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first cycle of clomid

Postby frazier » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:00 pm

Hi everyone I am looking for some encouragement honestly. I start my first round of clomid this cycle and I am very nervous. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for almost 5 years now. I finally found a great doctor that was able to give me some answers...I was diagnosed with pcos and told I was not ovulating so his advice was to start the clomid. I was relieved to have some answers but I was also very scared. I have been worrying that its not going to work and that I will have horrible side effects. Has anyone had success the first round or clomid? I guess I should also mention that it is 50mg. Also has anyone had any really bad side effects? Right now I think anyone's opinion would help tremendously. Thank you all so much for reading.
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Re: first cycle of clomid

Postby ada25 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:28 pm

Hi Frazier.... I have PCOS and not ovulating too... I tried clomid with combination of FSH, LH and HCG injections last July and August. Ultrasound shows I ovulated but still wasn't able to conceive :( Guess because i was stressing too much that time..So i stopped the treatment and will rest for awhile and might try it again next year.
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Re: first cycle of clomid

Postby Shaebaby44 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:29 pm

I also have PCOS (rotten thing it is!). My first round of clomid (50mg) wasn't successful (didn't ovulate), but my side effects were really light! I got a headache on day 1 and some hot flahses on night 5 and that was really all.

Are you being monitored with scans at all?

Good luck, I really hope the clomid does its job for you!
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Dec 2015/Jan 2016 - Provera, Clomid 150mg - anovulatory
Feb 2016/May 2016 - Vitex, Ferro f-tab
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Re: first cycle of clomid

Postby frazier » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:39 pm

I am sorry to hear that you guys didn't have a lot of success I hope it works the next try. He didn't say anything about monitoring me or doing any scans he just said to do a few opk's and see if I am able to get a positive. He wants to try three cycles and then if I have no luck we will up the dose. I am really glad that you only had light side effects that gives me some hope! :)
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Re: first cycle of clomid

Postby Shaebaby44 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:15 pm

I'm on 100mg right now and still waiting to ovulate, although i've pretty much given up hope lol. I'll be going up to 150mg next round if this one isn't successful.
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Sept/Oct 2015 - Provera, Clomid 50mg - anovulatory
Oct/Nov 2015 - Provera, Clomid 100mg - anovulatory
Dec 2015/Jan 2016 - Provera, Clomid 150mg - anovulatory
Feb 2016/May 2016 - Vitex, Ferro f-tab
May 2016/Jun 2016 - Provera, Clomid 100mg - In progress

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Re: first cycle of clomid

Postby frazier » Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:23 pm

Im sorry that you haven't ovulated yet but don't give up hope. I hope this one works so you don't have to go up to 150mg. Have you had any symptoms with the 100mg?
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Re: first cycle of clomid

Postby korah1987 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:08 pm

Hey Frazier
I was just going to start a very similar post when I read yours! I just picked up my first round of clomid 50mg and also restarting metformin. I have pcos too and we've been off and on trying for 5 years, and finally starting to try for real. I'm so nervous about starting it and the side effects and the potential disappointment and just feel so overwhelmed! It's hard letting yourself have hope again :(
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Re: first cycle of clomid

Postby Shaebaby44 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:17 pm

My mood swings were definitely worse on 100mg. I threw a pretty spectacular tantrum at my husband one afternoon because he made me a sandwich that I didn't ask for. I apologized in advance for my moods and tantrums before I started the 100mg round because I didn't know how I would react to it lol.

My headaches were worse but not completely unbearable. And my hot flashes were a little worse. I was so glad to be done with the 100mg round. Everyone is different though and I know of women who don't get any s/e at all on clomid (lucky bitches lol) so fingers crossed they aren't bad for you!

I think the thing I hate the most about clomid is how dry the pills are. I have a hard time swallowing pills at the best of times, but dry, powdery pills are just disgusting lmao. They need to make clomid like they make the ibuprofen over here.. They've got like a waxy, easy to swallow coating and they taste minty.
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Oct/Nov 2015 - Provera, Clomid 100mg - anovulatory
Dec 2015/Jan 2016 - Provera, Clomid 150mg - anovulatory
Feb 2016/May 2016 - Vitex, Ferro f-tab
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Re: first cycle of clomid

Postby soyyersmomma » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:19 am

Hey congrats on a clomid cycle, stay positive

i also have PCOS tried for our first for 2 years, then 3rd cycle of femara at 2.5mg cd 3-7 we concieved

are now trying again for our 2nd, this will be first femara cycle, today marks cd3 so will start again tonight :D
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