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First Clomid cycle starts tonight!

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NewLeafExpat Thu 04-Jun-15 11:13:41

Hi Ladies, after actively trying for over 16 months of trying I will be starting Clomid for the first cycle tonight. Slightly nervous about side effects but excited.

I've tried all natural methods, acupuncture, diet, soy, (meditating!?) etc before finally going to Docs and all paths leading to Clomid.

So, my renewed excitement, enthusiasm, hopefulness leads me back to mumsnet. Baby, here we come!

Anyone else starting Clomid, with positive stories, or expecting a BFP at the end of June/First week of July come join my symptom spotting and positivity. THIS IS THE MONTH!

(i hope)

Stepawayfromthezebras Thu 04-Jun-15 11:26:23

Good luck NewLeaf! smile

I'm currently on day 32 of my first Clomid cycle and no side effects to report. I usually have max 29 day cycles but Clomid sometimes makes cycles longer so I'm resisting the urge to test - also have ominous cramping which makes me think AF isn't far off.

Fingers crossed for you!

NewLeafExpat Thu 04-Jun-15 11:41:37

WaHEY Zebra CD32, basically late and you haven't tested... well seems we are very different souls then hehehe but super well done to you for your strength! I usually test about 5 times a month even though I usually know 100% that its gonna be negative. More like a ritual grin

My fingers are crossed for you!

Did you use ovulation tests or have any strong ovulation symptoms?

I am supposed to go for mid cycle scan to check follicles in a couple weeks time.... EEEEEK! Fingers crossed.

My cycles are usually 35-45 days, the consultant told me Clomid should make them come down to textbook 28 days.. I'm unconvinced!

Stepawayfromthezebras Thu 04-Jun-15 11:58:13

Thanks NewLeaf smile

I've got so demoralised by BFN's after the last 2 years that I'm going to leave testing as late as possible.

I'm doing everything I can think of while clomiding, no booze, grapefruit juice, all the vitamins, legs in the air grin, OPK's - trying to leave nothing to chance.

I didn't have any ovulation symptoms but I never do and my previous blood tests have shown I ovulated. So my consultant said there wasn't really much point me taking clomid but I wanted to try it before going down the IVF route.

EEeeek indeed, hopefully you'll have lots of juicy follicles very soon

surferchic41212 Thu 04-Jun-15 16:10:12

I have a positive story.. After trying for #2 for a year with no cycles to speak of, last month I took 50mg of clomid, had no symptoms to speak of, and got my BFP on 26th! I ovulated on cd18, had my 21 days bloods which were great- progesterone of 58(!!) and I couldn't be happier.. We're with a specialist, so have an early scan in two weeks (@8 weeks).. Good luck- it can happen! Baby dust to all!

Stepawayfromthezebras Thu 04-Jun-15 18:07:42

That's a fab story surferchic Congratulations on the BFP! smile

NewLeafExpat Fri 05-Jun-15 07:57:53

Woohoo! surferchic that is fantastic news huge congrats to you.

Positivity back up high!! grin

I'm on 50mg day two. Last night had some weird dreams about Clomid and forgetting my tablets hehehe... Strange, as if I could forget!!

Off to take folic acid! Have a good day ladies!

surferchic41212 Fri 05-Jun-15 14:15:37

Thanks ladies. I'm terrified, keep POS, but also so happy. Good luck to all!

NewLeafExpat Sat 06-Jun-15 13:24:59

So today is day 3 of clomid, actually I have only taken it twice coz I've been taking it at night rather than in the morning.

Maybe it's just a down patch but I feel quite low and depressed... And emotional while at the same time withdrawn. Not ideal for baby making...

Need to get back to the positivity, it will all be worth it!!!

NewLeafExpat Sat 06-Jun-15 13:26:36

How did u get on zebra any news?

