(Closed) Mucinex or Robitussin? And did it work for you?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have used mucinex (the blue box…the one that is ONLY an expectorant) the past 2 cycles.  I think I noticed a difference in the amount of CM.  I used it 2 x a day for like 4 days (3 days before and the day of and after O).  I didn’t get pregnant last cycle but 4DPO now and not a clue if it helped this cycle!

PS – I posted a similar topic last month and didn’t get a ton of responses:  http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/mucinex-to-help-ttc

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t mean to threadjack or anything, but while I didn’t do Mucinex, I did try Grapefruit juice for about a week or so before I ovulated until i was sure I had.  I DID notice an increase in CM, and I DID get pregnant.  Could be entirely coincidental, but that’s what happened!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes, it was pure grapefruit juice, it’s not supposed to be the cocktail kind.  But, I can’t stand the stuff, so I actually mixed with with orange juice, sprite, pomegranate juice, anything so I could choke it down, one 8 oz glass.  Conventional wisdom says to drink it from CD1 until you ovulate.  But like I said, I drank it from probably CD12-CD19 (I ovulated on CD17).  And there was a noticeable difference in CM that month.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

*Note about grapefruit juice in particular: it can interact with some medications and do bad stuff; I would double check the info labels for any prescriptions you might be taking b/c some of mine have listed scary complications from it!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@pinkpaperbride: Oh, that’s a good note, thanks for adding it!  I wasn’t taking any medications, so I didn’t think about it, but you’re absolutely right.  Check first!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I didn’t do it on purpose, but I had a HUGE awful cold the week I ovulated and took cold medication all week. It was my second month off the pill and  we are now 16 weeks.

I don’t honestly know if it made a difference, but I’d do it again when we try for #2 if we’d been trying for a longtime with no luck.

 

Good Luck!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My RE’s nurse told me this could actually have the opposite effect if you don’t need it.  Meaning that, if your CM is generally fine, you could make it worse.  But if some people have success with it, then maybe it is worth a try? 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

i have tried pre-seed but only used it for  2 months… i might try this mucinex next

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