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Any body have a good list of dos and don'ts while cycling?

October 27 2011 at 1:10 PM
  (Login CrazyLady42)

All my RE says is to start reducing caffeine and be down to none by transfer and take a pre-natal vitamin daily.

I feel like I should be doing something more to get ready for transfer Nov. 17-24. Or that there are things I shouldn't be doing but don't know what...

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(Login TheMzD)

best advice

October 27 2011, 1:40 PM 

I can give you is to not do anything you might blame yourself for if the cycle doesnt work.

Easier said than done, I know.

Basically things to do: the same as you would have been doing cycling on your own; the daily vitamin, plus many also take extra folic acid and a b complex. Many women take fish oil daily. No advil, aleve or motrin (they can interfere with the lining) tylenol only. Cut down on caffeine, no smoking... I'm sure others will chime in with what worked for them.

Go ahead and get your flu shot now, if you get pg, you wont be able to get it later.

Good luck!!


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(Login dreamalotmp)

Re: best advice

October 28 2011, 12:12 PM 

When does the no Advil, Aleve, etc. thing start? As soon as you begin Lupron or before or after that? I'm bummed. Tylenol does nothing for cramps and I have cramps from he!l due to the bcps screwing with my system. Oh boy.

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(Login jentenn)

flu shots (pg implied)

October 30 2011, 4:22 PM 

I agree about getting the flu shot now, but why do you say she won't be able to get it later? The CDC recommends it for pregnant women during flu season, as long as they get the regular shot and not the nasal spray.http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/influenza/AN00651

My OB has a sign in her office saying that if you're pregnant, you need to have the shot.

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Maggie in VA
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Admit I let myself have one cup of black or green tea a day

October 27 2011, 2:47 PM 

From the start of estrogens through the first trimester. I quit all alcohol at the start of estrogens, too. Other than the Ibuprofen, those are the only things I really did. If you're a really avid exerciser, your RE probably asked you to tone it down during your cycle. Some people do pineapple core; I didn't. Take care, Maggie (in VA)

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(Login CrazyLady42)

So, this is my plan...

October 27 2011, 3:40 PM 

Take cycle meds as prescribed...
Take a prenatal vitamin
Take a baby aspirin
Take fish oil supplement OR eat wild Alaska salmon each day
Take vitamin D
Drink two to three 24 oz bottles of water each day
Make sure I get at least 5 servings of fresh fruit and veggies each day
Prayer (for me and my donor), deep breathing, visualization, destress each day

No more wine starting with estrogen patches (tonight)
Go from intense exercise to gentle exercise like walking, yogo, stretching
No more ibuprofen or aleve... only tylenol if I really, really need it...
No more Ambien
I've switched from caffeinated coffee to decaf coffer gradually over the past few weeks

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I am so hoping for you, CL! nt

October 27 2011, 4:38 PM 

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October 27 2011, 5:37 PM 

I'm doing my best!

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(Login minniet)

AND...on that regimen

October 27 2011, 6:30 PM 

You are going to look like a million bucks! happy.gif

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Woo hoo!

October 27 2011, 8:02 PM 

not a bad side benefit happy.gif

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(Login Raindrops1)

Sounds like a really good plan. nt

October 27 2011, 7:03 PM 

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(Login dreamalotmp)

Re: Any body have a good list of dos and don'ts while cycling?

October 28 2011, 12:17 PM 

Your plan sounds great! happy.gif

Does anyone know if I can take Allegra and/or decongestants?

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(Login CrazyLady42)

I don't know - but ask your RE

October 28 2011, 12:50 PM 

Personally, I'm not going to take anything except my cycle meds and cycle supplements.... but I don't have bad allergies, either.... you have to do what is right for you and what the your RE recommends...

Success to you!!

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(Login dreamalotmp)

Re: I don't know - but ask your RE

October 28 2011, 1:07 PM 

I called and left a message for the RE. My allergies are pretty sucky right now. But I'll toss the meds if she says to. Eye on the prize:)

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Mrs. M
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I had a cold during FET prep.

October 29 2011, 8:16 PM 

RN told me I could take decongestants up until day before transfer but not after transfer.

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(Login perthkitty)

no spas

October 29 2011, 6:33 AM 

Hi ya,
Don't go jogging or heavy exercising. And don't go to a sauna or a hot spa or have a hot bath.
Take it easy in the 2ww and esp after transfer.
good luck to you and good question to ask, best, THK

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(Login CrazyLady42)

oh, i hadn't heard about that...

October 29 2011, 10:13 AM 

avoid spas and baths is added to my plan!
Thanks, THK

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spas and saunas heat up your body and embies need specific temperatures to thrive nt

October 30 2011, 10:58 PM 


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