Post # 1
I’ve been having trouble trying to find some information about taking nsaids and acetaminophen around ovulation. My husband and I are on our second cycle ttc. I was tracking my cycle with bbt for almost a year prior and I consistently ovulated between CD12-14.
So this cycle I got a peak on my opk on CD12 and on the night of CD14 I got sick- fever, sweats, chills. And I started taking naproxen and acetaminophen around the clock scheduled to keep it down. I was taking them through CD16. My ava bracelet told me it didn’t have enough data to give me a temp the night I started getting sick. I guess because I was up so much through the night?
I took opks on CD16 and 17 and they were negative. So I’m wondering, did the medicine mask the temp change and I still ovulated or did it inhibit ovulation and I haven’t ovulated yet? CM is no longer watery and today it was brown tinged.
Thanks for any insight! I’ll try to attach my FF chart
Post # 2
Hi! I’m no doctor but I don’t think either of those medications should inhibit ovulation. Having a fever could definitely mess up your chart and make it difficult to detect ovulation, though! I can’t see your chart, unfortunately. I hope you’re feeling better!
Unrelated to ovulation, my doctor recommended taking acetaminophen rather than naproxen while TTC. He said it is safer.
Post # 3
Keep in mind that if Tylenol inhibited ovulation, we’d be using it as an accepted form of birth control. I think that most likely being sick threw things off for you, and could potentially have prevented ovulation. Although I think it’s more likely that being sick changed your temp and messed with your charting.
Post # 4
Oops! Here it is. Yeah I ended up taking the naproxen because the acetaminophen wasn’t helping the fever. And then once I started feeling better, I started stressing about taking it! Should I restart opks or see if my temps continue to increase now?
Post # 5
there’s a tiny bit of information that suggests nsaid use (longterm chronic everyday) could inhibit ovulation. But using it sporadically is fine and I imagine if anything inhibited ovulation that it was the illness, not the medication.
Post # 6
Getting sick and having a fever has the potential of delaying ovulation as well. It happened to me one cycle, so I would take your OPKs for a few more days to make sure! The fever would make temping very difficult!
Post # 7
I’d imagine that the illness would delay ovulation more so than the medication would
Post # 8
I don’t know about ovulation…but Tynonel is one of the few medications pregnant women are approved to take so my guess is that it doesn’t prevent the egg from being released. I concur with the others that being sick (or even stressed) can massively throw off a cycle.
Post # 9
It looks like you ovulated on day 17. You have a temp drop on 16, followed by the rise.
Post # 10
I have read that some nsaids can delay ovulation. Because think about it, ovulation is really a kind of inflammation! I can’t remember which one was most responsible but yes, it can delay it
Post # 11
I think it’s just throwing me off that opks make it seem like I O’d between CD12-14. So I’m getting caught up in that my temps were low during the time period that I was taking meds to keep fever down, which should’ve been when my temps increased. All my opks are still negative, so who knows! I guess time will tell! I also think I’m way overthinking and complicating things 🙂