CLOMID first timer....

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cheekycurls Mon 05-Sep-11 17:52:34

I can't seem to find any clomid threads that are active, so thought I would start this one.

Currently just finished taking my last tablet (50mg) on my first month of clomid, I'm very excited & nervous at the same time.

So many things going on in my head, no one to really talk to, symptoms are a bitch (but must mean something is working if I have symptoms yeah?!) confused

has anyone taken clomid without being monitored? My consultant isn't going to scan me to check on follicles, I just have to go back to see her in 3 weeks (not sure what for?) blush

Really hoping this works! hmm

But if anyone wants to join me on a clomid ride, share info or success stories, feel free to...... smile

highlove Mon 05-Sep-11 22:20:06

Hello cheeky,

I've not started Clomid yet, due to the cycle after next...assuming I haven't got pg in the meantime...<crosses fingers very hard at very unlikely possibility>

Not sure the extent to which my consultant will monitor me, I'm seeing him again in a month so will find out more then. In the meantime I will be lurking about here to hear how others are finding clomid, and also hoping by the time I start mine you will have graduated to another board!

Best of luck x

Florin Mon 05-Sep-11 23:05:49

I am on my first month of clomid too! I am on day 21. I think you should be scanned though my specialist said it to check you haven't released like 10 eggs. I had to get scanned on day 10 and apparently I had one dominant egg of 12 mm which he said was small however they apparently grow 2 mm a day and he didn't think I would ovulate till around day 16 and it has to reach 18 - 20mm so I reckon it still got a chance, if it doesn't though he says I have to take 100mg next month. I didn't think I was very moody but dh thinks otherwise and is a bit nervous about me taking double next month!

cheekycurls Tue 06-Sep-11 10:53:50

Hi. it's so exciting but so scary at the same time!
my consultant didn't seem too worried about not scanning me hmm I'm guessing that when I go back it's for blood tests to see if i've ovulated?? hmm
thing i'm worried about is that if I don't get scanned how will they know if 50mg is working or I need a higher dose, don't want to waste a second month at the wrong dose, confused
it's also really hard to get appointments with consultant as she has certain days for different things (she's also a surgeon) so has different clinic times/days, also NHS so waiting is part of the game

florin have you had any side affects from the clomid? sounds good about the dominant egg!! grin

When I see my consultant I'm defiantly gonna request follicle tracking as it would be good to know if it's working or not!
it was a very emotional appointment so I can't remember everything she said clearly blush but she did mention something like as I ovulate on my own (regular periods) the clomid is more for egg quality! (maybe that's why i'm not getting follicle tracking??) confused she also said about moving me up to 100mg if 50mg don't work, but how will she know without scanning me???? SO confusing, I'm kicking myself that I didn't ask her when I saw her but my head was all over the place!

this really is my last last chance as we can't afford IVF and I already have a DD so cannot get it on the NHS

happystressedmum Tue 06-Sep-11 11:00:23

Hi, I am on my third month of taking 50mg of clomid and have not been monitored at all during the three months. I have endometriosis and had a laparoscopy in March. However I was ovulating but have been ttc for well over a year now and I am 39. My consultant therefore suggested clomid to try and help things along but no success so far. I havent had any symptoms other than more ovulation pain but other than that nothing and it was appear from the smiley faces on predictor kit that I am ovulating around day 16/17.

If it doesnt work this month I am not sure what to do but will speak to my consultant.

Good luck.

Tigresswoods Tue 06-Sep-11 11:04:59

Hello! Clomid success story here!!

We conceived DS on our 3rd month of Clomid. Thought it would never happen and it felt like a miracle when it did. I was scanned (internal) once, think it was first cycle.

I read all about the horrible side effects of Clomid on here but was lucky and felt fine on it.

Just wanted to say good luck to all and hope you get good news soon. I recommend baby dance first thing followed by a round of golf. Worked for me. And I played very well!

cheekycurls Tue 06-Sep-11 11:19:47

3 months on 50mg, my consultant said if this month on 50mg don't work then she'll put me up to 100mg, (even tho i'm not being monitored to find out if it's working for me!)
maybe it's worth asking if you can go up to 100mg??
I'm defiantly gonna make sure I get monitored next month she will only let me have 6 months of clomid so need to make sure it's the right dose!

I too had a laparoscopy & also a hysteroscopy all came back fine with tubes and womb but had some small cysts on my ovaries and they are polycystic but I don't have the syndrome apparently hmm

I think she just threw clomid at me as there was nothing else she could think of, 3 years TTC is a very long time!

I also read that clomid can make you ov a little later then expected, not sure if this is true but this month we'll be SWI for a good 2 weeks starting soon also got in loads of ov tests in so I can do one everyday starting tomorrow so I don't miss it!! blush

I'm really getting the symptoms, major headaches, dizzy once or twice a day, felt sick a few times & had one day of sharp pains in womb/ovaries area (maybe it's working!)

cheekycurls Tue 06-Sep-11 11:23:31

oooh brilliant tiger what mg was you on?

baby dance first thing is a bit hard for me as DP works very early and on his days off DD gets very excited and drags him out of bed to play as he's normally gone before she wakes up and home after she's gone to bed!! sad

Tigresswoods Tue 06-Sep-11 11:28:30

Pretty sure it was 50mg. I have non-identical twin brothers so while I was desperate for a baby I was also terrified of history repeating itself!

cheekycurls Tue 06-Sep-11 11:32:11

yeah I'm worried about twins also!! although twins are amazing all the risks of pregnancy are higher with twins and (if I get pregnant) it would be a very worrying stressful time anyway with my history

