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Ok all you wonderful women out there who are taking Clomid to help you get pregnant, I have a question.<br><br>
Why do women take Clomid? I've seen some women who take it because they don't ovulate at all. I've seen some women take it because they ovulate late in their cycles. I've seen some women take it even though I'm not sure why they are.<br><br>
We have been TTC for 7 cycles (today is CD1 of cycle #8) and I have been debating on going to a fertility Dr. I know that I ovulate, but it's not a regular ovulation cycle (check out my charts in my sig) I seem to ovulate at different times each month. I know that I can have children because I have a 7 year old. (unless something has changed with my body in the last 7 years, which I guess is completely possible) I have reason to believe that I had a chemical pregnancy in September (2 + HPT's and extreem swelling in my breasts that hasn't gone away to this very day)<br><br>
So based on my history, does this seem like a reason to go to a Dr and ask what's up? I don't know if I want to go on Clomid, but I do know that I want to have a baby more then anything in this world. Is Clomid worth it? Do I want to suffer through the side affects of Clomid to try something that should be natural?<br><br>
AAAAAAAAAAARRRGH!!!! I just don't know what to think! Someone please help.
 

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I don't know..<br>
bumping for ya <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
ALSO try crossposting in infertility.
 

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I don't have an answer, but I'm in almost the same boat as you. I don't have any reasons to question my fertility, but if I don't get pregnant in 6 months we'll be offered drugs. I'd like to get opinions of drugs before I make a choice.<br><br>
I also have every reason to believe I have a miscarriage in the begining of October.
 

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I am taking both met and clomid. The reason... I simply do not ovulate correctly if at all with out these meds. I have PCOS... this is my first month actually on both meds at once and I have a feeling that it may have worked this time. I have been with my dh for 11 yrs now and I dont have any children of my own. I am 27yrs and I am currently on cd25... I am waiting another week and a half before i poas....
 

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If I were you I would start first with your dh/so on testing. His fertility could have changed in the past 7 yrs as well and men are waaaaaay easier to test and diagnose. TCOYF mentions that clomid is over-prescribed but yet I can understand wanting to try it.<br><br>
Most women take it because they either do no ovulate or because they need to increase their luteal phase. Your luteal phase looks great and you are ovulating. You have long cycles but that doesn't necessarily mean there is something wrong. Like I said, I would start with getting your dh's fertility tested and then take it from there.
 

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Get tested for PCOS.... If you have that... It is a huge factor as well... some symptoms are.. ofcourse irregular periods, lack of ovulation, body or facial hair, over weight and more... if you experiance any of these symptoms you may have PCOS.<br><br>
My dh has already tested his sperm count. We are waiting on my first couple of cycles to test his motility. At the same time, I am making sure he eats plenty of eggs and drinks milk in the morning. I don't know if it helps, but he sure has energy for the trying later on
 

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I guess it all depends. Depending on your age, a doctor may want you to wait a bit longer before prescribing anything or even doing any tests. Have you discussed any of it with your MW/OB?<br><br>
I'm one of those who got terribly impatient and took clomid even though I was ovulating. I had read that clomid could create a "stronger ovulation"-- whatever that means. Mostly I was running out of ideas, and needed to try <i>something</i>. Almost as soon as I started it, I found a few things that suggested that if you are already ovulating clomid might DECREASE your chances of getting pregnant (it can dry up CM, make it more acidic...thereby not giving the sperm a chance to get where they want to go). This really stressed me out and I had decided that we were going back to the old fashioned way of TTC... well, if OPKs and acupuncture qualifies as old fashioned. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
As it turned out, I got pregnant on our second cycle of clomid. But I also started acupuncture that cycle and honestly, I can't say what I'd decide if I had the decision to make over again.
 
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