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Saturday, December 1st 2007, 9:22pm

im naughtie and getting drunk, think i need it...only takes a few these days

thanks for saying im a cool driver..its such fun drifting i love it
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Saturday, December 1st 2007, 9:32pm

Enjoy yourself babes you deserve it, I think I may have a couple next weekend. After Christmas, I'm going to lay off the booze totally, detox totally again, even though its my birthday a week before starting the drugs, 35 years old boo hoo

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Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 10:45am

Jane I'm gonna be 35 next year too, (not until July though). It's a downhill slope from there isn't it!

I would like to say I am gonna knock the booze on the head from now until treatment but we are going on hol and there is no way I will be passing on the yummy Pina Colada's for 2 weeks! So my detox will start probably the day before we start jabbing!
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Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 11:14am

I haven't stopped taking Pronatal since TTC 7 years ago! LOL :snigger: But am going to cut out booze completely after Xmas and our Anniversary 31st Dec (3 years :D)...wouldnt seem right not to have a couple of glasses of champers to celebrate it and see New Year in would it now ?(

Im also 35 next August...boooo

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Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 4:09pm

I don't think turning 35 will be half as bad as turning 30 was. God it was awful! Did anyone else have a bad reaction to their 30th birthday?
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Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 5:01pm

Hey that's ok, there is no way you can go on holiday without having a drinkie poo or two, I say sod it, have lots, I didn't drink for ages before last treatment and did it get me anywhere, NO it didn't, but I will still prob not drink much but sod it will have the odd glass of vimto yum yum

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Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 5:04pm

My 30'th was ok, not bad but not brilliant. I still wish I was younger than nearly 35, I feel so much younger lol, feel really down at the momnt with IVF just round the corner, what it it don't work again?? We have found it well stressful saving again

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Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 6:00pm

i didn;t mind turning 30 not looking forward to being 32 though lol.....doesn't time fly.

taken my vits again today :D
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Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 6:07pm

Hi All

I've continued to take my Vits for the last 2 years even tho there is no chance of anything hppened, I figured they could do any harm.

As for turning 30 . . . . . . . for about 6 months before, I nearly had a breakdown, I was so upset about and thinking about the things I hadn't done etc, when the day actually came it wasn't as bad as I thought! :D


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Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 7:45pm

I'm well happy with the things I have done, I have always had good jobs, had fab social life, loads of holidays, was in the RAF for 6 years, got married but now bored with my job, came out of the RAF when I met my dh. A woman I brought my cat from said never regret things you have done which is true because for a while I was a bit ashamed of things I had done but she was right, at least I have lived but do feel I am being punished now for everything, ie, having to pay for IVF and it keep failing. Never mind :cross: We only live once don't we.

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Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 9:40pm

Bad reaction to turning 30?! Well not until the next day - hangover from hell lmao It's that champers y'know, I love it, but it doesnt like me :snigger:

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Sunday, December 9th 2007, 4:28pm

Pineapple Juice & Brazil Nuts.....

Hi there

I seem to remember reading something about pineaple juice and brazils being important at the stimming stage. Can anyone tell me what it is about these I might have read. I 'filed' it labelled as 'important' in my brain but have now forgotten why :snigger: Also when do u keep taking both of these until e.g. safe after ET?

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Monday, December 10th 2007, 12:24pm

My clinic ADVISES THE MEN TO DRINK THE JUICE AND HAVE 6 NUTS A DAY. bOTH ARE FULL OF SELENIUM WHICH ARE GOOD FOR SPERM. tHEREFORE THEY SAY THEY CANNOT BE AD FOR THE CHICKS EITHER. Sorry about caps -not shouting just pants at typing!
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Monday, December 10th 2007, 1:28pm

i have read that it can help implantion but i really think that if this was the case every clinic would be giving up it

now im not sure which way round it is but either pineapple juice or fresh can contract the uterus which is not good!!!i know one should be avoided and a mate of mine was even told my a midwife to use it to bring on labour!

im a believer that if it is gona work it will, i never did this!

the most important thing is to eat healthy and drink water i believe.

this is only my opinion and many may well feel different
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Monday, December 10th 2007, 3:04pm

When we went to Goa we went on a tour of a spice plantation and the guide that was explaining everything said that fresh pineapple juice can cause misscarriage.....I was quite shocked at this but dont know how true that is x
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Monday, December 10th 2007, 3:13pm

Apparently the enzymes in fresh pineapple can cause the uterus to contract, but you would need to eat around 7 whole pineapples for it to have an effect ...

