Anyone tried EPO?

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Anyone tried EPO?
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Fri, 09-28-2012 - 2:14pm
I started using evening primrose oil last night (vaginally) but then I couldn't sleep all night wondering if the capsules would never dissolve and when I go to push baby out I'll push out a build up of EPO capsules. LOL I'm wondering if its worth it or if anyones had any experience using EPO?
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Fri, 09-28-2012 - 2:50pm
I used it with DD. The oil absorbs into you or leaks out while you sleep. I'm going to use it with this one, too, but I keep forgetting at night! You can take a pin and poke holes into the capsule before inserting it if you want, but it's not really necessary.
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Sun, 09-30-2012 - 5:24pm
So I don't need to worry that the Dr. will wonder WTH when he checks me on Thurs.? LOL
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Sun, 09-30-2012 - 6:59pm
I'm vising from the Feb 2013 board.. I used EPO with DS#2. I started it at 36 weeks. At 37 week, I was 1cm 50% effaced. At 39 weeks, I was 3cm and 80% effaced. With my first, I never progressed passed 1cm until I was induced. So, I think the EPO helped. I plan on using it again this time, I think. And as a sidenote... you're not the only one who thought about the doc finding a stash of pills in there.. :smileyvery-happy:
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Sun, 09-30-2012 - 10:42pm
LOL. Thanks! Cool to know that it may have worked. I'm crossing my fingers. Did you take it orally too? How much did you take/insert?
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Tue, 10-02-2012 - 2:38pm
I took 2 pills orally and 2 vaginally each day, all 3 weeks. Good luck I hope it works for you!!
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Tue, 10-02-2012 - 6:39pm
I don't use EPO the night before a doctors appointment. I'm not worried about pill casings or anything being seen, but the oil sticks around, and it stinks!
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Tue, 10-02-2012 - 6:48pm
Yeah, you're right about that. It smells like pure vitamins to me and, in my opinion, that's one of the worst smells!!
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Wed, 10-03-2012 - 2:02pm
LOL thanks for the headsup! My appt. is tomorrow!!!
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Fri, 10-05-2012 - 3:44pm
Sheesh, the smell of the EPO when I open the bottle, makes me gag and want to barf. Anyway, I've started getting a ton of mucus, so hopefully it's working.
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Fri, 10-05-2012 - 5:47pm
How are you taking it and how much per day? I've been doing it for a week now and not seeing much of any change. I was inserting it vaginally but the last couple days i've been taking it orally and think I've had more mucus so maybe oral is better? maybe I should combine and do both plus open a capsule and rub it on my belly lol :smileyhappy:
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