Post # 1
I have an appointment with my RE in an hour to hopefully talk about starting clomid. He wanted to start me on it about 8 months ago after fertility testing showed possible pcos and low progesterone but I didn’t feel ready. I ended up getting pregnant a few months later but had a MMC at 9 weeks. My cycle has returned now and I feel ready to start clomid to hopefully give me a stronger ovulation.
My appointment is for 45 minutes and I want to make sure I get my money’s worth so please can you guys let me know any questions you’d be asking if you were me? The only ones I have thought of so far are the monitoring process, and anything I should/shouldn’t do alongside it to counteract any side effects.
Thanks bees. Happy Friday!
Post # 2
I did Clomid for 6 cycles. I would definitely make sure they plan to monitor your uterine lining and follicle count. Do you know if you’ll be letting natural ovulation happen or if you’ll be triggering with Ovidrel? Can’t really think of anything else other than discussing possible side effects.
For what it’s worth, I found taking it at night to help decrease the side effects I felt during the day. My side effects were random night sweats and I was more emotional during that time. By the 5th and 6th cycles, my lining was being affected so we switched to Tamoxifen for 2 cycles before I took a break from the doctors.
Post # 3
Thanks for your reply. I’ll ask about the trigger shot.
He said last time that he’d monitor me the first cycle and then all being well would then let me have a couple of months not monitored as long as it hadn’t thinned my lining or produced too many follicles. Does that sound right or were you monitored every cycle? I’m paying out of pocket so the less monitoring the better but obviously I’ll have whatever I need.
Post # 4
Soton85 : I was not monitored for the first 3 cycles. Then we took a break, and I was monitored for the last 3 cycles. With your possible PCOS I would at least want to be monitored maybe the 1st and 2nd cycles to see how you respond.