Saying that, i'm not anywhere near in the know, and information from the internet is varied, to say the least :rolleyes:




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Monday, December 10th 2007, 3:49pm

Fresh pineapple does cause the uterus to contract and could induce labour. Not sure of it's effect during treatment.
Nuts are supposed to be good during tx for their protein content, I think. NOt really sure.

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Monday, December 10th 2007, 10:23pm

Hmmm, sounds like DH is gonna get all the lovely fresh organic pineapple juice I just bought :laugh: ......I'm off to get him a glass now......here swimmer swimmers, come and get it :laugh:

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Tuesday, December 11th 2007, 4:19pm

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Tuesday, December 11th 2007, 6:10pm

i hope your dh like pineapple juice lol
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Tuesday, December 11th 2007, 7:04pm

Hi

I was advised not too have any exotic fruits inc pineapple at all as they cause uterine contractions and no nuts until after hcg test, not sure re nuts!!



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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 4:28pm

eating plan whilst stimming

Did you girls eat anything to help with egg quality whilst stimming. I am eating healthily at the momnt, ie, lots of fruit and veg and no caffeine, no alcohol, lots of water, folic acid etc and plan to start on a pint of milk a day whilst stimming. Last time I ate loads of protein but I was so full up all the time, did you girls eat protein whilst stimming or did you leave it until after ec to help prevent OHSS

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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 5:11pm

Milk was the only thing I was recommended but I tried to eat organic from the stimming to the test date.
I also walked a little every day - just 1/2 hour before i was a bit of a lazy asse. x x
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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 5:27pm

I started stimming today and got some chicken on the BBQ and avvo, tomato, cucumter, onion and green leaf salad to go with it...
Except for the 3 glasses of wine with father in law I intend on eating fresh food, lots of protein, fruit and veg
I will make yoghurt tomorrow and until then will have a glass of milk (to increase the protein)
Will stay away from yeast and sugar to keep my PH right :)

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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 5:44pm

i dont know if i count - but i drank a pint of milk a day and that made up of at least half a pint of full fat milk - i think the fat bit is meant to be good for us...then with about half a pint of semi-skimmed i mixed vanilla flavour whey protien.

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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 5:55pm

I forgot to say that everything I have been eating has been organic and I've been eating a yoghurt every day too, guess milk is probably the only thing I will need to add, I already having plenty of fresh veg in my evening meal and always have brown rice with chicken, bolognese with organic mince etc

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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 7:03pm

I never got told how much to drink just to use Blue top rather then green - But stimming made me hot and flustered so i ate loads of Ice cream. :D :D
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Wednesday, February 13th 2008, 8:51pm

Jane

You are amazing - how healthy is that all eh??? I had chips tonight - yummy!!

Listen with a diet and lifestyle like that, you sound like you're doing everything you can to make your treatment a success, chill out and have a choccie if you feel the need, you can't do much more than you already are - a role model for me, thats for sure.
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Thursday, February 14th 2008, 6:37am

I was told that the fat in the milk did nothing at all so that if you were drinking large amounts of it that it was better to use the semi skimmed or even lower fat contents...
(I compared protein contents in full fat and fat free milk and it is pretty much the same)

Fruit salad for breakfast :)
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Thursday, February 14th 2008, 10:20am

I have 3 pieces of fruit with cereal in the morning but will switch to porridge later, when I had acupuncture last cycle, she said to have lots of warming food and to keep uterus warm so invest in a hot water bottle

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Thursday, February 14th 2008, 4:10pm

i think that eat want you fancy as through stimms i felt sicky at times, healthy food is good but try not to put to much stress on yourself

i drank 1 glass on milk a dat on stimms but over all the water is the most important
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Thursday, February 14th 2008, 10:37pm

