Antihistamine protocol

So I have been doing some research (im always doing research) and came across alot of information about some interesting protocols called antihistamine protocol and Benadryl protocol. the Antihistamine protocol was developed by CCRM, an IVF clinic in Colorado.
Basically This is for recurrent miscarriages caused by immune issues, unexplained infertility, implantation issues or recurrent IVF failures.
you can just google IVF antihistamine protocol, IVF benadryl Protocol or claratin/pepcid protocol. So much information will come up.
Here is a link explaining how Histamine can affect implantation.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1567576902002357

and here is the protocols that I found. Im not sure yet which one I am going to try yet….still going to research But I am definitely going to try one with my upcoming cycle , except I am taking Dexamethasone instead of prednisone. I think what I am going to do is 10mg of claritin in the morning,20 mg pepcid morning and night , and 25 or 50 mg of benadryl at night . plus my .5 of dexamethasone 1 time a day 🙂

The Claratin/pepcid protocol:
starting two days before transfer
5 mg prednisone twice a day (prescription steroid)
10 mg Claritin once a day
20 mg Pepcid in morning and at night

The Benadryl protocol:
Starting after egg retrival or two days before transfer for about 6 days
25 mg benadryl three times a day (morning, noon and bedtime)

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. expecting to be expecting
    Sep 08, 2012 @ 13:38:40

    Is your Dr. open to trying new protocols and switching things up?

    I have heard good things about the benadryl protocol, btw.

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  2. bustababy
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 13:48:12

    Yes he is …he said we can try it cause there is no harm in it . I have bad allergies anyway so it will help me in the meantime 🙂
    I have read good things about the benadryl too thats why i think im gonna mix the protocols up lol! we shall see 🙂

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