New to TTC, but an oldie PW bride.

Hi Everyone! I am and have been a lurker for quite some time on here & I am excited that my hubs & I are officially TTC now (more like having fun for a while to see what happens)! My last 'active' pill with Yaz (BCP) is tomorrow! I have been on the pill forever, with one break about 4 years ago, which left me with crazy skin :( I am not looking forward to that AT ALL... However, I have been taking Borba Clear Skin capsules, and also Prenatal Gummies for a few months in preparation for that issue, so I am hoping that helps some in addition to cutting back on my cheese intake (big cheese lover here!). I have read that cutting back on dairy helps with hormonal skin problems... Any pointers that helped you would be awesome.


I have been looking back at old threads for info and to help answer questions I have... All very exciting stuff!!!


I am going to start charting my temps on Fertility Friend to see when my body gets back on track after taking hormonal BCP's. 


Question - When should I start charting? After AF ends this coming week? Or tomorrow? Or does it not matter that much?


Baby dust to you all!

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 10:27 am
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Hello!! I just posted a similar question. I am still on Depo and should probably wait until I get my first real period to chart, but I figure there is nothing wrong with starting from right now and getting used to it :). Good luck!
Posted on November 2, 2012 at 11:26 am
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Hi there and welcome to the TTC group!! :) So happy to have you here!!


I started charting my temps the first day AF arrives.... but that is just me! This way I was able to see my temps and FF is able to better track your temps and establish a coverline when you do Ovulate! :)


Random Question - those Borba Clear Skin capsules - do those work for you?? I've been struggling with acne (go figure I would get it as an adult.. I've had clear skin for the last 22 1/2 years of my life and just the last 6 months I get it) for 6 months now and I've tried everything. I'm using a Clarisonic brush which has helped... but I still get a bunch on my forehead and chin. If they do help, I'm assuming they aren't safe to take while pregnant.. do you know?

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 11:28 am
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Thanks so much!


@Kristen, the Borba works well for me with balancing out oil production, therefore helping with my acne. I have luckily found a simple skin regimine that has worked great for me & I have tried & used EVERYTHING (I found that less is more). I have not changed my regimine since my wedding over 2yrs ago! I too use the clarisonic & swear by it! That with a combination of a simple cleanser (I switch between Jan Marini C-esta & Cetephil) & a quality cream (I switch between La Mer & Olay) makes for great skin. I certainly hope that stopping my BCP doesnt make me change my regimine... I will keep you posted if I think Borba helped me!


I am unsure if it is safe to take when pregnant, I am going to bring it to my Dr when I go next. I know it has a lot of Vitamin A & Zinc in it.

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 11:57 am
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Welcome and good luck!


I would start temping right away if you are the type that takes time to create a new habit. =)


I just looked up the Borba capsules, but the website does not tell how much Vitamin A they contain - I CAN tell you that it is critical that you do NOT get too much Vitamin A because it can damage your liver and cause birth defects - this is serious stuff.  If you are taking a pre-natal, please verify the total amount of Vitamin A you are getting between these capsules and the pre-natal combined.


There was a prescription drug that was basically high-dose Vitamin A that my mom was on years ago for her skin - she had to take blood tests every 6 weeks to verify that her liver was still functioning correctly and had to sign a waiver that she understood that she must be on birth control and was not to get pregnant under any circumstances while taking the drug because it was so dangerous for pregnancy.  I am drawing a complete blank on the name of the drug though....I'll post it later when I find it!

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 2:08 pm
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Welcome!!!!!! Lots of baby dust to you!

Posted on November 3, 2012 at 1:05 am
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How exciting! Good luck to you and your DH:)
Posted on November 3, 2012 at 2:17 am
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Welcome and tons of baby dust to you and your DH! Glad to have you join us. 


Claire - that sounds a LOT like Accutane. Which I took for 6 months last year. I had to go through the same monthly blood work to test liver levels and verify neg pregnancy and had to sign the waiver as well. You have to agree that you're on 2 forms of birth control. I've stuggled with acne since my teens and then in my 20's it became cystic acne. THE WORST! Accutane was my saving grace and I wish I had only done it sooner.

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Posted on November 4, 2012 at 9:03 am
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@DansMrs - YES!  Accutane!  It has been driving me crazy!  Thank you!

Posted on November 4, 2012 at 9:52 am
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Yeahh Welcome to the TTC group - Hope you will having a smooth and quick TTC journey!!!! GL and tons of Baby dust to you :)


Regarding the Vitamin A: My hubby had many problems with acne since teenager times. He also used very high dosed Vitamin A pills which helped him a lot. His skin is now really clear but he have to take this pills every day. His doctor also told him to be careful with it because the Vitamin A can damage the liver and you can get fertile problems. If you use this while TTC or being perggo your child can possible get gene defects, etc. So be careful and first ask your doc if you can continue to use it while TTC / being preggo. It really depends on the Vitmin A dose. HTH :)

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 12:23 am
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Welcome! Baby dust to you and good luck with everything!

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 1:15 am
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Welcome!!  Lots and lots of baby dust to you!  I could never chart so I'm no help there! :)

Posted on November 5, 2012 at 1:44 am
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Thanks everyone! I am so excited to go through this journey with you :)


Ill let you know what I find out with the Borba Pills. I would assume it is NOT SAFE when pregnant. It has 3,000 mg in Vitamin A. And according to Livestrong.com taking more than 3000 mg of Vitamin A per day is harmful to the baby. My prenatal DOES contain Vitamin A aswell... which would obviously throw me over the 3000 mg:



Dosage for Pregnant Women


At the onset of pregnancy, expectant mothersThanks everyone I am photo 3423430-1 between 14 to 18 years of age should consume about 750 micrograms of vitamin A daily. While expectant mothers of 19 to 50 years of age should consume about 770 micrograms of vitamin A daily, the American Pregnancy Association notes. Taking more than 3,000 micrograms of vitamin A per day is harmful to the baby and might lead to fetal malformation, birth defects or even death. Consult your doctor and dietitian before using supplements or other products containing vitamin A.




http://www.livestrong.com/article/414704-how-much-vitamin-a-does-a-woman-need-while-pregnant/#ixzz2BNHb1J9J
Posted on November 5, 2012 at 5:38 am

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