I went to fertility specialist yesterday and got given it but mainly because I asked for it (I'm 42). I'm not sure whether to give it a go or not and not sure about the injection side of things - i.e. injection to release the egg. I don't want to mess up future cycles.
I've had clomid but no injections involved? Clomid stimulates the ovaries and therefore (should) allow ovulation. Clomid should also be monitored very closely with ultrasound scans and blood tests. I've had 6 cycles and have been lucky enough to get a BFP but it's been a long hard journey
I am on my third cycle of iui with clomid, I have also been taking a trigger shot to ovulate if I don't have Lh surge by day 13.
I would ask about if you will have a scan if you don't surge naturally, if you end up doing the trigger shot then you will need a scan to time the trigger correctly as eggs won't release if they are triggered when they are too small.
I take the clomid at night so as to minimize the experience of the side effects. I'd rather have night sweats than hot flushes at work.
I take 100 mg days 3-7, from what I have read you take it earlier in cycle to get more eggs and later in the cycle to have one or two eggs.
The only side effects I have had are hot flashes and one possible cyst, but it could just have been a large follicle. My side effects haven't been too bad but they change intensity each cycle so I can't predict what this month will be like.
Hi mascaraisamust - I got my climid privately - the consultation was £250 and then prescription only about £11 - follicle tracking etc. about another £600 - not sure I can afford that - so it is expensive - I reckon if you went to GP they'd give it to you. Thanks birchygoo - I've chickened out of it this cycle as am worried about the side effects and have to do a lot of public speaking in next couple of weeks. May give next cycle a go - just seems so odd that the doctor just threw it at me because I asked. Probably thinks there is no hope because of my age. Fingers crossed for you for this cycle.
When they gave it to me they said it was a chaep non invasive prettybsafe treatment method so thats probably why they gave it tonyou nomquestions asked. I think it only costs NHS about 7 quid for 6 month treatment.
Hot flushes at Max for me were 5 a day. But that was probably only for about 2 days a month and maybe a week of a few hot flashes. It didn't affect my EWCM as others have experienced either