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Do you have to take Clomid same time every day?

Postby frozennorth » Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:15 pm

Hi all - I am on my second round of Clomid, and just took my last pill today (took days 5 - 9). I ovulated last month on 50mg, per an ultrasound on day 12 (looked good - lots of good follicles), and the ultrasound tech said (because I asked) I'd probably ovulate on day 15. So, we held off on the bd until day 14 when I started bleeding and realized I was ovulating. So to make a long story longer I think I may have messed up that cycle because we only bd'd once on my fertile days. This is something I seem to always get wrong, and am going to try every other day this cycle and use an OPK.
Anyway I take Clomid at 8:15 every morning, I've been religious about it, but today I just...forgot, which I couldn't believe. So, I took it at 10:15 when I remembered. I figure that if it made that much of a difference my doctor would have mentioned that in his directions - right??
Thank you - I am driving myself nuts, don't know anyone else going through this personally, and would like people to talk to. I am going to take an OPK the day after tomorrow. My cycles are historically pretty short (around 25 days) so my doctor thinks it's a timing issue. Oh and in 2008 I had surgery to remove an ovarian cyst and fear that it may have damaged my fallopian tubes. Is this plausible? My doctor doesn't have anything about this in my medical records, at least that he's brought up.
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me - 26, DH - 32
SA & bloodwork all fine, doctor believes this is a timing issue due to my short luteal phase
1st cycle of Clomid March 2015 - BFN
2nd cycle of Clomid April 2015 - BFN & extended my cycles to 34 days
3rd cycle of Clomid May 2015 - got my period CD 25
June 2015 - natural cycle, seeing a specialist 6/11
July 2015 - CD3 bloodwork and ultrasound all came back clear, clear HSG
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Re: Do you have to take Clomid same time every day?

Postby Jzscott » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:51 am

I never took clomid at the same time every day. I did take it every morning so I wouldn't forget, but sometimes it was at 6 am and sometimes it was at 9 am. It really varied for me. I honestly don't know if that has an effect on whether it works or not but my doctor didn't say anything about making sure to take it at the exact same time everyday so I assume it doesn't.

You said you started bleeding on cd 14 and this meant ovulation. Does this normally happen for you? Have you mentioned it to your doctor? Maybe you could try using ovulation tests are charting your basal body temperature to improve your chances of bding on the right days. My husband and I bd every other day starting 4 days after my last clomid pill. Once I got a positive on my opk we bd 1 or 2 more times after that and I ended up pregnant. I think OPK's really helped me out.
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Re: Do you have to take Clomid same time every day?

Postby frozennorth » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:08 am

Thank you for the insight, I figured the same thing - if it could possibly make a significant difference you'd think they'd have mentioned it! And yes I am using an OPK this round. I am doing EOD this round and will just continue to do that if I have to go forward with another round. I think it takes the stress and guesswork out. Good luck and hope your pregnancy is going well! I appreciate the help.
married June 2014
TTC since March 2014
me - 26, DH - 32
SA & bloodwork all fine, doctor believes this is a timing issue due to my short luteal phase
1st cycle of Clomid March 2015 - BFN
2nd cycle of Clomid April 2015 - BFN & extended my cycles to 34 days
3rd cycle of Clomid May 2015 - got my period CD 25
June 2015 - natural cycle, seeing a specialist 6/11
July 2015 - CD3 bloodwork and ultrasound all came back clear, clear HSG
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Re: Do you have to take Clomid same time every day?

Postby Jzscott » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:10 am

You're welcome! I hope clomid does its job and gets you nice and pregnant! Let me know how it goes :)
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