I dont really like fruit or veg but have been trying to have plenty of fresh fruit juices and tinned fruit in own juice as an alternative, i have stopped eating choclate, sweets and caffeine drinks like cola and coffee and am drinking loads of water, as for calcium i am having porridge and weetabix alot cottage cheese and muller one a day yogurts, your diet compered to mine sounds excellent i will really have to try harder to have more veg.
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Friday, February 15th 2008, 5:52pm

I am going to go a bit easier, reading from what you lot have said. Today I have had 4 piecs of fruit and veg and just had a bit of pizza for tea and some fish fingers. Yesterday I had my usual healthy stuff but lots of crips watching t.v. in the evening lol

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Friday, February 15th 2008, 6:09pm

Do what feels right babes

Hey J

Just do what feels good for you, if you want crisps, have them, if you wanna do the health thing do it - its about feeling good and positive, thats the key and if the healthy eating thing makes you feel like you're contributing, that works for me!!!

Curry tonight!!

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Friday, February 15th 2008, 8:40pm

Hi Cathie,
Of course I will keep on the healthy eating pattern but will allow myself treats too. I think I may have some toast in a min yum on wholemeal bread of course.

So this is my daily diet at the mo: cereal, yoghurt and3 portions of fresh fruit, one portion of raw veg and cooked veg with tea, pitta bread or sandwich for lunch etc etc, I think I've already said all this. I did have a chinese for my birthday, king prawn curry and egg fried rice. Not sure whether to give all this up takeaways until test date though. As long as I can have my crispies I am happy lol

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Sunday, February 17th 2008, 9:08am

ar bless all your little hearts - reading you all first thing on a Sunday morning makes me giggle and VERY HUNGRY! I say eat healthily with your meals but definetly allow yourself treats everyday between meals - I've never got out of the digestive biscuit, darkchocolate, organic apricots thing! And waterwaterwater - best way to go girls - sorry! Oooh and those vegetable roots crisps............

Oh, now I am rumbling - off to the fridge for me.

Have a good day all , enjoy the roasts xxx
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Friday, March 7th 2008, 7:38pm

How much protein?

Hi, just want to know how much protein is too much?
I am currently eating a balanced diet (3 meals a day) of carbs, protein & veg plus 2 protein shakes a day. I try to stick to the recommended amount of about 100g protein a day.
I try to go to the gym 4-6 days a week and feel i maybe need more protein (another protein shake) as i'm building muscle but i don't want to overdo it incase it is too much.
At the minute I'm down regging ready for IVF.
If anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated. x

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Friday, March 7th 2008, 7:46pm

Hi

Sorry no advise but didn't want to read and run. Sounds to me like you are doing everything right- more than me anyway!!!!!!

Good luck with the IVF.

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Friday, March 7th 2008, 8:02pm

Thanks Gemma for replying. Good luck with your tx in april. x

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Friday, March 7th 2008, 11:28pm

Hi Moogie

Sounds just fine to me missis! Make sure you're well hydrated if you're doing a lot of CV work.

Good luck hun!

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Friday, March 7th 2008, 11:28pm

or maybe a handful of cashews nuts??

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Saturday, March 8th 2008, 2:01pm

:bye: Moggie.

Sorry that I can't answer your question but would feel wrong just going and not offering any support. It sounds like you are doing everything right to me as well.


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Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 10:18am

Vitamins and TTC

Morning lovely ladies (and gents)

We've been TTC for almost 3 years and in that time I've always took pre conceptions vits such as Pregnacare, Sanatogen Pro Natal etc.

I read on another forum yesterday that as I've been taking them for a long time I might be getting too much iron etc and that could be more harmful than good. So my question is, do I stop taking them till I conceive, or carry on as normal?

Thanks in advance

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Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 10:21am

Hi Susie,

Sorry don't have the answer, i am in the same boat as you, been taking them for 4 yrs continually now, so will be eagerly watching responses - hope you don't mind.

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Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 10:38am

Snap Susie and Alie! :D

But I've been taking them a bit longer than you - over 8 years :8o: I don't think it's done me any harm though...I've always been a bit :loony: LOL!

