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post #381 of 442
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Originally Posted by haydn'smommy View Post
When I stopped my dom to TTC with my second, I started temping/charting as soon as I stopped the dom. I never actually had a period, but I did ovulate at the end of the next mo after stopping it (and I got pregnant immediately).
Lucky you!
My period finally showed up and I'm hoping it will be the last one for a LONG time
post #382 of 442
has anyone on dom ever notice it gave your lo diarrhea? I started dom on Tues and Wed and Thursday my dd has had very loose, watery stools. Any thoughts? I also had soy milk on Tues/Wed, and was suspecting a soy allergy...wondering if that wasn't it....
post #383 of 442
I've never ordered domperidone before and am planning to start taking it the day I give birth (microsupply with all three children, no point in waiting). I'd like to order some in plenty of time, but I'm curious about the expiration dates. Does it have a long shelf life? If I order a few months' supply, will it expire before I use it?

Thanks!
post #384 of 442
Looks like a long shelf life...mine expire in 2013
post #385 of 442
Looks like a long shelf life...mine expire in 2013...Motillium....
post #386 of 442
Hello, me again! I popped into this thread a while back with a few questions, and now I'm back.

To save you from having to go back and find my first post, to summarize my BFing journeys:

Flat/inverted nipples lead to poor latch, need nipple shield to even get baby on (even with help from the LC). AF comes back at 3 months PP, at which point supply starts dropping. Without outside assistance I'm dried up at 4-6 months PP. Have tried just about everything - pumping, fenugreek, blessed thistle, brewer's yeast, more milk tea, oatmeal, increased fluids, increased calories, etc. Was even on Reglan last time around and it only bought me two more months and the fatigue was terrible. OB/pedi/LC all think it's my wacky hormones - basically my baby making hormones seem to overrule my baby feeding ones.

Sigh. So baby is now 2.5 weeks old and I'm basically a ticking time bomb.

I found a place online where I can order the domperidone relatively inexpensively and without a prescription and I ordered 100 tabs. Just waiting on it to get here, hopefully by the end of the month. Before I ordered it I didn't realize how much you had to take - I saw on Kellymom that it was 90 mg a day? That would be 9 pills, so obviously my little stash won't last long. But I was wondering if y'all could help me out with the dosing - do I start out immediately on the 90 mg or do I work up to it? I know with the Reglan my doctor had me work up to the full dose and then attempt to wean back down until we found what my maintenance dose was (I pretty much had to take the full dosing for it to have any affect, and after 2 months that quit working). Is Dom similar? Should I start it as soon as it comes in, proactively, or wait until AF comes back and I get the big dip? How soon will I know if it's working or not (the site takes up to 3 weeks to deliver, so if it works I'll need to know when to order more, but I don't want to spend a bunch of money on pills if they aren't going to work)? If I start it am I pretty much doomed to taking pills every day for the rest of our BFing career?

TIA!
post #387 of 442
Hi fellow DueDate member.

You could try starting at a lower dose and see what happens...when you get a good enough of a response you can always stop there. I started at 2 pills 3x/day and now take about 70-80 mg/day. It is working well for me so far.
post #388 of 442
Hmmm, I may need to order another 100 when I get paid then just to give it enough time to work. Should I start it now or wait until my supply starts dipping?
post #389 of 442
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Originally Posted by NicoleS View Post
Hmmm, I may need to order another 100 when I get paid then just to give it enough time to work. Should I start it now or wait until my supply starts dipping?
Hmm. So if I'm reading correctly, your supply is fine until your fertility returns? Dom is a good choice for you because its prolactin-boosting effects keep AF away for most women. Do you have any warnings before your fertility returns and supply dips? For example, fertile CM? If you do have warning signs, I'd start dom then. If it just comes out of the blue, I'd start now. The other thing I'd say is that you may not need to take the usual dose - 90 mg a day is typical - to keep your fertility at bay. Mine didn't return until I dropped below 30 mg a day. That may be enough for you but you can experiment with dosage. Good luck, mama.
post #390 of 442
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Originally Posted by Megan73 View Post
Hmm. So if I'm reading correctly, your supply is fine until your fertility returns? Dom is a good choice for you because its prolactin-boosting effects keep AF away for most women. Do you have any warnings before your fertility returns and supply dips? For example, fertile CM? If you do have warning signs, I'd start dom then. If it just comes out of the blue, I'd start now. The other thing I'd say is that you may not need to take the usual dose - 90 mg a day is typical - to keep your fertility at bay. Mine didn't return until I dropped below 30 mg a day. That may be enough for you but you can experiment with dosage. Good luck, mama.
Yes, it dips dramatically with the first AF and starts low after that. I've not seen any fertility signs prior to my first AF in the past - I'm wondering if I even ovulate before that first one? But I don't have a ton of CM (sorry TMI) in the first place so I can't go by that alone. I'm not sure how accurate temping would be with the broken sleep due to BFing, and the last time I tried OPKs it stayed positive for over a week? My body is just a mess.

