Post # 1
I have terrible allergies so I take Flonase, zyrtec, and benadryl daily. This cycle I’m trying to cut back on the pills because I know they can affect cm. However it’s tough, I end up stuffed up, with headache, and sore teeth if I skip them. So now I’m doing a half pill. Anyway my coworker said that benadryl stops ovulation. Has anyone else hard this?
Post # 2
- 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
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
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
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 # 6
hassle_J: Flonase alone doesn’t do much for me. I try and skip days of my allergy pills but that just won’t work for a day like today. It’s barely 7 am, 80 degrees. We had the air conditioner and fan on all night. I’m all stuffed up and my teeth are hurting so badly. I bought some mucinex to hopefully counter act the drying of the cm. And I’m determined to go allergy need free right around ovulation.
Post # 7
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
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
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
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
Benadryl has nothing to do with your ovulation. Nothing whatsoever.