I found this if it helps (sorry it's a bit long):

Dosage, intake, recommended daily allowance (RDA)

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RDA for iron varies considerably based on the age, gender, and source of dietary iron (heme-based iron has higher bioavailability). Normal daily recommended intakes in milligrams (mg) for iron are generally defined as follows.

Infant birth to 3 years of age 6–10 mg
Children 4 to 6 years of age 10 mg
Children 7 to 10 years of age 10 mg
Children 9 to 13 years: 8 mg
Males 14 to 18 years: 11 mg
Females 14 to 18 years: 15 mg
Males 19 years and older: 8 mg
Females 19 to 50 years: 18 mg
Females 51 years and older: 8 mg
Pregnant females 17–22 mg
Breast-feeding females 15 mg



Side effects, precautions, toxicity, and drug interactions

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The most common side effect from iron supplements is stomach upset including discomfort, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and heartburn. Stools commonly become dark green or black when iron preparations are taken by mouth. This is caused by unabsorbed iron and is harmless. Do not take iron supplements and antacids or calcium supplements at the same time. It is best to space doses of these 2 products 1 to 2 hours apart, to get the full benefit from each medicine or dietary supplement.

Excessive dietary iron is toxic, because excess ferrous iron reacts with peroxides in the body, producing free radicals. Excess iron consumed all at once causes vomiting, diarrhea, and damage to the intestine. When iron is in normal quantity, the body's own antioxidant mechanisms can control this process. In excess, uncontrollable quantities of free radicals are produced. The lethal dose of iron in a two year old is about three grams of iron. One gram can induce severe poisoning. There are reported cases of children being poisoned by consuming between 10-50 tablets of ferrous sulfate over a few hour period. Overconsumption of iron is the single highest cause of death in children by unintentional ingestion of pharmaceuticals. The DRI lists the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) for adults as 45 mg/day. For children under fourteen years old the UL is 40 mg/day. If iron intake is excessive a number of iron overload disorders can result. Hemochromatosis, hemosiderosis, polycythemia, and iron-loading anemias (such as thalassemia and sickle cell anemia) are conditions involving excessive storage of iron. For this reason, people shouldn't take iron supplements unless they suffer from iron deficiency and have consulted a doctor. Blood donors are at special risk of low iron levels and are often recommended to supplement their iron intake.

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Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 1:35pm

Hi Susie.

I've been talking pregnacare for three years now as the nurse at the clinic i went to before said that i should take them from when i start ttc right up until i stop breastfeeding. She did say that i could do this for "as long as it takes".
Hope this helps although i too am wondering if they are actually doing any good. I'm going to my clinic this afternoon so i will ask about this and then post back here later.




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Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 1:56pm

If you are worried, stop taking them and just take the folic acid on its own.
That is the main thing you need in early pregnancy!
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Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 7:12pm

:bye: all,

I agree with Torisen, I have been taking just folic acid and then when I get my TX well under way then I will take something like Pregnacare. But I am thinking of going on to Wellwomen tablets as they contain everything I need. I was told though, just folic acid is fine for as long as it takes.

I hope this helps a little. Sorry if it doesn't. :xxx3:

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Thursday, March 13th 2008, 1:35pm

Hi everyone

Spoke to the nurse yesterday and she said that i should continue to take pregnacare (tesco and sainsbury's both do a much cheaper version of this, which contains the same vits) in the run up to, and during my treatment. However, i am slightly underweight (due to overactive thyroid) and so they seem to think i may need the extra 'kick'.
She did say that supplements aimed at pregnant women were best as they do not contain vitamin A, whereas general multi-vits tend to.
Folic acid is of course the most vital one and as long as you are taking that and eating a good diet, you should be fine.




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Thursday, March 13th 2008, 1:41pm

Sorry - just to wanted to add to that.
I have just noticed that on comparing the pregnacare brand to the sainsbury's own, that pregnacare has 121% RDA of iron (which over a long period of time can't be good for you) whereas the sainsbury's brand contain only 50% RDA (which i guess you would easily top up through a balanced diet)

So if you are worried about too much iron intake, i wouldn't take pregnacare!




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