What was your experience like on Clomid...

So, next cycle I will be starting Clomid...I know a number of you ladies have been on it so I would love your input on s/e you experienced as well as how successful you were on it..I am excited to for us to have a new plan and hopefully a BFP in a few months!

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 3:53 am
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My main symptoms were emotional, I'm not gonna sugar coat things... I was nothing short of a mess while on Clomid.  Mr. Doctor warned me, and I thought he was exaggerating because I never got symptoms from the other meds I was taking that he warned me about.  Clomid, not so lucky!  I was a real bitch to some of my coworkers that once the "demons" subsided I sent an apology email... and I actually threw my shoes full force at the wall one day (it was the day of my 5th and last pill).  Why?  I have no idea- I'm usually very in control! LOL I also had several breaking down in tears moments.  I'm sort of dreading if and when I have to up my dose to 100 or 150 mg!!  Lord help us all, especially my husband!!  Clomid tricks your body into overproducing Estrogen, so you get WACKY.  I'm sure the other ladies can attest to this! :)


No results for me yet, this was my first cycle, I'm on CD22 and still no sign of O-ing.  I have no CM and to BD needed to use Preseed because of being so dried out.


 

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 4:15 am
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DP

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 4:15 am
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I've done two cycles with Clomid - one round of 50 mg and one round of 100 mg.  I O on my own naturally already so I took it to strengthen O and to increase the chances of releasing more than one egg.  I didn't have many severe s/e's but I did experience some hot flashes in the middle of the night.  Also, I was very thirsty while taking the pills during my first round.  The most annoying s/e was that it made my CM non-existent.  And I think it might have thinned my uterine lining because when I had an internal u/s about 5 days after O, it was on the thinner side.  Not sure if it's always like this or if it was the Clomid but it's kind of hard to sustain a pregnancy when there isn't much to for it to implant in.  Unfortunately, Clomid hasn't been successful for us.  Granted, it's only been two cycles but we're moving on to injectible medications and IUI next with a specialist.  I do know many people that have been successful on Clomid (my mom included...she took it to conceive me!) but for us, it wasn't a good match.  Good luck to you!

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 4:19 am
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HOT FLASHES FROM HELL!!!!


That was all I had :) but I second what Allie posted...Lots of women can get "crazy" on it

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 6:46 am
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I did 3 cycles on Clomid (low dose) with back to back IUI's. I O on my own, but it was to strengthen my ovulation. Fortunately, I had zero side effects. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful with it. I'm currently on injectibles with IUI's...

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 12:29 pm

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