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Old 01-06-2011, 09:58 PM   #1
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Should I switch to fenugreek???

Ok...some background...when I was prego, I had really bad (smelly) gas. I expected that things would improve postpartum, but they didn't (Babe is almost 5 months). I'm starting to wonder if the domperidone could be contributing to the gassiness. I don't want to wreck my supply...but this is becoming a social problem. Help! Any ideas?

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I don't know about the gas factor, but Fenugreek worked WONDERS for me!! I love it. And it never CAUSED any issues in that sense
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Are you eating lots of oatmeal? That gave me problems.
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Are you eating lots of oatmeal? That gave me problems.
Not any more. I pinned it down as a major culprit and stopped eating it completely. That helped some...but I am still too gassy for it to be normal...
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Re: Should I switch to fenugreek???

Fenugreek gives me the runs....
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Re: Should I switch to fenugreek???

How much Domperidone are you taking? If you're on the max dose, I don't know that Fenugreek alone would be enough to replace it. Maybe try adding in the fenugreek, and then slowly weaning off the dom? I'm taking 2 Dom 4 times a day, and my LC said to slowly wean off by a pill a week, starting with one when I have the most milk (I cut out my bedtime one, because night I always have plenty), and then lunch, dinner, breakfast pills, every other week, so that you can tell at what point it affects your supply, if that makes sense? HOpe that kind of helps, I feel like it was blabber. :P
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:26 AM   #7
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Re: Should I switch to fenugreek???

I don't have any experience with Dom. For a couple months, I was taking Fenugreek but I actually found that it was giving me gas. I switched about a month ago to taking a Lactate Support supplement from the vitamin shop. The gas is manageable and it is keeping my supply up where it needs to be.

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Old 01-07-2011, 03:58 PM   #8
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Re: Should I switch to fenugreek???

Ok, well, I called my pharmacist this morning. He said that aside from supply issues, there's no reason I couldn't quit the domperidone cold turkey. So I could make the switch pretty quickly if I needed to...just need to decide if I'm ready to make the switch. My plan was kind of to start taking the fenugreek and as I see an increase in supply, cut out the dom. I don't remember having gas when I took fenugreek with my first baby...but that doesn't mean it didn't happen (too bad I'm not better at journal-writing). I just hope switching will solve my problem.

I also made an appointment with an integrative medicine doc...but it's not until Wednesday of next week and I'm impatient (I know...what's another half-week when this has been going on for months?).

ETA: Oh, and I'm on 20 mg x 4 times a day...so not the max dose...but not the min dose either.

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