Originally Posted by oxford
Boots- I have pcos and I took clomid for 4 months. On when to take it day 3 or day 5, I'm not sure enough is known. You read some places that day3 gives higher quantity and day5 start gives higher quality, but I'm not too sure. It seems to be down to individual doctor choice and I think either will be fine. I'm concerned that they are not tracking your responses with the ultrasound. Can you get them to monitor you? I definitely would not increase the dosage without knowing your response on a lower dose. I also took 50mg and I produced two follicles which both ovulated so clomid seemed to work on me, although I still didn't get pregnant. Watch out for the hormone mood swings. "Clomid rage" does exist! I wasn't as bad as that, but I was so irritable with poor darling husband and felt utterly depressed and hopeless too! I hope it doesn't happen for you but at least you will recognise the cause if you feel grumpy!!
Good luck. Finally, forgive me if this is uninvited, if you do choose to lose a few pounds that has shown to be astonishingly effective for women with pcos it seems to kick start and rebalance the hormones naturally even just a couple of pounds. I have my fingers crossed for you that you find the right re to give you some good care and support. And the clomid works- there are a lot of clomid babies out there!!
Oxford, thanks for your thoughts about Clomid. I have heard the same thing about a little weight loss with PCOS and I'm trying, no worries. I was a BEAST this month on clomid. The cycle I conceived my son I was working full time and I guess too busy to notice? That definitely worries me about going up in dose, too.
Originally Posted by Xerxella
Boots - My understanding is that if you ovulate on one dose of clomid, there is no benefit in increasing the dose. So, if you track your cycle and you ovulate, I don't think there's any benefit in increasing the dose. I think that's the standard of care. (I would definitely recommend getting a new doc...). As far as 3-7 or 5-9, I don't think there's any difference. The only thing clomid can help you do is ovulate. Once that's accomplished, more clomid only hurts you (your lining, your cervical mucous, etc). Good luck to you!
Thanks, I'm starting to get it. I totally dropped the ball on temping this month, UGH. So I have no indication of O except some EWCM which is sort of neither here nor there, because I always had that in unsucessful cycles, too. No real cramping. Totally agree I need a new doc!
I'm about 5 DPO now and I'm not chock full o' pregnancy symptoms, but that doesn't mean much. My BFP was a huge surprise after months of being convinced I was and disappointed.
I am really not sure how I'll move forward if not pregnant this cycle. I don't want to go up in clomid dose but I also am not sure that I want to go to a RE yet, financially. I don't think our insurance will cover anything, not even sure if it would cover an office visit for infertility-- part of the reason I went with an OB to start. I am not really understanding if doing unmonitored clomid is likely to be super dangerous or just it's way better to be monitored. I know from my research it's not best practices.
, your username sounds so familiar. Were you ever in our TTC #1
in our 30s Bajingo thread. Well, I DO have MTHFR too, but I can't really remember if I'm homo or heterozygous, I think hetero. I didn't get into it when TTC, but I realized my mom had it and I should be tested when I was pregnant. They sent me to a genetic specialist and she basically didn't say much. What they did was test my homocystine levels to see if they were high. My mom definitely has high levels and clotting issues. I'd never had anything like that and my levels came back fine, so it became a non-issue in the pregnancy. There is SO much out there about MTHFR and I don't know how much if it is quackery. I am currently taking l-methyl folate just to be safe, and because it can supposedly help with mood for those with MTHFR. I wish I could be more helpful but feel free to ask any more questions. Have you seen something like 40% of the population has this mutation in some form?
There's a lot of exciting stuff going on in this thread. I am not familiar with a lot of the IVF terms so I'm a little lost, but I will keep reading and sending all of you my good thoughts. Even as a mother I have never forgotten the way infertility changed me and I always keep those struggling in my thoughts.
you can move me to waiting to know!