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21/06/2014 at 07:04
I saw what you'd asked on yesterday's thread about increasing CM. You are correct - it is Guaifenesin which is usually found in an expectorant cough bottle. See the wiki page - medical uses - other uses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaifenesin.
Toni Weschler (author of Taking Charge of Your Fertility) reckon it helps because, when taken for a cough, it thins the phlegm/mucus so why not work the same for the other end! I was worried that I never got watery or ewcm in my last few cycles - I seemed to get creamy and that was it. I read in Toni's book that you can take this stuff but when I googled it, it seemed like you had to pick a certain type etc so I continued googling and found a supplement which is supposed to promote good CM.
I took a supplement this cycle and have noticed ewcm for the first time ever! The supplement I take is very expensive (£26) and I'm not sure if it's worth it so, when I finish this bottle, I might just try a cough bottle on it's own.
Some more info on this:
Hope that helps!
21/06/2014 at 15:46
I took Robitussin cough medicine when TTC my first two boys and it really helped.
21/06/2014 at 15:50
Thank you for this lovely!! Can I ask what supplement you did buy? Hopefully you won't need to buy anything else!
I'm finding it really hard to distinguish between clear creamy and watery so even if I have to be a bit sneaky (H thinks it's a bit too soon to resort to things like this at our 4th cycle) it might have to be done!!
21/06/2014 at 16:29
The one I take is this one: http://www.fertilecm.com. I got it on eBay and, although it doesn't have the guaifenesin, it's something similar; works the same way. I have the 'taking charge of your fertility' book which is great for cm, I'll dig out some bits for you that might be useful.
21/06/2014 at 16:37
Is the book any good Tayto?
21/06/2014 at 16:44
Yeah, I think it's great. I got it from a lady on here as I knew it was good for helping you with cm, lots more about fertility in there too. Well worth a read.
21/06/2014 at 17:33
Contemplating downloading it but was just unsure.
22/06/2014 at 12:50
Alaina - I missed your response when I was replying yesterday; if you don't mind me asking, how often did you take it? And was it all through the cycle or just on the run up to the fertile phase?
Mrs-T - I would recommend it but it's a big read - there's a lot in there!
22/06/2014 at 16:06
Thanks Tayto, will get it downloaded I think. Only heard good things about it so no harm in a bit of bed time reading!
22/06/2014 at 21:20
I took the dosage on the bottle, I think 10ml 3 times a day maybe (it was a while ago so hard to remember!). I think I took it from the end of AF to ovulation so about a week in total.
23/06/2014 at 08:40
Thanks for this Alaina, I might try this on our next cycle - it's always nice to hear of success stories so it's not all just a myth! :-)
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