(Closed) Anyone with experience on Clomid?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@wowweddings20000:  Well I will answer some of your questions.

1. She has only been trying since September? I am very surprised they put her on Clomid so soon. I have been trying for 9 months and we have gone through quite a few tests and still have to wait another couple cycles before starting Clomid.

2. Has she had any testing done. The first step for us was a round of blood tests for me to check my hormones/ thyroid/etc, then my Darling Husband had a SA (Semen analysis) done, then at the start of this cycle (9th) I had a HSG done to make sure my tubes were clear. (Thankfully they are both clear).

3. Preseed is a lubricant. It’s not something you take. It’s a safe lubricant for TTC.

4. Does she take her temperature and chart? If not I would HIGHLY suggest this. This is the only way besides blood tests and ultrasounds to confirm ovulation. Even if she is using OPK’s (Ovulation predictor kits) they only detect the LH surge, this doesn’t mean she is actually releasing an egg.

5. She should test no sooner than 12 days after ovulation. I would suggest using a FRER (First Response Early Result) test, these ones seem to detect earlier and are more accurate.

6. There is a higher chance of multiples with Clomid. It triggers ovulation and can make it stronger, or make you drop more then one egg.

7.Unfortunately some people experience secondary infertility, so even if she is able to concieve her first child, this doesn’t mean she will be able to have a second.

I hope I was able to answer some questions for you. As you know this is a very hard road to travel. If you have any other questions let me know. Good luck to your daughter… Lots of baby dust coming her way!

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@wowweddings20000:  Don’t have tons of advice or insight as I am currently on my first round of clomid at 50mg (just finished my last pill today). It sounds like your daughter did everything that I was told to do (though I wasn’t told to hold my legs up after BD).  It’s hard to say exactly when she should be able to test, but generally it seems that 12DPO seems to be somewhat of an average where the statistics get high enough to be relatively valid.  Though, like I said, that’s just a guesstamate.  As for multiples, I’ve been told that there is a 7-10% chance of multiples with clomid.  Either way, I just wanted to say that I wish your daughter the best and hope that this round is successful for her.  She’s definitely lucky to have such a wonderful mother supporting her along the way.  

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I don’t have any advice on Clomid, though I’m surprised her doctor put her on it so quickly. It sounds like your daughter is tracking her periods but isn’t charting her basal body temperature. Presuming she ovulated within a day or so of her positive OPK, her timing was great. However, it’s possible to get a positive OPK and not ovulate right away or not ovulate at all. The only way she’d know is by charting or by having an ultrasound. So if she ovulated later after the OPK, then their timing wouldn’t have been as good. I’d definitely encourage your daughter to chart her cycles if she doesn’t get pregnant this round. The book Taking Charge of Your Fertility is a great resource.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I am pretty experienced with Clomid!  I have taken a life time’s allowance of it – which is 10 cycles (doctors will not allow you to take more than 10 cycles worth of it).  I started with 50mg and worked my way up to 150mg.  And you might not like to hear this, but it did not work for me.  It sounds like your daughter is doing what she needs to be doing.  I started testing for ovulation early, not to miss it, so I spent a lot on ovulation kits.  I probably started around day 12, even though I typically didn’t ovulate until day 17 or 18.  As for multiples; my doctor told me that there is only a 3% chance of multiples while on Clomid. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m sorry you’re daughter is going through this!  I agree with some of the other ladies, I’m surprised her dr already put her on Clomid without additional testing prior.  My story is similar to @RoyalLime:  and I second everything she said. 

I went off BC 4/11 and got married in 9/11.  We didnt avoid pregnancy prior to the wedding, but we did officially start TTC in 9/11.  Because I had been off BC for so long, my dr sent me for blood work in 1/12 to check my hormone levels, etc.  In 7/11, after still no pregnancy, she sent my Darling Husband for a SA and all came back well.  I ended up having a chemical pregnancy in Sept, so in Nov, I was sent for an HSG and all was clear, thankfully!  I ended up getting my BFP in Dec, however, that pregnancy resulted in a MC at 9.5 weeks in Feb. 

After that back story, my dr is going to start me on 100mg Clomid in April.  Because I have had all of the bloodwork and HSG done prior, she will put me on Clomid for 6 months if necessary before referring me to a specialist.  I was told that while on Clomid, there is a 2% chance for triplets and a 8-10% chance for twins.  and like some of the other bees have said, Clomid doesn’t work for everyone, but I really hope your daughter gets her happy ending!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@RoyalLime:  I think it all depends on your doctor and your personal health history because my OB GYN says she will put me on Clomid immediately once we decide we are ready to TTC. I thought that was interesting as I have heard of so many people having to chart for a year or so before their doctor will consider it.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

@wowweddings20000:  I did finally conceive, I am now almost 14 weeks pregnant.  My husband and I tried 2 rounds of IUI unsuccessfully and were 1 cycle away from starting the IVF process when we got pregnant naturally.  I’m still in shock about it because we had been trying for almost 4 years.  We had gone through all the testing we could have, and were diagnosed with unexplained fertility, which is a very frustrating diagnosis.  I know how hard this process must be for your daughter, and for you because my mom and I are very close too.  I’m not going to tell you to tell your daughter to “just relax” because that is the worst thing people could say to me.  I hope all of this works out in the end for your daughter though!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Thought I would throw in my 2 cents. 🙂

I got off the pill in May 2012, and we used protection until we started TTC in Sept 2012. I don’t chart my temps or CM, but I do track how long my periods last. Once my cycle went past 60 days, I went to see my OB/GYN. This was in Feb, we’d been Trying for 6 months. He thinks I’m not ovulating, so I was placed on Clomid 50mg.i had already gotten all of the basic prebaby lab work completed, all normal.  He did not induce my period, we just “pretended” that the first day I took the Clomid was cycle day 5. I got my first positive OPK on CD15. Had bloodwork done to test my progesterone 7DPO, which my levels were low. Either i didnt ovulate at all, or i did but it wasn’t very strong. My period started yesterday, so I will be taking my second round of Clomid at 100mg starting on CD5. 

I hope this helps! He said we’ll do 3 Clomid rounds, then go from there if I haven’t gotten pregnant by then.

 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Nurse_Bee:  Your doctor is going to put you on Clomid the first month you TTC? Do you realize all the side effects that drug causes? Is there a reason for you to think you may have issues concieving? I would HIGHLY recommend doing some research before just getting on something like that right away.

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