Post # 1
I don’t mean the scientific mechanism. I know it helps to make ovulation occur in those who don’t ovulate naturally/regularly.
I’m more curious about the practical aspects of it.
I have PCOS. This diagnosis came after going off birth control in December 2013 with the idea of not actively trying but not actively preventing. Then after a few fairly regular menstruation cycles I now haven’t had a period in 8 months. A few blood tests, ultrasounds, etc and my doc arrived at the PCOS diagnosis.
So, the plan is to start Clomid in January when we are actively trying.
Here’s my question, most of what I seem to read talks about taking Clomid on specific days of your cycle…so what if you don’t really have a cycle?
How is one to take it on days 5-9 (or anywhere around there) if days 5-9 of your cycles occurred months ago and show no signs of reoccurring again.
Post # 2
I think your doctor will usually give you a course of Provera to induce a period.
Post # 3
Your doctor could give you something to induce a period and start over. Or if your blood test and an u/s show that your hormones and ovaries are effectively in the beginning of a cycle, you could just start it right away too without a period.
Post # 4
You doc should give you something to start AF, usually Provera. (and be forewarned, if you are anything like me, it will turn you into a crazy woman LOL). If that doesnt work (I dont have PCOS, but have very wonky cycles), they will monitor you and give you a trigger shot (Orvidrel) that will force you to ovulate.
You can also try to force AF yourself by using OTC progestrone. You can use Progestrone cream that you rub into your skin. But my Fertility Nutritionist suggested (and I liked) using Progest-E which is oral.
PS- do not delay working with a Reproductive Endrocrinologist. In fact, depending on your age, I would be in contact with them now, do not wait until Jan. It can take several months to get an appointment and several more months for testing.