Acetaminophen and naproxen around ovulation

posted 8 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Helper bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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opalbee :  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.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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opalbee :  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
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Buzzing bee

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opalbee :  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
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Busy bee

I’d imagine that the illness would delay ovulation more so than the medication would

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

It looks like you ovulated on day 17.  You have a temp drop on 16, followed by the rise.  

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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

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