Clomid: My Experience
It's hard to say whether clomid worked for me.
While it did not seem to work (I did not get pregnant during the months I took clomid), I DID get pregnant.
Was it because of the clomid that I got pregnant – unlikely, but it's impossible to rule it out.
Here's more about my secondary infertility story.
Is It Right For You?
Before prescribing, a doctor will want to know if your cycles are normal.
You you need to keep records of your monthly cycle & will want to find out if you are ovulating regularly.
Fertility monitors are the easiest way to find out if & when you are ovulating.
A less expensive alternative is to use ovulation tests, while the cheapest method to is to chart basel body temperature & cervical mucus – although this requires detailed tracking & the results are less reliable.
Tracking your monthly periods and ovulation will help your doctor determine if Clomid is right for you. Before starting clomid, doctors should also check to be sure male infertility is not suspected.
What Is It?
Clomid is the most common conception treatment for suspected female infertility.
It is a prescription pill often considered for women who are not ovulating, ovulating irregularly, or have irregular periods. Clomid is typically the first and least invasive step in assisted conception.
What Does It Do?
Clomid does not guarantee conception, as it only stimulates the release of hormones necessary for ovulation (the release of an egg) to occur.
Clomid helps ovulation by controlling the balance between the FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and the estradiol levels to ensure the ovaries function well.
However, Clomid does not improve the quality of the eggs produced by the ovaries.
What How & When To Take?
Clomid is typically prescribed in 50mg tablets, to be taken once or twice a day (based on doctor’s recommendations) for 5 days.
Typically Clomid is taken on days 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 of the ovulatory cycle.
Physicians usually will only prescribe it for a maximum of 3-6 months, because if results are not seen within this time, you need to move on to another course of action.
More About My Story
You can learn more about my struggle to conceive here.
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