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Im starting clomid soon - scared!

Postby lexittc » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:42 pm

Hi,

I am day 3 of taking a 5 day course of provera to kick start my period before starting clomid for the first time,

a little back ground info:

Im 23 and BMI OF 20, been actively ttc for over a year, my husband works away so can make it quite tricky with me as i have irregular periods, I have had all the hormone tests and all is fine apart from possible low progesterone all though it did rise one month but not enough for ovulation. My husbands sperm has been tested and all ok. I also had a scan and the specialist said everything looked good.

I wanted to know if anyone else has been in a similar situation to me and has had success on clomid?

Thank you in advance
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Re: Im starting clomid soon - scared!

Postby Morgan25 » Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:34 pm

Hi! It sounds like you are in a very similar situation as I am. I also have nothing wrong except for low progesterone levels. I took provera for ten days and then started my period on the 20th (three days off it.) I then took clomid in days 5-9 of my cycle. I'm on my day 12 and had my ultrasound today and my doctor thinks I'll ovulate either Tuesday or Wednesday next week. She told me to use ovulation predictor kits and if I haven't ovulated by day 21 to give her a call and she will take a blood test to check my progrsterone levels to see if I really did or not. This was my first cycle on both medications. The clomid gave me some hot flashes but it wasn't bad. I really hope it works out for both of us this month.
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Re: Im starting clomid soon - scared!

Postby lexittc » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:16 am

Hi,

Im now on day 2 of clomid, just spoke to my doctor and is booking me in for a scan for day 12. When they did your ultrasound did they tell you right away if they had thought you will ovulate or not?

Fingers crossed for you :)
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Re: Im starting clomid soon - scared!

Postby Morgan25 » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:16 pm

Thank you!

She said that she thought I would but she couldn't gaurentee it. She said it would be my cycle day 16 or 17. That's tomorrow for me but my ovulation predictor kits haven't shown anything to suggest it's going to happen. But I'm going to be positive! Good luck!
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Postby Morgan25 » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:43 pm

Just an update- I got a positive ovulation test today on CD 18. I'm so excited! It was later than my doctor thought it would be so just keep in mind that you may not be out of the game even when you think you are.
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Re: Im starting clomid soon - scared!

Postby lexittc » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:43 am

Thats brilliant news!You and your hubby need to get down to it then ;) My scan is on Wednesday eek, think i will start using the ovulation predictor stick things start of next week until i ovulate (assuming i will - positive thinking) , don't want to miss it lol!
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Postby lexittc » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:34 am

Hey just a quick update, i also ovulated on CD 18, but my scan showed 3 follicles that were all large enough to ovulate, I then had a very painful day or 2, my doctor says this is because I ovulated out of all 3 follicles, lets hope there isnt any triplets lol
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Postby cuphalffull » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:27 pm

I've just finish 10 days of Provera, and go in for my day 3 bloodwork, then Friday I have an ultrasound to check my ovaries and uterus. Then if I don't ovulate I will do clomid. I'm so glad you guys shared your stories, it gives me hope!
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Re: Im starting clomid soon - scared!

Postby Danaa » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:34 am

Hi ladies im thinking to talk with my doctor about trying clomid or any other med that is used in ovarian stimulation,Do you ladies have any advice for me?im a bit scared bcs i heard of the side effects but i want a baby more then anything,my husband travels a lot for work so is difficult for us to BD around O day.
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Re: Im starting clomid soon - scared!

Postby ADV2014 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:12 am

Hi Danaa, everyone is different and experiences side effects differently. How long have you been TTC and do you ovulate on your own?

I ovulate on my own but we have tried for 5 cycles and have not had any success yet so my RE prescribed Clomid. I was given 25 mg which is the lowest dose possible as it was ½ of a 50 mg tablet. I took mine CD 3-7. I read about people’s experience and when I didn’t feel anything, except some ovary pains on the right for 2 days, I worried that the dose was a waste and it wasn’t working. I went in last Friday on CD 11 and I had 4 follicles! I was expecting it to not work at all and only have 1-2 but it worked very well for me and my lining was great.

I’m on CD 14 and I’m fine, approaching ovulation. I go in tomorrow for another ultrasound and I feel great, I can say that I would take it as much as the RE prescribed it because for me it worked well. I would say start with a low dose and work your way up but don’t let other people’s experiences affect yours. You may have it really easy and I hope you do!
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Re: Im starting clomid soon - scared!

Postby Danaa » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:09 am

Thank you for your reply,i been trying for over 2 years,yes i ovulate on my own but the stress of figuring out O day and BD around that time is getting to me and DH,so i wanna try ovarian stimulation but with a trigger shot so I know exactly when I have to BD,i been thru hormonal test,ultrasounds,hsg,histeroscopy,laparoscopy i wanna proceed with ovarian stimulation then iui in the worse case ivf.ty again for ur response
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Re: Im starting clomid soon - scared!

Postby ADV2014 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:31 am

No problem, I hope that Clomid works for you. Try to not to stress out over it because I went into my Sono HSG super stressed and only ended up making it worse cause I was so worried about it.

Tomorrow I find out if they will give me the trigger shot, I REALLY hope that they do and that it's not too late.
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Re: Im starting clomid soon - scared!

Postby Danaa » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:40 am

If i could not stress about it I would but is not that easy for me,I really hope it works too.
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After 3 years in which we tried everything we are doing IVF in Greece with Iakentro Athens.
Short Protocol with Bemfola and Cetrotide
19mature eggs and we have 9 day5 blasto.
FET#1 ended in a loss around 5 weeks
FET#2 ended in a loss at 22w due to IC,my boys will be forever in my heart .
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Postby ADV2014 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:16 pm

I know, I'm the same way, try to join some groups for some support. I'm in the Clomid buddy group!
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