Cramping on EPO??

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Cramping on EPO??

Postby emilee226 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:56 pm

Has anyone experienced this? About half an hour after taking EPO I get awful cramps, like major AF uterine and back cramps, and it's awful. Is this normal, or should I discontinue it? Thanks,
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Postby corey4 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:40 pm

I had that too, along with headaches, but continued to take it.
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Postby emilee226 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:49 pm

I definitely get headaches too. I have continued taking it too, but I'm hoping it will work this cycle so I don't have to take it again lol Thanks for the reply!
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Postby mrsh03 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:42 pm

I noticed I get headaches right when I start to get fertile. I don't think it's related to EPO, but rather just my hormones. I have never experienced cramps from EPO either, but if it causes you concern, then perhaps you should stop using it and maybe use Preseed instead.
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Postby emilee226 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:48 pm

I may do that because it hasn't changed my cm at all, and I am really upset about that. I choke down these horse pills that give me headaches and cramps, but I didn't mind it because it was going to give me more fertile cm, but when it doesn't even do that, it makes me sad :( I think I O'd yesterday because I was fully ferning, had a temp dip and a major spike today, but all I had was watery cm. I hope I can still catch that eggie. Is watery cm bad? Thanks,
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Postby mrsh03 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:56 pm

Em....I would stop it then. I just added it to my list of supplements thinking it would give me better quality cm. I didn't need anymore and I don't think it does give me more. Preseed is nice bc you control how much and my DH seems to like it. Don't use the dosage instructions on the box. Way too much!!

I always get watery cm right when I'm Oing. I think all but 1 of my last 9 cycles I had watery cm. Ewcm is ideal, but watery cm is a very close second. Better to have watery than creamy or nothing at all. This may be TMI, but Preseed resembles my watery cm more than my ewcm.
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Postby emilee226 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:18 pm

Thank you for that! I will definitely switch to preseed. I saw it at Walgreens yesterday so I'll have DH pick it up on his way home from class tonight. In my 20's I always had plenty of ew cm, but now that I'm in my 30's, I can;t remember the last time I had it, but I am very watery and not at all creamy or dry, so I feel better knowing that's still a good thing. Fx!
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Postby Ravyndancer » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:14 pm

I just bought EPO today and am going to give it a go this cycle.

I'm with you, in that in my 20's I had tons of EWCM when I was not on the pill. But now in my late 30's, I'm lucky if I spot it one day a month in small amounts.

But last cycle, I bought this super Vitamin B Complex and I had lots of wet cm and EWCM. That was pretty much the only different I tried. So I'm going to continue with the Vit B Complex and add EPO this cycle. Thanks for the heads up on possible cramps and headaches as a side effect though!

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Postby emilee226 » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:26 am

Good Luck! I took EPO, Royal Jelly, Vitex and Dong Quai, and after 4 months of not Oing, I finally didi this cycle on CD15. I am so thrilled! I only had one moment to EWCM, but we BD right then, so I am hopeful! Wishing you lots of luck! Let me know how it goes for you :)
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