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Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 8:56pm

ALCOHOL AND SMOKING QUESTIONS

Hi ladies, do you mind sharing your thoughts on this subject? I know its a sensitive one :whoops:

I know strictly n by the book n all the rules are not to drink, but what is/did everyone else do/ing? Did you refrain all together right from the word go........... stop when starting down regging.......... stop when starting stimms...........continue a small amount til EC? Feel free to PM me if you'd rather not post.

I start DR'ing in 18 days and have cut right back but still had a glass of wine or two at the weekend up til now.

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Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 9:01pm

:puke:Twinkle

I went to T in the Park whilst i was D/R which was 9 days before stimming.
I was quite drunk during the festival and never felt guilty at all for it.

I am not a big drinker, but at festivals it is mandatory to drink in order to cope with the porta loos :puke: :puke:

TBH you have to do what is right for you, as long as you don't beat yourself up about it.



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Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 9:03pm

I had full on wine feast until I started stimming. After that I had one mouthful and that was it!

I think the important thing is for yourself to feel like you have done all you possibly could so that you don't think about what if I did this or that...

Also, alcohol is a toxin and not good for you! :)
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Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 9:04pm

It really is up to you, but all the books, specialists etc. say avoid the booze in the lead up, during and after tx - for both you and your dh - as it has been proven to affect sperm and egg quality. I also think if you give it up you'll have nothing to reproach yourself with if things don't quite go to plan. You'll not be beating yourself up thinking, if only I'd not had that glass of wine etc. etc. - which does your sanity no good. It's a small price to pay!

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Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 9:24pm

i used to drink alot and have always given up on dr

now i hardly drink and before starting my last ivf cycle i got hammered on the sunday and start dr on the friday

i also have a glass of champagne on dr this time

booze deffo effects sperm hun.
i would a chat with your cons and don;t do anything that you may be able to look back on a blame yourself
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Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 9:46pm

Hiya,

I gave up drinking and caffeine a few days before starting my cycle,just wanted to feel i had given it my best shot,if it doesnt work then i will have a bloody good drinkie to drown my sorrows!! Just do what you feel comortable with mate x x x
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Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 10:32pm

A few weeks before DR I really cut down and only had one glass of wine on a Saturday night as a treat from then on. The last glass was a couple of days after I started stimming and didn't touch a drop thereafter.

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Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 10:51pm

Hi twinkle

i start down regging in 3 1/2 weeks and am visiting a good friend this coming Saturday. DH and I have made a pack it will be our last night drinking until treatment is finished at the end of October.

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Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 8:05am

Twinkle

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I gave up doing loads of stuff a month before I starterd DRing :loony:

I gave up drinking alcohol and cut right down on my Coffee, only allowing myself 2 a day in the morning, maybe three if I got really tired in work in the afternoon. :tired:

On sunday just gone 4 days after EC and 1 day before ET, i got absolutely drunken sick, due to a few personal reasons and stress. Think I really needed it!

I had a very small glass of Rose wine with my meal last night, I dont intend on drinking again now until after HPT.

Twinkle, I think as long as your not hanging around in the park, swigging boxex of cheap wine with the local Alckies you may be fine. Again, its personal choice and dont feel guilty about having the odd glass, but check with your Cons first, incase the drugs you will be on dont allow it.

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Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 9:31am

Hi Twinkle
Funnily enough I was just wondering about this myself (I'm starting d/r around same time as you) - I think as everyone says, you've got to do what feels right for you. My consultant said the odd small glass of wine wont hurt but like some of the others say, if you might look back and regret having it then its not worth all the anguish. I've cut back a lot and will try and cut out altogether when I start d/r, but thats just a personal choice.
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Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 11:05am

Well my view is that wine is made from grapes and so must count toward your daily 5 fruit and veg?? (I get all my 5 from wine a lot of days!!) Seriously though, I have had a few glasses through DR. The other day I had 2 glasses and last week we hit the Champagne (we were celebrating, it was a Saturday or something??)

If you like a glass of vino with your meal of an evening I don't think it can do much harm. I won't drink anything while stimming though, and it's not as if I get blotto'd anyhoo. Just nice to relax with a glass every now and then.

It's all a very personal choice though. So do whatever you feel comfortable with hun.
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Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 11:54am

IN many cases conception would never occured without copious alcohol :D


Lots of water ( 6 pints a day ) will flush out the odd glass -

So if you have a glass of fizz on a sunday lunch - I cannot see how it will be an issue .......

