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#1 Coastal

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 11:46 AM

Hi Dr. Fiona,

I have known autoimmune issues and endometriosis. I already take a concentrated EPA fish oil, vit D, and baby aspirin (per my RE's suggestion). Since implantation is likely my problem, I am wondering if there would be any value to adding a Bromelain supplement during the 2ww on unmedicated, natural cycles? If so, how much would you recommend taking? Would it be harmful to take it during the entire cycle? I find women usually speak of taking it only during the 2ww. Is there anything else I can take that may be helpful?

Thanks in advance for your feedback!
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I have endo and multiple autoimmune issues. 

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IUI with letrazole in August of 2012 - BFN

IUI with letrazole and stims in October of 2012 - BFN

IVF 2013

started BCP on Jan 13

started superfact on Jan 21

stim day 1 on Feb 2 with 150 IU of Puregon and 75 IU of Repronex - got big welts from Repronex!

after 3 days, Repronex was switched for Luveris and Puregon increased to 225 IU accordingly

Day 5 u/s showed slow response with 8 follies total and the largest at only 6mm

Day 8 u/s showed lots more follies with varied size. E2 climbing rapidly, told to quit superfact

Day 11 u/s - largest follies at 17mm - E2 levels too high. Off all stims.

ER on Feb 16 - 12 eggs collected, 9 fertilized (6 by ICSI and 3 by IVF). Dose of intralipids.

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#2 Beauts

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:20 PM

Anyone? I am curious about this also.

#3 DrFionaMcCulloch

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:29 PM

Hello Coastal and Beauts,

Bromelain is generally safe during the 2ww. As to whether or not it helps is still in question...however if there are anti-inflammatory issues it may be of some assistance! It is not harmful to take it full cycle. Typical doses of bromelain are 200mg 3x/day between meals. Do not combine bromelain with anti-clotting agents such as baby aspirin unless specifically told to by your doctor.

Thanks for your question!

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#4 MedicChick

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:47 PM

Hi Dr McCulloch!

Why are Bromelain & low-dose ASA contraindicated for concomittant use?
Me-41, FSH 9; e2 40. AMA/DOR
DH-34, Olympian Swimmers
TTC since 2009

"Flare Protocol" April 2012
BCP: Mar 21-April 10
81mg ASA: Mar 21 - Beta
Baseline U/S & Bloodwork: April 9

Suprefact Injection (80mcg 2x/day): April 13
Gonal-f 450IU & Luveris 75IU daily: April 15

Azithromycin x 6 days: April 15
U/S & Bloodwork: April 21 - 2 follies @ 1.5, 4 @ 0.5-0.7)
U/S: April 23 - 2 follies @ 1.7 - advised to cancel cycle & save $$ for donor eggs or Mexico?!?!
U/S & Bloodwork: April 25 - 2 follies @ 2.0, 4 @ 1.3ish - told RE we're going for it regardless!
Trigger: April 26 @ 2 am
ER: April 27 - 5 eggs retrieved!!! 3 mature, 1 borderline, 1 immature

ET: April 30 - 4 embabies came home to nest (1-8 cell, 1-6 cell, 1-5 cell & 1-4 cell) - PUPO!!
BETA: May 15 - got the results May 17 after 3 phone calls to the clinic. Urine test - BFN (wtf???). Beta HCG - 129!!
POAS: May 18 - Used the ClearBlue Digital. Says "PREGNANT" and puts conception at 2-3 weeks ago. Right on target!
2nd BETA: May 18 - got results on May 22 from my doctor, not RFP! HcG level is now 304!!
3rd BETA: May 22 - 1047!!!

#5 mouse

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:05 PM

Not a doc, but I'd guess because both act to "thin" the blood so taking both together could increase the likelihood of bruising, bleeding, and slow blood clotting.
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