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Can Clomid bugger everything up?

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ginghambingham Fri 29-May-15 07:31:16

Hi - I'm 44. On my first cycle of Clomid after a m/c at the end of last year. Am still ovulating on my own, but FSH is 12 and consultant said Clomid would provide a "boost".

The only symptom I had when I was taking it was headaches.

I'm now on day 14, but the CB monitor just keeps saying "high". I normally ov on days 10-11. Fertile CM has almost disappeared.

I've been feeling sick and giddy with it too. Day before yesterday - day 12 - I had violent pain in my abdomen, thought I was going to throw up and/or pass out. Had to sit down with a colleague (who thankfully knows what I'm taking and why) and get myself with it enough to go into a meeting. Then yesterday, my abdomen was so tender and I felt sick again (though not so much as day before) I had to leave a yoga class.

Thought the pain might be ovulation - but CB monitor hasn't picked it up.

Has anyone else had this? I know I haven't been through a whole cycle with it yet. But don't think I've ovulated, and am not sure that the crazy sickness/cramps/whirlies is a great sign?

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ginghambingham Fri 29-May-15 07:43:55

Should have said too:

I'm not being scanned or monitored - just going for a blood test on day 21.

I don't have PCOS or anything - have been ovulating every month (except one after m/c) on my own, according to ClearBlue Advanced Fertility Monitor.

Rainy34 Sat 30-May-15 14:11:32

Hi Ging I dont know much about clomid but i am waiting to be referred to fertility treatment and hoping to be put on it too

I just looked at an article about Clomid and it says that pelvic pain and sickness or nausea can be a side effect, i will try to put the link to the page so you can read it too, best of luck!! www.drugs.com/clomid.html

megarobotdiscoparty Sat 30-May-15 19:53:09

Loss of fertile CM is another side effect! I felt quite unwell on Clomid and was a monstrous cow and that was only on 50mg. Got my BFP first cycle though.

ginghambingham Wed 03-Jun-15 13:12:46

I'm on day 19 with it now and still no ovulation showing up on the monitor. No more side effects, thank God. I go for the day 21 progesterone blood test on Friday - so I guess that will say definitively whether it happened.

Hope it goes better for you, Rainy. And be prepared to be pushy. You may get a wonderful specialist, but the first one I saw told me I stood less than 2% chance of getting pregnant, even with IVF. Then I got pregnant naturally, but miscarried. The consultant who's seeing me now is much more positive and suggested Clomid.

I've found a supplement called FertileCM and have started taking that now too. It's a bit late for this cycle, but hopefully will help next time.

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