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rachie12 Thu 05-Apr-12 20:03:46

Hi, im on my second month of 50g clomid hoping it works this time, i have been trying to become pregnant for 2 years now i already have a 3 year old daughter and they are not sure why im struggling to become pregnant again. I would love to hear some good news about clomid i dont think i can take anymore negative tests sad The hospital have only given me 3 months of 50g and said if it does not work they wont give me anymore! so i dont no what they do next. i havent really had many side effects from it just headaches. If anyone can let me know there experience that would be great thanks
Rach xxx

5inthebed Fri 06-Apr-12 10:50:40

Is 50g 2 tablets?

I conceived both DS1 and DS2 on round 3 of clomid when I was taking 2 tablets (sorry was a while ago so can't remember dose).

Wishing you all the luck with round 2.

rachie12 Fri 06-Apr-12 18:34:24

Hey,congrats it nice to see it works i have read about people been on clomid for years with no result!. The hospital have given me tablets for 5 days on days 2-6 1 tablet per day each tablet is 50g.

emmyloo2 Tue 10-Apr-12 03:43:10

I conceived DS1 using clomid, first round, 50mg. I had no side effects whatsoever. I imagine I will have to use it again for DS2 because I have PCOS. I didn't even notice I was on it and had a perfect response to it according to my specialist.

Good luck.

Nevercan Wed 11-Apr-12 10:21:02

I conceived dd1 on third month of clomid and then dd2 came along with no clomid. Good luck smile

rachie12 Wed 11-Apr-12 18:12:50

hiya, Thankyou for all the possitive feedback im getting my hope back now, i Know i have ovulated this month so fingers crossed this will be the month for me smile

rachie12 Mon 16-Apr-12 20:51:56

i am due on my period friday and i have been getting some pain today i have sore nipples though, but it dosent look good sad Then i will start my 3rd and final round of clomid 50mg i really hope it works or i dont know what else they will do for me! sad

TheRedQueen Mon 16-Apr-12 21:12:10

I had clomid for six months and did not get pregnant. HOWEVER, my gynae said to keep trying in the couple of months after the course finishes because it can "kick start" your ovaries into doing what they are supposed to (for a while). It worked for me. DD is now 6!

Best of luck! xx

rachie12 Tue 17-Apr-12 09:37:39

Hi, i hope that works for me then as i have come on my period this morning sad absolutly gutted!

TheRedQueen Tue 17-Apr-12 14:42:02

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear. It's really bloody awful, isn't it? I will never, ever forget that feeling of complete and utter devastation, month after month after month.

Are you being scanned at the hospital on certain cycle days and is blood being taken so they can adjust the chlomid dosage to make sure they have got it at optimum level? I seem to remember that I had to give blood on days 7-ish and 21-ish and there was a scan on around day 10 each month to check that ovulation would occur.

rachie12 Tue 17-Apr-12 15:24:29

hey, no the have not done any of that for me they have only took blood on the 21st day on the first month i took the clomid and thats it! i have got an appointment to go back on the 1st of may to discuss what to do next.

FriendofDorothy Tue 17-Apr-12 15:31:29

I got pregnant on my first cycle of 50mg of Clomid. Still early days of the pregnancy but I am happy!

rachie12 Tue 17-Apr-12 15:42:26

Aw congratulations thats fab news smile

TheRedQueen Tue 17-Apr-12 19:36:04

I have just looked back at my case notes and as well as the chlomid I had two HCG injections at around days 10 to 12 to support ovulation and then progesterone tablets for about 10 days after ovulation to help keep the womb lining thick. I live in Germany though, so maybe they do things differently over here.

Do you know what the actual problem is that they are trying to solve or is their giving you the chlomid just a "stab in the dark" so to speak?

rachie12 Tue 17-Apr-12 19:39:40

i have a polocystic overies but they are not too bad and my right fallopion tube is blocked, my periods have always been regular and im sure i have ovulated most months! i concieved my first child naturally but it did take me 3 years!

TheRedQueen Tue 17-Apr-12 19:56:10

Well, I'd try and take great heart in having conceived your DD1 naturally; at least it shows that your body can do it once it puts its mind to it!

In the meantime, though, you do have all my sympathy. It's hard enough trying for no. 1, but the wait the second time around is just as soul-destroying yet people generally seem to show so much less understanding and compassion (quote: "you've already got one! stop moaning! be grateful!").

