(Closed) Anyone with experience on Clomid?

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Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@wowweddings20000:  I don’t think the multiples chance is linked to our previous ovulation, I think it’s just because it forces you to ovulate each month and may result in you releasing more than one egg.  I took Mucinex when I was due to ovulate because it helps loosen your cervical mucus just like it loosens your sinus mucus when you’re congested.  I think that’s a fairly common tactic. I’ve also heard cough syrup that has the decongestant can help too. Both of my doctors (I switched a couple months before we conceived) warned me about the Clomid making it harder to conceive if the sperm can’t reach the egg.  If I can remember correctly I think the chance of twins is like 8%, so it’s not very common but it can happen, which really isn’t that much higher than naturally conceiving twins.  The chance of triplets is lower and it just goes down from there.  I think the chances of multiples is slightly higher with IUI/IVF if they’re transferring more than one egg (Jon and Kate, Octomom…) and because they tend to put you on hormone injections to stimulate your ovulation which can result in you releasing more than one egg.  She can opt to either do the injectable hormones, continue Clomid, or go off meds for the IUI but I think doctors generally suggest the injectables because they give you the highest results since you’re spending the money to have it done and they want you to be successful.  I think my doctor said the success rate with the injectables and IUI was still only about 25% each time, so it’s definitely not any kind of guaranty but it should at least give her a boost to place the sperm directly at the eggs.  

I wish I was getting married again to buy your stuff and help with the IUI costs!

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Oh, I also wanted to tell you that some doctors will change your Clomid days to see if it helps.  Most do days 3-7 of your cycle but some do 5-9, just depends on what works.  So she can ask about changing up her Clomid days too.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@wowweddings20000:  She can test early, but she may not get an accurate result until she’s missed her period (whatever day that should be, probably around the 1st or 2nd based off ovulation?).  My doctor said I could start testing a couple days early, but the longer you wait the more accurate it will be.  I also suggest the digital tests, that way there’s no confusion about seeing a faint line or anything. Fingers crossed for everyone!!

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@wowweddings20000:  I did the line kind first and it was a faint line so it was kind of hard to be “sure”, but I’ve always heard any line is positive since it can’t be negative if something made the line show up! I took a digital one that night just to confirm.  Keep us posted!

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@wowweddings20000:  I know, everything seems like it can be a sign!  Before I got my BFP I didn’t really have any signs except being hungry, which is pretty easy to over look.  I never got morning sickness, just jumped right into being starving all the time! Hoping for her BFP!

Post # 42
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Helper bee

@wowweddings20000:  It might still be too early to test. If she got a positive OPK on March 18, she presumably ovulated by March 20. As you know, positive OPKs don’t guarantee ovulation, so we’re just being hypothetical here. That would make your daughter only 12 or 13 days past ovulation right now. Although many women get their positives by that point, not all do. I would recommend testing again in a few days (if she doesn’t start her period), like maybe on the weekend, with first morning urine and a good, reliable test like an FRER.

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@wowweddings20000: I agree with twofortheshow, It might just be too early to show up.  I’d say she at least needs to wait 14 days past her ovulation (and that’s on a perfect 28 day cycle), and the further out the more accurate the test is.  But I know it’s so hard to wait! I would have her take another test in a couple days, just to be sure.  Her doctor should test before starting her on another round of Clomid anyway to be positive she’s not pregnant.  Still crossing my fingers for you guys!!

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