Do you think it could be possible to keep AF away longer if I started Dom now?

Last time I started Reglan AFTER AF came. She came again 6 weeks later (4.5 months) and then I didn't see her again. The Reglan stopped working (supply started dipping even on the max dose) at 8 months and 8.5 months AF was back and we gave up and weaned. So if I could keep the witch from showing in the first place maybe we'd be more successful?
post #391 of 442
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Originally Posted by NicoleS View Post
Do you think it could be possible to keep AF away longer if I started Dom now?
Yes. I think so. Given what you've said, I'd start now. The standard starting dose is typically 90 mg (3 pills, 3 times a day) but I'd wonder if you could take less if you're just trying to keep AF away. As I said, 30 mg a day was enough to do that for me. It might be a decent starting point.
post #392 of 442
FYI Clickremedy.com has Dom - it cost me about $15 shipped for 100 pills. It took close to three weeks for it to get here though.
post #393 of 442
Thanks Nicole -

Have you ordered from there? They are a legitimate company? And which ones do you recommend? There are the name brand ones for 29.00, but also 2 generics for 9.50 and 15.00. Do you think they're all basically the same thing?
post #394 of 442
I did order and got the generics. It took about 3 weeks to arrive. I haven't tried them yet since my problems start when AF gets back, but the person who recommended the site to me said the generics work just as well as the name brand for her.
post #395 of 442
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Originally Posted by pdxmomazon View Post
Ok- so I've been taking 160mg/day of the dom and 4 fenugreek capsules 4x/day. But the gassiness is killing us. My poor daughter smells So, what other herbal glactagogue can I use? I've been thinking of goat's rue and ??? Anyone have experience?
I used Lactiful Capsules (http://lactiful.com) and had really great success. We didn't have any gassiness from them, and I went from very, very low supply to a soaking wet shirt from leaking so much milk!
post #396 of 442
Here's a question I haven't seen -

Can going off of domperidone (even just weaning off gradually) when you've been on it for a while cause digestive issues and/or loss of appetite?

I'd been on it for about 6 months, and was always hungry (was taking 90 mg a day). I got off it gradually at 10 mg a week. I've been completely off it for two weeks, and now I have no appetite. Add in a bit of lower back pain, and I'm paranoid I have some sort of reproductive/digestive issues... But could this just be my body re-adjusting to being domperidone-free?
post #397 of 442
This is a great site and very helpful!
post #398 of 442
Mamas, I have removed multiple posts offering to buy/sell Domperidone. This is not OK. Not only does it violate MDC guidelines that things are not to be offered for sale outside of the Trading Post, but it's also illegal to buy and sell prescription medications on a public forum. Please do not continue to make posts in this manner. Thanks!

ETA: Please, if you see posts that offer to buy or sell Domperidone on this thread or elsewhere in the forums, use the report button. If this continues, it could result in the thread being removed altogether, which would really stink.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to PM me.
post #399 of 442
When do you start dom? My LC said to wait until PPD #3 or the dom would interfer with lactogenesis I converting to lactogenesis II. However, I have heard of many moms starting right after birth and not having a problem. Is my LC just way off base here?
post #400 of 442
Should update to note that inhousephamacy can't ship to the USA anymore.... Not sure what to do now.
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