I was skeptical about the whole Robitussin thing, so I did some looking into it. What I found is that this suggestion was given to woman taking "Clomid" because this drug can interfere with the ability of the cervical mucus glands to be stimulated by estrogen and produce fertile mucus. Dry cervical mucus may develop in the days preceding ovulation, so Robitussin was suggested to improve the cervical mucus.
I had been wondering about Robitussin for a while because I read many things saying it in fact didn't help and that it was a "old wife's tail" There are so many using it and inquiring about it, so I wanted to get to the bottom of it lol. At least I know where this idea came from now. What I gather is that for woman who are not on fertility drugs, taking Robitussin isn't needed. IMO I'm still not totally convinced it would work for any reason, but I thought I would pass on what I learned anyway
Last edited by FairyMagick; 09-14-2005 at 01:43 AM.
Well, in "Taking Charge of your Fertility" by Toni Weschler, she says that it works the same way on your cervical fluid as it does with any congestion in your lungs (like a bad cold). So, to make a long story short, she says take it if you have a low about of fertile cervical fluid. But, you have to take the right one...there's a special ingredient and I forget the name now, but if anyone wants to know I'll look it up, just post a reply to me.
I have a low cm amount and consistency...never very much ewcm. I took both robitussin this month and epo and I couldn't believe how much I had...even after O. So perhaps it is meant for others even those not on clomid.
I was just wondering, I will be starting clomid in about 10 days but I can't get Robitussin expectorant where I live. I have seen some mention of evening primrose oil. Anyone know how to use this, how much, how long, etc...
Thanks for any help.
I use them both and take epo starting on day one of my cycle and take about 3000 mg per day...my capsules are 1000mg strength. The first month I took it I only took 1000 mg and it didn't really do anything different so I increased it and what a change.
As for robitussin, have you tried just looking for any expectorant cough syrup. I use generic store brand that I get at the grocery store in a really rural area of Ontario. You just have to look for the ingredient, which at this moment I can't remember how to spell it but it starts with gua I believe.
Good luck to you!!!
You just have to look for the ingredient, which at this moment I can't remember how to spell it but it starts with gua I believe.
Good luck to you!!![/QUOTE]
I just bought Formula 44 plus. It's an expectorant with the active ingrediant guaifenesin. Is this the ingredient? I should start taking it soon so I want to make sure I get the right kind. Otherwise I only can find the children's cough syrup.
Thanks for the help!
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Last edited by still_trying; 09-20-2005 at 05:57 AM.
I have heard that there was some sort of research done that says it doesn't help, but I think this: the people who did the research probably didn't specify if they had the expectorant version or not. If it's not an expectorant, it will NOT help, i've even heard it might do the opposite! But yes, the Expectorant version is supposed to do the same thing that it does for chest congestion. It thins out your mucus and makes it easier to breath, and it also happens to thin out/make more abundant your cervical mucus so that it can more redily accept sperm, which also can possibly make them live longer. So I belive that the stuides where people where skeptical of it, they possibly didn't know about the expectorant and used the other or both kinds? That's just my thought.