Good luck for May.


rachie12 Tue 17-Apr-12 20:38:32

yes thats very true, my daughter is 4 in august i really didnt want a big age gap between my children but now its looking like 5 years gap or more sad plus i wanted 4 childrens so god knows how long thats going to take me lol,
Thanks for talking to me its nice to chat to someone else other than family that just tell me to relax it will happen when you stop thinking of it lol.

ggirltwin2pinot Tue 17-Apr-12 20:54:59

I conceived dd on maximum dose of clomid, think it was 150mg or 200mg , not sure as it was 20yrs ago!
I do know the desperate feeling's awful.

I was unsuccessful conceiving a 2nd child for yrs and eventually gave up as they wanted to use pergonol injections and the risk of multiple births was too high for me. We eventually conceived naturally when dd was 10yrs old and now have ds who is nearly 9yr.

I also have PCOS and think conceiving ds was helped by a low carb diet and weight loss. But also pcos tends to improve (fertility wise) when you reach your 40's. I had ds at age 40 and now have a period every month ...fed up of them now, I am 50 next month so not sure how long for.

There is the option of metformin to help with the pcos as I am sure you are aware.

GrimmaTheNome Tue 17-Apr-12 20:59:32

I conceived my DD (now 13) on my second month of clomid - IIRC 50mg (50g would be a bit hard to swallow! grin).

Ovulation predictor kits had just come in, I found them useful as I had a long cycle.

Good luck! smile

DonnaP86 Wed 02-May-12 15:40:11

Hi everyone,

Don't give up hope! My partner and I have been trying for 18 months (I found out I had PCOS) and I have just finished a 6 month course of 50mg Clomid, I was so sure it hadn't/wasn't working and I was told I would have to go up to 100mg this month and then...BFP!!

Its still early days (5 weeks today!) and I am terrified of a MC but doing everything I can. This is our 1st so we are trying not to get too excited until I am a bit further on...

Fingers crossed for you all xxx

queenofthefairies Sun 13-May-12 17:53:36

Rachie12- don't give up as even if 50mg doesn't work for you they can up your dose or add other drugs like Metformin if insulin resistance is also a problem for you. If you are on Clomid for PCOS you may well have some degree of insulin resistance due to PCOS which will inhibit conception and puts us at high risk of miscarriage.

Not that my Gynecologist told me this... All she said was if clomid doesn't work after 3 cycles she would put me on Metformin.

I'm on my 3rd cycle of Clomid at 50mg. I got pregnant but miscarried on cycle 2 and strongly believe I had a chemical pregnancy on cycle 1 too.... I reckon from my own reading and symptoms I have insulin resistance due to my PCOS which is why the clomid is getting me pregnant but I'm miscarrying early on. Trying to control my self diagnosed insulin resistance with diet as can't see consultant until end of month. ... Gp won't prescribe Metformin even though I fear that without it may miscarry again. Hopefully the diet will work.

I've heard alot of people say that the first cycle on clomid is a warm up anyway... getting the system primed and that the 2nd or 3rd try produce the results! So fingers crossed for you!

rachie12 Tue 15-May-12 10:28:24

Hi, i really have given up now i cant see what they can do next!. I have pcos scar tissue everywhere, completely blocked right tube, clomid didnt work i didnt ovulate and now my husbands sperm test came back as 0% active sad its really never going to happen sad

ivy85 Tue 22-May-12 12:57:03

Did anyone have the clomid side-effects after the ovulation ? like cramping, nausea and tiredness ? or are these early pregnancy symptoms ..just confused confused

negagain Wed 23-May-12 11:20:03

is there anyone who is having same problem, just done 3rd month and got af again so annoying. ive been on 50mg and had 21 day test which come in at 1st 31nmol/l 2nd 38nmol/l 3rd 34nmol/l. only 1 tube that works and had the test to check its clear in feb. so no probs there. im really hoping to get a result but not looking good :-(. my gyno has just just given me another 6 months supply and just said hope it works. its my gp wh does the 21 day test.

MoodyPebble Mon 20-Aug-12 21:14:19

Hi, I have just had a quick read of some previous threads and am feeling a bit more encouraged by what I have read! I have PCO- ie. PCOS without being overweight/hairy/spotty, literally just cysts on my ovaries which I have always known about since only having 2 natural periods as a teenager. I was on the pill for 12 years and came off it 18 months ago and began ttc with my hubby. Went to GP after a few months as had had no periods or any sign of ovulation. After various tests (incl HSG etc and hb's sperm count(normal) and various internal scans) I was finally prescribed Clomid 50mg a few months ago in May. I had to take Provera first and then began the Clomid. Internal scans showed only 2 eggs had grown to 9mm each. So no joy. Currently on 2nd lot of Clomid so am hoping this time it works but is supposed to be cumulative so that is good. Anyone got any advice for staying positive when you want it so much and it seems to be taking forever?! Thanks x

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