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#1 Meg88

Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:10 PM

Hi everyone, my DH & I have been TTC for 19cycles in total and I'm now gearing up to start my 1st clomid cycle next week. Previous to this I've had bloods, an ultrasound, a HSG, and DH has had an SA & everything looks fine - we're unexplained. We both take pre-conception multi vitamins, and I do yoga, acupuncture & drink essential greens (to counter act acidity).

I ovulate on my own but maybe a bit late CD18-19. I know this through temp charting, OPKs & my bloods. I think with the clomid they want to move my O forward and maybe having multiple eggs means multiple chances of conceiving.

Of the side effects I'm actually least conserved about the possibilty of multiples but am a little nervous for everything else (mood swings, hot flushes, nausea, headaches, cramps, cysts, etc. I've also heard it can thin your uterine lining - any tips to counteract this???

So I guess if anybody would like to share their story (why you were put on clomid, how much, how long, success?) or if you have any advice I'd love to hear it original.gif

#2 thinking about babies

Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

Hi Meg88,

I am cuurently on clomid cycle 6. I haven't had any side effects apart from feel O more ie bit more pain but I like this as I at least know my body is trying to do something!

I used to ovulate on my own but cycles used to average 40-60 days and start mid cycle bleeding so hard to get pg in these circumstances!!!

Good luck!!!

#3 Meg88

Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:04 AM

Thanks for sharing Thinking about babies I hope you get that BFP real soon FX

#4 jules095

Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

Are you being monitored while on Clomid, or has you Dr given you a script & told you to come back if it doesn't work?

#5 Meg88

Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:43 PM

QUOTE (jules095 @ 06/04/2012, 09:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you being monitored while on Clomid, or has you Dr given you a script & told you to come back if it doesn't work?


Pretty much just gave me the script, I did find that a little strange as I thought they'd want to do bloods or an ultrasound. Maybe because I O on my own already they don't monitor, because wouldn't the monitoring be to detect O? shrug.gif

#6 jules095

Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:47 PM

You SHOULD be monitored, especially if you O on your own.

OHSS is not nice & a high risk multiple pregnancy is not fun either.


No wonder the multiple rate is rising. nno.gif

#7 Meg88

Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

Thanks for the recommendation Jules, I've got an appt lined up with my FS for about 2days following the last tablet so perhaps they will be monitoring then. Ive also been given heaps of info to read and have been started on 50mg days 5-9. I understand 50mg is the lowest and recommended starting dose?

#8 Ang1982

Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:18 PM

Hi I had my 1st cycle on clomid 50mg days 2-6 I don't o on my own though had a little nausea and oing was a little painful but at least i knew when it was happening. I did get 21 day blood test done. My ovaries are super large and I do have cysts on them but havent had any issues with them. I o'ed day 12 and bfp. Fx you can too

#9 KylieferalMin0gue

Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

I fell pregnant with DD on second round of 50mg clomid.  Fell pregnant first round but had a very early miscarriage at about 4 weeks.  Before clomid i was diagnosed with PCOS (had laproscopic thingy to confirm), but then 12 months after DD was born, I fell pregnant with DS whilst on the pill!!

#10 domestically~challenged

Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

Many are only given 25mg if they already O (half a tablet).

I did x6 cycles and ovulated on all of them but unfortunately it didn't get us a BFP.

I hope you get yours soon OP original.gif

#11 brinkley689

Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

Hi ladies,

I took my last clomid tablet (50mg) on Sunday, I started on CD4 and finished CD8.
My side effects were hot flushes, and alot of them, I still get them every now and then I suppose I can put it down to experience for when my body decides to go through menopause ha ha. (Not for a long while yet).

My husband and I have been ttc for over a year now, with no luck. I have my brother and his wife and best friends both at 22 weeks pregnant so it's hard to see and talk to them all about baby stuff. But cant be more happier for them.

My husband and I went to see a FS who has told me that I have PCOS, and I do not ovulate myself. I have had my tubes checked and all is good there, my husband has had his sperm checked, again all good in that department.

I have a scan tomorrow to see if I have any follicles there ready to be released, and I have a blood test on CD21 to see if I have ovulated. I am currently on CD10.

Fingers crossed to everyone and hope you all get your BFP.

#12 mytimenow

Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

Hi All,

I am also on my first Chlomid cycle (50mg Day 2-6) and am cycle tracking this cycle also.

I can totally relate to the hot flushes and very sore breasts.  But I am hoping it works for us.

I read on another forum that taking the tablets at night before bed may help.  I started taking mine in the mornings, so will stick with that for this cycle.

Good luck.

#13 Kateep1

Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:48 PM

I think it is important to get too hopeful with clomid. I read lots of success stories and was feeling very positive about it and it didn't work for me. I started on 25mg and worked right up to 150mg. Each cycle I did ovulate but apart from the last one (on 150mg) it was always late in the cycle and I had very short luteal phases.

However if you have a good dr who is monitoring you, you might have more luck as they can give trigger shots etc. My doctor didn't do any monitoring so eventually I changed specialists and the first thing my current doc said was "Well the clomid is obviously not working" which made me so frustrated that I spent eight months on it!

Just make sure you are monitored and that you don't stay on it for too long. I have read that if it doesn't work after 6 months it probably wont and can become dangerous for your ovaries.

Don't let my story make you feel negative though because it works for 4 out of 5 people (in making them ovulate) so you still have a great chance!!
Kate


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