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ORM update...

So I wrote this email to my friend and it pretty much sums up what my experience was like and what my "plan" will be...

Dear friend....

So I met with Dr. Schmidt.

He said that he wants me to have some blood drawn to check on a few things; Thyroid and something else.

From there he wants me to have a Postcoital Test done. He told me what this was, but do you know what it is?

Basically we do it, we go into the office within 24 hours and they pull a sample to see what the swimmers are doing. If they aren’t moving, spazzing out or “hitting a cement wall” he will ask me to try again the next month. During that (potential) next month I will take Robitussin, yes Robitussin that helps the cough… and it will hopefully clear up my problem and I’ll become pregnant. Apparently it breaks down your cervix mucus just like it does in your throat when you have a nasty cough. Weird, right?!?! If it doesn’t, he said that I would have to gear up for IVF. That’s it.

I’m going to take his advise and just try the Robitussin on my own this cycle, skip the Post Coital Test for this cycle and just see if it works. If it does then I’m going to just do this from now on and not worry about footing a doctors bill.

Crazy, eh?

Have you ever heard of this? I actually just talked to a girl last week and this is what ended up being her problem. She told me about the Robitussin thing and I was in shock and disbelief! Could you imagine that actually working? No, right? Well apparently it does and it’s freaking amazing that a simple over-the-counter drug will do the trick.

Honestly, I’m just hoping that we are pregnant right now so we don’t have to worry about ANOTHER month but in the same breath, what’s another month, right?

Anyway, just wanted to fill you in!

BTW, is Dr. S straight?? If so, what’s up with the diamond earring???


Two Pretzels said…
Are you a member of This stuff is ALL over the boards.

Over-the-counter Robitussen and Mucinex create more cervical fluid - the egg-white, slippery kind that you WANT when you're TTC. Have you also ever heard of pre-seed? It's the only product that mirrors cervical fluid (CF) and does not harm sperm. Most people who try it find it to be very successful if more fluid is what they need.

So yes, I've absolutely heard of this. I've also heard that drinking natural green tea increases CF.

Give it a shot! Can't wait to see if it works for you. And, if you're not a member of, check it out. The boards in the "community" section are INCREDIBLY informative (and supportive.)
Liz said…
Yup..I've heard of Robitussin and Mucinex working before. I don't blame you for trying that before the post coital that money for the baby!! :)

I'll be crossing my fingers that it works for you!!!!!!
Dr. Turtle said…
My boss claims that she has 3 "Robitussin Grandkids." And that's just how she says it. Their moms took Robitussin specific to try to have babies. And, it worked, for them.

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