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Clomid without trigger?

Postby mc306 » Tue May 05, 2015 1:25 pm

This is my first cycle on 100mg Clomid CD 5-9. I ovulate on my own, but my doctor wanted to put me on it to jump start things. I have my CD 12 follicle scan on Thursday. They mentioned a trigger shot if I want it, but since I ovulate naturally I don't really think I need it. But I keep reading about more eggs being released if you use the trigger, so now I'm conflicted. I'm worried if it's a male factor issue that having more targets will be good... My main hold up is that the cost of the trigger is $200, which is just insane considering the scan is already $300.

Any clomid without trigger stories? With male factor? We get our SA later this month.
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Re: Clomid without trigger?

Postby Ttcbb4 » Sun May 10, 2015 7:54 am

My dh refused to get a SA (very supportive, right?) anyway, I've always used clomid without trigger. Seems extreme to start off with both, especially if you o on your own. What cd are you?
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Re: Clomid without trigger?

Postby Babymona39 » Mon May 11, 2015 6:37 am

What about iui? My friend and her husband got pregnant with twins after iui + clomid because they had male factor issues and were unsuccessful with 7 cycles of clomid. If you ovulate on your own, it doesnt seem like a trigger shot would add much.
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Re: Clomid without trigger?

Postby Tinleykayewash » Wed May 13, 2015 4:54 am

I've never used the trigger, but I O on my own too. Had a MC my first round, now back to square one. Why did he put you on 100MG if you O on your own? Seems overboard.
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Re: Clomid without trigger?

Postby mc306 » Wed May 13, 2015 8:36 am

So I'm CD 18 now and I ovulated yesterday FINALLY, since I didn't do the trigger. They offered it to me at my CD 12 scan and since I only had one mature egg, I declined, thinking there was no benefit. I had gotten a positive OPK that morning and figured ovulation was imminent. Well, ended up being a fake out OPK due to the Clomid most likely. But next month I am definitely doing the trigger (if there is a next month) as waiting to O while on clomid is frustrating. Normally I O on CD 13-15. Ovulating on 17 is super rare for me. I've just started my TWW and am already impatient now haha

We will be doing a SA toward the end of this cycle or early next cycle. Not in a rush as it won't change anything for this month.

With the scan, trigger, storage, and IUI procedure it would end up being about $1000 so I'm not in a hurry to do IUI.

As for why I was put on clomid, I believe the goal is hyperstimulation of the ovaries. Also, my LP seems to be borderline in length (normally 13 days, but last month was 11!) It is odd he started me on such a high dose, but I didn't argue and I could have.

Hoping this is it!

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July 2015 took the month off and "relaxed" out of frustration
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