Probably helps your menatla state and endorphins !

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Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 11:56am

If you think about how many people conceive naturally and they drink all the time without changing their habits, it's unlikely to have a negative impact on things. However, it's good to avoid a toxin and to avoid things that you would otherwise wonder might be to blame.

I can't drink because I'm allergic to alcohol, but I would steer clear of it from starting stimms (that's what I do with coffee).

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Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 2:46pm

I agree with KSKI and Limpet totally. All things in moderation anyway, except you Limpet, stay away from alcohol!! (glad I'm not allergic to it!!) The odd glass of wine can help your mental state no end, I mean look at me.....totally mental!
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Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 4:36pm

I'm liking wine being one of our 5 a day Mrs Smiff! lmao
Along with jaffa cakes (oranges) that only leaves me 3 more to find!
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Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 4:42pm

twinkle i was stimming right over christmas so could not contain myself around all that lovely red wine!

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Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 6:55pm

Wow, what a great response, thanks for your thoughts peeps! blowkiss

I am v partial to the odd (ok, ok, quite a few bevvies now and then ;) ). I have started to cut back already (well from last week if that counts :rolleyes:) but have still had a the odd glass or two of at the weekend, but def less than I would normally have. I have also stuck to wine which fits nicely with the 5 a day comment happydance I also like the idea that champagne doesn't count, surely thats right as its mostly bubbles anyway don't you agree? :laugh:

Seriously though its good to hear what everyone else is doing/planning/has done. I think I'll see how I feel when I start DR in a couple of weeks. I start the day before my birthday so maybe I'll have a couple then :cheers: but make it a definite rare treat after that.

Good luck everyone! I hope all this will power is worth it all for us in the end :goodluck:

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Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 8:59pm

I think as long as you are not binge drinking (which of course none of us do anyway, eh girls?) you will be just fine. Like I said, wine=grapes=1 of your 5 a day. You can get a complete balanced diet with 2 glasses of wine, a Jaffa cake, a chocolate chip cookie, (well where do you think chocolate comes from?? Cocoa beans=vegetable/fruit type thing?) and adding a slice of lemon to your G and T of an evening should sort the last one out. Perfect!
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Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 7:40pm

Smoking!

Hi all, has anyone been a smoker and find it hard to stop?
ive been a smoker for years and i have cut down to minimal amount, i get very stressed and the only thing to calm me is the odd cig!
i hate it but find it so so hard to stop completely.. a baby means more to me than the world but i still cant quit altogether
i read that if you really cut down it would be ok but i find im worrying more about smoking while on treatment than anything else?
anyone in a similar position???
i even hate admitting being a smoker!!!!!
someone on another site didnt quit and still had the odd glass of vino and fell with twins!!! she said she wouldnt quit her social life out completley, i know i shouldnt judge by others because we all are different..
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Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 8:13pm

RE: Smoking!

Hiya,

I'm one of the worst kinds of smokers and thats a reformed smoker! :laugh:

I truely sympathise, I used to give up smoking weekly only to start again the next day! When I seriously decided to TTC (2 yrs ago) I went to a hypnotist, cost £48 and not one fag has passed my lips since. Even without treatment you can't put a price on health, I used to constantly be ill with, coughs, sore throats etc but haven't been since!

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Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 8:22pm

awww thx for your reply indiechick!
i feel so so guilty having the odd fag, but i was told that stress would be worse than the odd cig?!
i do keep having a go at stopping but just cant get my head around it, and there is nothing i like about it! yuk yuk!
tried reading books and sucking carrotts and all sorts but not tried hypnotist!
so may be worth trying that one!
thanks so much for your reply hunny!
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Thursday, November 1st 2007, 11:16am

hiya

im an ex smoker and gave up just before my first iui, yeah i found it so hard but the guilty feeling of smoking would have been worst for me

its one of the hardest things ive done and i loved smoking, i used the gum and then used normal gum, i also got got hynotised
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Thursday, November 1st 2007, 1:27pm

RE: Smoking!

Hi Sarah,

I'm an ex-smoker too and can truly sympathise. I felt embarassed to admit I was a smoker but initally found it easy to give up. After our BFN's I fell off the wagon and often had an odd cig. I don't know how but somehow you find the determination to stop when you realise it's time for you.

