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what should i avoid if ttc?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Simple: The same things you'd avoid for your good general health: tobacco, alcohol, large amounts of caffeine, illegal drugs, and any unecessary medicines (including vitamins and supplements.).

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How to be happier--why am I sad all the time while ttc?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Too vague: Not sure what ttc means. Perhaps you could clarify. Also, are you just "not happy, " or do you have a persistently depressed mood? Any other symptoms? Might be worth at least a visit to your primary care doctor to discuss symptoms and decide if action is needed.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Ttc but also have chance to adopt. Should i? What if both come through and I have 2 six months apart?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Vote your conscience: This is a personal decison, go with what feels right. I've had patients do exactly this before, and none have regretted it.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Ttc, what does it mean to have a low temp?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Usaully gut!: Inflammation of the GI tract, usually subclinical, is present in all the seronegative arthopathies. It is also elevated in regional enteritis and crohn's of the small intestine. In an older person, multiple myeloma must be excluded.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What foods should I avoid if ttc?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Most are okay: Unless you are thiking aout some very unusual dietary chcoices, few foods are not okay in moderation. Limiting total amount of mercury-containing fishes consumed, and avoiding uncooked meats are two.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What drugs and drinks should my husband avoid if ttc?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
Trying to conceive?: He should limit the amount of alcohol he drinks. Heavy drinking can reduce the quality and quantity of sperm. He should avoid illegal drugs. Like cigarettes, marijuana can decrease sperm movement and cause sperm to be misshapen. Cocaine and heroin also interfere with healthy sperm. Also avoid these meds: calcium channel blocker (for hi bp), tricyclics (depression), anti-androgens and testosterone.

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