I NEVER HAVE CM???

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Registered: 02-15-2008
I NEVER HAVE CM???
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Thu, 01-15-2009 - 9:31pm

HI LADIES FIRST LET ME GIVE YOU SOME INFO:IAM 39 AND DH IS 42 HE HAD A VR IN JULY08 SO WE HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR A FEW MONTHS NOW AND I HAVE NOTICED I NEVER HAVE ANY CM

angie


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Registered: 04-02-2005
Thu, 01-15-2009 - 11:29pm

Hi Angie and welcome!


First, your CM issue. A completely common issue as we women age. There are things you can do. First, the basic, stay hydrated. Evening Primrose Oil capsules can also aid in CM. YOu can buy them at most health food stores (I get mine at Rite Aid - a drug store) I've gotten pg using preseed (a lubricant you can buy that isn't harmful to sperm) and I use it consistemtnly. Some women use robitussin (not DM) the days of O to loosen mucus. So there are things you can do about the CM issue, but know that it is a common issue.


How long is your lp actually? Anything under 10 days is considered abnormal. You can also supplement with Vitex or B6 (and a complement of b vitamins. My mid wife and RE both told me not to take b6 on its own to make sure I was getting a b complex as well) to help lengthen the luteul phase. Clomid also helps in that respect (a fertility drug by prescription only) BUT it dries up CM in many women, so isn't always the answer.


Anyway, you will get LOTS of info from the many super knowledgeable ladies on this site. Good luck and welcome again!
Jeanne


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Registered: 07-25-2008
Thu, 01-15-2009 - 11:50pm

Welcome Angie!

Beach Scene

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Registered: 08-12-2008
Fri, 01-16-2009 - 12:27pm

Hi and welcome. I just wanted to add that if you do take Evening Primrose Oil, you should only take it from AF to OV as it can cause uterine contractions. Musinex also works in place of robitussen, we will any product with Guaifenesin as the main ingrediant.


You said that you use creams after ov, how are you determining that you are ovulating? Are you charting? Using opks? Sometimes lack of cm can be a sign of being anovulatory. http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/cervical-mucus-improve.html


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Registered: 05-28-2008
Fri, 01-16-2009 - 5:56pm

Hi Angie,

I have absolutely no CM either. so i always use pre-seed lubricant. I took 25mg of micronized/pharmaceutical grade DHEA in the morning and 25mg at bedtime. I had an LP Defect, so I took Progesterone from confirmation of O to AF. It lengthened my LP by 2 to 3 days. Mine was typically 10 or 11 days and my dr. said that was a problem. Vitex made me sick to my stomach so i stopped taking it!
I just got my bfp today!!!

G/L to you!!!

Lynda

 

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Registered: 11-18-2007
Sat, 01-17-2009 - 7:39pm
"Preseed" is a spermfriendly lubricant!! WORKS GREAT!!! you can get it from the pharmacy or your RE!


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Registered: 12-06-2008
Sun, 01-18-2009 - 2:01pm

Congrats, Lynda!

Laurie