Ovulex III
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Debbie - November 22

Hi all,

I've read that taking multi vitamins helps a lot while ttc. Especially, one with B complex, vitamins C & E and minerals like iron, selenium, calcium & of course folic acid. I'm taking GNC's UltraMega for women (it has green tea extract too).
Also, omega 3 fatty acids are recommended. I got that too at GNC. Sometimes the reason can be some deficiencies due to inadequate nutrition especially for vegetarians like me.

I don't know if u r already taking all these but just thought I'd share what I know.

Debbie

 

Les23 - November 22

Thx Deb. Yeah you probably do need to take some other things if you do not eat meat. I am taking folic acid and drinking green tea, taking ovulex, and using a fertility monitor. Gosh when you list them out it seem like a lot. I also drink a lot of milk or try too anyways.

Sara - hey i was wondering aren't you from Canada? Maybe I am wrong.

 

Tosha - November 22

I can answer that, yes Les23, Sarah is from Canada. I believe Les23, Andrea and myself are the only Canadians in the Sisterhood.

Welcome Debbie!

Finally somebody else who watches Alias! I was so happy to read that Wishingand Hoping! I am sad it's taking a 3 week break! Do you think Vaughn is still alive?

 

Tosha - November 22

I just wrote that wrong! hehe I believe Sarah, Andrea and myself are Canadian! I type too fast sometimes! hehe

 

Mahogany Heart - November 22

WishingandHoping,

I answered a question like this on the other Ovulex board.

[b]I would say drink it from the time AF leave until after OV?[/b] That is what I did last year. It helps CM there will be no use after OV.

 

Les23 - November 22

Does anyone speak French here?

 

Mahogany Heart - November 22

My husband does.

 

WishingandHoping - November 22

MH - thanks for reposting. I appreciate it!! Now I know. I am in the countdown for OV so I just wanted to make sure that I am doing everything I can. Thanks for all your help again.

Tosha - As for Vaughn I wish he were still alive, but if I remember right I read an article that said he would come back in dreams that Sidney has, but who knows there is always a twist with that show. I love it!!

Les23 - like you I am doing everything you listed. We will pray it works.

 

Mahogany Heart - November 22

Debbie,

You mention you would love to be a part of the Sister Hood. Here is the pledge:

I pledge, I Valencia aka Mahogany Heart will not let anyone or anything discourage me nor will I allow myself to become depress or overwhelm with anything or over anybody. I will conquer this Infertility with my head held high! I am the head and not the tail!

Make sure you cut and paste then put your name where mines is in the pledge change the number and add your name at the bottom.

Keep the Faith!!!
I Love My Sister Hood.
Thirteen Sisters on the Pledge:
Mahogany Heart
Nanci And Dessie
Chynnadoll
Cin
Tosha
Andrea (Conquered Infertility)
Amy
Dona
Les23
Sarah Soveran
TTA
Native
Garffan

Then it will be

Keep the Faith!!!
I Love My Sister Hood
Fourteen Sisters on the Pledge:
Mahogany Heart
Nanci And Dessie
Chynnadoll
Cin
Tosha
Andrea (Conquered Infertility)
Amy
Dona
Les23
Sarah Soveran
TTA
Native
Garffan
Debbie

 

Tosha - November 22

WishingandHoping: You're right there are always new twists, I hope he is still alive! Where is your counter?

Debbie, you need to pledge and put a counter on your signature :)

 

Mahogany Heart - November 22

Hey Tosha,

You Ticker looks good!!! CD24 what is going with you with you I am excited!!! Share whats been up. Have you felt any difference? Are you keeping good notes and are you following your personal summary? I need to go to Ovulex II and bring a couple of things to this board. We all need to go to our reference.

Please Sisters Monitor your OV do not let it pass by!!!

 

Mahogany Heart - November 22

Listen Ladies sometime we forget things and some times we over look things but this one you bet not look over or pass by.

