Post # 1
I’ve been reading threads about PCOS and fertility and noticed several women who seemed reluctant to move up to a higher dosage of clomid (100, 150, 200 seem to be the steps) I wanted to know why that was? Is it unpleasant to take in higher doses? Will it not be effective if the steps are right after one another? Is it the risk of multiples?
Post # 3
I won’t be taking more Clomid because I’m stubborn. If the 50mg of Clomid didn’t get the job done then I will see a specialist about IUI or IVF. I’ve also been told that it’s bad for your liver.
Post # 4
I don’t have PCOS but I took my first round of 50mg this month and am not even sure I’ll do another 50mg round if this one doesn’t work. I had horrible side effects but its different for every woman. I will either look into a different drug or I’ll be saving to go to a fertility clinic. I’m not against clomid but at higher doses I really want to be monitored and my obgyn doesn’t do ultrasounds. There are plenty of success stories but I’m just a worrier. Best of luck.
Post # 5
I took clomid at 50mg for one cycle and 100mg for the next, both resulting in no O. I’m not against a higher dosage but omly want to do so if monitored under a specialist. So far, I have been takingnit under my gyn and there is limited monitoring. I didn’t have any adverse side effects though -at least not that I know of.
On my cell, sorry for any typos.
Post # 6
I’m in the middle of my first cycle with 50mg clomid. I just found out from my Dr. yesterday that my blood drawn on CD 21 showed that I ovulated. I am so relieved because I do not want to up my dose. In general, I don’t like taking medicine and like to be as moderate with it as possible when it is necessary to take medicine. But specific to Clomid, I had strong side effects from the drug – wild mood swings, hot flashes, etc. I don’t want higher levels of that drug in my system if I can at all avoid it!
Post # 7
I can’t answer as to why others are reluctant to move to higher doses, but I did one round at 50mg and three rounds at 100mg. I’ll start another round next cycle at 50mg while doing IUI w/injectables. I did my first three rounds back to back, 4th round was about two months after the 3rd. It’s been about 6month since my last round. I expressed my concerns with the RE of the risks of cancer, etc. She said they are mostly associated with 12 months or more of consecutive cycles. It’s all your choice/preference. Only do what YOU are comfortable with.
I also took Clomid at night before bed to try and avoid any side affects like hot flashes. Worked for me. Everyone is different. Good luck.