Fertility Drugs Experiences – Worried Bee Here

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I stopped ovulating about 7 months after going off BCP. Actually, I ovulated, but not until like day 70 of a cycle, which of course lengthens your cycles, decreases your chances of conceiving and affects egg quality. It was extremely depressing! Talked to my doc about it and she recommended Clomid and I got pregnant on the first round (now 32 weeks). I just needed that little boost. Good luck and I hope you have a similar outcome no matter what route you choose.

Post # 3
5877 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

LadyBear:  How old are you? I also wasn’t ovulating, but I was 40-41 when we started TTC. I used clomid, femera and a trigger shot (clomid and femera make you grow more eggs, trigger shot makes you actually ovulate). 

I have a friend who at 40 used Clomid (and only clomid) and got pregnant. 

Don’t panic until you have a work up and know more about what is wrong. It might be a simple fix. 

Post # 5
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m so fertility meds for quite a while now but then I havent found much luck because my DH also has some issues.

I think it’s too early for you to consider adoption in any case until you’ve exhausted all of your options. Best of luck to you 🙂

Post # 6
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My husband and I have been trying for 15 months with no luck. My husband is golden but my issue is that my ovarian reserve is low, so they recommended me to do Clomid, trigger shot and iui. We did one round of this and while my body responded really well it resulted in a negative. So onto the next cycle. I get thoughts of what if it isn’t possible, then I just upset myself.  So I keep telling myself not to loose faith, that when it happens its met to be. Keep your thoughts positive. Hoping the best for you. 

Post # 7
1164 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

LadyBear:  My dr prescribed femara for me based on my crazy cycles pre birth control. I would skip months at a time so I was likely not ovulating. I haven’t had AF since he prescribed it so I haven’t actually started taking it. But it makes you have better quality eggs and more of them. For me, the one month supply was only around $3 so definitely worth a try. Idk how much clomid would be. I am also 29. 

Post # 8
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

LadyBear:  We TTC for 4 months and then I was diagnosed with PCOS. I wasn’t ovulating so I took Clomid. The only additional thing I had to do besides taking the pill for Clomid was a day 14 ultrasound to make sure the dosage she prescribed was working.

After 2 rounds of Clomid and 11 months of TTC, I got a BFP.

I should probably also mention that I was/am taking Metformin for the PCOS. I’m sure it had something to do with getting the BFP but only because it helped me drop a couple pounds which can be a huge help for PCOSers.

Post # 10
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

LadyBear:  Me and future hubby have been TTC for 2.5 years. He is fine but I was diagnoised with PCOS, everything is “normal” except not ovulating. I was perscribed Metformin (insulin) and Clomid (ovulation fertility drug) I took those for 4 cycles but I was really sick from the metformin and we decided it was best to stop. A year later I went back to a new doctor and she informed that motinored cycles with Clomid and an injection trigger shot to ovualte would be the next option and future hubby and I decided that we didn’t want to force anything.

I have a few friends that have been really sucessful with Clomid and IUIs.

Good Luck to  you, I know how tough this is to go through.

Post # 12
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

LadyBear:  the only “symptom” of PCOS that I have is that my ovarires are covered in the cysts “pockets”. My second opinion docotor is who reconfirmed because of the cysts it’s “PCOS”.   I have regualr cycles each month, average weight for being 6’0 ft tall, I don’t have any issues with inuslin resistance ect.

Post # 13
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

LadyBear:  PCOS is a syndrome, meaning cluster of possible symptoms. I never had cysts, but I have the irregular cycles, excessively heavy periods, poor ovulation, facial hair growth, slow metabolism, and insulin resistance. I’m about to start my first round of Clomid.

Post # 15
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m on an infertility support board and women talk about side effects of clomid as hot flashes and moodiness.  But I’ve never been on it.  And it does work for a lot of people so very well might be worth it.  I would have your DH get an SA before you try that though.  No need to put yourself through anything until you know he’s in the clear (this coming from someone whose husband seems very healthy, but has a sperm count of 0).

Due to DH’s issues we had to move right to IVF (I researched adoption first, but it was so expensive and overwhelming, so we wanted to try treatments).  I had very few side effects of the big gun meds.

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