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TAKING CLOMID FOR THE FIRST TIME AND REALLY EXCITED AND SCARED!!!!

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sambrads Thu 03-Jan-08 08:21:36

HELLO EVERYONE !!!!
I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CONCIEVE FOR NEARLY A YEAR AND WITH NO LUCK AND AN UNDERACTIVE THYROID THE DOCTOR HAS PRESCRIBED ME WITH CLOMID!!!
I TOOK MY PERIOD ON 23RD DEC AND TOOK IT DAY 1 _ 5 I AM DUE TO GET MY BLOODS TAKEN ON 11TH THEN 23RD IS BIG TEST DAY!!!
I HAVE READ SO MANY SUCCESS STORIES BUT I CANT HELP FEELING NEGITIVE AS I DONT WANT TO GET LET DOWN !!!

HAS ANYONE GOT ANY SUPPORT OR ADVICE OR FEELING THE SAME??
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

Lomond Thu 03-Jan-08 08:38:38

Hi smile

Just wanted to share my success story. My little clomid baby just turned 4! I was prescribed clomid because of PCOS and it worked on the 3rd month.

I conceived number two (now 6mths) without clomid. Found out I was pregnant when I went for the scan to check how my PCOS was before they put me back on it. Very unexpected grin

I hope it works for you!

Good luck & Happy New Year x

DungunGirl Thu 03-Jan-08 13:26:12

Hiya

So nice to read success stories...

Been TTC for 10 months - no joy. My GP suspects I have PCOS, but cannot confirm yet. Sooooo frustrating!!!

I have had day 1-5 bloods ( testosterone ) and day 21 bloods ( general hormoe/thyroid ) and now I have to go on for an ultrasound next week.

Why does it take so long....

Sambrads...you are so lucky that you have been perscribed clomid straight away. It has been almost 3 months for me now of taking blood tests and waiting for results. And then more of a wait for the ultrascan.

Hey LOMOND....did you have to go through all this before you were perscribed the first time?

I am getting anxious now as time just seems to be ticking away while I have to go through all these tests...

Twiglett Thu 03-Jan-08 13:27:59

Hi

I remember freaking out when I first took clomid because I'd read all the potential side-effects... it took an online friend to talk me down and stop me putting my finger down my throat

it was just panic though .. I had no side-effects at all

well apart from conceiving first cycle of course (I took it for a short luteal phase)

DungunGirl Thu 03-Jan-08 13:38:53

Twiglett

I suspect I have a short luteal phase...my BBT charts suggest an average of 10 days.

What did you have to do to get your GP to perscribe?

I mentioned short luteal phase to my GP and she just glossed over it and has instead sent me for all sorts of blood tests and I have an ultrasound scan on Tuesday!

fizzbuzz Thu 03-Jan-08 14:20:40

I thought a specialist hd to prescribe clomid. Not a GP.

It worked for me on 3rd cycle (well second really, but I had a chemical pregnancy on that occasion). However, it changed my ovulation time, so first cycle I was trying at the wrong time without knowing.

I had horrid side effects though...

Bonnie123 Thu 03-Jan-08 15:28:04

I have been TTC for about 18 months, after many trips to the doctor with advise of "just relax it will happen when you at least expect it" I decided to contact a specalist who did a lap and it was discovered that I had cysts on my ovaries and endometreosis, which she removed (before the op I only had a 2% chance of falling as my tubes were blocked). I am now in my second month of clomid as I wasn't successful on the 1st attempt. Anyway I just wanted to share my story and I will keep you updated! Side effects I have got are blurred vision and feeling a bit down.
So nice to finally find a site with success stories!!!

Twiglett Thu 03-Jan-08 15:54:39

Hi dungirl .. I think 10 days is ok .. it's under 10 days that you need to do something .. mine were running at around 8 days

you can try high dosage (100 - 200mg) B6 vitamin supplement .. (need to ask for it specifically) .. it takes a while to build up .. but it can't hurt

there are other natural supplements too if you're interested

sambrads Thu 03-Jan-08 16:15:45

hello everyone thanks so much for your stories!!!!

dungun girl i dont no why i was prescribed it so soon i think turning on the water works may help !!!
i dont really have any side effects appart from terrible hot flushes and headaches but i can cope with it ok !!!

i am also feeling a bit down as i am the most unlucky person going and the chances of me concieving first time round is proberly never going to happen!!
some people have said to me that i should be monitored which is also making me scared!!!

thanks so much everyone its great having support from you all as i cant bring myself to talk about it to my family and friends
sorry about the lenght!!!

sambrads Thu 03-Jan-08 16:18:48

hi lomond forgot to ask did you feel any different after taking clomid ?

i think i should be feeling my ovaries working flat out!!!

i no i am being silly any advice????