Florin Tue 06-Sep-11 20:15:04

I am worried about twins too as I am a twin my Aunties are twins and every maternal generation before that has twins!
I am really lucky that I broke down to my parents after a year of trying and they insisted on paying for me to go private(bless them they feel if I am broken, then they made me so their job to try and get it fixed!) anyway they even helped me research and I am now under one of the best specialists possible.
As far as side affects not sure if it was one but I never get nightmares but I had one every day I took the tablets and then they stopped the day after my last pill (and they were not baby related so don't think it was stress) I am also an incredibly cold person (I am writing this curled up to the on radiator) however I got night sweat waking up really hot. Had the odd headache but nothing awful.
The stress of it all means I am also stressed at work which has affected my performance which my boss had me in a meeting about. Its so frustrating as its like a disease you can't talk about it. Sometimes I wish I could just explain what a hard time I am having.
Next its 100mg so see what that brings hope it works as just want to be pregnant then I can be on the count down to being out of my job!

cheekycurls Tue 06-Sep-11 21:04:22

wow! shock ur percentage of having twins must be higher then the average 10% ??

don't even get me started on the hot flushes, one min I'm freezing, curled up with a blanket next I'm burning and every window in the house has to be opened!!

fully agree with you, 'like a disease you can't talk about' it's just such a hard thing to talk about, I always put on the smile and carry on but secretly very upset with the whole TTC business!! sad

7lamby Tue 06-Sep-11 21:43:58

Hi all, I started my first dose of clomid 50mg on 15th August but only managed to take 2 tablets as I got severe migraines, blurred vision etc. I was gutted as I'd waited 3 months for my period to come sad however on 31st August felt some stomach pain and thought I'd do an ovulation test and it was positive!(I hadn't ovulated since starting trying 12 mths ago).

I had my day 21 progesterone yesterday and it came back as 43.7 (in June it was 1.6) all positive. Only downer is my husband was away the week I ovulated on a business trip to china!!! So not fair. But at least this is a step in the right direction.

As soon as AF arrives my doctor wants me to try taking the clomid again for as long as I can manage the symptons. This is such a roller coaster! Fingers crossed for a happy out come for all smile

Florin Tue 06-Sep-11 22:10:37

cheeky curls I am doing the cold bit now, curled up on sofa with duvet and hot water bottle and the cat. Did you fine side affects went all through your cycle or just while on tablets?
7lamby bad luck with the bad side affects any chance next time you could take time and hybinate for a few days? As you have had such a positive reaction to just 2 days may be worth it.
I am completely hacked off with the whole process just want it to work!
We have always known that our chances of twins would be high even without the clomid so kind of always planned that if we were ready for 1 we had to also be ready for 2!

cheekycurls Tue 06-Sep-11 22:25:00

oh 7lamby that's a brilliant result for just taking 2 tablets I know the headaches are bad but could be worth it in the long run!?

Florin same here minus the water bottle! grin I only just took my last tablet yesterday and I still have the headache today, seriously hope they don't last the whole cycle!!! shock

cheekycurls Wed 07-Sep-11 08:54:51

well woke up this morning with 2 lovely big spots on my face!!! angry

unusual for me, I only get spots just before AF shows, is this another side affect with clomid?

jerryg Wed 07-Sep-11 20:08:50

I got pregnant on my first round of 50mg clomid after over a year with no periods after coming off the pill (PCOS) He is 16 months and sleeping upstairs grin Good luck all! x

7lamby Wed 07-Sep-11 21:24:08

Hi Florin I understand just wanting it to work. You spend your late teens early twenties desparately trying NOT to get pregnant then all of a sudden we are trying desperately to get pregnant! Yes I will hybinate for a few days if the symptons are as bad. I am day 23 now so not long to wait smile

Cheeky curls I haven't experienced spots but I blame everything on the clomid!!!!

Florin Wed 07-Sep-11 21:29:35

7lamby I am on day 23 too! not sure how long my cycle will be though, its normally about 31 days but last month was 27 days. I blame everything on the clomid too, that way dh can never blame me for being grumpy!

cheekycurls Wed 07-Sep-11 22:42:12

think i'm gonna go with that one and blame everything on clomid!!! grin
headaches are finally easing up now, but still moody, nothing new there as DP told me tonight! ha shock

I'm only on CD 10 atm, very excited and impatient now....

littlejesamiah Thu 08-Sep-11 08:40:07

Hi all I'm so glad thus thread has started I'm starting to take my first round next week as consultant has given me some tablet to give me a period first then can start taking it woo hoo winkwink
I'm so hopeful me and the dh also have multiples in both our families he is an identical twin also he has triplet and twin cousins! And I have twins on my side! But hey ho just hoping that everything works. Also my consultant said that if in first month of chlomid 50mg if that didn't work would put me straight up to 100mg then 150mg for the third month. Does this sound normal???

Good luck to all of us and hopefully our chlomid babies xxx

cheekycurls Thu 08-Sep-11 09:55:56

oh wow littlejesamiah u could have a 'litter' grin

that does sound normal, they up the dose slowly cos if they give u a higher mg to start off with u can release too many eggs, they need to find out what mg is right for u

are u having follicle tracking when u start clomid?

littlejesamiah Thu 08-Sep-11 10:23:19

Yeah but it was my nurse who has sorted that out as my consultant who has recently changed was a complete nightmare! X

cheekycurls Thu 08-Sep-11 10:38:03

I think they should be monitoring u closely as u have twins and triplets in both families, be wrong of them not to.

for me they have just thrown clomid at me without monitoring but i'm low risk of multiple births (none in family on both sides) but I will be insisting on follicle tracking next month (if I don't get pregnant this month grin )

Tigresswoods Thu 08-Sep-11 13:54:34

I just have to say multiples can only "run" on the mother's side. Think about it.....

grin

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