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Posted by Kelly
on August 11, 2000 at 17:22:08:
In Reply to: Robittusin posted by Pat on August 11, 2000 at 14:19:54:
: My husband (37)and I (39) have been trying to conceive for 3 years. He's been tested, I"ve had just about everything done that they could possibly dream up including surgery to remove endometriosis and still nothing. I haven't taken any fertility bills because they are SOOO expensive $2K/month of which insurance doesn't cover. We've even tried artificial insemination. We have become very discouraged and are about ready to give up. I recently heard something about both parties taking Robittusin 5 days prior to ovulation. Does anyone have any information on this? Does it work? Is the number of days correct, do we need to take it once per day?
: I have 2 children, ages 8 & 12, from a previous marriage so I know I am able to conceive. Any advice from anyone?
: Thank you
Hi, and sorry to hear about your troubles TTC! I too have 2 children from a previous marriage and had my tubes tied after my second. I had a reversal done and did get PG in Dec. 1999, but MC at 5 weeks. We have been trying ever since and nothing yet. I took Robitussin before. It is to thin your cervical fluid. I haven't ever heard of a man needing to take it for any reason, though. If anything, drinking a little caffeine is good for his "swimmers". Especially if you are trying for a boy. I have pretty good cervical fluid, so I quit taking the Robitussin. Do you have "eggwhite" consistency cervical fluid when you ovulate? You have to have sex on your last day of eggwhite quality cervical fluid for a better chance of getting PG because the sperm can live for up to 5 days in fertile fluid. I hope that helps, and good luck!