When I conceived ds on clomid I was about 30lbs above goal weight after losing 70lbs. We conceived the first cycle.
I am now about 70lbs above my goal weight & we are about to start our 4th cycle of clomid to conceive #2. I am getting discouraged.
The side effects vary for everyone. Many women find the mood swings are the worst part. For myself the night sweats are particularly awful.
Surviving sleep deprivation one day at a time with dd (Oct '11) & ds (Oct '08).
lifeguard... don't get down... keep positive! NO STRESS!!!! Stress will mess all your eggs up!!
princess... good luck girl! Everyone deserves children, no matter their body weight!
AFM... Both DH and I are overweight, I am on my 4th month TTC, and I just finished my first round of Clomid 50mg. I chaulked the first four months up to bad timing. I took Clomid days 8-12 (which is later than the usual 3-7). My cycles are longer than usual, ranging from 33 days to 50 days, so I guess my doc was taking that into consideration. Anyhow, I'm on CD16 now, and my opk's show no ovulation yet, so I'll keep testing. However, it's only been 5 days since I took my last Clomid pill, so I have 5 more days.
Princess, you should ovulate around 5-10 days after taking your last Clomid pill. Since this is my first round of Clomid, I really don't have any major symptoms to report... Other than sore boobs and mild cramping, I only had one emotional outburst on the family last Sunday, quite funny actually...
I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of you and wish you luck, please keep me posted on your progress and your symptoms!!! This is a learning process for me also!
I hope things are going great for you... I'm on CD18 today, just watery CM, and a bunch of BFN EPK's... So.... I'm hoping today I'll get that BFP EPK and I can get to DTD... I'm thinking tomorrow I should ovulate... Let's keep our fingers crossed! I'm so excited to have (possibly) pinpointed when I'm going to O, and get to BD on that same day... So here's to hoping!!
If I don't get a BFP this month, then next month I think my doctor said he would bump me up to 100mg... We'll see... Also, I'm hoping next month to do days 3-7 instead of the 8-12 I did this month...
Did your doctor say anything about the possibilities of getting pregnant with multiples? My doctor said there's a good chance... it just kinda scared me a little... But I keep reading online where there's only a 10% chance... So I'm thinking it's not that big of a deal???
Symptom wise... NONE in the past two days (which is wonderful)!!!!!
Good Luck to you girl! Keep me posted!
As for my reaction to Clomid emotionally....I was a wreck! I cried at least once a day for 6 months straight. And then I'd cry everytime that the nurse would call be back and tell me that we would be starting another round of clomid because my hormone levels just weren't rising like they were supposed to! It got very very frustrating...but i never gave up! I guess my hardest thing to deal with was I got pregnant with DD #1 while i was on birth control pills though i was 51lbs lighter when i got pregnant with her than when i got pregnant with this one.
I'll be stalking these threads watching for progress from you ladies and I REALLY hope you all get your BFP's soon!!!!!
Brandy(28) mommy to Jayde (12/14/03) and Emma Mattilynn-Gail born 12/06/10 and Loving wife to DH (32)! TTC#3 since April 2011! Missing our little s that we lost so early 7/11 & 11/11! Praying to get our soon!
When your doctor put you on Clomid, did they talk about multiples? Also, what dose did you use? I'm on 50mg right now, and I think if I don't get preggers this month they are going to switch me to 100mg... Also, he's talking about Metformin... I guess my doctor (because of my cycle history) didn't make me wait a year to put me on meds! MAN! I think I would just DIE!!!
How many DPO where you before you got your BFP!?!?!
Thanks for the insight hun! Keep us posted on how you're doing with your little one!!
Princess- I felt like A-mac, too, that Clomid wasn't going to work for me, but I did three cycles and I'm 11 weeks pregnant (we also did IUI).
I was a total emotional wreck on Clomid. I also had a very hard time sleeping. For me, one thing I didn't anticipate was how much higher-stress BD'ing became for me and how hard IUI was for my DH. My RE told us at our initial appointment to remember to always be friends, and I feel like this was very sage advice.
I didn't O, even on 100mg. I O'd on 150mg, tho- TWICE. I'm pregnant with twins. TBH, we would have preferred a singleton pregnancy, to the point that we seriously considered NOT doing Clomid bc of the risk of multiples (7-10% ish). We figured we'd be the 90-93%. Regardless, we wouldn't change anything about it now, and I adore my two little growing ones .
I wish you luck and a quick pregnancy.
but a lesson must be lived in order to be learned.
and the clarity to see and stop this now
that is what i've earned (a.d.)
Also, I haven't had not a single O cramp... I mean... NOTHNG!
So, if I can't rely on OPK's or my body to tell me when I ovulate... then what is there to rely on???
OHHHH.... goodnesss.... what's a girl to do!?!?!?
My AF was the most awful it has ever been though, my flo was SUPER heavy and super painful. I have never needed Midol or anything like it in my entire life, but I was DYING to take some this time around.
My BMI is 30, and I am 5'10. My doctor never said my weight would be an issue with him letting me take these drugs, so I am happy for that.
As far as the risk of multiples, I could care less. I would rather have 2 than 0. =)
Anywho... I GOT CROSSHAIRS on my chart today! They are dotted crosshairs, but they are there, BUT I don't think I ovulated?!?!?! I had NO O pain like I should have, and all my OPK's are negative?!?!
See what you think... I'd love to hear everyone's opinions, hopefully it will make me feel better!
