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Clomid start day

Hi guys, 

I go in tomorrow for my baseline US before starting 50 mg clomid for our IUI this month. So excited! After we confirm we are good to go the RE will write me a script for clomid. The nurse said I could take it anytime starting on CD 3, 4 or 5.

Why are there different start days for clomid? Is one better for more eggs vs higher quality eggs (as Dr. Google would have me believe)? I will ask my RE tomorrow, but I know you all are very knowledgeable and I am wondering what you've heard.

Thanks in advance! 


Re: Clomid start day

  • I've never ever heard a nurse say 'Start Clomid whenever you want."  That is odd to me and I'd force them to pick a date as when you start it determines your follow-up monitoring appts.

    Having said that, i always did CD 5-9

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    I've never ever heard a nurse say 'Start Clomid whenever you want."  That is odd to me and I'd force them to pick a date as when you start it determines your follow-up monitoring appts.

    Having said that, i always did CD 5-9

    Yeah, I thought it was odd too, She said it doesnt really matter what day, but to be sure to tell my doctor when I start so he can schedule mid cycle US. I'll defintely talk with him tomorrow then! Thanks Kdg! 


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    Hi guys, 

    I go in tomorrow for my baseline US before starting 50 mg clomid for our IUI this month. So excited! After we confirm we are good to go the RE will write me a script for clomid. The nurse said I could take it anytime starting on CD 3, 4 or 5.

    Why are there different start days for clomid? Is one better for more eggs vs higher quality eggs (as Dr. Google would have me believe)? I will ask my RE tomorrow, but I know you all are very knowledgeable and I am wondering what you've heard.

    Thanks in advance! 

    I have no advice for you, but good luck! Smile

    Mr. & Mrs. - Est. 10.03.2009

    TTC #1 since 06.2011 Me-24 DH-24

    12.2011 SA = Normal

    06.2012 First visit with OB/GYN

    10.2012 Clomid 50mg + TI = BFN

    11.2012 Clomid 50mg + TI = BFN

    12.2012 Clomid 100mg + TI = BFN

    01.2013 First visit with RE

    02.2013 Clomid 150mg + TI = BFN

    03.2013 Femara 5mg + TI = BFN

    05.2013 Femara 5mg + TI = BFN

    06.2013 Femara 7.5mg + TI = BFN

    *Taking a break*  

  • I was told to take mine from day 3-7. 
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    OB/GYN Consultation April, 2010. Started Metformin 1000mg/day.

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  • I was always also told to take mine days 3-7. Good Luck

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  • I always do CD 3-7 as well.
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  • Its odd to not have a start date but Im doing 5-9 because of a short luteal phase and poor follicles. Ive seen many people who dont ovulate start on day 3.
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    TTC our #1 since '10


    DX: Ovulate but not great follicles


    DH SA:Normal-Low Count


    Aug 2012:Clomid 50MG= BFFN ([1]Fol-17mm/Prog.-17.3)


    Sep 2012: Clomid 150MG CD5-9 & TI= ??



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  • I have always been told to do CD3-7.

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    DX: Hypothyroidism, PCOS, Myasthenia Gravis, Aplastic Anemia, one copy MTHFR DH SA: count 52% motility (slow progressive), 0% normal morph
    June-July 2012: Clomid cycles=BFNs
    August 2012: New RE, started Metformin, Letrozole 7.5mg+TI=BFN Sept. 2012: IUI#1: Letrozole 7.5mg=BFN
    Oct. 2012: IUI#2 Letrozole 7.5mg+Dexamethasone=BFN
    Nov '12-March '13 on a break
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  • First two cycles I did CD5-9, the last one I O'd on CD10 so my RE switched me to CD3-7. Worked better with timing and growth, just no luck with the IUI's.

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  • I did mine CD5-10 (this was my first Clomid cycle) and I O'd on CD16. I've wondered if I started on CD3 if I might have O'd a day or two earlier? Honestly I'm not sure.

    Good luck to you!

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  • Thanks all! I had my US today and got the go ahead to start days 3-7. He did end up giving me a definitive start day, but also said there is no real difference from starting day 3, 4 or 5. Fingers crossed!

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