Post # 1
Heyeveryone. I stalk you girls all the time. I usually doby post things. But I am in need of some advice/help. I will start my first cycle of clomid today. Im nervous that it won’t work bit trying to keep hope. I’m not sure I understand it. I know I take it CD 5-9. But when do we do it? Does anyone have success stories from clomid? I just want a baby in my arms. A belly will work for a little while. Thanks girls!
Post # 3
@FutureMrsNogueras: I always took it at night, but I think as long as you take it the same time each day it doesn’t really matter.
Basically what it does is tricks your body into producing more Estrogen so everything happens “stronger” than without it. Because of this you might get some hormonal side-effects like hot flashes, headaches or some others.
For me it wasn’t too bad, just really intense hot flashes that lasted a few minutes.
It worked for me in the sense that I had 2-3 follies each month and I O’d way sooner. It also lengthened my luteal phase, but I didn’t get a BFP…
Post # 4
Just like Mrs. Green Grass…I had 3 follies both months and ovulated a few days earlier than normal. (That isn’t typical..many women ovulate later) Didn’t work for me, but that is because we didn’t realize I didn’t have a working fallopian tube so we didn’t have a chance with Clomid. It was later that we found out that I needed IVF. I took Clomid at night before bed and I had bad hot flashes and mood swings. By ovulation time (around there), the side effects went away. (I took it days 3-7) Good luck!!
Post # 5
How much are you taking? Are you being monitored during your cycle to see how your lining reacts?
I took 100mg at night (I think CD3-8) and produced 2 follies both months. I got a little warm at night and I started to get depressed. But overall not too bad.
Post # 6
I got pregnant my second month of taking clomid. The first I took 50mg…didn’t work, then the second took 100mg and now I’m 18 weeks pregnant:) I suggest taking it at night, maybe an hour before bed. The first month I had zero side effects, but the second I had horrible hot flashes and mood swings.
Post # 7
I am taking 100mg. I go back to the doctor on CD10which will be the day after the last pill. Then I go back on CD21.
Post # 8
Clomid is an estrogen blocker which essentialy blocks estrogen receptors in the brain. So because your body is not getting enough estrogen, it kicks it into high gear and tries to produce more. Once you stop your Clomid, that’s when all the estrogen your body has developed will release and help you grow more follicles and also ovulate.
I tell the patients at the clinic I work at to take their Clomid usually at night. The worst side effects I’ve heard are hot flashes and mood swings. The best time to start doing it would most likely be 5 days after your last pill of Clomid but this also depends on the length of your cycle.
Sorry for the long post! Hopefully this dose works for you and you get the belly and baby that goes in it! =)
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I take it days 2-6. It failed the first two times (25mg/50mg) and worked for producing O at 100mg – BFN though. I’m on it again this cycle (again, at 100mg) as we’re in limbo at the moment with TTC/where to go next.
Post # 10
Your answer to “when do we do it?” would be around day 14 depending on how long your cycles are. When I was on it, I was told to start BD’ing every other day on days 10 – 16. You can always try an ovulation predictor kit to see if you are O’ing. The day 21 bloodwork is to see if you did actually O.
I personally didn’t have success with Clomid, but I have heard countless stories of those who did. Good luck!!!
Post # 11
I did not conceive on clomid, but it did make me ovulate, which was something of a miracle in and of itself. As for when to “do it,” last cycle my doc told me to start doing it every other day from CD8 until I saw a positive OPK, and then maybe throw in a couple extra around O for good measure.
Post # 12
Clomid gave me insomina for the days I was on it.
Post # 13
Thank you ladies. It makes more since now. 🙂
I started taking it yesterday and so far I’ve noticed some really bad lightheadedness.
Post # 15
- Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club
My dr suggested to take it on CD5-9, then “have fun” (his exact words LMAO) 12, 14, 15, and 16. I’ll be taking the advice to take it at night… I don’t like the idea of crying over a few dirty dishes.