Does clomid really work
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wildswan - January 11

thanks nikki and believe. i have an appt wit my doc nex week. i have been reading on certain topics. take a read:

The journey of a sperm is a long one, so having many strong, fast sperm greatly increases your chances of pregnancy. On average, each ejaculation contains 200-300 million sperm. However, many sperm die or get lost as they battle their way through the cervix, into the uterus, up into the fallopian tubes. As a result, only 500 sperm actually make it to the egg to penetrate it. That is a .00166% chance of sperm survival! Given those statistics, you can see how having as many viable sperm as possible is very important.

Healthy diet and nutrients
As with nearly all forms of maintaining optimal health, eating well is important. Here are some basic guidelines through maximizing your health through supplements and various foods.
• Eat a healthy, balanced diet.
o Eat as many whole grains as possible. Avoid saturated and transfats. Try eliminating super fatty animal products.
o Eat lots of healthful fruits and vegetables.
o Eat lots of nuts, seeds and legumes. Raw pumpkin and sunflower seeds are correlated with higher sperm count rates.
o Eat organic when possible. It is likely that fertilizers and pesticides have a negative impact on sperm counts.
o Avoid too much caffeine.
• Drink lots of water, up to 50-64 ounces a day.
• Take a Men's Multivitamin. Zinc, selenium and vitamins C and E are associcated with healthy sperm levels. Taking a multi-vitamin or specific supplement with these in it, can make a difference.
Save your ejaculations
• Ejaculate less often. As suspected, the less a male ejaculates, the higher the density of sperm. While sperm count tends to regenerate every day to few days, if you are having trouble with fertility, try holding off on ejaculating until you are having sex at the peak times of the month. This can have its payoffs as it is likely to make conception sex that much more exciting and memorable. And when you are actively trying, try to have sex every other day rather than every day (even around the time of ovulation.)
• Have sex in the morning. Studies suggest that sperm count is the highest in the afternoon and morning hours. If possible, save your peak sex attempts for the morning.


Nikki101 - January 12

Thanks I have tried everything though nothing has worked


wildswan - January 18

nothing has worked YET!! dont give up:)


Juju - January 19

I took my first cycle of clomid and just prayed that it would work. I AM NEVER late !!! My husband and I were so excited when I was a day late then it turned into 3 :) My doctor didn't tell me that was a side effect of the pill. She said to wait another week to take another test, I was 11 days late and started today.... Very discouraged right now


Arose - September 16

Hi wildswan,
I fully agree with your statement that the journey for the sperm is indeed a long one. Thus, it is necessary that we take steps that can help shorten the journey to conceive easily. Women who are trying to conceive are advised to take Clomid because it helps to shorten the journey. It stimulates ovulation and allows a woman to become fertile and ready for fertilization. To answer your question whether it works or not, I would like to say that it works quite well for women who have irregular ovulation and in case of men who suffer from male factor problem. If the cycles are irregular, it becomes difficult for a woman to conceive. However, when such a woman is put on Clomid, it helps produce predictable ovulatory response meaning that the few sperms that manage to get their way into the cervix stand a higher chance of fertilizing the egg. In a case where the quality of the semen is low, Clomid can be used to improve the timing of insemination with ovulation.


Neha5 - October 15

When you first begin your period, call the office so that we may schedule an examination in the next 2-3 days. At your appointment, your doctor will perform a pelvic exam, and finalize the timing of your Clomid cycle. Typically you will take one to three tablets a day for five days early in your cycle (cycle days 3-7, or 4-8). During this time, some women will notice hot flashes, moodiness, or sleep pattern changes. Most patients notice no symptoms at all. Ovulation will typically occur 7-8 days following completion of the Clomid treatment. Because the ovaries are stimulated, you may notice some bloating, or discomfort with intercourse. Verifying ovulation may be done in several ways. Your doctor will recommend which method is most appropriate: These include basal body temperature testing, LH kit testing, office ultrasound, and blood tests. At your visit, your physician will instruct you as to when to expect ovulation in that cycle, when to time intercourse, and if/when you need to return for a follicle scan/ultrasound to confirm ovulation.



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