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Fertility Drugs Side Effects Ovulation Monitor

by Indu

Hi, I am 26 years old married on Feb 2011.

My doctor prescribed siphene 100 mg from day 2 to day 6. From 19th day she told to take modus 10mg and gestofit(if I conceive to make stronger).

I got my periods on Nov 30 and noticed cervical mucus which stretchy on 20th day(Dec 19) is that ovulation?

Shall I take modus 10 mg, will it affect my pregnancy. What should I do please help.


Siphene is indicated for the treatment of anovulation and infertility due to impaired hypothalamic pituitary function. It is useful in stimulating ovulation, but side effects are possible like ovarian enlargement, lutein cyst rupture, hot flushes, vomiting, breast discomfort, skin reactions, dizziness and hair loss, visual disturbances. Talk to your docotr if any of this occur. Before repeating it you should make sure you are not pregnant.

Gestofit is progesterone tablets, but in my opinion a trans-dermal delivery and a natural form like natural progesterone cream or suppository is a better option. Progesterone is very useful during pregnancy and helps prevent miscarriage.

Having cervical mucus around day 20th could indicate ovulation, but since you are taking fertility drugs this can also affect your cervical mucus production and it would be hard to know for sure unless you are checking for other ovulation signs.

The best time to ovulate is around day 13-15 of the menstrual cycle as this gives enough time for implantation. If you ovulate on day 20, you may have luteal phase defect. This means that your second half of the menstrual cycle is too short to allow embryo implantation. Or your your ovulation is delayed as a result of hormonal imbalance or PCOS.

Talk to your doctor about the potential effects of the medicine you are taking and ask a more detailed diagnosis of your fertility problem. This allows you to learn more and educate yourself on the topic.

I always encourage women to take change of their health and be a active participant in their healing process through diet, exercise and mental relaxation.

Unfortunately all drugs pose some kind of side effects. When trying to get pregnant or dealing with infertility, a natural approach is always the best option.

Medus 10mg should not be taken during pregnancy because it's known to cause fetal growth abnormalities.

As long as you are taking fertility drugs there is little you can do naturally to support your attempt to get pregnant, except from following the fertility diet and doing fertility yoga.

If you consider a more natural approach to increase your fertility, the first thing to do is to monitor your cycle to know if
you are indeed ovulating.

I would recommend using Ovacue fertility monitor. This monitor is useful for women who have irregular periods and suffer from PCOS. It is ideal for couples who have been trying to conceive and are unsure about their best fertility window to maximize conception.

This sis a saliva-based monitor measuring changes in the electrolyte levels in your saliva that are impacted by the hormone estrogen.

To take a reading, you simply need to place the oral sensor on your tongue each day.

This monitor will tell you 5-7 days advance when you are about to ovulate, giving you and your husband enough time to plan sex.

This will dramatically increase your chances of conception by measuring the natural estrogen surge released by your dominant follicle as the natural egg is preparing for ovulation. This is why Ovacue is 98% accurate in predicting ovulation.

I also recommend using the vaginal sensor as it will be very useful to confirm ovulation.

By measuring the electrolyte levels of your cervical mucus, the vaginal sensor will provide the information needed to track trends in your hormone levels. This will accurately tell you your ovulation day.

In fact, Ovacue will display a pink box on the day that your hormonal shift is detected, indicating ovulation.

With the vaginal sensor it is possible to detect when your estrogen levels are decreasing and your progesterone levels are increasing (ovulation).

This information is extremely beneficial for women with irregular cycles and for women with a hormonal imbalance, PCOS and ovulation problems.

In these cases ovulation may occur before or after the predicted time frame the oral sensor provided. The sensor predicts based on hormonal surges, but for women with poor hormonal response this detection is not as precise because hormonal surges are weak.

That's why the vaginal sensor is required.

If you happen to ovulate earlier then the oral sensor predicted, the vaginal sensor will be able to notify you 1 or 2 days in advance and ovulation is actually occurring sooner.

This is also the case if ovulation is occurring later than the oral reading had originally predicted. It will extend your fertile window until the progesterone surge has been detected.

Ovacue can be used even if you are taking fertility drugs. It also shows you if your fertility treatment is working.

This information can be very useful to give to your fertility doctor in order for her to be able to adjust the dosage of your treatment.

So, I suggest you consider using it as soon as you can in order to help you get pregnant.

You can get the Ovacue bundle here.

Fertility Blessings!

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