It doesn't help when you see women smoking 20 a day with a lovely big baby bump!!! (Like the one I saw at the train station this morning...grrrr).

Have you been to your GP to see about any courses they offer to help you quit?

Good luck with it all. xx

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Thursday, November 1st 2007, 2:00pm

I just stopped as soon as I started treatment (do have the odd one now though) I told myself that I wouldn't smoke if I was pregnant so I just quit completely cold turkey, if you want something enough then you can do it, also the way I see it is you wouldn't put a ciggarette in the mouth of a baby outside of the womb so why subject them to it inside the womb, sorry if that's a bit harsh but I think that if you smoke and you get a bfn then you will always wonder if it was that that hindered it, surely better to not do anything unhealthy like that to give yourself the best chance! x

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Thursday, November 1st 2007, 9:43pm

hi all,

yes i stopped too. it will be 5 years in March 2008. It was before dh went for his reversal that i stopped. I only used patches for one day and that was me. I stopped as i didnt want to smoke if i got pregnant.

Unfortunately the op didnt work and i have been through a lot of stressful times but i have still never touched them to this day.

I hate when you see pregnant mothers smoking it really makes my blood boil.

I too think if you are really determined and want something that bad then its easy.

its not so easy to give up on the :chocs: though. ( i started eating loads when i stopped smoking).

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Thursday, November 1st 2007, 10:19pm

It sounds like you are most the way there seeing as you dislike smoking and wish you could give up! How about, you try to visualise your baby puffing away on a cigarette while it's inside you. I know it's an addictive drug, but there must be some way you can stop? (As a life long non smoker I dont really understand a) why anyone would want to do it, and b) how difficult it is to stop so I'm sorry if I sound a little simplistic.

Massage is a great stress buster, so why not try to uit for a few days, and spend the money instead on an Indian Head massage, or even a full body massage. It will help to detox you, and will relax you so much. Hope you manage to quit the evil weed.....it's yukky!!
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Friday, November 2nd 2007, 3:52pm

Hi all.. thanks for your replies... and i know if i got a BFN i would def blame myself and put it down to that!
However its weird coz i have had a baby and stopped straight away so i know i would if i got a BFP coz i too feel the same about women smoking while pregnant,,
i feel a tad stressed on this treatment.. ive got no side affects just feel bit stressed.. think its the hormones!!!! lol
some days i have 2 some 3 but still feel so guilty but just cant help it and when i do i feel better then feel guilty again..
anyway thanks again girls and this weekend i have decided to have none! but then i wonder if its too late as im have way through.. im such a worrier!!!!
thanks again sarah xxx
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Friday, November 2nd 2007, 5:50pm

it really is best to stop, many times since given up i could have reached for a cig but haven't

have you tried chewing normal gum?......

if you feel guity after a cig hold on to that feeling for when your craving for one and think is it really worth it, just think how bad you would feel when you get a bfp and can;t stop cause best to do it now as the stress and worry will stay throught being pregnant

giving up is the best thing you will do
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Friday, November 2nd 2007, 7:42pm

Also if you stop when you know you are pregnant that is ignoring the 2 or 3 weeks when your baby is just beginning to form.


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Saturday, November 3rd 2007, 10:14am

:hello:sarah
i am also an exsmoker , i am stopped 2 and a half yrs ...and i loved it .i made a promise and i had to keep it ....no matter how hard it was ...i think the first day is the most difficult .you goto do it day by day , and give yourself a clap on the back after each day clap ...and think , well if i got to day 2, 3, after how hard it was ...i'm not giving in .....no way [otherwise it would feel the really difficult days were wasted ]
i still have cravings , and try one everytime i am on holidays [after a few beers of course :drunk:.....but it tastes rotten ...]i am so glad i stopped
i wish you the strength to do it :pray:...when the will is strong enough , you will do it
oh p.s i also did put on weight sshh...but its worth it :yes:
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Sunday, November 4th 2007, 4:57pm

