Post # 1
I have a long cycle. Not getting any younger. Dr suggested clomid after wedding but it scares me..I dont know much about it..And the thoughts of twins or multiples scare me. Fiance already has twins in his family…
ANyone pls share your experiences..
Post # 3
First I think the chances are only 10% for twins and less for multiples. It did work for us in terms of making me ovulate, but we did not get pregnant for various other issues. It’s a risk you need to figure if you want to chance bc you can and most do produce multiple follicles. I did 6 rounds of it and had to stop after round 5 for a break bc it does thin your uterine lining which impairs implantation and mine was super thin. Clomid usually is the popular first step.
Post # 4
I would HIGHLY rec NAPRO Technology. It’s completely natural and treats the reason you have a long cycle instead of trying to manipulate your body into something else. It actually has higher success rates for all forms of “infertility” than common treatment….
There’s a Dr. in Weirton
FertilityCare Center of the Upper Ohio Valley
Weirton, WV 26062
Phone: 304-723-0478 Fax: available upon request
e-mail: [email protected]
and here’s some PA lists
Post # 5
Five rounds for me, and yes, it DID make me ovulate but I did not get pregnant. The doctor thinks it might have started hindering pregnancy (by making my cervical fluid unfriendly), but since being off it, I have ovulated on my own and have noticed better CM. So for me, I think it sort of “jump-started” my system.
As far as multiples, you will know with each cycle how many eggs you will drop, and in the far majority of cases, it is only one. And even if it is 2, chances are much better that only one will be fertilized. If you have what you feel is too many, you can cancel the cycle. Just remember you only get 6 rounds of clomid before they pull you off it.
Multiples scare me too! But the “risk” just isn’t all that high. It was more of a joke for me, like “yeah watch me be the ‘lucky one.'” But like I have said all along, I’d rather one than 2, but I’d rather two than none!”
Good luck and feel free to message me anytime!
Post # 6
@KLP2010: I have not tried that, but I do want to mention that my RE has given me the reason I do not ovulate and we are working on ways to “cure” it instead of just masking it. Whether or not the doctor tries to manipulate your body or helps you take care of the problems likely depends on the problem itself. Some can be fixed, and others just need temporary manipulation. As long as the long-term effects aren’t too bad, it might be worth it.
Post # 7
@heathaah: It might be worth looking into though… the Napro docs have a much higher success rate with PCOS than RE’s.
Post # 8
@KLP2010: Oh, I agree completely. Everything is worth looking into.
Post # 9
I used Clomid this past spring for two months and while I didn’t get pregnant, I had three follicles each month. (Versus just one without fertility meds) Turns out I need IVF, so the Clomid wouldn’t have worked for me, but if I didn’t have fallopian tube issues, I would have had a much higher chance of conceiving while on the Clomid! Your chances of twins as mentioned are less than 10% with the Clomid, but if you are worried about twins, it is something to consider before taking Clomid. Also, you can be monitored while on the Clomid to evaluate how many follicles you have, so if there are more than you would be comfortable with, you can “skip” that cycle. (Take precautions to avoid conceiving)
Many women have conceived with Clomid when unable to conceive on their own. I will mention that I had very bad side effects while on Clomid (not bad enough that I wouldn’t take it, but I was not a happy camper) both months. But some women have less severe side effects and some women do not have any!
Post # 10
I just thought I would bring this thread back to the top to see if there were anymore results to be given 🙂
Post # 11
I used clomid for 2 cycles and ovulated and conceived on the second try w/ 100mg.
Post # 12
The smiley face next to multiples I hope is a joke. Multiples are HARD on your body and any reputable RE would NOT set multiples as the goal. Okay sorry, had to do a Public Service Announcement on my #1 pet peeve in the infertility world.
Post # 13
@JewishBride: you just gave me a little glimmer of hope… Last cycle was 50 mg, this cycle 100… still no positive OPK this month, though.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Five rounds for me, and I ovulated twice. No pregnancy.
Post # 15
@SFreeman2187: My doctor rold me to take an opk cd12-18, but I decided to take one through the 22nd day and that’s when I got my +! I almost didn’t take one, I didn’t see the point. Clomid delays ovulation, so don’t give up hope yet!