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Ibuprofen while TTC
Hi everyone - question - did any of you avoid taking ibuprofen (advil) between ovulation and when AF should arrive?  I suffer from a lot of headaches and migraines and ibuprofen has always worked so well for my headaches.  Tylenol hardly helps at all.  Anyway, I've been finding it difficult during the 2ww.  
Should I be avoiding ibuprofen during that time?
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377493 tn?1356505749
To be honest, during the 2WW there really isn't much you need to avoid.  I would double check with your Dr., but I doubt it's a problem.  Of course, once pregnancy is confirmed tylenol is the only thing you can really take that is not prescription.  Again, double check with your Dr., but I am pretty certain it's fine at this point.  Good luck, hope it's a BFP!!!!!
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1068361 tn?1290631759
If you google ibuprofen and ovulation, several studies have indicated that ibuprofen can interfere with ovulation and implantation. You might want to ask your doc about an alternative med for your migraines. Good Luck! SSBD!
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thanks so much for your response.  I have an appointment tomorrow morning with my fertility specialist so I'll ask :)
Hope all is well
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thanks worried2451 - I will ask him tomorrow.  I wish I hadn't taken it last night.  But I couldn't stand the pain!
oh well :(
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My RE told me only take Tylenol once we started a new cycle. Sounds like you'll see your doc soon enough to see what s/he advises. Good luck.
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my fertility clinic said no ibuprofen or naproxen at all while TTC since they may interfere with implantation.  they said tylenol is fine.
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377493 tn?1356505749
Well you learn something new every day...lol.  I knew ibuprofen was off limits during pregnancy, but had no idea it was a problem ttc.  Good info!!
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the good thing is that any interference ibuprofen has with ovulation and implantation is reversible .. it should only affect your current cycle.  then again .. I know women who are pill poppers who've had successful pregnancies so everything could go well for you .. just good to know to avoid in future .. good luck!!
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I was told to take only Tylenol while TTC n during pregnancy. They say that as an precaution as you could be pregnant without knowing and taking Ibuprofen can harm the baby.  
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419158 tn?1316575204
I have heard that it can mess up ovulation and make your AF lighter if taking daily. But thats just what I heard.............
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