Bonnie123 Thu 03-Jan-08 16:59:32

Hi Sambrads On my first course I was monitored on day 10 and they detected folicles (eggs) and then I went back 2 days later for another scan and it was confirmed that I had ovulated. I didn't really start to feel any different until I had ovulated and then I got a bit down and got hot flushes!! I don't think you can feel your ovaries working flat out so don't worry!! I know exactly what you mean about being the unluckiest person in the world because I feel exactly the same. It does help chatting on this site as we're all in the same position aren't we. Hope this helps

Lomond Thu 03-Jan-08 20:42:49

Hi Dungungirl, yes I did go through all the blood tests first, next came the appointment with the consultant for an ultrasound scan and I was prescribed the clomid straight away. It was just a case of waiting for my next period to start the course.So hopefully it won't be long now.

I know how you feel about all the waiting around. It is so frustrating but you will get there and it is well worth the wait.

Good luck x

Lomond Thu 03-Jan-08 20:50:01

Good luck to you all, I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Sambrads I never really got any bad side effects. A few mood swings (according to DP!) and some headaches but nothing too bad.

lol my ovaries didn't feel any different and the only advice I can give is chain your dh/dp to the bed grin

I was also monitored on my first month (poss 2 I can't remember blush ) they detected folicles and took their length. It looked promising so obviously I was disappointed that it didn't work straight away.

The waiting is horrible, every month I would convince myself that this was it. When it finally happened I took 5 pregnancy tests. The nurses were laughing at me at the EPU. Said I was wasting my money, I just didn't believe it was finally happening to me!

Baby dust to you all xxx

sambrads Thu 03-Jan-08 22:05:34

haha lomond i took 12 tests when i got pregnant with my ds as i could not believe it as i was also trying for ages!!!

not sure when i am ment to ovulat as my period was late this month and i am all off my dates my period started 23rd so i think i should be ovulating around 5th ?????
any help????

think i should just do it every other night to be sure!!

my dh was annoyed that he was not going to get any loving over christmas now he will just get sick of looking at me hahaha

Lomond Fri 04-Jan-08 21:48:03

smile I never listened to the every second day thing. We did it every day to be sure!

I would get busy if I were you, you should be fertile soon.

Good luck x

sambrads Sat 05-Jan-08 09:38:54

do you think you should do it every day?

the doc says that sperm can survive up til 7 days after sex?????????

i am going to be fit this month hahaha

Lomond Sat 05-Jan-08 13:44:03

don't think it is necessary but I don't believe it does any harm either! Just do what suits you but I wouldn't miss more than one day in your fertile time. smile

DungunGirl Tue 08-Jan-08 15:03:06

Hi Ladies!!!

Had my ultrasound scan this morning and the radiographer said that my scan showed not 100% PCOS as my ovaries are bumpy but not as bumpy as he would expect to confirm PCOS.

So, my blood tests showed hormone imbalance and my ultrasound doesn't really confirm anything! GREAT!

I just want to get on with it !!!!!!! Now I am going to have to go through more tests and more waiting....oh no....

Did anyone have the same experience before being perscribed clomid?

sambrads Tue 08-Jan-08 15:44:51

hi ya dungunghirl!!!!!!!

not good but at least you dont have PCOS!!!!

i have nothing wrong with me except i cant ovulate myself so thats how i got clomid !!

why dont you see about buying it yourself or did you ask the doctor about???

Lomond Tue 08-Jan-08 21:01:02

Hi DungunGirl,

Sorry you didn't get any answers today. Hope they find out what it is soon and you get some answers.

I never had any problems getting it, I think my PCOS was quite bad so they didn't hesitate in prescribing it, I was a bit shocked really as I thought I would have more waiting. Once they actually find out what is wrong (if anything) things should move pretty quickly onto the next step.

Don't think it s

Lomond Tue 08-Jan-08 21:02:20

Sorry pressed post by accident...

Don't think it is something that is prescribed until they have confirmation of the problem iukwim.

Kerri1983 Tue 08-Jan-08 21:06:07

Hi, I had scan to confirm PCOS and was prescribed Clomid just after, I think they need to identify the cause if any before prescribing. Keep your hopes up things will work out in the end!! smile x

DungunGirl Wed 09-Jan-08 16:16:55

Thanks all.

I know that they need to have a cause to perscribe.

However, impatience makes one crazy!

I had a friend who had been trying for a year, and her GP just gave her clomid to 'kick start' things without even doing any tests!

And guess what!

She got pregnant after her first cycle!

so jealous.....

sambrads Wed 09-Jan-08 16:50:49

i hope thats the case for me dungungirl as i have been given it to kick start my ovaries!!!!!!

it will be you soon

primrose88 Sun 13-Jan-08 14:06:24

Hi sambrads, I think I posted to you on another thread I started about clomid. I cant beleive how simillar our stories are. Like you my period started 23.12.07, And I took my first round of clomid days 5-9 100mg. I had my bloods taken 11th of this month to see if it made me ovulate (still waiting for results) I to will be doing the dreaded test round about the 23rd also. Heres me saying your not alone, and I hope we are both lucky enough to catch 1st time. I heard a lot of good stuff on mumsnet about clomid so lets both stay positive keep us posted smile

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