So dried out!!

My skin on my body and face, my hair, my mouth, and you know what else are as dry as the desert because of Clomid!!  UGH!  I'm going today to get Preseed, but are there any other oral supplements I could take to alleviate these symptoms?  I already live in one of the driest areas EVER, good old Colorado, so that is not helping matters any!! :)

Posted on April 11, 2011 at 6:37 am
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I've heard taking Mucinex helps improve CM.  It's worth a shot. 

Posted on April 11, 2011 at 7:17 am
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I was like this too, but it also happened before Clomid so I didn't think it was the cause, but it certainly didn't make it any better.  I had to change my face wash to Aveeno Sensitive Skin and use a heavy face cream (which only made me face greasy looking, but it was better than peeling/flaking).  Try an at-home avocado facial too... the natural oils in it might help the face as well.  Maybe you could try a humidifier at night to help your skin hydrate??  I also use Bag Balm, which some think is totally gross, but it really helps my lips... it could also be used for cracked skin and its original use is for cow's utters!!


I also wish I had taken Mucinex (for after the IUI's), because my CM was horrible this month.  It probably couldn't hurt.  Preseed is a miracle worker!  I wish I had gotten it months ago!!!

Posted on April 11, 2011 at 11:11 am
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Thanks for the advice Perez and Bean... :)


I've never heard of that Mucinex thing!!  I'm CD 11, so you think it will make a difference if I start taking it now?

Posted on April 11, 2011 at 11:32 am
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Sure, can't hurt.  It's usually recommended to start it a couple days before you O, but I'm sure if you start today it can still help!  When do you think you'll be Oing?

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So my husband drove all over town trying to find Preseed and could not find it anywhere.  I finally went to their website last night and found one Walgreens in the entire state that carried it.  Before I sent my hubby across town to pick it up, I called to make sure they actually had it in stock.  They only had one left, so the manager put it in his office with my DH's name on it!! LOL  That's the spirit! :)


I'm a little sad though because we were supposed to BD last night but couldn't because of the Clomid/dryness issue!  Never had that problem before, very disappointing! :(

Posted on April 12, 2011 at 3:25 am
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LOL...I love that they put your DH's name on it!!!

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Wow, I didn't realize they sold it in stores... eveywhere I had shopped didn't carry it so I bought it online... I'm sorry you missed last night, though... been there before and it is never fun :(

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That is great news Murph! :)  I'm hoping it works for me... I am taking one 81 mg low dose aspirin a day, and three 400 mg Mucinex (the kind with only guaifenesin in it) a day.  And we got Preseed yesterday and used it last night... sorry TMI! :) But that stuff is amazing!!  I was so disappointed 2 nights ago when we tried and couldn't because I was so dried out.  Preseed cured that problem!

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That's awesome about your friend, Murph!  Isn't crazy that sometimes (with a little help with accurate timing!), that thinning out your CM will do the trick!  I was reading this book about infertility and it boggled my mind that certain problems, like CM or infection could be a show stopper, but with some over-the-counter cough medicine or plain old antibiotics you can solve your problem (wish that was my case, but oh well!).

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