Clomid not working this month
kele79 · 30/01/2012 19:48
I am on my second cycle of clomid. The first cycle worked well and I had a normal 28 cycle, but I am now on day 36. I had blood test this morning (3rd week in a row that I've had to go). Anyway called for my results this evening and I haven't ovulated so I have been told to start my Clomid again. Feeling really shit about it as I really hoped this was the month.
Has this happened to anyone else?
notcitrus · 30/01/2012 20:06
Are you taking provera and metformin as well?
I ended up taking all three and three cycles of Clomid resulted in ovulation but no pregnancy - somehow conceived 5mo later with no other periods.
Then for dc2 took metformin and provera to get cycles going, didn't work, then added clomid and cycle 2 resulted in pregnancy.
kele79 · 30/01/2012 20:23
No, just clomid. I have PCOS, miraculously I conceived my dd naturally, but no such luck this time.
notcitrus · 31/01/2012 09:28
My understanding is you have to take clomid on days 2-6 of your cycle, so if you haven't had an ovulatory cycle one needs to get kick-started by taking progesterone (provera), or there's little point in the clomid.
I'd go back and have a chat with your consultant. Plus PCOS usually means they like to try metformin to see if that can reduce symptoms/enable a cycle to happen. Good luck.
kele79 · 31/01/2012 19:54
Thanks nevercan, really needed to hear a positive experience.
I have to go back in 3 weeks to see the consultant and have yet more blood tests, fingers crossed it works this time.
Dreading the mood swings though. I got them quite bad on 50mg, so no idea how i will feel on 100mg
Nevercan · 01/02/2012 15:15
I luckily never got those side effects or no-one noticed anything different to normal in my case
comeonbishbosh · 08/02/2012 20:28
Ooo, it is just frustrating isn't it. The human body seems to be a very erratic thing.
If good news stories help, I was almost a year on Clomid while they adjusted the dose (upwards to 150) but it worked for me. Generally there is a high success rate with it - but obviously can still take months. Hang on in there!
That said, it's worth asking about the other options. I am TTC no2 and Clomid only seems to be working intermittently, so am now adding in Metaformin). Sometimes it feels like one big chemistry experiment, but all for a good cause!
5inthebed · 08/02/2012 20:39
DS1+2 both conceived on my third cycle of Clomid.
Hope this cycle works for you
AnyFucker · 08/02/2012 20:42
good luck OP
dc1 was conceived after 5 cycles of Clomid, and 2 miscarriages
dc2 took one cycle
keep perservering, the chances are it will work for you too
if only we had a crystal ball, it would make all the infernal waiting much more bearable !
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