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    L-Arginine and Baby Aspirin

    Hi all,

    I am in cycle #6 of IUI (should be done Friday or Saturday). I have been taking L-Arginine and Baby Aspirin and have seen various posts about when to stop taking these during a cycle. Some say to stop and some say not to. I can't ask my RE because I haven't told him I'm taking either. (I know, not good, but this is cycle 6 and I'm getting really desperate!)

    Can anyone help?

    TIA!
    Athena
    me (41) dh (49)
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    A 11/07


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    I took baby aspirin for my entire cycle. I can't help with the L-Arginine, sorry.

    Good Luck!


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    Due to history of unexplained losses, my RE told me to take 1 baby aspirin daily throughout my cycle and continued to take it through most of my 1st trimester. I was also told to take prometrium a few days or so after ovulation (can't recall for sure which day to begin) and then I continued on it until around 14 weeks--- but as you know it has to be prescribed by a dr.

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    Hi

    I took baby asprin my whole IVF cycle and am currently 21 weeks and still take 1 every day. I have no blood clotting issues or losses, my OB said that is the standard now for all his patients.

    Good luck with your cycle.

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    I've heard of lots of people taking baby aspirin during their iui and ivf cycles, many of them following their re recommendations. I was unexplained and took l-arginine for the first time during my second iui cycle. It was cancelled due to my follies taking too long to develop, but I got pg that cycle naturally any way! I firmly believe that this was my 'miracle' answer to my if. I also took it when trying for #2 and #3. L-arginine is a dietary supplement, but it helps the quality of the eggs and also in the development of the uterine lining. It may take a little longer for your follies to mature (so hopefully your re is monitoring you and not doing your iui blindly on cd 14), but I would definitely continue to take it. I actually had my dh take it as well since it improves the quality of sperm as well. It's effects build up the longer you take it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adriana
    L-arginine is a dietary supplement, but it helps the quality of the eggs and also in the development of the uterine lining. It may take a little longer for your follies to mature (so hopefully your re is monitoring you and not doing your iui blindly on cd 14), but I would definitely continue to take it.
    Can you tell me how much to take? I've been taking 500mg 3x day.

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    Thanks all for your input! I feel much better now!
    me (41) dh (49)
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    Athena - when trying for #2 & 3, I was taking 500mg 3x a day before ovulation (the first couple of months, then went to 500mg 2x a day) and then 500mg 1x a day after I knew I ovulated. Of course I stopped right away after I got my bfp. Good luck to you! I hope this will work for you like it did for me.
    mommy to J 9/24/02 S 9/25/04 S 2/11/07
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