(Closed) Clomid for long cycles – success stories and advice please!

posted 4 years ago in TTC
  • poll: What would you do if you were me?

    Try clomid next cycle - what's the harm?

    Keep trying naturally - there's no point taking it if you're already ovulating

    Other - please explain!

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Clomid has for sure shortened my cycle! I used to ovulate exactly like yours around CD 30 give or take a few days. I was regular but I just ovulated sooooo late. My OB put me on clomid and this is my 3rd cycle on. No BFP yet but I have been ovulated about CD18! Which is heaven !

    Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I was put on it next month because my cycle varies from 20 days to 40 days which is annoying when trying to bd and knowing when to pee on a stick. I do ovulate on my own. From what I read it can also help with egg quality because you ovulate earlier in your cycle. I’ve had two chemicals so he thinks this might help me out. I think it would be worth a shot if you are OK with the chance of twins, but I know a lot of people who took Clomid and only had one baby. 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I ovulate on my own, but I don’t have long cycles.  I took Clomid to give us more “targets” to up our chances.  My natural O is around CD18, and Clomid did not affect that, but it did seem to lengthen my LP by about 2 days.  After 2 cycles of Clomid unmonitored, we started monitoring my follicles via vaginal ultrasound and I get an Ovidrel shot to force ovulation around CD14.  I just switched to Tamoxifen + Ovidrel because Clomid was affecting my lining, which hinders implantation.  I have unexplained infertility, but my Dr thinks that my body is allowing my follicles to become too large before ovulation, so I may ovulate “over-ripe” eggs…hence the use of Ovidrel. 

    I think trying Clomid for a few cycles would be fine…but I would see if they can monitor your follicles via vaginal ultrasound, that way they can measure/count your mature follicles & measure the thickness of your lining.  Also, monitoring will make sure you aren’t over-responding or developing cysts…which is a risk with Clomid.  

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee

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    MissKayDee :  Yes!   I have long cycles 40 days usually ovulating on day 28 (on my own).  The Clomid makes me ovulate around day 15 or 16.  We had been trying for 8 months on our own and got pregnant our second round of Clomid.  Unfortunatly we miscarried that baby and are back at it this cycle. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    MissKayDee :  I took clomid because while I ovulate on my own sometimes, it’s irregular, and clomid/ovidrel was the best way to time the IUI properly. The side effects, for me, were pretty freaking terrible and I wouldn’t take it unless I was doing a monitored IUI cycle. For at least a week I’d randomly burst into tears for no apparent reason (even I couldn’t figure out why I was crying sometimes!) and my husband was left walking on eggshells.  

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

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    MissKayDee :  I agree that the side effects for clomid suck. I get terrible hot flashes and my emotions are pretty unstable. But if I end up pregnant in the end it’s all worth it. 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee

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    MissKayDee :  
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    LilliV :  I agree the side effects SUCK!  The hot flashes are something else.  I haven’t really had any other side effects though

    Post # 11
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I took clomid (100mg) to help with my long cycles after 18 months of ttc. I got pregnant the first cycle with one baby! It was almost a little frustrating that a simple pill fixed our issues. We were preparing for a IUI then ivf. I wished I had tried it earlier!!

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My OB was going to put me on clomid b/c of my long cycles (had a history). She wanted me to wait a couple of months so I went to accupunture. Within a month and a half my cycles shortened and I was pregnant by the 3rd – so I didn’t need to go on clomid. I don’t have PCOS, though. Maybe something to try out as well. 

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