This month was our first IUI/Clomid cycle for male factor (6-7% morphology). We have been ttc our first baby for 12 months. I am 30, dh is 31.
My Clomid experience was very unusual as I felt terrific while taking it on cd 5-9 but horrible for a few days afterwards. I lost several clumps of hair and had very depressing thoughts. I had cramps, especially from my left ovary, from the first day I started Clomid, through the IUI, finally stopping on 4 dpiui.
This cycle was clearly different, as I hardly had any symptoms compared to what I normally get...
cd 5-O = cramps started
cd 13-13 = detect LH surge through OPK
cd 15 = IUI
1-4 dpiui = cramping, esp from the left ovary
5-7 dpiui = very odd and real dreams, very fatigued, somewhat irritable, lots of CM, constipated, dizzy when I turn my head quickly
8dpiui = tons of energy, happy, CM continues
9dpiui = very faint BFP on Equate brand HPT (only reason I tested this early was because I was getting on a plane and needed to know if I could take motion sickness meds)
no energy, irritable, pulling cramps, one very strong vaginal cramp that went down leg, bb's starting to ache - not as much as a usual cycle, dizzy at times
10dpiui = another faint BFP on Equate, went to buy Clearblue Easy brand and still a BFP, lots of CM
11dpiui = darker BFP on Clearblue
We have been using preseed, dh sat on cold packs and took multivitamin, bd every two days throughout cycle
What we did differently this cycle: went completely vegan (found out animal products contain so many hormones that it is bad for us and baby, we have just decided to raise the baby vegan), added IUI and Clomid.