Starting CD3 vs CD5? Success stories.. suggestions?

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What CD did you start Clomid?

CD3
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CD5
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Starting CD3 vs CD5? Success stories.. suggestions?

Postby ad07 » Wed May 27, 2009 4:25 pm

Ok.. so hopefully this poll will help more than just me...

Starting my first round of Clomid after Provera (on 3rd pill of Provera tomorrow) and dr said to start Clomid on CD3...
however...
I've seen some women say CD5 ...

I think I wanna start on CD4 just to be in the middle.. lol!

If you answered the poll question.. please explain.. did it result in BFP.. if not .. do you plan to start next round on another CD?

Thanks ladies!! :)
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Postby tabbycat » Thu May 28, 2009 4:33 am

Lol I like your thinking, have often wondered day4, what if?....
Ive even seen day 2-6, all but 1-5 and 4-8...?

BUT! I conceived dd 3 years ago on cd5 - 9 first round, so would be silly to change what obviously worked for me
So now Im in round 3 day 5-9 again, will let you know in about 14 days how it went :D
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Postby tracylynn » Thu May 28, 2009 6:21 am

great poll question...although I don't have much to offer as I haven't gotten my BFP "yet".

However, my first 2 cycles on clomid was 50mg 5-9 which amounted to 2 BFN's for me :( ....so this month, I decided to change it up a bit and do the 3-7. I'm on 11DPO so I should know in a few days :D

If it doesn't work, straight to the injectibles & IUI for us!!! I'm not wasting anymore precious months!!

What is Provera???
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Postby janessawallace » Thu May 28, 2009 10:51 am

as you know i did mine on 4-8.. we'll see how it goes! if it doesn't work this cycle i'm going to 3-7!!!
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Postby ad07 » Thu May 28, 2009 12:01 pm

YES! Janessa will be our CD4 tester!! :) GL Girl!!! :babydustb:

Provera is a progesterone pill that makes you start your period. I have had anovulatory cycles for the past three cycles.. thus.. AF has been absent as well :( I have to take 10 pills and then AF should should 3 days to a week after my last pill (I took pill 3 today :) )

Thanks for your responses ladies!! Can't wait to see all your BFPs!!!

:luck: & :babydustb: to you all!
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Postby janessawallace » Thu May 28, 2009 12:08 pm

thank you Amy! i don't mind being the tester! i'm also doing research about it and will post what i find!
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Postby ad07 » Thu May 28, 2009 12:20 pm

janessawallace wrote:thank you Amy! i don't mind being the tester! i'm also doing research about it and will post what i find!


you're awesome! thanks!! :)

so how soon after the last clomid pill can you start taking opks?
I know I have a long way before that point, but I'm trying to get myself prepared ;)
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BFP 2/09.. M/C @ 3 weeks
Dx - MTHFR (blood clotting disorder)
Rx 81mg BA & Foltex
Low progesterone
3 Failed Clomid cycles led to this...<br>Cycle#6 natural BFP 12/31/09!!<br>
Lily Emma - born on her due date! 9.8.10

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Postby janessawallace » Thu May 28, 2009 12:23 pm

they say 5 days after your last pill. i waited 4 hehe. but now i'm worried about the OPK's b/c they say that with PCOS and clomid you can get false OPK's... UGH! i just can't win for losing!
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Postby jking48444 » Thu May 28, 2009 12:23 pm

My dr told me CD12-13 to start using the opks......

I am taking them CD5-9 this cycle. I have taken them 1-5 and 3-7 and neither of them worked, so we shall see! :D
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Postby ad07 » Thu May 28, 2009 12:26 pm

aww.. so sorry you're having trouble with the opks Janessa.. that's soo frustrating! Have you talked to your dr about getting follicle checks since you have pcos?

thanks jking! GL this cycle.. KUP!! :babydustb:
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BFP 7/08... M/C @ 7 weeks-D&C
BFP 2/09.. M/C @ 3 weeks
Dx - MTHFR (blood clotting disorder)
Rx 81mg BA & Foltex
Low progesterone
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Postby janessawallace » Thu May 28, 2009 12:28 pm

my obgyn says that "they don't do u/s to check the follies" and My insurance won't cover it. so i'll have to pay out of pocket! :(
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Postby janessawallace » Thu May 28, 2009 12:29 pm

After my period, when do I take the clomiphene?
The most common regimen is to take the clomiphene starting on day 5 after the start of menses for 5 days ending on day 9. Another regimen is to start on day 4 through 8 and a recent publication even indicates the Clomid® can be taken on day 1 through day 5 with a very successful pregnancy rate. If your doctor does not indicate otherwise, taking the medicine on days 5-9 is the usual and most commonly tested regimen.

Sometimes a 3 day regimen can also be used although it is not quite as successful at inducing ovulation, it may have a slightly higher pregnancy rate since the anti-estrogen effects of Clomid® on the endometrium are less pronounced.
source: http://www.wdxcyber.com/ninfer10.htm
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Postby ad07 » Thu May 28, 2009 12:31 pm

janessawallace wrote:my obgyn says that "they don't do u/s to check the follies" and My insurance won't cover it. so i'll have to pay out of pocket! :(


that sucks!! :( I hate our health care system sometimes..

you know someone from the UK posted that they get blood test for FREE over there?! :shock:

well good luck hun! Just start BDing EVERY day for the rest of this cycle!! You're bound to catch your little eggy that way!! :)
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Off BC 4/08 after 10 yrs
BFP 7/08... M/C @ 7 weeks-D&C
BFP 2/09.. M/C @ 3 weeks
Dx - MTHFR (blood clotting disorder)
Rx 81mg BA & Foltex
Low progesterone
3 Failed Clomid cycles led to this...<br>Cycle#6 natural BFP 12/31/09!!<br>
Lily Emma - born on her due date! 9.8.10

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Postby ad07 » Thu May 28, 2009 12:33 pm

janessawallace wrote:
After my period, when do I take the clomiphene?
The most common regimen is to take the clomiphene starting on day 5 after the start of menses for 5 days ending on day 9. Another regimen is to start on day 4 through 8 and a recent publication even indicates the Clomid® can be taken on day 1 through day 5 with a very successful pregnancy rate. If your doctor does not indicate otherwise, taking the medicine on days 5-9 is the usual and most commonly tested regimen.

Sometimes a 3 day regimen can also be used although it is not quite as successful at inducing ovulation, it may have a slightly higher pregnancy rate since the anti-estrogen effects of Clomid® on the endometrium are less pronounced.
source: http://www.wdxcyber.com/ninfer10.htm


Ooooh.. very interesting! Good find! Looks like CD4 could be a great idea to me!
If we both get our BFPs using CD4 we'll be starting a new trend ;)
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Off BC 4/08 after 10 yrs
BFP 7/08... M/C @ 7 weeks-D&C
BFP 2/09.. M/C @ 3 weeks
Dx - MTHFR (blood clotting disorder)
Rx 81mg BA & Foltex
Low progesterone
3 Failed Clomid cycles led to this...<br>Cycle#6 natural BFP 12/31/09!!<br>
Lily Emma - born on her due date! 9.8.10

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Postby janessawallace » Thu May 28, 2009 12:33 pm

we are doing it every other day! until i start seeing more fertile signs then it will be everyday! b/c if you do it too much you won't have "good quality" sperm
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