About the multiples, I spoke with my DH again this weekend about it, and he feels like First Shot Photo does... 2 or more are better than none at all... At this point, we'll take what we can get!
As for symptoms, I had loads of energy this weekend, and re-did one of our 1/2 baths. It looks SOOO much better, other than that, I have not had one cramp, no sore boobs... nothing! So either I haven't O'd yet, to have the pain, or either I just won't feel any pain? Maybe that's a good thing?
I didn't mind the clomid so much. It gave me an energy boost. I may have been moody too but that wasn't my problem. Good Luck!
masal - Good to hear from another Clomid Gal! DH's swimmers are in great shape, so I'm hoping this Clomid will do the trick! When did you get your BFP with being on all your meds?
AFM - I guess I spoke too soon about symptoms... Yesterday afternoon late I had very VERY mild cramps and around 5pm I got an ALMOST positive OPK. The lines for the FIRST time this month were almost the same color as each other... So at least I know it's not the "stupid" tests, it was just me... Last month FF says I didn't ovulate until CD30!! So, at least this month with the Clomid, I should ovulate about 5 days earlier than last month. My chart is WACKED out this month! I don't know what to make of it!
TMI ALERT--- Okay! So yesterday, I went to the bathroom around 10am, and wiped, and there was light brown discharge... which made me really worried... But as quick as it came, it went away... So what do ya'll think that could be?
I read online at one place that said when you ovulate the follicle may scratch the lining on it's way out???
Lord, I think if I get pregnant this month it will be a MIRACLE!!!
I need to find a way to stress less... any suggestions?
I am hoping the Clomid works first try.
Today is CD20 & I had some spotting last night & today. I am REALLY hoping it is implantation bleeding & not AF!
CrimsonTideMom- I hope you get a positive OPK tomorrow. The best advice I can give about reducing stress is to keep yourself busy.
Good Luck everyone!
AA - good luck. cd20 seems early for implantation or af. Hope it works out for you.
afm - i still have af - weird, light af that doesn't seem to want to get going. Ugh. But my fil is in the hospital & not expected to make it past the end of the week, so we have decided not to take the clomid this cycle as it is unlikely we will have a good few weeks. I try to focus on this giving me another month to focus on the other things I'm trying to do (ie. lose weight, take b-complex & vitex, etc.).
Surviving sleep deprivation one day at a time with dd (Oct '11) & ds (Oct '08).
AFM - Yesterday I had the WORST O pain I have ever had, So I know I definately O'd yesterday! Which is a good thing, but dang! It felt like someone's hand was in my stomach turning and squeezing my ovaries! But, all is well today! At least that's over with! I guess that's the pain that "hurts so good"...
Anyway, no other symptoms really except HUGE boobs! I'm bustin' out my bra! Also, I'm having awesome hunger pains! I mean, it's like there's a monster in there that is going to let loose if I don't feed it! Don't know what that's about... but I thought I would share since everyone here is kinda new to the Clomid thing...
Keep us posted, whatever happens! We're new with this too and want to know every twinge and symptom you're having! It's GREAT to have Clomid buddies!
I am SO SORRY about your FIL! You will be in my thoughts!
Crimsontidemom-Sorry about the O pain. Hopefully it is a GREAT sign though! You crack me up with the Google comments.
What is weird is I have never spotted before AF until a few months ago. HOWEVER it has NEVER been this early. It is just random spotting. Still happening today. It sucks because there is practically NO difference in spotting & implantation bleeding. Like everything else TTC. Geez!
I also had my 21 day progestrone test this morning, so I am excited to get those results!
It is so nice to find people going through the same thing as me. Hardly anyone in RL knows we are TTC, so it is nice to have an outlet, especially now that we are doing Clomid.
If I didn't have ya'll to talk to, I'd be like you AA - I wouldn't have an outlet to vent and discuss all the TTC problems and woes!
Just sat here and thunk... What did my Grandmama and my Mom do when they were TTC?? They sure didn't have Google... let alone a COMPUTER!
AA - I'm SOOO excited for you! I hope this spotting is a good thing!! KMFX for you!!! What strength of Clomid are you taking? And what days did you take it at? Im at CD23 today, so we're REAL close together!
I took my Clomid 50mg at days 8-12... My cycles are anywhere from 28-50 days, so it's kinda frustrating...
PRINCESS!!! Where are you!!!
My cycles range from 26-46 days! SO ANNOYING!
I am actually taking 50mg of Clomid too. I took it days CD5-CD8. Is this your first cycle on Clomid?
I also agree I don't know how the hell people managed before google. I know we did, but I am lost as to how. And the poor women who were struggling with TTC before the internet. God bless them! I couldn't imagine.
Totally off topic question... do you live in Alabama?
The nurse said it is still high enough that I could be pregnant, but only time will tell. Also if/when I do start this next cycle they are doubling my Clomid dose. They want my levels at 14 or higher.
So IF I make it to CD30 I am supposed to call them to get an appointment for a blood pregnancy test. I could start as early as Monday(CD26),but either way I will know by next Friday!
I'm sorry to hear about your results... but I'll keep everything crossed for you! Good Luck and keep me posted!
No, I live in South Carolina and my husband graduated from Alabama... We would love to move there though! Thursday I was fired from my job, so we have had a lot of stress lately. Hopefully this won't kill my good cycle I have going. This morning I had the highest temp I've ever had while charting... So hopefully that's a good thing!
If AF comes this month, then we are going to do 100mg of Clomid next cycle. So AA - If all goes horribly for both of us, we'll remain cycle buddies at least!
HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!