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clomid question

Postby bsherricca » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:44 am

by bsherricca (45 Posts), Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:44 am

I start on clomid tommorow ... its been almost a yr since our loss ... we used clomid before and it worked after 3 cycles on the lowest dose ...we have been actively ttc for about 5 mths and the Dr decided to put me back on the clomid for the next 3 cycles to see what happens ....should she have done blood work or other tests first to see whether I am ovulating first ? maybe i am just terrified but tthe first time around blood tests were done....does anyone know what the procedure is should i be nervous that she just did a physical exam and wrote me the precription ?
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Re: clomid question

Postby sam10 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 07:57 pm

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Thu Feb 28, 2013 07:57 pm

The blood tests were probably to check hormone levels and such. But it has been a while and somehow I don't recall all the details :? If I remember correctly, clomid is started at a certain day of your cycle. If you are not sure and if you did not receive proper instructions on how to take clomid, it is perhaps best to give the doc a call and ask.

As all "firsts", the one year anniversary is not easy. Will be thinking of you and am sending along some hugs.
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Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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Re: clomid question

Postby afaiz » Fri Mar 01, 2013 00:04 am

by afaiz (41 Posts), Fri Mar 01, 2013 00:04 am

Hi bsherricca

How are you hope you are doing well, I also did clomid 3 tries with my first before I got pregnant with our angel. The clomid is taken day 3-7 or 5-9 etc... I don't think if matters but they just need to know what day bc I think 10 days after they do an ultrasound to check for follicles and I guess depending if your going to give you the ovidrel ( trigger shot) or iui I'm sure if you call they will give you further instructions.... Good luck to you with everything and Im sorry about the anniversary I was there last month hugs to you
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Re: clomid question

Postby MomTimesThree » Fri Mar 01, 2013 00:26 am

by MomTimesThree (571 Posts), Fri Mar 01, 2013 00:26 am

I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish you luck and peace as you TTC for a lil' sibling.

Were these past 5 cycles pretty "normal" for you? We did used clomid (and other measures) to conceive our 2nd. In our case we weren't ovulating or cycling at all. I was charting so knew that, but ya know doctors, they don't believe charts, just wanted the labs, and what do you know... that confirmed it :roll: .

When it comes to fertility treatments clomid is pretty "benign"- I wouldn't be worried about taking it without blood work- the bloodwork would either show you're not ovulating and so they'd give it to you... or you are, but still having difficulty so they would probably write you a script anyway since it was previously successful.

But that's me and my comfort level- what's important is yours. If you're unsure it doesn't hurt to give the office a call to get peace of mind. Doing something to make yourself feel more comfortable is always worth it.

If you do decide to go ahead with it- I hope the side effects are mild! Gosh I remember that stuff making me bonkers! I called it clo-MOODy... cause whoooo! ;)

Good luck!
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2010- Lil' Bro, Pre-E at 29 weeks... Induced at 36w6d, Born 37w
2012- Lil' Sis, Super-imposed pre-e at 25 weeks, PTL & GD at 35 weeks, Evicted 36w
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Re: clomid question

Postby bsherricca » Fri Mar 08, 2013 08:24 am

by bsherricca (45 Posts), Fri Mar 08, 2013 08:24 am

thanks guys ...so far so good ...yes Lauren i am moody and constantly tired ...apart from that no other side effects ....fingers crossed
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Re: clomid question

Postby amjon » Fri Mar 08, 2013 01:25 pm

by amjon (62 Posts), Fri Mar 08, 2013 01:25 pm

The doctor decided to try me on Letrozole after our chemical pregnancy (had stillborn, MMC, then chemical). I am now 22 weeks with twin boys after just 2 cycles on the Letrozole. (He also had me on progesterone for the first tri.)
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Re: clomid question

Postby bsherricca » Thu Mar 14, 2013 04:41 pm

by bsherricca (45 Posts), Thu Mar 14, 2013 04:41 pm

Congrats Amjon !!! you must be so excited ... i took the clomid and am basically in that 2 week wait period ...the clomid was horrid i had hot flashes felt exhausted most of the time was a complete and total nut job and around the time when the doc said i shd ovulate felt sharp pains in my ovaries :0 . I am hoping it worked on the first go because i dread another cycle !!
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Re: clomid question

Postby sam10 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 07:28 pm

by sam10 (1437 Posts), Thu Mar 14, 2013 07:28 pm

There are alternatives to clomid if you react to it so strongly. I was the same when they once tried it for a cycle or two (I had unexplained infertility). They prescribed Femara, and it was much easier on me and everybody around me ;)
~Julija (40)
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Henry (1/1/2010-1/7/2010) - forever loved and missed; severe PE with Hellp; partial placental abruption, classical c-section at 25.6 weeks
Matilda (Nov. 2012, born at 35.4 weeks) - severe PE


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