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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

Stephy30 Mon 07-Jan-13 22:15:07

Hi im on month 3 of clomid and have pcos. Im pretty sure I had implantation bleeding on saturday night as there was a tiny bit when I wiped and I know I ov 6 days prior to that so fingers crossed. It is very hard and depressing when af shows eveey month but keep positive and hope you get a bfp this month xx

LittleBo80 Tue 08-Jan-13 05:48:50

Thanks for your support everyone. 88happy - I don't have periods either, before my first round of Clomid I took drugs for two weeks to induce one but even that only resulted in an incredibly light bleed. I did not get a period at the end of round 1 but my doc told me just to pick an arbitrary day as day one and start again on day that's what I did -so hang in there.

Perkins1 my doc wants me to try three months at 50mg and will then increase to 150mg if no success - but will also refer me this month if no success just to have some scans etc.

Good luck everyone!!! xxxx

mrsenty Tue 08-Jan-13 15:41:45

hey its my first time on a site like this but thought i would give it ago as none of my family or friends have ever had problems with conceiving.
we have been ttc for 5yrs and am on clomid 50mg and will be startin month 2 of it this month and have just found out a friend is expecting again and has really put me in a down mood about everythin, i know i will shake the mood off eventually and act like everything is fine but have to admit it is hard

Mury Tue 08-Jan-13 18:43:10

Good point on the digital aspect - I did read an interesting fact about cheap opks yesterday - apparently the second line needs to be as dark or darker than the first line to show ovulation. As they measure a chemical that is always in the system but increased at time of ov, they can be misleading if you (like me) didn't realise this. For a long time I've thought I was ovulating perfectly but progesterone tests on the cd 21 of two recent consecutive months showed otherwise. X

LittleBo80 Wed 09-Jan-13 13:35:48

Well...I got a smiley face on a digital OPK this morning and nearly threw up with excitement, although have since read loads of forums which say that clomid can give false positives if you take too near your last tablet BUT the paperwork in the box says that clomid does not interfere with would be pretty early to O as am only on CD10 but I do take my clomid days 2-6 so who knows...anyone have any thoughts? as you can see, I am driving myself crazy! x

Mury Wed 09-Jan-13 17:10:18

Fingers crossed then! Go get busy! Xx

Stephy30 Wed 09-Jan-13 20:26:53

I ov very early on clomid. Month 1 was day 9 and this month was day 8 so it well could be hun xx

Katiki Wed 09-Jan-13 22:07:35

Just to encourage you ladies. My 1st cycle clomid baby is now 13. Taller than me and stealing my make up.

Also conceived dd2 when dd1 just 9 mo without any help. It doesn't work for everyone but it does work.

Fingers crossed for lots of bfps

Perkins1 Thu 10-Jan-13 18:59:19

Exciting time LittleBo80....hope you've worn your hubby out wink Keep us posted!

Hi Stephy, when did you ovulate prior to Clomid? Are you on 50mg too or a higher dose? I normally ovulate around CD 16 so I hope I haven't missed it as I only started testing today (CD11) purely because I'd read about it happening earlier.....only time will tell I guess confused.

I love hearing a success story, thanks for sharing Katiki.


LittleBo80 Tue 15-Jan-13 06:48:20

Hi there everyone - a quick question...does anyone know if the day 21 blood tests can be done too late (i.e. do progesterone levels drop after day 21 if you ovulated but are not pg?) - even though I believe I ovulated on day 10 my doctor still wants me to have the test on day 21 (which is actually a Sunday so will be the Monday, day 22). Don't want to risk getting a false negative if the clomid is actually doing something! Thanks guys.