[b]Ibuprofen[/b]. Pain relievers, such as Advil or Aleve, sometimes sabotage ovulation, particularly if you're taking them regularly. "If you're on fertility medication or have been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant, just stick with acetominophen (Tylenol)," Notes Mitchell N. Essig, MD, an obstetrics and gynecology instructor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in the Bronx, who also has a private Manhattan practice in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

[b]Medications and Your Fertility[/b]
by Mary Kittel with Deborah Metzger, MD, PhD

[b]Accutane[/b]. An acne treatment containing synthetic vitamin A, Accutane is linked to birth defects, including mental retardation. Because injury can happen in the first few weeks of pregnancy -- often before you know you're pregnant -- you may want to stop using Accutane or ask your doctor for a safer alternative before trying to conceive.

[b]Antibiotics[/b] By altering cervical mucus patterns, antibiotics sometimes throw off ovulation while you're taking them. Studies have yet to definitively show, however, whether it's the antibiotics that temporarily squelch fertility or the illness being treated.

[b]Antidepressants.[/b] Not only can depression drugs scramble your menstrual cycles, temporarily suppressing fertility, but research also indicates that they may boost your baby's risk of birth defects if you use them during pregnancy. For example, monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors such as phenelzine (Nardil) and tranylcypromine (Parnate) have been shown to cause an increased risk of brith defects when taken during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Since you don't always know you're pregnant right away, consider weaning yourself off antidepressants or finding a safer alternative well before you conceive.

[b]Antianxiety drugs.[/b] It is unclear how drugs such as diazepam (Valium) and alprazolam (Xanax) affect fertility, but like some antidepressants, their use has been found to cause an increased risk of birth defects during the first trimester. For this reason, it's wise to avoid taking them, if possible, when you're trying to get pregnant.

[b]Cold and flu remedies with antihistamines.[/b] Designed to dry up overactive mucous membranes in your nose and throat, these popular remedies also occasionally thicken or dry up cervical mucus. For sperm, that's tantamount to swimming across a bone-dry desert or through a sea of Jell-O.

[b]Corticosteroids.[/b] Creams and ointments containing corticosteroids are used to relieve the redness, swelling, and itching of skin conditions, like psoriasis. These products can cause irregular menstrual periods, depending on the potency of the drug and the amount used.

[b]High blood pressure medications.[/b] Potassium-sparing diuretics that contain spironolactone (such as Aldactone) can also throw off menstrual cycles.

[b]And Again Ibuprofen.[/b] Pain relievers, such as Advil or Aleve, sometimes sabotage ovulation, particularly if you're taking them regularly. "If you're on fertility medication or have been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant, just stick with acetominophen (Tylenol)," Notes Mitchell N. Essig, MD, an obstetrics and gynecology instructor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in the Bronx, who also has a private Manhattan practice in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.


I Love My Sister Hood.
Thirteen Sisters on the Pledge:
Mahogany Heart
Nanci And Dessie
Chynnadoll
Cin
Tosha
Andrea (Conquered Infertility)
Amy
Dona
Les23
Sarah Soveran
TTA
Native (Need Signature)
Garffan

 

Mahogany Heart - November 23

This is your check list Sister Hood you have to have a copy of this on your night stand or some where you can see it. If you received your personal summary and you haven't change what was in red then you are delaying your own self. Now if you have done everything that was to be done and AF shows any way don't be mad and don't get upset we are going to have to go a little further.

[center][glow=blue,2,300][color=Blue][size=6]We are not here to give up!!! We are here to Conquer this Infertility!!! Are you with me!!![/size][/color][/glow][/center]

[b]Basic Information[/b]

[b]Description[/b]

* The inability to become pregnant after 1 year of sexual activity without contraception. Infertility occurs in 10 to l5% of all couples. Female fertility depends on normal functioning of the reproductive tract and the production of hormones necessary for normal sexual development and functioning. About 40 to 50% of all infertility is attributed to the female.

[b]Frequent Signs and Symptoms[/b]

* Inability to conceive.

[b]Causes[/b]

* Anatomic abnormalities of the reproductive system.
* Emotional stress.
* Repeated weight gain/weight-loss cycles.
* Hormone dysfunction, especially thyroid disorders.
* Vaginitis.
* Disorders of the cervix, such as infection, laceration or tearing from previous childbirth or narrowing of the cervical opening for any reason.
* Amenorrhea (lack of menstrual periods) caused by strenuous exercise programs or nutritional disorders (bulimia or anorexia nervosa).
* Chemical changes in the cervical mucus.
* Ovarian cysts.
* Endometriosis.
* Smoking.
* Tumors.
* The use of some medications, including oral contraceptives (e.g., Depo-Provera). A large number of women cannot conceive for many months after discontinuing use.
* Intrauterine device( IUD) (possibly).
* Disorders probably not related to infertility include: a tilted uterus; small fibroid tumors of the uterus; or inability to achieve sexual orgasm.

