used to the smell!!

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