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December 24th, 2011, 06:00 PM
round2t's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Since Clomid dries me out very, very badly I'm wondering if maybe it's the reason I've not been able to get pregnant yet.

I've taken lots of guaifenesin to try to help, but have not noticed a bit of change... still dry as heck. I'm thinking it's because that will just thin out the existing CM that I have, not produce more... and without having any in the first place there's nothing to thin out.

Just today I have been reading about EPO and how it's supposed to help your body produce more EWCM around O time... has anyone tried this and had it work? PreSeed hasn't worked for us, so now I need to take it a step further.

Anyone try this?
Cautiously expecting our 1st!

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December 25th, 2011, 06:42 PM
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I have not tried EPO, but Clomid definitely made me dry down there...like a desert

Are you being monitored with ultrasounds during your cycle? Clomid can also thin your uterine lining to the point that it makes pregnancy impossible...it did for me with a 50mg dose. I'd ask your doc about both the EPO and being monitored if you aren't already. SOrry I'm not more help!

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December 27th, 2011, 06:51 AM
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I was on three cycles of Clomid and it also made me dry. Each cycle getting drier and drier. I used preseed all three cycles and the last two I did start taking EPO. It did seem to help. Still not as good as the real CM but it did help a little. I have now switched to the injectables and have not had that side effect at all. All my CM did return too. I was afraid it wouldn't, but it did the very next cycle I didn't take the clomid.

Good luck to you!
Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
Clayton and Colton Born @ 34 weeks 11/22/13
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