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New Clomid 100mg User - help with you're experience with it,

Category: Trying to Conceive - TTC My First Child
Posted by Sjsylvia » Apr. 29, 2012 2:24pm

I am 42 and have been TTC for six months. I just met with an RE who suggests IVF immediately (I have no health issues to speak of). During the next four weeks I have to undergo testing.... One is to see how I respond to ovulation stimulation, so I will be taking Clomid on cycle days 5-9 at 50mg two times per day. I am nervous about side effects, number one, and wonder if anyone can tell me their experiences with it? and two, I am wondering how likely it is I could get pregnant on one round of this? I am equally as afraid of IVF!!

Any new users who can compare notes with me as we go or any experienced user opinions are soooo welcome.

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Reply by wanting#4 » Apr. 29, 2012 6:38pm

I am surprised they brought up IVF with you only trying for 6 months but it could be do to your age (no offense). They should be doing blood test(s) to check your levels (FSH, LH, Estridol, etc...) and going from there. Clomid is used to help with egg quality and as a stimulant to induce ovulation if you are not. In the "Clomid Challenge" that I read about it is done over a 3 month time span so I do believe that it is odd for them to just plan one month??? Typically they start at 50mg, then will bump to 100mg and 150mg and if ovulation still doesnt occur then that at least explains some of the problem why you arent getting pregnant. If it does make you ovulate then perhaps that is the drug to stick with, although it is not recommended to be taken longer than 6 months. Has your partner has a semen analysis to see if perhaps part of the problem is on his end?

On my own personal note I am starting Clomid tomorrow for the first time (50mg) I am 30 and just had my tubes reversed the end of March. I also have regular periods so it is likely that I do ovulate on my own, however, due to 6 egg donation cycles producing 20 eggs each time since the birth of my third child I am taking Clomid to help with the egg quality - essentially I have used up more eggs than a typical 30 year old. I was on Follistim and Gonal F as stimulants with my donation cycles and did not have many side effects so Clomid being a pill form does not scare me at all! Lol I would assume that if the injectables did not bother me that it is unlikely that a pill would...we shall see :-)

Good luck to you and if you'd like add me to your friends on here and we can shoot back and forth about symptoms of the Clomid :-)

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Reply by NummerJ » Apr. 30, 2012 2:16pm

I am 29 and have been TTC since 2010, miscarrying once. I am on my third month of taking Clomid as we are trying to get my periods closer together. I currently run anywhere from 33 - 38 days apart. The only thing that I had real trouble with is the mood swings. It was really bad the first month but after that it has been easier to handle. Also, it drys you out....EVERYWHERE!! Good luck!!

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Reply by jujubees » Apr. 30, 2012 2:37pm

Hi ladies, I myself am starting Clomid round# 1 tonight. 100mg CD3-7. DH and I have been trying 19months, 1 mc 16 months ago, and then nothing... I would gladly love to keep in touch for this month!! We hav found out that I have Hashimotos which was always just diagnosed as hypothyroid... and we're keeping close wraps on my TSH levels now... also found out I have MTHFR and antibodies for APAS, but it is not "active???" so they're not worried about it... (little prayer!) I just stopped my ASA this past month and this cycle was like heaven for me.... now I'm ready to be a MOMMY!!!! Good luck ladies! XOXO

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Reply by Sjsylvia » Apr. 30, 2012 8:11pm

Wanting:
It is my age. The doctor thinks that is really the factor...tho my bf is going this month for the seman analysis to be sure we are good there. My cycles have always been regular and I am certain I have ovulated every month since trying. It's age.

I am doing the barrage of tests... on days three and then ten after the Clomid from days 5-9. And next Wednesday I go for the HSG X-ray.

Wow! You donated eggs...that's awesome. I would love to compare info as we go. I was just telling my bf tonight that I have no friends, aquaintences or otherwise who are going through this and that makes it so much harder to have no one to talk to.

Thanks, Nummer! I will pick up some pre seed just in case!!