Any news from anyone else? xxx

Mury Wed 16-Jan-13 19:06:31

Popped my first clomid tonight. Exciting stuff. AF was an unbelievable 8 days late this month so wasn't terribly impressed at my body playing silly beggars at this point. Been ttc for 17 months and never been more than 4days late! Hey ho - back on the horse again (dh will love that metaphor!).
Littlebo80 - why don't u use opks and temp charting to keep on eye on things urself? X

Kellie91 Thu 17-Jan-13 17:06:56

Hi all could help but join I'm looking for some hope more then anything nd someone to talk to in same position, I've been ttc for 2 years, had all test my right tube is blocked and my left side I don't ovulate naturally apparently fins this strange as had mc 2year ago anyway I'm not on clomid nd Im half way thru 3rd month of this nd dreading another negative sad x

SarahJ23 Thu 17-Jan-13 21:09:59

Hello everyone, first time I've posted so just wanted to thank everyone for all the story's that they are shearing. I've been ttc for three years with my hubby, I've done 6 long months of 50mg clomid unsuccessful sad just seen my futility doc a few days ago and now I'm starting another 6 months of 50mg, I asked if there was anything other they could do and they said my only other option is IVF. I don't have PCOS I just don't ovulate on my own. I'm losing faith that I will ever get pregnant and I don't have anyone that I know going throw the same sort of thing.

LittleBo80 Thu 17-Jan-13 21:34:36

Hi Mury - I did use an OPK, a fancy digital one at that, and I got a lovely big smiley face on the morning of day 9, so I guess all I am asking is whether my progesterone levels could have dropped by day 22 as this will actually be 13 days post ovulation as opposed to 7...although it could of course have been a false positive, who knows! Hope you don't get any side affects and that clomid works its magic for you x

Kellie91, keep your chin up, it is so hard I know and some days it is all I can think about but try to stay positive - it can only help in the long run. What are you using to induce ovulation as you say you are not on Clomid? x

Momo1974 Fri 18-Jan-13 12:34:16

HI All I am so glad I have found this thread - I unfortunately had an ectopic pregnancy in November of last year and lost my left tube (and almost my life, surgeon said another 30 minutes and I wouldn't have survived I had lost that much blood when it ruptured - the worst ectopic my hospital had seen - anyway I am here and my DS of 3 years old still has his mummy which is the most important thing). Anyway sorry for the life story - my consultant has just prescribed me Clomid to start from my next period which is due 28.01.13 all being well - I have to take the tablets on days 2-6 with a blood test on day 21 for the first 2 months - I am just popping on to say Hi and hopefully there will be lots of baby dust for us all whilst on CLomid - good luck all!!! I am so excited to start on it - I usually ovulate late on day 19 so will be using the ovulation sticks - can anyone advise how often and from what day in the cycle to start having regular sex please? xx

Kellie91 Fri 18-Jan-13 18:33:20

Sorry littlebo80 it was supposed to say I am on 100mg clomid been on past 3 month with no success, not back at consultant til march
Momo1974.. Sorry to hear that, I got advise to have sex between days 8 and 20 every other day as sometimes every day can be too much I'd also advise to go online and down load the egg meets sperm book I found this very helpful x

Kellie91 Fri 18-Jan-13 18:33:57

Sorry the book is actually called the sperm meets egg plan xx

LittleBo80 Sat 19-Jan-13 15:11:53

Hiya Momo1974, thanks for sharing your story, really puts things into perspective and I really admire your spirit and enthusiasm to keep trying xx I take Clomid days 2-6 too, it did not work first month but this month I did get a positive on a digital OPK on day 9, it could of course have been a false positive but fingers crossed it was the real doctor said to have regular intercourse for 8 days 5 days after the last tablet, but if I did ovulate on day 9 that is only 3 days after the last one, so perhaps get cracking a bit sooner than that! Fingers crossed for everyone.

Kellie91, so you are on 100mg, cool. When you say no success, do you mean that you are not ovulating or just no BFP? Do you have day 21 bloods done?

Perkins1 Sat 19-Jan-13 21:27:48

Hi guys, don't know about you but this first month of Clomid taking seems to be going really slowly!

