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Thread: Ttc 2013
August 18th, 2013 03:19 AM #2301
Okay, trying to keep up with everybody!
@December - One of the reasons I can't wait to get pregnant is so I can start doing pregnant-woman things like reading pregnancy books without seeming like a weirdo! However, that hasn't prevented me from buying some already! I've bought Pregnancy For Modern Girls by Hollie Smith and The Complete Organic Pregnancy by Deirdre Zolan and Alexandra Zissu. I've found them both really good. I'm contemplating purchasing Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler because I've heard so many TTC girls say how valuable they found it. Maybe if I don't get knocked up next month
@Trobin - What kind of herbs are you taking for fertility? I'm taking pre-natal vitamins, zinc, and evening primrose oil (only in first half of cycle to increase cervical mucus). I'm always open to new ideas in my search for that magic bullet! Also, I'm sorry you're out this month
@Knitwit - I'm so sorry for your loss. Really thinking of you xx.
@Maggie - Ooh, exciting! I've got my fingers crossed for you!
@Alzora - Definitely after your first positive OPK. Doesn't matter if later ones are darker. Good luck!
Personal update: Well, it's been a somewhat interesting few days. I posted a couple of days ago that I was out for this month. I had cramping and really thought my period was about to arrive. Nothing. AF is due today. Still nothing, but I'm having intermittent cramping (although very mild now). I took a pregnancy test today (not FMU), which was negative (at roughly 14DPO). So, really, my hopes aren't high, but you never know. As they say, it's not over till it's over! I'm trying to think of positives - if I'm not pregnant, then I'll be able to have a drink on our anniversary weekend! We're going away to a wine region next weekend so being off alcohol would've been a bummer. Of course, I'd take being pregnant over a glass of shiraz any day, but oh well. And I'll be able to have a spa! But my husband sure won't
Last edited by sarahmezz; August 18th, 2013 at 03:32 AM.TTC #1
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August 18th, 2013 09:34 AM #2303
@sarah, that sounds promising and it ain't over til AF arrives! Will you test tomorrow with fmu? Maybe you ovulated later? Glad your back in the game for this month I've probably bought one too many pregnancy books, worse thing is that I work in a bookstore but can't buy them there as I don't want them finding out I'm ttc so I either buy from the competition *cringe* or just download them :0
@knitwit, I'm not sure we have silky black chickens in Australia, but I don't know much about chickens either!
No news from me, just in tww limbo :/ I even started washing our walls today as a distraction not to do a hpt and I only ended up hurting my back! Lesson learnt, don't clean wallsTTC #1
August 18th, 2013 10:07 AM #2305Member
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- Jun 2013
Thanks for the encouragement, guys! I am thrilled to see signs I'm ovulating around the right time. I was just reading that thyroid issues can mess that all up--and even lead to early egg depletion (not the right medical term--can't remember what it's called), so I am thrilled and relieved. Hopefully getting the thyroid regulated while it was newly off kilter kept some of those things from happening.
So I'm trying Mucinex for the first time this cycle. I bought the Walgreens brand, 400 mg, with guaifenesin as the only active ingredient (although there are a lot of nasty sounding inactive ones like blue food coloring ugh).
But I feel like the Mucinex may be dring up my cm. and I feel dehydrated and even my eyes feel drier. And I've been drinking tons of water. Anyone experience this with Mucindx? I think I should stop taking it.
August 18th, 2013 10:41 AM #2307Senior Member
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- May 2013
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!
It's been 5 days since I started Metformin. The only side effect that I have experienced is being a bit extra gassy. My Dr. told me once I'm feeling okay with 1 500 mg pill, I can start taking 2 pills. So today I am taking 2 pills.
I've been spotting every other day this week. So I think a period is coming on but then the next day it is not there. My DH is not interested in me when I am spotting - and I don't blame him.TTC since March 2013
Started on Metformin 8/13/13
August 18th, 2013 10:48 AM #2309Senior Member
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- Apr 2013
Since people have been talking about Mucinex lately, I'm going to post a bit from Toni Weschler's book, just in case any of you find it helpful.
Taking Charge of Your Fertility page 178 - Limited Fertile Quality Cervical Fluid - "Mucinex Expectorant, guaifenesin extended-release 600 mg tablets, as directed on the box, starting about 4 days before you would expect your peak day (last day of lubricative vaginal sensation or slippery quality cervical fluid or any midcycle spotting) and continuing until 2 days after your thermal shift (day of ovulation). Along with helping to liquefy mucus in the lungs, it also has the added benefit of making your cervical fluid wetter or more slippery. So if you produce only sticky or creamy cervical fluid, you could try this."
"PLAIN Robitussin expectorant (with no letters behind it) or generic version of it, with sole ingredient being guaifenesin, 2 teaspoons 3 times a day starting about 4 days before you would expect your peak day and continuing until 2 days after your thermal shift (ovulation). Works due to same principle as Mucinex. But use plain Robitussin as other types can dry up your cervical fluid."