benadryl stops ovulation?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

vanike:  Apparently, because it dries up all the mucus membranes, etc, it will affect your ovulation.

It would affect us if we were TTC not necessarily for thisbut because I would be sleeping all the time. LOL!

Post # 3
2670 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I don’t think it stops ovulation! I do think it affects your mucus membranes and “dries you out,” and cervical mucus is important for conception, so I would suggest you try to cut back if possible, at least during the second half of your cycle.

Post # 4
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I don’t think that’s right, I was taking lots of allergy medications and I conceived just fine. It might dry you out but I highly doubt it will stop ovulation.

Post # 5
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Ugh, I had the same issue!  I am still using Flonase, but I’m only using 1 spray  and I try to skip days if I can.  I stopped my allergy pills for now and am using eye drops and a nettie pot/salene nose spray instead.  I also googled “sinus massage” and have been trying clear my sinuses by facial massage.

🙂 I have also ready that allergy pills can dry up your mucus.

Post # 7
2507 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

vanike:  um, can you imagine a teenage boy telling his girlfriend, “It’s ok, babe, just take this benadryl, you won’t get pregnant.” 

Post # 8
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

No, none of those should stop ovulation as far as I’ve heard or read (and I’ve heard and read a lot!)  I wouldn’t listen to your co-worker unless your coworker is a fertility doctor. 

Post # 10
376 posts
Helper bee

I don’t know about ovulation, but I do know you’re not supposed to take anti-histamines while you’re pregnant.

In anticipation of TTC, I’ve gone off over the counter anti-histamines and started seeing a naturopath. My allergies were REALLY bad – I was at the point of doubling regular doses to get me through the day. AfFter a month on the regime from the naturopath, I can say: The natural stuff works WAY better! And it’s safe to take while TTC and while pregnant. I’m never going back.

I’ll tell you want I take, but I’m not a doctor, so please talk to a doctor before starting anything new.

– Quercetin: a natural histamine blocker. 3 pills, 3 times daily at first to get symptoms under control. Now 2 pills, 2-3 times daily. If I’m having an attack (like if I’ve gone to someones house with 5 cats) I can take more. You can’t overdose on them.

– Omega3-6 oil. 1 pill, 2-3 times daily. Trying to get a minimum 600 DHL daily.

– Pascallerge. This is another ‘booster’ I can take if my symptoms are particularly bad. It’s hard to find but you can get it online.

Post # 11
1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

Benadryl has nothing to do with your ovulation. Nothing whatsoever.

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