Just wanted to hear all of your stories! Lets hope the success stories start rolling in for us soon!!! Took a blood test but no luck. According to the manufacturer of Clomid, three days should pass between the last day taking the Clomid and the first day testing for ovulation. After a Miscarriage View more If not ovulating at mg then other therapies should be attempted. January 3, at 7:
Hopefully clomid does the trick. Did you have any side effects? It is awesome that someone else is going through the same sort of thing. Well not awesome we have to go through it - but awesome to have someone to chat with. What days are you taking Clomid? I took mine 5 - 9. The only side effects I noticed were the last couple days of taking it. I had crazy hot flashes in the night. I guess I would also say I have been moody but I don't know if that is because of the pills or because of the stress.
My hubby and I went off birth control last March but really only started trying about 8 months ago as well. It was hard for us to try because I was only getting af about every 90 days. I am hoping Clomid helps that. What treatment is your Dr giving besdies just taking the Clomid? I and reading so many people are getting blood test, ultra sounds, etc. My Dr just said to try this for 3 cycles and nothing else I've been wanting to connect with someone else in a similar boat.
I took the pills CD as well. I had mild bloating and cramping, sore boobs, and hot flashes at night I had an early miscarriage in December and hadn't had a period for 75 days I normally go about 35 so my doctor prescribed provera progesterone to force a period and then the clomid to get things back on track. She is thinking I miscarried because of the luteal phase defect and subsequent low progesterone. I usually ovulate on my own between CD and then have about a day luteal phase so I am really hoping the clomid does the trick to push up my ovulation and make it "stronger" as you cannot sustain a pregnancy with such a short lp.
So far she just wants me to email her my BBT charts so she can adjust my dose if need be. No other plans for other treatments yet. Keeping my fingers crossed for BOTH of us! I hope this is a short journey on clomid! This is my first cycle on Clomid. My doctor had me take days I am currently 7 days past ovulation I think. I ovulate normally, but my doctor put me in to increase the egg quality.
My DH and I have been trying to conceive for almost 2 years. Hopefully this will be the first and last cycle of Clomid for all of us. This is my first cycle on clomid and I just took pill 5. I don't really have a cycle day because I haven't had a period in several months so I'm calling it day 9 and pretending I'm on the day regimen. I don't ovulated or menstruate on my own because I have hyperprolactinemia my body thinks I'm breast feeding so I lactate and don't ovulate.
I'm going to start bding in two days. I've also had some hot flashes at night but otherwise no side effects. My doc ran some blood tests too but mostly for things related to my hyperprolactinemia like thyroid and such. My doc is also going to do a pelvic ultrasound and ultrasounds on both breasts just because her mother died of ovarian cancer so she likes to rule out the worst possible cause of any symptom first thing.
I think she also figures we might as well make sure we take care of everything to make sure there isn't a problem in addition to the hyperprolactinemia. Anyway ladies, this works for all of us! I have a question that may seem crazy - where abouts do you guys live? I ask because I am in Canada and I am curious if all the extra follow up I am reading other's receiving is because of the great private side of health care in the US or if my Dr just doesn't follow up as well??
Also - does anyone think it is strange that I didn't ovulate till CD 19? Have you heard if that is normail on Clomid? TeacherToria - I am so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. I guess the one up side is that you know you have the ability to get pregnant! I'm sure Clomid will give you the extra 'sticky' boost! GinnyNCSU - 2 years! Well it is your turn now!! I am sending tons of positive thoughts!! This is also my first month taking clomid.
I took 50mg days and am now 11 DPO. Im waiting to test first thing tomorrow morning, and if I dont get a BFP by the day of my missed period, Im going to take my Provera again and start all over. Ive really had some hope that this was my month, but today Im not feeling that as much. If didn't work for me this time I think Im just going to try the 50mg days next cycle.
Good luck ladies, hang in there! Thank you so much for your kind words! There could be enough LH in these medications to boost the natural LH levels to a point that looks like a spike. While this spike will not be the true spike noticed immediately before ovulation, the test will not be able to differentiate the difference between the two. Other infertility medications like Gonal-F, Follistem and Fertinex contain only the follicle stimulating hormone. These should not have any effect on the ovulation prediction kit as the kit does not test for FSH.
Before starting to use an ovulation prediction kit, make sure to ask a pharmacist or your prescribing physician whether the medication causes a boost in natural LH or contains LH. Like all fertility treatments, there are no guarantees. Even if you do ovulate while on clomid, you still need the egg and sperm to meet, for fertilization to occur and then implantation. Some women will become pregnant and others will move onto other treatments.
Before taking Clomid you should have some tests done to make sure you take it for the right reasons. Do a sperm count before starting to take Clomid. It makes no sense taking Clomid when he has a low sperm count! Pelvic sonogram to check for fibroids and ovarian cysts If a woman is menstruating, even if irregularly, clomiphene is usually effective.
Women with irregular menstrual cycles ovulate infrequently. They are usually excellent candidates for clomiphene treatment since more frequent ovulation presents more opportunities to become pregnant. If you don't get pregnant on clomiphene that doesn't mean it did not work. It may have worked and it may have made you ovulate but pregnancy in and by itself is not the only measure that clomiphene worked.
Getting pregnant is more complicated than just ovulation. In order to get pregnant the following has to happen:. So how do you know that Clomid has worked? What is is supposed to do? Yes, it's that simple. In fact, not every woman will ovulate on clomiphene and many women who ovulate will not get pregnant. With or without clomiphene. Obviously if you get pregnant then you know that you did ovulate, but let's not get ahead of this.
You take clomiphene for 5 days usually cycle days but you can start taking clomiphene as early as cycle day 2. Ovulation is then supposed to happen about days later. Before you start taking the first dose of Clomid you must find out exactly what "Day One" of the menstrual period is. For women that do not ovulate on their own, the average day that ovulation occurs is about 8 to 10 days after completing a 5 day course of Clomid.
Most doctors start Clomid at 50 mg a day for 5 days. If you do ovulate on Clomid the 1 most important information when taking Clomid! Increasing Clomid when you are already ovulating on a lower dose is not only unneccessary, but it could in fact decrease your chances getting pregnant. While there is generally no total number of cycles of Clomid that should be done before moving on to other fertility treatments, there are several variables involved in the decision about moving on to more aggressive therapy.
If a woman is not ovulating on a low dose of Clomid, the dose should be increased. If not ovulating at mg then other therapies should be attempted. If you ovulate then your menstrual period is supposed to come 14 days after ovulation. If you take Clomid and your menstrual period has not come when you expected, then do a pregnancy test. A repeatedly negative pregnancy test after a missed period and Clomid usually means that you did not ovulate, Clomid did not work, and you are not pregnant.
Skip to main content. Pregnancy Week by Week Getting Pregnant. Sign In Sign Up. What is Clomid Clomifene? Explore By Category Getting Pregnant. Clomid will not improve the chances of getting pregnant. You should improve his sperm count first. Zero chances getting pregnant, even with Clomid. Surgery to open the tubes or in-vitro fertilization IVF will help you get pregnant.