Jujubees: I need help with the acronyms!! MTHFR and ASA? I am so new.

I guess I thought ...well, I waited all these years to find someone I love and to have a good career...and now I am having trouble conceiving. Not fair.

My bf is afraid of the actual baby part!! LOL I keep telling him my worry is the drugs for fertility and the side effects! The rest I am so ready for! I have been blessed with good health until now and have always avoided even taking aspirin.... Injecting myself has me petrified. But it is that and maybe no baby... Or most likely, no baby. Great choice!


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Reply by mrsswift2010 » Apr. 30, 2012 8:31pm

Sjsylvia I am right there with you with the Clomid I start mine in 4 days on CD 5-9 and I am so worried about my mood changing, I can be very mean If im moody and I dont want to be bc then I will get depressed and lock myself away so that I wont be mean to Dh and my DD and DS! Im VERY worried about the side effects of the clomid.


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April 24= Provera 10 days
1st round Clomid 50 mg Cd 5-9
June 6 CD 1
2 nd round Clomid 100 mg CD 5-9

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Reply by jujubees » May. 1, 2012 9:07am

Sorry! ASA is my aspirin, and MTHFR is a gene mutation that has to do with blood clotting disorder.

I had my first dose of Clomid last night before bed 100mg. Honestly, I woke up HAPPIER! lol, and I had such amazing vivid dreams that I was hanging out with an old girlfriend I haven't seen in a while! Looking forward to this journey!


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Reply by Shannan » May. 1, 2012 12:35pm

Isn't it maddening how after 35 they start counting in dog years? I am 39 and I swear, they act like I might as well be on my deathbed!

I did three cycles with clomid last year. It made me feel really pregnant. I had all the symptoms. I was so sure I was pregnant!! Sore breasts, tired, the whole thing.

I just completed my first ivf cycle and I was terrified too. But it's totally no big deal. About mid way through the cycle I finally relaxed and was able to just go along with it. The hardest part was just getting everything organized and keeping everyone on track. The medications and the shots weren't nearly as bad as I had anticipated. I actually didn't think the shots were painful at all.

We got three eggs, and one of them fertalized/cleaved. We did the transfer Saturday so now I am in the two week wait.

My advice is just to really like who you work with.

Best,
Shannan

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Reply by jujubees » May. 1, 2012 12:45pm

Shannan~ Sounds so exciting!!! God bless you and your bean to stay healthy and stong! Keep us posted! When do you test?? I am only 31, and my Dr. told us 3 months with Clomid, then who knows where we'll go... this will be my 4th pregnency, and I have 0 births. We just want to be mommies!!!!!! <3 Best to you!

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Reply by Sjsylvia » May. 2, 2012 7:10pm

mrsswift: So, you start the Clomid on Saturday? I start Friday night. Lets compare notes! I work M-F, so at least the first three days I am home....

jujubees: nice to hear that you only had good dreams on day one of Clomid! How was day 2?

Great to hear, Shannon! I need good stories since IVF is right around the corner! Though, my fingers are crossed for this Clomid!! Congrats on the fertilized egg .... Baby Dust to you!

My doctor says I am only doing Clomid for the "test" ... he will consider one cycle of IUI, but he would rather go right to IVF. We shall see what all of these tests say.

Apparently, being 42 IS the fertility deathbed. By 43 I do not think I can even use my own eggs during IVF - I will have to go to donor eggs. That leaves me 7 months.....

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Reply by Sjsylvia » May. 6, 2012 8:00am

Second day on Clomid...so far I am exhausted. I slept until noon yesterday (I am usually up at 7:00)!! Today I lost the hearing in my left ear (is this even related???), which is weird. Wondering if it is something else that caused that. I was lightheaded yesterday, but have not noticed it today.

How is everyone else doing with it?

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Reply by Sjsylvia » May. 14, 2012 9:09pm

How is everyone?

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Reply by jujubees » May. 15, 2012 8:04am

Hi there! I am good, how are you?? I'm currently 5DPO... and just praying. No idea when to start testing... my temp went up quite a bit higher today too! Getting my prgesterone drawn on Friday!

