Questions about clomid.
5 Replies
DW - July 17

Hi ladies! I would really appreciate any info you all have about clomid. I read about it so much on this site and still have so many unanswered questions...please help! What is it? What does it do? How can it help? When do you take it? Any side affects? Who can take it? My husband and I tried for two months and got pregnant but miscarried at 8 weeks. We have been trying every month since then and here we are six months later with no luck:-( Because I am young and healthy my doctor says there is no need to worry until maybe a year of trying with no luck. Is this true? How long did you ladies try with no luck before going on clomid? How about after a miscarriage? Should I talk to my doctor about it now, after six months of trying? By the way, I have been using the clearblue easy digital fertility monitor for four months now and it seems that I ovulate pretty regularly. Does that make a difference with clomid? Thanks for your help!


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Lena - July 17

Clomid is used to stimulate follicular activity. It would be used with IUI to produce multiple follicles, as an aid for woman that don't ovulate regularly, or as a tool for regulating a cycle. Since you seem to be ovulating regularly and are young, your doctor will probably wait until after a year before prescribing. Even though they tell us all through high school that looking at boys will get us pregnant, it takes an average of 6-12 months for a young, healthy woman with no fertility problems to become pregnant. Sure is frustrating though when all you want is a baby.


DW - July 17

Lena~ thank you for your comment!!! I did some research on clomid last night and learned a little more about it. I know it takes a while to get pregnant and 6 months is not that long, but it can feel like forever sometimes! I'll just wait to see what happens. Thanks again! Can anyone else help?


To DW - July 18

Hi DW. My husband and I have been ttc for 14 months. I just started clomid this month and am hoping for the best. I am also young and my doctor had told me for months not to worry and that everything is fine. I finally found a gynocologist that is also a fertility specialist and she seems to take much more of an intersest in my fertility concerns. Anyhow if you didn't find out yet clomid works by tricking the pituitary gland to produce more FSH and LH which in turn stimulates the ovaries to produce more eggs and follicals. A doctor will recommend that you take 50mg to start on days 3-7 or 5-9 of your cycle. Usually it is prescribed if a woman doesn't ovulate or ovulates irregularly or has a luteal phase defect. I have regular periods and i seem to be ovulating but my doctor believes I might have a problem with my luteal phase. My side affects have been major mood swings, minor headaches and trouble sleeping. All of that will be worth it if I conceive! Maybe you could find a doctor that specializes in fertility. They seem to be a bit more sympathetic to our concerns. I hope some of this info helped. Sorry so long. Good luck!


DW - July 18

Thanks for your comment! I think I have no problem ovulating on my own and my periods are fairly regular but I spoke to my doctor about a possible luteal phase defect. I think mine is really long, like almost 18 days. She said that at this time there is no need to worry and I should keep doing what I have been doing. She is not a fertility specialist but she is a good family friend so hopeful she will do what is best for me. I guess we just need to be patient and wait till about a year with no luck to see what the next step is. Thanks for your advice!



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