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question re IVF no exercise/intercourse/caffeine "rules"

I started my first IVF cycle (day 1 of Lupron) today due to "unexplained infertility" and my MD said no exercise other than walking without breaking a sweat along with no intercourse, caffeine, alcohol, etc.
I am in great health other than the fertility issue and exercise regularly.

Questions....
Exercise: What about bike riding (slowly)?
Intercourse: Is it really a no no from day 1 of Lupron?
Caffeine: (1) 8 oz bottle of diet coke/tea is really unacceptable?

I'm just wondering if my doctor is on the conservative side.

Thank you!
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This is what my RE told me:
Bike:no-no
Walking: yes, just not too much
Sex: Ok until 7th day of stims
Caffeine: 1 cup (nor mal sized) of coffee or 1 soda a day

They are all different though.  Yours sounds conservative, but I guess it's ultimately up to you.
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My doctor only told me not to do those things the two weeks after egg retrieval for IVF.  He never told me not to do any excercising or anything while I was on the stims.
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My RE told me no sex while in 2ww and no strenuous activity.  Also, my ivf nurse told me to quit coffee but I still had some soda and tea occasionally.  
Note that as you grow more follicles you may feel your ovaries and be uncomfortable with exercise or sex.  I did not have that problem but many people do.

Good luck to you!!!!
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Thanks to everyone for their comments! It makes me feel better about asking my MD for more "privileges" : )
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