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1 year 4 months ago #278904 by NicolaF
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Hi ladies. Has anyone out there been on Lexamil 10mg before? My fertility specialist has put me on this as I've been struggling with anxiety since ttc march 2016 so he said these will take the edge off. The first day I took it I was very spaced out and nauseous and ended up sleeping for a few hours. I am worried now as this can't happen when I'm at work! Is it better to take at night maybe? Also I hear it makes you gain weight which is making me anxious as I've already put on weight this year from stress and the worry about not conceiving so surely weight gain will just make my anxiety worse?!! I really didn't want to go on an AD but know i need some assistance as I've started having panic attacks recently :( so just looking for some advice and opinions! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas xxx


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1 year 4 months ago #278905 by Cands0490
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Hey hun,
I've been on lexamil for a year and a bit. I started on 10.now on 20.
It takes a while to get into it. I also got dizzy, nauseous and tired. Give it two weeks, it'll take a while.
Also don't ever miss more than 1. You can get very ill and dizzy from that.
All that said, it is really great and helps a ton with anxiety. It helps me a lot.

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17 May 2018 - Transferred two embryos back. Ended in Chemical pregnancy
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1 year 4 months ago #278906 by Cands0490
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Oh and I haven't gained weight but I'm very active so I don't know about that.
Also initially you will get anxious before it starts working. My psychiatrist says it'll feel worse before it feels better. So just keep at it. Rather take it in the morning after breakfast. Good luck hun !

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April 2017: Started at Sandton Mediclinic
October 2017: Moved to Vitalab
Break from November 2017 - February 2018 - Put onto the pill

14 February 2018 - Started IVF.
17 May 2018 - Transferred two embryos back. Ended in Chemical pregnancy
6 June 2018 - Started prep for FET. Praying it is our turn!
27 June 2018 - FET #2
11 July 2018 - BFP TWINS on the way!
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1 year 4 months ago #278907 by NicolaF
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Thanks so much Cands!!! Really appreciate your advice :) I am pretty active but not as much As I should be so will make sure I incorporate more exercise! Making quite a few changes come January anyway which involves a better diet, less alcohol and more exercise so hopefully it will be ok then!


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Me: 36yrs
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LAP #2 Oct 2016 (CPT) - no endo found apparently - AWFUL gynae. Seeking second opinion
LAP #3 Aug 2017 (CPT) - 2nd opinion LAP with endo specialist - severe endo found left side & behind uterus. Removed by excision surgery
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1 year 4 months ago #278908 by NicolaF
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Oh and I meant to ask is it fine to drink on? New Year's Eve we have a braai I'll take it easy but wondering how alcohol will make me feel?


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Me: 36yrs
DH: 38yrs
Endo Warrior
LAP #1 Nov 2010 (London),
LAP #2 Oct 2016 (CPT) - no endo found apparently - AWFUL gynae. Seeking second opinion
LAP #3 Aug 2017 (CPT) - 2nd opinion LAP with endo specialist - severe endo found left side & behind uterus. Removed by excision surgery
7x cycles Fertomid-Unsuccessful (June-Nov 2017, Jan-Feb 2018)
IUI #1 - March 2018 - unsuccessful
IUI #2 - July/August 2018 - unsuccessful
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1 year 4 months ago #278909 by Cands0490
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YES I forgot to mention this. You are on 10mg. Alcohol is OK. But don't over do it. I get hit by alcohol much faster than usual with lexamil but my dose is double yours. When I was in 10mg it was better. If you drink, keep to one type of alcohol. Stay away from shots. Red wine makes me very emotional on lexamil so I stick to whisky . Mostly cause it is healthier but I do like the taste.

So that's my advice. Just keep it chilled. Like if you have some wine, keep to the same wine. And don't have like two bottles. But enjoy yourself too. Your dose is low so you'll be OK!

Just work through the funny dizzy feeling and you'll be fine!

Enjoy the new years celebrations!

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October 2017: Moved to Vitalab
Break from November 2017 - February 2018 - Put onto the pill

14 February 2018 - Started IVF.
17 May 2018 - Transferred two embryos back. Ended in Chemical pregnancy
6 June 2018 - Started prep for FET. Praying it is our turn!
27 June 2018 - FET #2
11 July 2018 - BFP TWINS on the way!
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1 year 4 months ago #278913 by NicolaF
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Thanks SO much!! That is super helpful!!! I do love a shot but always regret it the next day haha so will stay away! I wish I liked whisky!! but I stick to my vodka,passion fruit & water then and a bit of wine here & there and i'll keep all of this in mind!
Thanks again!
Wishing you a very happy New Year! Chat soon
xxxxx

TTC #1 since March 2016
Me: 36yrs
DH: 38yrs
Endo Warrior
LAP #1 Nov 2010 (London),
LAP #2 Oct 2016 (CPT) - no endo found apparently - AWFUL gynae. Seeking second opinion
LAP #3 Aug 2017 (CPT) - 2nd opinion LAP with endo specialist - severe endo found left side & behind uterus. Removed by excision surgery
7x cycles Fertomid-Unsuccessful (June-Nov 2017, Jan-Feb 2018)
IUI #1 - March 2018 - unsuccessful
IUI #2 - July/August 2018 - unsuccessful
Praying for baby F to join us soon xxx

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