Post # 1
Good morning ladies 🙂
I am going into my 2nd cycle with an RE and my first cycle starting Clomid. My last cycle was investigative and I was given 14 days of Provera for the first time to end it after I hadn’t ovulated or had my follicules maturing by around CD25. I finished the 14 days on Sunday and had red spotting yesterday. It was enough to fill a liner, was accompanied by cramps but was not real “flow”. This morning I woke up with the same cramps and most definite flow.
Now, my issue is this. I have to go in for day 3 bloodwork and ultrasound, as well as start my first round of Clomid on CD3. I had originally made an appt for tomorrow which would be CD3 if I counted yesterday as CD1, but now i’m not sure if today should be CD1? If that is the case, should I reschedule my appt to Saturday?
I can likely just start the Clomid on Saturday instead of Friday and change the rest of my appointments moving forward accordingly, if I count today as CD1 and not CD2, but I’m just not sure.
Post # 3
I’m trying to remember what I did when I was on Provera and had this same thing happen this summer. My spotting started later in the evening so I counted CD1 as the first morning/first FULL day of “flow.” That said, my flow was really never more than spotting so . . . my situation was a little different. I was also on Clomid and I know that you can take it CD3-7 or CD5-9 (I did 5-9 and didn’t O until CD22) so I’d guess that there’s no harm in counting the first day of spotting as CD1 because even if CD2 is REALLY CD1, you’re only taking the Clomid ONE day earlier. Does that make sense?
Post # 4
I would call your RE’s office and ask them. To me yesteray would be CD 1… but it’s better to get a professional opinion 🙂 GOOD LUCK LADY!!!
Post # 5
I would count yesterday as CD1. It’s really not going to make much of a difference either way. Good luck hon!! 🙂
Post # 6
I never had that problem on Provera so I would just call your RE and see what they say. GL and FX for you.
Post # 7
I would count yesterday if the blood was red and not a brownish color (old blood)…Good Luck. I didn’t succeed with clomid or femera.
Post # 8
Thank you for all your advice ladies. I’ll keep yesterday as CD1 and ask the doc tomorrow. I can always start the Clomid Sat instead of Fri if that’s what he suggests, no biggie.
@elibas: sorry you didn’t have any luck with it….
Post # 9
@StaceyA: As long as you ALWAYS count the first day of red spotting as CD1 (keep it consistent) then you are safe usually, but I always count the first day of red flow as CD1 which would be today. Ask your RE to be 100% sure.
As you know though, I had that weird stopping and starting my period thing……where it would bleed, be bright red, black, stop, bright red, black, nothing, etc for like five days. So I HAD to pick the full day of red flow as CD1. It also made the most sense with my temps.