Post # 1
So after a year off BC and nada, I finally got my butt into the doc because I was like a year over due on a regular check up anyway. Other than the fact that I seem to not be ovulating but every other or every third month, I have no issues so my doc said whenever we decide we are 100% ready to really try to get pregnant, not just “see what happens” like we are now, let him know and we can try clomid. So of course I had to research it! It seems like most people have relatively few issues with it, I can deal with moody and hot flashes, but it also seems that the research shows only like 50% of women taking it get pregant using it? And it increases the risk of multiples from 1% all the way to 10%? So I know it is just anacdotal but I would love to hear your experience with it. Positive or negative. We aren’t quite ready to persue it yet, we have just been doing the “if it happens, great” thing for now. But I am reading through TCOYF and getting on prenatals because in the next year for sure we will be really “TRYING” and from the discussion with my doc and family history, it kind of sounds like the meds are going to be required.
Post # 2
AIBHLINSHANA: I had a great experience with clomid- I got pregnant with it on my first cycle! I wasn’t ovulating at all, so waiting to “try” for a year without it was pointless.
If you have confirmed medically that you are not ovulating, clomid can really be a wonderdrug. It doesn’t work for everyone, but I think it has a great success rate!
Post # 3
AIBHLINSHANA: I have PCOS, and my dr pretty much assured me we would be using clomid. I did all the research you have and am just glad we have an oral option! Twins would be a double blessing, and the side effects are pretty minimal. I haven’t heard any horror stories about it either (probably because whatever it takes to make a baby is worth it in the end to most women). Best of luck to you!
Post # 4
I got pregnant on my first round of Clomid with twins! 🙂 We are pretty excited about it.
I have PCOS and was only ovulating every few months, which is extremely frustrating when you’re TTC. The thing about ovulating so infrequently is that not only does it decrease your chances of possibly conceiving for the obvious reasons (less ovulations per year = less chances), but because by the time you DO ovulate, the quality of your egg, which has taken months and months to mature, may be less than optimal. That conversation with my doctor is what kicked my butt into gear. I didn’t think twice about trying Clomid and the chance of having multiples was not a deterrent for us.
This will be our only pregnancy, so we are trying to enjoy every second. Good luck to you and please feel free to PM me with questions.
Post # 5
AIBHLINSHANA: lovelyrose: edgebee: Evie19: Hey Ladies! I have PCOS and I am just wondering how you discovered you were not ovulating? We’re you charting & temping or is there another way to determine if you are or are not ovulating? This is our first cycle TTC, and I have prepared myself for a long haul but any info is helpful! I’ve been debating if temping every morning is worth it or not
Post # 6
FutureMrsA2014: I charted and temped and I had NO temp spike for 2 cycles.
FX to you 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
AIBHLINSHANA: Clomid is a great starting point and 50% is a good increase in chances. You have to remember that it’s a non-invasive step in the right direction. Unless your doctor has specific reasona to believe you have a blockage or endo causing additional problems, an ovulation inducing medication like Clomid may be all that you need to get pregnant. If you’ve already been TTC for the last year to no avail, then trying for another 6 months to a year on clomid is more likely to increase your chances of getting pregnant rather than decreasing. If you do nothing then you are stuck with the same chance you have had over the last year.
Also, have you been temping and charting to make sure you are actually ovulating? If not, then that may also be a good start, even if you ocuple it with the Clomid. That way you have something to show your doctor that proves (or disproves) that you are ovulating.
Post # 8
FutureMrsA2014: I temped for about six months with regular cycles before my cycles went completely out of whack and I either ovulated extremely late (over day 40 of the cycle) and one month I didn’t ovulate at all but did end up getting a period. I wouldn’t have known that I hadn’t ovulated that month if I hadn’t been temping.
Before I started doing it, I thought temping would be a hassle and I wasn’t sure if it was for me. Let me tell you, it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for myself. Not only does it make get extremely in tune with your body (which is fascinating in and of itself), but you will have peace of mind in knowing that things are either working or not working (and that way you can start looking at your options). The entire 13 months I temped before getting my BFP, I knew exactly what was happening when in my body and I found great comfort in that.
Temping only takes seconds a day. My advice to you would be to set a time for you to wake up everyday, temp and then go back to sleep. Have your thermometer extremely handy so all you have to do is reach out a hand and grab it and do your thing. The first few months of temping, I had inconsistent wake times (some days I would get up earlier to go to the gym, or sleep later, and weekends I would definitely sleep in) and I found that it didn’t give me consistent readings. So after about month 3, I started setting my alarm to the earliest I would ever have to wake up, usually on gym days, so that I would take it at that exact time even on days when I wanted to stay in bed longer (that time for me was 6:00am). On the days I didn’t get up at 6, I would still quickly temp when my alarm went off at 6, input the temp into my phone app and roll right over and go back to bed. It became such a habit that I miss it now that I’m pregnant!
I really wish you the best of luck and again, if you need anything more specific, PM me whenever you’d like!
Post # 9
Oh, I will also add that once I went in to get some medical help, my doctors knew that I wasn’t crazy and that I knew what I was talking about the minute I pulled out my year’s worth of charts. I think that’s when they knew they weren’t dealing with an amateur! 🙂
Post # 10
First round clomid success here! It didn’t really do much except make me extra moody.
Post # 11
I’m pregnant with a clomid baby:) I also didn’t cycle/ovulate as evidence by about a years worht of charting. I had two unmonitored rounds (50mg, and 100mg) of clomid which did not induce/result in ovulation. I then had a monitored round at 100mg (plus metformin, ovidrel and IUI) and fell pregnant. I also didn’t experience many side effects…the only one being that the combo of metformin and clomid caused me to vomit.
Post # 12
Evie19: lovelyrose: princessbelle: BOGB:
A (possibly silly) question for those who charted/temped. Many of you say you didn’t ovulate, did you menstruate?
I have PCOS, haven’t had a period in 8 months (this is what lead to the PCOS investigation/diagnosis).
We plan to start Clomid in January when we are actively TTC. I’m wondering if there is any value in charting/temping between now and then just to see if I am ovulating at all (even without menses).
Just wondering if that was any of your experience, especially those who charted and didn’t ovulate.
Post # 13
Trueimagev2014: Nope, didn’t menstruate. I usually had to induce menstration with provera. I stopped charting every now and again because it seemed fruitless, and my temps were all over the place, falsely giving me hope when in fact, there was really none. I didn’t chart with clomid when I fell pregnant because I was being monitored through that cycle.
Best wishes to you, hope your journey is quick once the clomid is added.
Post # 14
AIBHLINSHANA: after not ovulating for 8 months I took 50mg of clomiphene cd5-9 . My first and only dose For June “14” I did ovulate for sure but I haven’t taken it since June , I’ve been trying ovulate naturally which I did for the month of August and hopefully for this cycle! I’ve got nothing bad to say about clomid, no problems except ovulation seemed to be long and more painful. It lasted from 9am til 6pmbut it’s good to know that ovulation is occurring! The pain was more intense and longer than usual ovulation but it’s a beautiful feeling!:)
Post # 15
- Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club
AIBHLINSHANA: I took 2 cycles of Clomid after not ovulating for probably a year. I didn’t get pregnant on Clomid, but 3 months later I DID get pregnant so it kicked my ovulation into a regular cycle. I’m now TTC with #2 and hoping that I don’t need Clomid again, but if it comes to that I won’t hesitate. <br /><br />Just for a bit of aww factor: Here’s my clomid baby! (8 months in photo, 9 months now)