LittleBo80 I'm in the same boat as you I think, or maybe hope?! Before Clomid I would get a smiley face on CD16 so I would only start using OPK's a few days earlier.....after much googling I saw that many people on Clomid were getting positives much earlier like your CD9. By this point I was on CD11 so started testing from far no positive OPK and I'm currently on CD21! I will be going for a blood test on Monday morning but I think it will be a waste of time. I'm hoping I did ovulate but before I started testing. Do you ever look at the test strip when you take it out of the digital reader? I usually have a look and when I'm approaching smiley face day I start to see the second line appearing which gradually gets darker until it matches the test line (which is when I get a positive result). When I tested on CD11 I could see a second line which got more feint the day after and all I get now is the one control line.....I'm hoping that was an indication that I did have a surge but I had just missed it, what do you think?


LittleBo80 Sun 20-Jan-13 15:08:37

Hiya Perkins1 - yes I agree that this month is really dragging, and the snow does not help as we are practically housebound! I definitely think that it may be the case that you started testing a little too late, certainly if you could see a second faint line at that point. I must admit that I did not look at the test strip when I took it out of the digital reader - I was so bl00dy excited that it was a positive that I took leave of my senses. Although in all honesty, 11 days on, I find myself not actually able to trust that little smiley all seems too good to be true, it was the first time I had ever used a digital OPK and so it all seems like too much of a coincidence. Had my day 21 bloods taken on Friday and, like you, feel like they were a waste of time - am totally geared up for more bad news! Everyone tells you to stay positive etc. but January is making it tough (not helped by the fact that I have given up sugar, caffeine, alcohol and have seriously reduced my carb intake as my doctor says that a carb rich diet can impact negatively on fertility...I saw people eating a victoria sponge cake on telly this morning and nearly cried with envy!). Anyhoo, sending you lots of hugs, keep me posted xx

iclaudius Sun 20-Jan-13 15:16:14

I did clomid and got pg 1st try but unlike what seems to be the norm here I took it says 5-9

Perkins1 Sun 20-Jan-13 17:16:09

Ha ha, I've quit caffeine and alcohol but didn't know about the effects carbs have?! I live on carbs! Dear me, the sh*t we've got to go through for sleepless nights and stinky nappies!
I had yet another friend tell me she was pregnant last week.....that makes 3 of them and a 4th gave birth 4 weeks ago! I'm getting quite good at putting on the 'oh wow, congratulations I'm so happy for you' face now though (then I come home and have a sneaky cry and then sort my head out as though nothing happened).
Let us know what your blood tests come back with x

Kellie91 Mon 21-Jan-13 09:18:54

littlebo80 ive had 21day bloods last month and this month but wont no results till go back in march, i only started usin opk this month and dint get a positivex

LittleBo80 Mon 21-Jan-13 20:38:36

OK, so my doctor phoned me this evening and my progesterone level on day 19 was 65!!! so, definitely ovulated - thank the lord!!! Am trying not to get my hopes up too much, guess I should hold off till the weekend to test...unless AF gets me first. But - if I really did ovulate on day 9 I am 12 dpo soon do you think I could test (I have a super accurate digital HPT loitering in my bathroom cupboard...).

Oh and Perkins1 - I am a total carb monster too usually, we live near an awesome little bakery and I have been known to polish off a whole loaf in a day before...washed down with a massive slab of cake! xx

Sez906 Wed 23-Jan-13 17:00:14

Hello all, is this thread still active?

I have PCOS and managed to have my record number of periods last year - a grand total of 4! I have a 12 year old and 9 year old. Since my 9 year old we haven't used any contraception. I spoke to my Dr a year ago. She gave me Metphormin (hence the record number of periods!). I spoke again to a Dr yesterday to ask if I can be given Chlomid. He said no. They don't do it on the NHS in our surgery sad. What do I do?! I know I should be pleased with the two I have - and I am very happy obviously. But if when any of friends tell me they're pregnant, I feel like I'm grieving the child I don't have!

Does anyone else know what I mean?

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