hello, ladies. i'm new here and will be starting my first dose of clomid tomorrow evening (cd 3-7). i have been ttc for a year (we got pregnant naturally and VERY quickly in aug 2010 but sadly it was a blighted ovum - and since then... nothing). curious if anyone has any clomid success stories to share or if anyone else is in the same boat and would like to hang out with me. i'm feeling very positive today... i want to keep the positivity going!
1st Cycle on Clomid
indie- I'm on cycle 2 of clomid, same Rx as you--- 50mg CD3-7, took my first last night, so far no side effects. I had none through the whole course first go round, sadly no BFP. We are reluctantly going with IUI this cycle & praying for a sticky egg. Wishing you the best!
good luck sherry!
Are either of you doing monitoring as well? I have U/S next Monday (11/14) and hopefully trigger then IUI Wednesday AM.
@sherry so far so good... the only side effect i've had so far was ringing in my ears after the first dose. other than that... haven't experienced anything else (thankfully!)
@cbaa since this is my first cycle i will have an u/s this friday to check follicles. sending you good vibes for the IUI!! keep us posted!
Sherry- I wonder if it it the higher dosage or that you do days 5-10- I hope your side effects go away fast!
I'm on CD6 and day 4 of clomid, so far still just night sweats, no other side effects. I didn't have any my first time around, so here is hoping! I wonder if it the earlier days or that I'm only on 50mg that are giving me fewer side effects.
GOOD LUCK FOR O really soon!!!!
took my last pill last night (today is cd8). ever since my m/c i have had weird cyclical pain that happens on some cycles but not all. i haven't noticed it much in recent cycles but it is back now so i'm wondering what that's about. the pain isn't horrible or anything, just noticeable because i NEVER got any kind of pain prior to the m/c. i've been checked out six ways to sunday and have been told that it's nothing to worry about... but of course, i wonder...
can't wait for friday so to see how things are progressing follicle - wise :)
happy healthy baby vibes to you all :)
@indie when in the cycle is your pain? I have had e
unexplained pain since my tubal reversal mid cycle- also been worked up. They feel it is ovarian. And that it actually why i am doing
the clomid this cycle.
Cbaa. I'm not sure. After reading several articals about clomid start dates i wish i had started on day 3.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE. I HOPE AT LEAST ONE OF US POSTS A BFP!!!
oh wow, sherry, that sounds miserable! i've heard somewhere that you could feel the side effects up to a week after the last pill... hopefully it will all subside soon. my pain is typically after my period ends but when i have it, it seems to go on for longer than what a typical ovulation pain should last (and it also occurs earlier than mid-cycle...) i spent a lot of time worrying about it (actually was convinced i had endometriosis or ovarian cancer or something equally as scary!) but my ovaries are normal size and i don't have anything that shows up on ultrasound and i don't hurt to be touched in pelvic exams or anything... so who knows. it's just odd that i've never had this issue in all my years until after having a m/c.
anyhoo, i'm super excited/anxious about my u/s on friday. i just want to be told that everything looks good! i like doing well on tests of any kind! :)
Sherry- pre-ovulation always gives me a headache, hopefully it is just your estrogen reacting well and building a nice thick lining-- taking clomid 5-10 can delay O, so be patient and get to your bedroom!
indie- I hope it is a follicle getting big and mature!
I take my last pill tonight, I'll be so happy to go on to post Clomid, pre-O territory! I was very emotional yesterday and today, which I haven't had before- I just keep crying over little things, not even sad crying, just 'tears streaming down my face' crying.
cbaa - you know... now that i think of it, i have had an underlying sad feeling... like if i stop to think about it long enough i will find SOMETHING to get me to the 'tears streaming down my face' place... i didn't attribute it to the clomid but that might be exactly what it is! when do you go in for an u/s?
/// today i felt teary and knew it was just hormonal but then a WALMART veterans day ad pushed me over the edge. Good luck to you both with US and last pill transition. I hate the 2WW and the wait to O seems worse. I decided to try preseed with the clomid in case it dries me up. Im going to have to get more at this rate.
hi girls, how's it going? i had my ultrasound yesterday. the doc said it looked like i will ovulate soon and that the clomid appreared to be "doing its job" so that's encouraging. he said my cf was ok, that he'd like to see it thinner though and so he gave me a prescription for estridol. this was a different doc (same practice) that put me on clomid. this doc gave me a prescription for femera for next cycle i don't get preggo this time. he said femera is better bc it doesn't have the same issues with cf and thinning the lining like clomid has. have any of you heard this?
we did the deed this am, still trying to maintain our every other day schedule but it's hard! neither of us like to have scheduled sex... it totally takes the fun out of it! i'm hoping to have clear indication that i ovulate this cycle (i.e. sharp pain would be nice!) since i'm not temping...
how is everyone else doing?
Yay Indie! Again, I'm so jealous of your u/s so early! Did they give you follicle measurements or anything? I wish I had some estradiol, I worry about my lining. Will they do another ultrasound to check your follicles or do you just take care of business at home from here on out? Good Luck! I discussed Clomid vs Femara with my Dr, he suggested I try clomid first as it has been more comprehensively studied, but I was leaning toward Femara, I hope you don't need to use it anyway!
sherry- any O yet??
I've got a hormone headache today... hopefully it is some estrogen kicking in to thicken up my lining and mature these eggs so I can trigger Monday.
Other than that not much going on here. I'll let you know how the u/s goes Monday!
cbaa - thinking about you today! let us know how it goes!
i didn't get measurements from the doc but i really wish i had. it was the first time i met with this particular doctor and although he was super nice, it felt rather rushed. all i know is that he said on my left ovary i had follicles that measured 1cm and that were some days away from being matured but then looked at my right ovary and that's when he was like "oh these are good, you will probably ovulate really soon" i wish so much now that i had pinned him down on exactly what he saw! i don't have any more appts at this point... i'm kicking myself now for not charting. i wish i could know for sure when i ovulate. i felt small twinges last night but nothing significant enough to make me sure that i O'd (i've never really felt ovulation pain before, so i'm not even sure what counts, you know?). all i know is that when i was charting unmedicated cycles, i tended to ovulate around cd12/cd13. today is cd 13. we've been good about keeping our bd schedule... but mercy we would both like a break!
if i don't get preggers this cycle and i switch to the fermera that he prescribed, i think i will call in and ask about having additional monitoring...
i'll be looking forward to reading your update later today!!