(Closed) Please Tell me About Your Clomid and Progesterone Experience!

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
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824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@MrsStrawberry24:  hi. I have experience with both. I can’t write at the moment but I will later tonight. You can def PM me. 

Post # 6
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2001 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

1. What side effects did you have while on clomid and Prog?

Clomid — hot flashes, insomnia, ovary pain, headaches (while taking the drug)

Progesterone — strange dreams, painful breasts, nausea

2. What is the “chewed up bumble gum” reference I keep reading about from women on PROG? ummm.. GROSS lol.

This is from a particular type of progesterone — Crinone, which is a vaginal suppository. It creates a lumpy, dry discharge. I’ve been told you area supposed to kind of clean this out with your finger before you insert the gel the following day.

3. What brand of progestrone did you use and what was the cost?

I have used several brands of progesterone. I started on prometrium, which is a pill you take orally three times a day. I’ve also used Crinone (gel), Endometrin (white pill) and compounded progesterone (white capsule), which are all vaginal.

The Crinone was most expensive — upwards of $200 when not covered by insurance. My insurance charged $40 and my ob/gyn gave me a $30-off coupon so it was only $10. Prometrium was covered under my insurance at $4 a bottle, and the compunded progesterone was $45 — I don’t know whether insurance covered it or not. The endometrin was a sample from the RE’s office, so I don’t have a cost for that, either.

4. Did you get your BFP?

Not yet

Post # 8
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2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

1. What side effects did you have while on clomid and Prog?Clomid – none that I can remember.  Maybe mild hot flashesProgesterone – for me it was similar to early pregnancy symptoms (which, I think is crazy mean!) – bloating, tiredness, huge insanely sore boobs, emotional

2. What is the “chewed up bumble gum” reference I keep reading about from women on PROG? ummm.. GROSS lol.I didn’t have this, but I did have discharge from mine.  It was icky but not unbearable

3. What brand of progestrone did you use and what was the cost?I think mine were just generic.  For a 2 week supply from my fertility pharmacy, they were less than 20 bucks I think.  It was vaginal

4. Did you get your BFP?Eventually, yes.  But not from a clomid/progesterone combo. 

 

GOOD LUCK!!!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

@Candy_Nee:  what gave you your bfp?! besides BD’ing of course 😉 congrats!

Post # 11
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824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@MrsStrawberry24:  ok. i got a bfp on my first round of 50 mg clomid. It ended in an ectopic/mc. I am finishing my 4th round of clomid (3rd since mc). Each time I have been on 100mg of progesterone (A pill). My side effects were not bad at all with either. Maybe some extra bloat, i think a little extra emotional. But honestly nothing major. I was super lucky. I’m in my TWW of this round of clomid. I am doing a vaginal progesterone cream. I will start in a few weeks. 

Good luck to you! Let me know if you have any questions….

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

1. What side effects did you have while on clomid and Prog?


Clomid gave me hot flushes, and made me feel a little ‘crazy’ with my emotions – very high strung. Progesterone made me bloated, crampy and tired – all the time.

2. What is the “chewed up bumble gum” reference I keep reading about from women on PROG? ummm.. GROSS lol.


I think Bunny already mentioned it, but Crinone (the gel you squeeze in, vaginally) is notorious for leaving clumps behind after the good bits are absorbed. Other progesterone forms have different side effects.

3. What brand of progestrone did you use and what was the cost?


My progesterone was in the form of a pessary – it looked like a little bullet shaped soap! (It’s just called.. progesterone, 400mg, here in Australia). It was quite expensive. My first 3 weeks were covered through IVF costs. The rest, we forked out. We paid $197 for a box of 15 pessaries… so multiply that several times, and that’s what we paid. The drug isn’t covered by insurance here. 🙁

4. Did you get your BFP?


Not from Clomid – but I do believe Progesterone has helped me sustain this IVF pregnancy. I have taken it for 11.5 weeks now, and I stop at 12 weeks. Bit nervous too!

Post # 15
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6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@MrsStrawberry24:  I’m still in the process of weaning off it… so talk to me in a week! 😉 I have gone from 2 a day.. down to just 1 in the morning. I have 4 days left. Eeep!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@MrsStrawberry24:  thank you! Good luck and lots of sticky baby dust to you!

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