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Just got prescribed clomid, and now I have a question about it...

Heres to another opening chapter in my TTC journey....

I have always had irregular cycles and we are TTC #1.

 I've gone for all the tests and everything came back normal, except my progesterone levels were low. My OB suggested this may be the reason for me having irregular cycles and that I may not be ovulating at all. 

We are going to try two rounds of clomid and if it doesnt work we will be on our way to the fertility specialist.

My question is...will clomid make my cycles more regular, or just make me ovulate at some point in my cycle? 

Thanks ladies! :) 

 

 

 

Re: Just got prescribed clomid, and now I have a question about it...

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    You need to be monitored on Clomid. The ladies of this board generally recommend using Comlid ONLY with a fertility specialist. There are many things that could go wrong with the drug, and most OBs do not monitor it properly with bloodwork and ultrasounds. Examples: thinned lining, lack or response, hyper-response. Get to and RE now before using Clomid. 

    ETA: Not to mention, most reputable docs adhere to a lifetime limit of 6 Clomid cycles. I personally wouldn't waste two without proper care.

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    You need to be monitored on Clomid. The ladies of this board generally recommend using Comlid ONLY with a fertility specialist. There are many things that could go wrong with the drug, and most OBs do not monitor it properly with bloodwork and ultrasounds. Examples: thinned lining, lack or response, hyper-response. Get to and RE now before using Clomid. 

    I couldn't agreee more with this!  I know it's frustrating to feel like you'll have to wait longer, but you really need to get in with an RE to be properly monitored. 

    Also, have you had an HSG yet?  It's just a simple test to see if your tubes are blocked.  Also has your husband had a semen analysis yet?  It could be on his end of things as well (many women have both male and female infertility).

    Good luck to you!!

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    Yeah I did the HSG and all was clear and looking good and my husband has done the sperm analysis done and all was good there. 

     

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    imagebrookelynpaisley:

    You need to be monitored on Clomid. The ladies of this board generally recommend using Comlid ONLY with a fertility specialist. There are many things that could go wrong with the drug, and most OBs do not monitor it properly with bloodwork and ultrasounds. Examples: thinned lining, lack or response, hyper-response. Get to and RE now before using Clomid. 

    ETA: Not to mention, most reputable docs adhere to a lifetime limit of 6 Clomid cycles. I personally wouldn't waste two without proper care.

    All of this. You REALLY need proper monitoring.

    To answer your question, Clomid should stimulate your ovary to produce better follicles, thereby helping you ovulate which causes your cycle to be more regular.  

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    How long have you been TTC? What do you mean by "irregular cycles"? Do not take clomid under the care of an OB unless you have had CD3 u/s and bloodwork done and your OB will monitor you throughout your cycle with continuing ultrasounds at bloodwork.

    At minimum, clomid requires CD3 u/s and bloodwork, CD12 u/s and bloodwork, and potentially CD21(7dpo) u/s and bloodwork. If he is not doing those things, don't take the drug.

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    RE's are awesome. Check your insurance to see if you need a referral to see one. My ob did one cycle of clomid w/bloodwork before referring me out to my RE, and I heart my RE and his nurse. It is such a difference, and PLUS, an ob does not specialize in infertility. Its kinda like going to the dishwasher when you really need the cook, if you know what i mean :)
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    At minimum, clomid requires CD3 u/s and bloodwork, CD12 u/s and bloodwork, and potentially CD21(7dpo) u/s and bloodwork. If he is not doing those things, don't take the drug.

    All of this and I agree with everyone else that you need to be monitored properly.  I just found out that I have 2 large cysts on one of my ovaries (from taking Clomid) and without proper monitoring by my RE I would not have known anything was wrong.  OBs don't generally do all of the u/s needed while on Clomid.

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