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Clomid takers ???for you

post #1 of 5
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Okay. Went to the OB/GYN and we are planning on starting me on Clomid next cycle (if there is one - here's to hoping) providing the blood work comes back okay.
So since I am weird side effect girl....what kind of funky side effects did you have?
Dr. told me about hot flashes...but that was it.
Looking for some input from the brilliant ladies here!

post #2 of 5
Directly from the fine print of the insert:

At the recommended dosage of clomiphene citrate, side effects occur infrequently and generally do not interfere with treatment. Adverse reactions tend to occur more frequently at higher doses and in the longer treatment courses used in some early studies.

The most frequent adverse reactions to clomiphene citrate include ovarian enlargement (approx. 1 in 7 patients), vasomotor flushes resembling menopausal symptoms which are not usually severe and promptly disappear after treatment is discontinued (approx. 1 in 10 patients). Adverse reactions which occur less frequently (approx. 1 in 50 patients or more) include breast tenderness, nausea and vomiting, nervousness, insomnia, and visual disturbances. Other side effects which occur in less that 1 in 100 patients include headache, dizziness and light-headedness, increased urination, depression, fatigue, urticaria and allergic dermatitis, abnormal uterine bleeding, weight gain, ovarian cysts (ovarian enlargement or cysts could, as such, be complicated by adnexal torsion), and reversible hair loss.

Thromboembolic events, such as pulmonary embolism, arterial occlsion, and phlebitis, have been reported rarely in patients treated with clomiphene citrate. It is not clear what, if any, relationship these events have to clomiphene citrate therapy.

When clomiphene citrate is administered at the recommended dose, abnormal ovarian enlargement (see "Precautions") is infrequent, although the usual cyclic variation in ovarian size may be exaggerated. Similarly, mid-cycle ovarian pain (mittelschmerz) may be accentuated.

Ok, that's the technical part, and it is probably far more than you wanted to know. For me personally, I have had headaches, breast tenderness (nipple tenderness, actually, which is not real fun since I am still nursing my 2 year old daughter!), and frequent urination. All worth it if I get pregnant again! With my daughter, we got pregnant on just one round of Clomid, but I just did my third round and I am in the two week wait, but my temps are all over the place so I know I am not pregnant. :-(

Best of luck to you!

post #3 of 5
Well good luck to you - I'm one of those s/e funky girls too and even on 100mg I had NONE. DH said it actually IMPROVED my moods and he will be singing the praises of clomid for a very long time. I conceived my second cycle on it with a trigger shot, I'm due 9/17.

Good Luck!
post #4 of 5
Adina, clomid had me crazy. I was totally nuts. Crying jags, obsessions, Dh said it was like 10x the worst pms type symptoms he has ever seen. sucked!
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Arduinna - sorry to hear that! I thought I would be the same way and funny enough - I wasn't. I can't be on birth control pills cause they make me so nuts....but this didn't bother me.
The hot flashes were interesting....nothing like sitting completely still and all of a sudden sweating like you have been running for an hour!

So I am done with my first round. Hopefully there won't be a second round!
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