First chlomid cycle questions

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Clomid is such a big step, I’d speak to your doctor about how to exactly use it.  If they won’t do an ultrasound because the whole office is closed (that seems really odd), check to see if there’s a colleague they could recommend you use.  You shouldn’t have to wait another 65 days.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would do the monitored cycle. It is alot nicer to know where you are and how you are responding. And if you don’t respond your RE will have a way better idea of what to do in the next cycle to get a response.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I became pregnant using Clomid and would really strongly suggest waiting until you can be monitored. There are a lot of things they check for and I think you’d rather be safe than sorry by having them be on top of it instead of doing it solo. Definitely a higher chance for multiples so I’d want to make sure they have a close eye on you. Good luck – I got pregnant on my first round of Clomid and now have a 3 month old baby boy! 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mrscandyv:  agreed with everyone and your RE that monitored is better.  I had two unmonitored cycles that ended up being 60+ days because I didn’t ovulate and it was frustrating to not know how I was (or in this case) was not responding to clomid. My first monitored cycle (along with some other interventions) I fell pregnant. Good luck! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mrscandyv:  Sometimes it takes the right dose, some are said to be “resistant” so monitoring will be good.  Not sure if/how you track your cycles but I wouldn’t worry too much about waiting for another 60+days. If AF doesn’t come, within a reasonable time, I’d call to see if they can test your progesterone to see if you ovulated and if not, they can end the cycle with provera or something of that nature.  So, it shouldn’t be more than about a “normal” one cycle length worth of waiting. Good luck! 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with what @BOGB said….your doctor most likely meant he’ll prescribe Provera to induce your period (if it’s taking too long to arrive naturally), then have you take the Clomid on Days 3-7 of your cycle (or whatever days he determines)…

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am seven weeks pregnant with fraternal twins from my first round of Clomid. The cycle was unmonitored. We knew the risk and we couldn’t be happier (now that it’s settling in).

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was planning to start Clomid after my next AF – which FF is predicting on April 4 (my last was Feb 9th and I have on average 72 day cycles). But I haven’t seen an RE yet, just my regular GYN. She told me she would prescribe me Clomid for two cycles and if I don’t end up pregnant after those two she would refer me on to an RE. She has no plans to monitor these two cycles as far as I know… based on all the feedback you received about how monitored is better maybe I should just try to get into an RE from the get go – I would LOVE twins though :).

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Oops, I meant the 22nd – it likes to give me hope and thinks I might ovulate on April 4th, hahahaha – suuuuure FF, sure.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@StaceyA:  Stories like this make me so happy! Thanks for sharing.

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