(Closed) Taking EPO – Dosage questions!

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Epo, like erythropoetin/epoetin alfa? Aka aranesp/darbepoetin alfa? The synthetic hormone used for cancer patients, kidney patients, and blood doping athletes? 

Lol, I am hoping EPO is an appreviation for something else!!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Dialysate:  It’s evening primrose oil

 

I am just taking it once a day, and only until O because some of the websites I looked at suggested that you should not take it if you may be pregnant, but I know that there are other bees who have taken it until pregnancy is confirmed and it has not caused them to loose the pregnancy.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@wandering_gypsy:  I think a lot of us are on the protocol that MrsCharpentier’s naturopath prescribed her, which is: 1000mg capsules, one capsule twice daily before O, two capsules twice daily after O, discontinue when you get a BFP.  

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@bananasareyellow:  +1. that’s how i’m taking it. EPO can cause a MC so that’s why you should stop taking it when you get your BFP. if you don’t get a BFP, keep taking 2 pills in am and 2 pills in pm until AF and then go back to 1 pill am and 1 pill pm.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Dialysate:  I had the same thought!

I don’t know a thing about evening primrose oil, so I’m no help.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

EPO seems like a great thing to take. Where do you ladies buy it? 

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@candy11:  Just in the vitamin section at the grocery store!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Dialysate:  I was thinking that too,  most confused why the doc wasn’t dosing it. And what epogen had to do with ttc! Now I must look up this rose oil stuff!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@candy11:  i got mine at target (it’s the target brand).

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@bananasareyellow:  +1!! 

I had a short LP of 8-9 days. The naturopath put me on that plan and i got my BFP that month. OP if you have any questions for me just let me know. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@wandering_gypsy:  cant hurt? I never had EW CM the month I got my BFP, or really for any of my other cycles, maybe a tiny bit when I wiped after going to the bathroom? Hardly enough to even mark on my chart but I did anyways. So don’t loose hope if your not getting a lot of EW. xo do update us and let us know how it goes! 

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