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Old 07-19-2005, 08:17 AM   #1
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Robitussin

I've read on hear before but can someone remind me again what robitussin does for cm. Does it really work? When do you start taking it and what ingredient do I need to look for again?

 
Old 07-19-2005, 10:23 AM   #2
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Re: Robitussin

You need the expectorant version which makes the mucus in your lungs as well as your cm thinner (ie so you can cough it away) so it is easier for the little guys to swim through! the ingredient is guaiphenesin and i read somewhere you start taking it a few days b4 ov.

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ps it tastes a little bleugh but i guess its worth it!

 
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Old 07-19-2005, 10:29 AM   #3
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Re: Robitussin

Does it work? Anyone swear by this?

 
Old 07-19-2005, 11:46 AM   #4
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Re: Robitussin

1000mg a day of evening primrose oil does the same thing, cept robitussin only thins out cm, where as epo helps you make MORE cm.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:57 PM   #5
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Re: Robitussin

Thanks for this tip...again on this one...when do you start it? Would taking both be a bad thing?

 
Old 07-19-2005, 01:02 PM   #6
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Re: Robitussin

Should be ok to take both, though i found robbitussin didnt work for me.

EPO should be taken from AF to Ovulation. Either stop using after ovulation or replcae the EPO with flax seed oil. flax is safe after ovulation.

To have the maximum benefit you can take both flax and epo before Ovulation, and then flax only afterwards.
Good thing about them both is they are cheap and dont taste yukky!
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:13 PM   #7
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Re: Robitussin

Thanks...a trip to the health food store is in order I believe. I am out of multi-vitamins anyway.

 
Old 07-19-2005, 02:59 PM   #8
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Re: Robitussin

this was the first cycle I used the robitussin and it really made my cm thin out. I didn't think it would really work but I drank 4-6 cups of green tea and did the robitussing thing for about 7-8 days before I believe I O'd and these two combined did just as they promised!!

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Hi ~

I just recently learned about taking Robitussin as well. {removed} said that there was actually a study done about this, and that the doctor tested several women who were trying to conceive and were having difficulty more than 50% of those women became pregnant. My cousin tried it while trying to conceive her second child, and she conceived.

I just tried it this month prior to my ovulation starting and during. Hopefully it will work. WIsh me luck!!! And best wishes for you all as well.

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Old 07-26-2005, 07:12 PM   #10
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Re: Robitussin

I started the robitussin today as well as evening primrose. How much robitussin do you take...do you take it every 6 hours like they suggest? How soon do you usually see results? Just wondering so I'll know if it's working or not.
Also for anyone taking evening primrose oil...how much do you take? I think I read 1000mg but the kind I have says to take 2-3 a day and it is 1000mg.
Thanks

 
Old 07-27-2005, 04:29 AM   #11
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Re: Robitussin

hi jordyn

toni weschler in her book "taking charge of your fertility" says take 2 teaspoons of robitussin 3 times a day starting several days before your anticipated ovulation through to the first day of your temp shift. But make sure you have the expectorant version as the other kind actually dries up cm.

not sure about epo though sorry

hope this helps and hope you can stand the taste!

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Old 07-27-2005, 05:26 AM   #12
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Re: Robitussin

The kind I got has the guaifenesin (200 mg) but is both an expectorant and a decongestant. Will this one work?

 
Old 07-27-2005, 06:43 AM   #13
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So I've answered my own question but thought I'd post for others info...you need to have only the guaifenesin AND it turns out that I had it in the house the whole time...not robitussin but benedryl with same ingredient...I am sure that it will work as well. Anyone know about that?
How soon do you start to see results?

 
Old 07-30-2005, 05:41 AM   #14
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Re: Robitussin

Benadryl - sorry is that the tablet? Id sooner take that than swallow 10ml Robitussin 3 times a day, i cant stand the taste of it, i have been drinking 1 cup of green tea a day also as i have heard this works but your not meant to drink lots of it as it can cause spina bifida (apparently) in an unborn child.

I havent seen much of a difference really.

Good luck

 
Old 07-30-2005, 05:14 PM   #15
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Re: Robitussin

By robbitussin, we are talking about the cough syrup...right?

 
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