Anyone Taking Or Have Taken Clomid?

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mixinvixen Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 9:34pm
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last month, we went to the doctor after 7 months of trying and no results. my doctor is high risk, and i became his patient during my last pregnancy, which resulted in a miscarriage (our second in 1 year span of time). he prescribed me clomid, which i will begin taking day after tomorrow.

i am curious to see what others think who have also taken this fertility drug. thank you.


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KKC Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 11:04pm
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I've been reading about Clomid on the internet and thinking of asking my doctor about it also. If by the end of this year I'm not pregnant then i'm going to talk to my doctor about that. I hope it works for you, i wish you the best of luck. icon_smile.gif

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Lisabellemarie Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 11:28pm
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I took Clomid for 5 cycles - it didn't work for me (but neither has anything else) but I do know that I didn't love it. I was really emotional (of course, part of that was because of the whole "it's not working" thing) but mostly I really HURT - felt like I'd been drop-kicked in the gut about ten or twelve times. And I was a little pukey.

BUT, I have talked to several people who used it and got, I guess I would say that if it had worked for me, I wouldn't have even remembered about the downsides. So, I would say go for it!! And I hope it works for you!

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TammyH Posted 7 Nov 2008 , 11:34pm
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I took it (exactly 8 years and 9 months ago icon_smile.gif ). Needless to say, it did work for us. I dont remember any side affects, but I only took it for once cycle.... We "tried" for about a year before my doctor gave this to me.


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LisaR64 Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 12:05am
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I took Clomid for almost a year. I do remember having a lot of headaches, and lots of mood swings. Unfortunately it didn't work for me, but it did work for my niece, who is now 6 months pregnant. My doctor told me the success rate for younger women is much, much higher than it is for women like myself who are, let's just say "more mature". Best of luck to you.

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itsmylife Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 1:12am
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I have PCOS, and after several unsuccessful attempts at getting pregnant on our own.... I went to the doc and was given clomid for several months. Each month my doctor would increase the dose until I was at the maximum (with no success).

Next he put me on clomid again but added glucophage. We did the same thing there with increasing doses each month until I was at the maximum for both. Again... no success.

I really don't remember any side effects... maybe a little more emotional, but I'm sure that was related to the anxiety and disappointment each month.

This whole cycle lasted more than a year. The next thing we did was an injectible. I came off of both the clomid and glucophage for one month, and then I used Gonal-F. It is an injection I had to give myself for 9 days. Apparently it's very strong, and it was the only thing that worked. That month I got pregnant with my first son.

The only downside to the injectible was the cost. My insurance at the time was only covering half of all fertility treatments... so those little vials of Gonal-F cost me $800 (yup.....9 shots were 1600 total, and insurance paid the other 800).

HTH! PM me if you need any more info!


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jescapades Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 4:25am
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i went on one cycle of clomid after two miscarriages a few years ago. i have now, healthy, happy 3 year old twin boys!

best wishes to everyone ttc. i know how heartbreaking it can be, trying month after month.

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Callyssa Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 3:14pm
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I took it for my last pregnancy and got pregnant the first month. We had a daughter after four sons and I SWEAR it must have something to do with that medication!! At the time (six yrs. ago) my Dr. had said the chances of multiples were very low with this med. although it does happen, but generally for someone who has taken it longer. I have to admit, I was quite relieved to see only one baby in there on the ultrasound!

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KKC Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 3:46pm
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I would love to have twins (i have a son already) but if God blesses me with one more thats fine.

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marknelliesmum Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 4:05pm
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I tried clomid when we first attempted fertility treatment 10yrs ago but it didn't really make much difference. Like it'smylife i ended up with Gonal-F injections which resulted in my ds, now 4 and i'm 13 weeks pg with our second (fingers crossed - i have a history of miscarriage). From what i was told clomid is most successful when your ovulation just needs a wee boost, rather than correcting specific difficulties. Also i think it's usually a first choice to see how your body responds to hormone treatment rather than going for the heavy duty stuff like Gonal-F which can overstimulate your ovaries very easily. Clomid allows more control over dose/strength in the initial stages.

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jescapades Posted 8 Nov 2008 , 4:26pm
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mark twain on twins - 'As long as you are in your right mind don't you ever pray for twins. Twins amount to a permanent riot; and there ain't any real difference between triplets and a insurrection.'


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scoutmamma Posted 9 Nov 2008 , 6:31pm
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i was on clomid for amost 6 months. I had 3 miscarriages, then had my son, without clomid. I was lucky and lost alot of weight, with the help of a gastric bypass. 159 lbs later, i got pregnant, and had a wonderful happy pregnancy until my emergency c-section! Everything worked out wonderful... we tried for our second child for 9 months before we consulted a specialist to help get pregnant. As soon as he told me we had options, boom, i got pregnant. We had my daughter last January. I remember Clomid kicks like a mule when you ovulate. you know when you ovulate. My specialist recommended getting the ovulation kits to see when if at all i was ovulating. Since i had alot of problems before and had PCOS from being over weight, i had my doubts. But the kits work. and they are a really helpful tool to the Docs. The whole situation stressed my husband and i out so much we wound up fighting more than we every did before, and that just really makes you want to have sex. Fighting isnt really mood making... All i can say, and i hated it when people said it to me, RELAX. your body doesnt like stress. and nothing stresses you out more than when you want something so badly, and it seems like the whole world is pregnant except you. Focus on something else. Learn how to crochet, take a cake class, do anything to redirect your pent up frustrations. Try kickboxing. Take a dance class with your spouse. Salsa dancing is great for thumbs_up.gif

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KimAZ Posted 9 Nov 2008 , 10:58pm
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I too took clomid years ago. It's the typical "starter" med when you're doing fertility treatments. Clomid alone didn't work for me so injectable meds were added to my treatment. As well as prednisone, heparin, baby aspirin and a couple more I can't even recall anymore, all at the same time with IUI. After my 3rd IUI, I got pg with twins who are now 9 yrs old.

I have been a part of the fertility world for over 10 yrs and managed an online support group for women dealing with all forms of IF for years. My biggest suggestion for anyone taking clomid is to BE MONITORED on it. Meaning, have ultrasounds to see how your body is responding to it. If anyone, including a Dr tells you that you don't need to be monitored on clomid, or any other IF med, I suggest finding a new DR asap! It is extremely important to know how your body is responding to it or not responding for that matter.

Also, most Dr's won't let any woman be on clomid more than 6 months or so. I personally was on it for about 9 months if I remember right, not consecutively though. If it hasn't worked by then, it's time to move on.

I could go on and on about IF but I just wanted to share this info with you.

Good luck!

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mixinvixen Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 12:56am
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a very sincere thank you to those who have written in this thread.

today is my 5th day, and i'm scheduled to take my first clomid pill today...reading about all the potential side effects and stuff have gotten me quite nervous, especially since my hubby is going out of town on tuesday, right in the middle of this. gonna bite the bullet here in a minute and just go ahead and swallow it down.

part of my hesitation, i guess, comes from the fact that i've wanted twins ever since i was a small child. we have a daughter, but now that i've had the last two pregnancies turn into miscarriages, i almost expect one now...and it would break my heart even more to miscarry get what i've always wanted but not be able to keep them.

anyway, i'm gonna be off to the kitchen i go right now for that little pill and a glass of water.

<<<deep breath, praying for a miracle>>>

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