5YearsTime Sat 06-Jun-15 13:26:53

Sitting breastfeeding my 10 week old clomid baby! Cycle 3 of 50mg did it for us...and DTD every single day for weeks.

surferchic41212 Sat 06-Jun-15 20:20:51

Oh, and we DTD on days 10,12,14 (then I got positive ov) and we did 15,16,17 and 18.. Then got my positive test on cd31..

Christelle2207 Sat 06-Jun-15 20:26:36

My clomid baby is asleep in his cot. Only took 1 cyclewink

NewLeafExpat Sun 07-Jun-15 10:47:19

5years and christelle thank u for sharing, I'm so glad it worked for you no hoping so badly it will be my turn soon! All yesterday's craziness will hopefully be worth it.

I'm sipping a cup of rooibos tea instead of coffee this morning, and cutting down on my running but keeping active.

surferchic tnx for your info, it helps make me feel relaxed about it. My consultant wants me to go for internal scan for follicles on cd12-14. But if I do it means no baby making for CD10-14!!!! Coz we will be away but I'll nip back for the scan, anyway since it's the first month I think it's better I go and check how body is responding to clomid rather an skip the ultrasound for nookie time gringringringrin

How ywere your cycles before surferchic?

Stepawayfromthezebras Sun 07-Jun-15 11:24:59

grin

I got a BFP yesterday! I'd gone to the supermarket to get a test on Thursday but they'd sold out (must be something in the water round this way!) So I tested yesterday and got the happy news - after 21 months of trying it's all very surreal!

5YearsTime Sun 07-Jun-15 16:45:23

Oh my goodness. Congratulations!! My BFP was after 21 months too so know exactly how you feel grin

surferchic41212 Sun 07-Jun-15 17:37:22

My cycles pre clomid were a mess.. Between 35-90 days.. And I had a scan for follicles on day 13.. I don't think there's an issue with DTD and scan.. It's not pleasant, but they could see I had two dominant follicles which was awesome..

surferchic41212 Sun 07-Jun-15 17:37:51

And congrats step away! Come join feb thread!

Stepawayfromthezebras Sun 07-Jun-15 17:40:49

smile thanks 5years and surferchic the Feb thread has been joined!

NewLeafExpat Sun 07-Jun-15 19:34:14

Stepawayfromzebras OMGGG huge congrats that is amazing news'''!!! gringringringrin

Awesome!!! Eeeeeek! Feeling positive as I just had pill 4 of 5!!! Come onnnnnn! Counting down June wink

Stepawayfromthezebras Mon 08-Jun-15 08:52:05

grin Thanks NewLeaf!!

Best of luck for you, I have everything crossed for you smile

NewLeafExpat Tue 16-Jun-15 21:50:31

Hey ladies... Had my CD14 follicle scan today... Not feeling toooooo positive but hoping that I know
My body better than nurse statistics.

My endometrial lining was only 6mm, and no follicles on one ovary... The other ovary had a couple but the largest was only 8mm hmm

But I'm hoping that it's just coz I usually have long cycles so they need more time to mature??? Anyway I have been asked to try 100mg clomid next month if this month doesn't work.

Hard not to feel blue... It will happen I know, just a case of when ....

NewLeafExpat Wed 24-Jun-15 08:43:11

For anyone else in my shoes and following, I am now (I think) 1DPO, CD22 on my first Clomid cycle.

Although my CD14 internal scan didn't show the results I wanted, I am keeping my fingers crossed and cautiously optimistic!

Think positive!

Symptom spotting to begin soon I think winkwinksmilesmile

ShortyK Thu 02-Jul-15 23:36:01

Hello ladies, is this thread still going?

I have just taken my first ever clomid pill tonight starting month 20 of ttc baby #1. I have pcos and dh has low motility but the consultant said we could try a 3 month cycle. smile I'm so excited/nervous.

How are you all doing? Anymore positive opks or bfps? smile

NewLeafExpat Fri 03-Jul-15 13:04:44

Hey shorty

I think its just us on this thread ha ha ha! Good luck to you for your first cycle. I am also on my first cycle and have written my story below as to how i got on...

Today I think I am 7DPO, CD31.

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