Clomid help, please? False Positive, or could I actually ovulate this early (CD9)? Help!
VioletVaccine · 02/07/2016 19:41
Hi, i've just started Clomid this month, Days 2-6, and from the guides I was expecting to be in fertile period in about a week from now, due to irregular cycle and not ovulating. But having used OPK today, I got this result from a Sainsbury's OPK. Which says if the Square is darker than the oval, it shows Ovulation is close?
My worry is that Clomid may have given a false Positive, I took the last tablet 3 days ago, and only used OPK today because (TMI alert) my breasts are very heavy and sore, and I don't get monthly symptoms really.
I'm just hoping someone can give me an idea whether that's Clomid side effects, if I've tested OPK too early, can it actually make the result a false Positive that you've ovulated?
If anyone can help I'd really, really appreciate it, first month taking Clomid, but 2 nearly 2.5 years TTC. Thank you
friends123 · 02/07/2016 22:36
I'm also on my first round of Clomid, however I do ovulate on my own, after 2.5 years of trying it's my last ditch attemp before IVF/ICSI.
Not sure if my experience is of any help but I started the ovulation sticks early (cycle day 2-6 on Clomid ) because I thought I was gonna ovulate early(I have a regular 28 day cycle) I use the clear blue dual hormones test, I had lots of high peak flashing faces meaning I was getting ready too, however I didn't get a positive LH surge until cycle day 13, so in my case there was no false positives. My temperature rise also confirmed it for me though.
I did have really bad hot flushes on Clomid and a quite a painful ovulation but that's about it for me. I hope Clomid works its magic for both of us .
VioletVaccine · 02/07/2016 22:58
Thank you friends me too, I hope we both have good news at the end of this month!
I'm going to test OPK again tomorrow as im not sure if such a strong +, is because it the Clomid effects giving a false + or not, as I've not had real ov. symptoms before at all, ever!
AnyFucker · 02/07/2016 23:00
Maybe have intercourse every 1-2 days for the next couple of weeks.
That should give you your best chance.
VioletVaccine · 03/07/2016 08:45
Thanks any that's the plan, totally irregular cycle so don't want to spend £60 a month testing OPK every day, just wasn't sure if this is a false + or not. Will cover all bases to make sure though
friends123 · 03/07/2016 09:18
I wouldn't of thought it would give you a false positive for your LH surge. I had a high level of estrogen from cycle day 6 but I still didn't get a LH surge for another 7 days.
Your test shows a clear positive, so I would go with thinking it was was right. Good luck Violet.
bananafish81 · 03/07/2016 13:51
Are you being monitored with ultrasound?
Ultrasound monitoring is so important to monitor
- Is it working?
2. Is it working too well? If you're over responding there's a risk of multiples. I know at least one twin pregnancy from unmonitored clomid
3. Is it 'working' (ie stimulating ovulation) but thinning the uterine lining which could prevent anything from implanting
OPKs can definitely give false positives on clomid - but would def push for monitoring. If they refuse, ask them how they propose the latter two questions are addressed?
sooperdooper · 03/07/2016 20:14
I've just started clomid this month too, but wasn't planning on checking when I ovulate - we're just planing on having intercourse every day rather than trying to plan which day to go for it!
I haven't heard anything about ultrasound monitoring whatsoever....
bananafish81 · 03/07/2016 22:17
Fine to have sex EOD rather than try and time intercourse
If you've not been offered follicle tracking, how will they tell if the Clomid is actually working - purely with day 21 progesterone bloods?
If they're not monitoring the cycle properly, there's no way to see how you're responding to the Clomid, for the reasons I outlined
If it's thinning your lining, then the Clomid could be 'working' (ie stimulating ovulation) but making it impossible to conceive
Similarly if you're over responding, you risk multiples
As I say, I personally know a Clomid pregnancy with twins - the cycle was only monitored with bloods, so there was no way to pick up that she'd had a multi follicular response
If the unit who prescribed you clomid didn't offer follicle tracking then I would definitely ask them why
sooperdooper · 03/07/2016 23:08
I'm not having bloods taken during the 3 months of clomid, I had them done before to check my levels - they haven't found any real reason why we're struggling as I am ovulating and no issues with DH either
Is everyone else having this ultrasound tracking? My treatment is NHS if that makes any difference
Sorry for hijacking the thread!!
bananafish81 · 03/07/2016 23:39
Normally clomid is prescribed for ovulation induction - to stimulate ovulation in women who don't ovulate. Hence the need for bloods to see if you have ovulated or not
Why have they prescribed clomid if you're already ovulating?
Not generally NHS practice, so confused why you'd be on a drug for ovulation induction if you're already ovulating
friends123 · 04/07/2016 06:48
I'm not having tracking,but I'm having 21 day bloods done. We have slight MFI and I also ovulate on my own.
sooperdooper · 04/07/2016 09:05
Bananafish, clomid is prescribed to women who do ovulate but still have unexplained infertility as well, to stimulate extra follicles and so increase the chances of conception
bananafish81 · 04/07/2016 10:22
Yes - privately, just not NICE guidance so quite unusual to have heard of it on the NHS.
If it's about generating a multi follicular response then isn't that generally even more reason for ultrasound tracking??! How can they assess if the Clomid is having the desired effect / at the right dose otherwise?
CatsCantFlyFast · 04/07/2016 10:27
It could still be 12-48 hours before you ovulate, so that would be cd10,11 or 12 which isn't hugely early.
BipBippadotta · 05/07/2016 09:03
Clomid invariably gives me false positives in the 3-4 days after my last tablet. Keep testing with OPKs and keep on shagging. Good luck!
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