[b]Risk Increases With[/b]

* Stress.
* Diabetes mellitus.
* Martial discord and infrequent sexual intercourse.
* Smoking.
* Genital disorders.
* Drugs of abuse, such as heroin.

[b]Preventive Measures[/b]

* Obtain treatment for any treatable disorder that causes infertility.
* Avoid preventable causes of infertility.

[b]Expected Outcome[/b]

* Some fertility problems are minor and reversible. Approach treatment with optimism.
* Research into this area is offering new options to couples.

[b]Possible Complications[/b]

* Psychological distress, including feelings of guilt, inadequacy and loss of self-esteem.
* Treatment costs are high and often not covered by insurance.
* The unknown and possible long-term effects of medications used to increase fertility.

[b]Treatment/Post Procedure Care[/b]

[b]General Measures[/b]

* Diagnostic tests may include laboratory blood tests; pelvic examination; hysterosalpingogram (x-ray study of the genital tract); postcoital test (PCT), which is a study of the cervical mucus performed 2 to 12 hours after intercourse; endometrial biopsy to rule out luteal phase defect (a defect in hormone production) and possibly others.
* Surgical diagnostic procedures, such as laparoscopy (use of a small lighted telescope) to examine reproductive organs.
* Psychotherapy or counseling, if marital problems exist.
* Surgery to correct any reproductive system abnormalities.
Keep a basal body-temperature chart to become familiar with your ovulation pattern. Have intercourse just before ovulation, which can be determined from the chart.
* Don't use a lubricant during sexual relations. Lubricants may interfere with sperm mobility.
* Your partner should withdraw his penis quickly from your vagina after ejaculation. If left in, it reduces the number of sperm that can swim toward the egg.
* After your partner's ejaculation, place pillows under your buttocks to provide an easier downhill swim for the sperm.
* Maintain a positive attitude. Worry and tension may contribute to infertility.
* Alternate pregnancy methods include in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in which eggs from the female are harvested, impregnated with sperm from the male, and implanted in the uterus; GIFT or ZIFT (gamate or zygote intrafallopian transfer) which are implant procedures involving female egg and male sperm; and intracytoplasmic sperm injection ICSI), whereby a single sperm is injected into a single egg and the resulting zygote is transferred to the uterus.
* Additional information available from the Fertility Research Foundation, 1430 Second Avenue, Suite 103, New York, NY 10021, (212) 744-5500 or American Fertility Society, 1209 Montgomery Hwy., Birmingham, AL 35215-2809, (205) 978-5000.

[b]Medication[/b]

* Hormones for a hormone imbalance.
* Gonad stimulants such as clomiphene, menotropins (Pergonal), human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), leuprolide (Lupron) or urofollitropin. Recognize that fertility drugs may cause multiple births.

[b]Activity[/b]

Exercise moderately. Overexercising may contribute to infertility.

[b]Diet[/b]

Eat a normal, well-balanced diet. If you are overweight, try to achieve your ideal weight.

[b]Notify Your Healthcare Provider If [/b]

* You or a family member is concerned about infertility.
* Conception does not occur within 6 months, despite recommendations and treatment.
* New, unexplained symptoms develop. Hormones used in treatment may produce side effects.

http://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil/education/pat
_edu/womenhlth/infertility/probleminwomen.htm


I
Love My Sister Hood.
Thirteen Sisters on the Pledge:
Mahogany Heart
Nanci And Dessie
Chynnadoll
Cin
Tosha
Andrea (Conquered Infertility)
Amy
Dona
Les23
Sarah Soveran
TTA
Native
Garffan

 

Les23 - November 23

Hello all!!! Tis is the night that the Dh is going to be home late again.

 

Mahogany Heart - November 23

Wow!!! Thank God you are not OV as yet!!!

 

WishingandHoping - November 23

Tosha - this is for you! Hope it works ;D

 

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