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Reply by mrsswift2010 » May. 15, 2012 1:53pm

Hey ladies sorry I have not been on in a while I had the worst 2 weeks of my life,First my dog gets out of my yard and got tazed by the police then my aunt passed away an 2 min after she passed my brother and sister-n-law's son was born! On top of all that i was on clomid with horrible headachs! Then friday the 11th was my 27th birthday and my aunts funeral and my mother-in-law was in town staying with DH and I. ANYWAYS I am now on CD10 started robitussin yesterday and also bought Pre seed bc I am very dry down there! Sorry if TMI but this has never happened b4 and my OB said it is a side effect of the clomid! Sorry about rambling but it was a bad week..lol

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April 24= Provera 10 days
1st round Clomid 50 mg Cd 5-9
June 6 CD 1
2 nd round Clomid 100 mg CD 5-9

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Reply by Sjsylvia » May. 15, 2012 4:41pm

Jujubees: baby dust to you!

Mrsswife: sorry about your two weeks.... Baby dust to you too! What does robitussen do??

I am ovulating today after the 5 day Clomid challenge test!! First round of this... Baby dust to me! lol. Has anyone done Clomid? I am so bloated that I look pregnant.... That normal? When does it go away??

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Reply by mrsswift2010 » May. 15, 2012 7:19pm

Sjsylvia increases your CM, I just finished my round of clomid yesterday I was very bloated and emotional and depredssed! Good luck on it I hope we all get our I should be testing around the 29th!

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April 24= Provera 10 days
1st round Clomid 50 mg Cd 5-9
June 6 CD 1
2 nd round Clomid 100 mg CD 5-9

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Reply by jujubees » May. 16, 2012 7:45am

I was also very bloated, (still am) and other then that, towards the end of the cycle my tummy just didn't feel good. BUT, I am still hopeful! =) I still have some slight tender nipples(which is the only sign that really sticks out when I become pg.) welp, that I know of... if I actually get past 8 weeks in a pregnancy, maybe I'll have other symptoms too! Baby dust to us all! lol Today I am 6dpo??? Lol, wait... I also have mushy brain... this whole week I've been like... duh!!!! (And I think my chart is triphasic!!!) That has never happened to me either!

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Reply by mrsswift2010 » May. 16, 2012 11:16am

Yay JuJu when will you start testing?? I hope to see your test and see that pop up! I also had mushy brain but I just chopped that up to my VERY bad week now im thinking that might have been the clomid! I hope im not still bloated at 6 dpo! Every one is further into there cycle than I am. TMI I am on CD11 and very very horney...lol Hubby loves it but I dont know why I am!

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April 24= Provera 10 days
1st round Clomid 50 mg Cd 5-9
June 6 CD 1
2 nd round Clomid 100 mg CD 5-9

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Reply by Sjsylvia » May. 16, 2012 7:25pm

No worries, juju, about TMI... I am the opposite... Not so interested in intercourse. I think it's my head, though, more than anything. I just feel so bloated (fat) and generally, unwell. I'm still a little too tired and this whole process is starting to get to me. I am 1dpo and am so excited to find out if I am pregnant, yet I am in no rush to find out because I am afraid I won't be and I will have to start this all again.

I keep wondering too... My RE really wants me to do IVF (The Clomid is only being done as groundwork)... If the Clomid is doing all of this to me, what will the injectables do to me?

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Reply by mrsswift2010 » May. 17, 2012 2:48pm

I could only imagine the injectables would be terrible at least for me bc I was so depressed with the clomid! I hope I dont have to go for that!

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April 24= Provera 10 days
1st round Clomid 50 mg Cd 5-9
June 6 CD 1
2 nd round Clomid 100 mg CD 5-9

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Reply by Sjsylvia » May. 17, 2012 7:07pm

Do you have tendencies for depression in life without Clomid?

I didnt have that....I was scared b the lightheadedness and mushy thoughts....

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