Hi all and thanks miss meldon,
just to say i was not expecting any sympathy for being a smoker, its a nasty addiction and i truely feel gulity.. having given up on pregnancy previously im sure to do it again and wont give up!
and i didnt ignore the fact about my baby developing on the early days as i did give up for 3 weeks before he was actually concieved.
so i know i can do it im just struggling this time round, im also prone to cervical cancer in which i had to have neck of the womb taken away.. so every good reason to quit.
ive not had a cig.. not even the odd one all weekend, which is good when you have such a strong addiction..
many thanks for all your views and comments and if i feel like reaching for one ill do what i have been doing a reaching for a LARGE carrott instead.
thanks again sarah x
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Sunday, November 4th 2007, 6:23pm

good on you girl for not having one over the weekend

keep it up, it will be so worth it
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Sunday, November 4th 2007, 7:05pm

high5 for you for not having one all wkd .. [zx052]
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Sunday, November 4th 2007, 7:58pm

Well done Sarah,good for you mate....x x x
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Sunday, November 4th 2007, 9:04pm

Well done Sarah!


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Sunday, November 4th 2007, 10:27pm

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Thank you hunnys the replies mean alot to me!!!!
and ill keep going thanks again! mmmwwwaaahhh
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Monday, November 5th 2007, 10:17am

Well done for not having one, this is the start, its easy aftr 3 days.

Im an ex smoker, well I was only really a social smoker and it really ddint bother me giving up when I was determined to get my bub on board, I think its a concious descision of giving life and not wanting anything to get in the way of it - including smoking which can cause all kinds of problems.

good Luck :)

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Friday, December 7th 2007, 8:47pm

DRINKING AND SMOKING QUESTIONS

Is it safe to drink?....will a bottle of wine be ok? :shush:

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Friday, December 7th 2007, 9:24pm

:hello: gracie and welcome ...
mmmmmm i wouldn't really advise to drink any alcohol .
me, myself would be afraid i would do some damage to the follies .i stopped when i started d/r the last time ......but everybody does it differently ...
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Friday, December 7th 2007, 9:40pm

i would advise not to drink really hun

some people do .......maybe a little with some soda or lemonade?

i always don;t touch a drop......from dr ( did have a drink while dr last time )
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Friday, December 7th 2007, 10:57pm

I didnt touch a drop for about 2 weeks before I started treatment (I think) it could of even be longer than that
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Saturday, December 8th 2007, 9:19pm

I didn't drink alcohol for 6 weeks before down regging last time but it didn't work so hey!!! But for our own piece of minds, we always stop. The Hospital say you can have the odd glass of wine on a Sat night but its up to you hun. To be honest I have gone off drinking since starting my treatments but I still go out and have a few :cheers: before I begin my detox

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Saturday, December 8th 2007, 9:38pm

I didn't drink for quite a while before but I'm not sure there's any evidence that alcohol affects Tx either way. I just didn't want to feel like I hadn't done everything I could have.( If that makes sense!!)

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Sunday, December 9th 2007, 9:31am

I had a drink whilst DR (Buserelin) but no binge drinking / big nights out. When I was on Menopur I had one glass on a Saturday night but that was it.

My clinic doesn't rule it out but moderation is the key !
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Friday, February 1st 2008, 2:23pm

smoking during down reg

hello

i am really trying to give up smoking and only have 1 a day now. I am currently on day 5 of down reg and was woundering if this would affect my chances of conceiving.

I am trying really really hard to give up all together :sadface:

is is really importnat i don't smoke when i am simming too?

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Friday, February 1st 2008, 2:31pm

you really should give up.

it can effect you conceiving but the more concerning thing is if you do get lucky and conceive your baby will be smoking too

1 a day isn't many but the amount of crap they put into cigs is massive. Id it really worth have 1 a day.

I gave up 3 years ago and yes its so hard, but i didn;t want to be a smoking mum, for me giving up smoking was and is easier then conceiving

I always say don't do anything you might later regret
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Friday, February 1st 2008, 2:54pm

Hi Hun good luck on the packing in I know it isnt easy xxxx

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Friday, February 1st 2008, 2:57pm

This is one of those difficulties in life in general, never mind while ttc. However, all I will say is you have definately started with the right steps. How many have you gone from per day?? Any change like this can only be positive, so good on you, and I really hope you get that bfp.

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Friday, February 1st 2008, 3:01pm

Thanks all

I have gone down from about 8 a day. My DH has a low sperm count and it also trying to give up he is currently on 2-3 a day. It is soooo hard but we are trying out best.

got my first scan on the 13th Feb. - what do they tell you at this appointment? does anyone know?

Thank you all for you kind words...

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