(Closed) Clomid – Are you taking it? Have you taken it?

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Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m on my 4th Clomid cycle now.  I did 50 mg CD3-8 (yes, my doc prescribed it for 6 days) for the first three cycles and this cycle is 100 mg.  On the second cycle, we also added in Estradiol 2 mg/day CD8-12 and I’ve continued that since.

My first cycle was not really pleasant, but I’m happy to report that just about every side effect I had in that first cycle never came back.  The two lingering things I get every cycle are hot flashes and some discomfort during BD as O day approaches.  I’ve learned to tolerate those just fine.  I don’t really have too many mood swings from the Clomid, but my mood definitely swings more than it used to as AF approaches.

I do find that it made my O day a little later than it used to be (compared to the unmedicated cycles that I did ovulate).  It was usually around CD 14-15 on a “normal” cycle, and now it’s CD16-18.  It also lengthened my LP from 14 days to 16 days.  So overall, my cycles are a little longer than the “normal” cycles I had before, but far shorter than the anovulatory cycles.

As far as when we BD, we try our best to stick to the doctor’s orders of at least EOD from CD10-20.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

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bloomingflower:  I’ve been on Clomid off and on. I have PCOS so I get really bad cysts and we need to take a month or two break in between cycles to let the cysts die down.

One tip someone gave me is to take the meds at night. You sleep through all the side effects. Usually I’m sensitive to medication but I didn’t feel anything different on Clomid.

My next cycle on Clomid won’t be until January. And we follow the doctors orders on BDing!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I did 3 months of Clomid, some time off of it, then back on (paired with some other fertility treatments this time) – on my 4th cycle this time around.

I am definitely more emotional on Clomid – I can get mildly depressed if I don’t take care of myself while on it. Not so much mood swings, but definitely less emotionally stable, if that makes sense. I take it at night and haven’t had any physical side effects except mild skin breakouts.

We’re doing timed ovulation/intercourse, so we BD whenever we want early and late in my cycle, and when they tell us to around ovulation.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i was on clomid for a few cycles in the beginning of my infertility journey.  i took it around bedtime so i could sleep through the symptoms.  it mostly made me hotter than normal. 

other than being hot, i didn’t notice any other symptom.  i had a friend (who i met in my IF support group) who got fired from a job because she want crazy on clomid.  i later learned she was crazy to begin with.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I took clomid. One pill on CD day,1-5 then bd says 10-17. Got pregnant first cycle, now 20 weeks with baby girl. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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bloomingflower:  I just started AF today, so I go to my RE on Wednesday for an ultrasound and bloodwork and I will start my first round of clomid.  Also curious about the emotional side effects, my nurse said that is most common.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I did 4 rounds of Clomid with no success. The first round was the worst @50mg. I took my pills at night and the worst side effect was hot flashes; I was also quite a bit more emotional than normal. On the positives, I actually found that Clomid made my skin clear up a bit. The other three rounds of 100mg were not as bad, though the longer I took Clomid, the more dried up my CM became (we used preseed), the thinner my lining became (my periods became really light), and I continued to get yeast infections during my FW. We BDed about every other day because of the dryness and discomfort. It’s also worth noting that though I took Clomid CD3-7, I ovulated on CDs 19, 17, 16, and 19 (which is later than what is typical for someone on Clomid). Going to an RE next month to figure out why Clomid didn’t work for me.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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bloomingflower:  For me, OPKs actually became MORE accurate.  But I was having anovulatory cycles before and OPKs turned positive multiple times in each cycle.  But as PP mentioned, it made my ovulation later than it used to be when I did O.  Before clomid, it was averaging right around CD14-15.  For my 4 Clomid cycles, O day was CD17, 16, 18, and finally 15 this cycle (I think – too early to tell quite yet).  My doctor told us to BD EOD from CD10-20.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was on clomid for 6 months – I ovulated 5 out of 6 cycles. It made my pms symptoms worse and I had some weight gain as well as developed one cyst that ruptured (ouch). I never got pregnant despite ovulating.  Best of luck and hope it goes well for you! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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bloomingflower:  I’m also in Illinois.  I’ll take this warm weather for as long as it wants to stay   Today is CD3, I’m waiting for my nurse to call me back with today’s results and tell me when to start taking Clomid.  I’m assuming it will be today.  My cycle is clomid 50mg, HCG trigger shot, and IUI.  DH and I have been TTC since June 2014 and we fall into the unexplained category.  FX it works soon – praying for a 2016 baby!!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

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soontobemrs1011:  You are (hopefully) 4-5 days ahead of me with the same IUI protocol. I’m just waiting for AF to show so I can schedule my day 3 and day 12 testing. I finished provera Monday morning. FX IUI works for you and you have a 2016 baby! Our chances are slim with IUI, we have MFI and I have long cycles but hopefully the clomid will correct that. I would love to hear how everything is going

I’m already an emotional person, infertility has made me more emotional. I don’t want to know what the clomid is going to do to me.

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