Thanks for the reply. My doctor mentioned metformin too. He said the production of insulin could be a factor to my infertility. I'm willing to try anything but feel im pumping myself full of pills on the off chance it helps
I appreciate what you're saying and yes I've got cysts, and have had some removed previously as they got quite large.. I also have excessive facial hair. I've had my tubes tested, and there's an issue with one side only bit I should still be able to conceive. I ovulate like clockwork which has been confirmed by the necessary tests and I can feel Ovulation pain, ewcm changes etc. My doctor has given me Clomid, first 50mg for 3 months, a c now 100mg for 3 months and also metformin as I've got unexplained infertility. I'm not diabetic. My partners tests are all fine too. That's why I'm a bit confused, and worried about pumping myself full of tablets that have been prescribed, but are usually used for something else/specific situations. I'm willing to try anything but wanted some reassurance or advice really, as it seems a bit hit and miss approach to fertility...
No, they said it wasn't necessary. I tried 3months at 50mg and as it didn't work they gave me 3months of 100mg and the metformin. They've said if these don't work we will have to go onto the ivf waiting list. I'll have to do more research, thank you for the info!
If it's not being monitored how do they know the 50mg dose wasn't working? Clomid's job is to make you ovulate. If you're already ovulating then by definition you can't test to see if it's working by progesterone blood tests because you're already ovulating.
The higher the dose the more likely it can thin the lining, which can therefore make it harder to conceive if a fertilised egg can't implant
If the clomid is to generate more eggs, then how do they know how many follicles the clomid is stimulating without ultrasound?
It seems like they often prescribed Clomid for unexplained Infertility before putting you on the ivf waiting list, on the hope/knowledge it does help alot of people. They said I should have 6 cycles max to ensure my lining doesn't become too thin. I wish they would monitor me, and my follicles etc but they said it was unnecessary - if I didn't get a bfp it hadn't worked...
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