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Clomid (*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2222 posts
18th Jun '13

My doctor wants me to use Clomid in a couple of cycles if I dont get pregnant. I have low ovarian reserve but I ovulate every month. Will it even work if I already ovulate? Does it help the follicles mature or does it just induce ovulation?
He also wants me to lose 20 pounds before I try. He says it doesnt work if youre overweight. Has anyone had luck conceiving after using Clomid?

shape0fmyheart 3 kids; Pennsylvania 908 posts
18th Jun '13

I don't ovulate and I took the lowest dose for 1 cycle and ended up having twins :D



Good luck to you.

(*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2222 posts
18th Jun '13
Quoting shape0fmyheart:" I don't ovulate and I took the lowest dose for 1 cycle and ended up having twins :D Good luck to you."


I ovulate already so thats why I dont know if it will work at all.



Wow! Twins!! Twins already run in my family, lol. Thanks!

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2715 posts
status 18th Jun '13

I don't exactly have low ovarian reserve but my eggs are 'older' for my age. I ovulated on my own but my RE put me on Clomid to mature my follicles/have better eggs.



I took Clomid when I was TTC my oldest, I didn't ovulate on my own but I was pretty overweight.. 100mg made me ovulate and we got pregnant our first IUI cycle. With my second I was ovulating regularly, I was given Clomid to mature my follicles. I wasn't over-weight Clomid worked just fine but I didn't get pregnant the 3 fertility treatment cycles that I did.



**Baby Dust**

(*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2222 posts
18th Jun '13
Quoting Vicarious✩[21 wks]:" I don't exactly have low ovarian reserve but my eggs are 'older' for my age. I ovulated on my own but ... [snip!] ... over-weight Clomid worked just fine but I didn't get pregnant the 3 fertility treatment cycles that I did. **Baby Dust**"


Im glad Clomid helps follicles mature! I was concerned it only induced ovulation. My AMH is pretty low for my age, its 0.54 and my FSH was 11.




I already lost 40 lbs and my OB (I havent seen an RE yet) wants me to lose 20 more in 3 months so I can try Clomid. I need to get my ass in gear because I lose weight so slowly.



This TTC thing is not easy and so stressful! Thank you!

(*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2222 posts
18th Jun '13
Quoting Vicarious✩[21 wks]:" I don't exactly have low ovarian reserve but my eggs are 'older' for my age. I ovulated on my own but ... [snip!] ... over-weight Clomid worked just fine but I didn't get pregnant the 3 fertility treatment cycles that I did. **Baby Dust**"


Another thing....how do they determine if your eggs are older?

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2715 posts
status 18th Jun '13
Quoting (*Melly*):" Im glad Clomid helps follicles mature! I was concerned it only induced ovulation. My AMH is pretty ... [snip!] ... Clomid. I need to get my ass in gear because I lose weight so slowly. This TTC thing is not easy and so stressful! Thank you!"


I can't remember what my AMH was but it was normal and my FSH 9.something.



You're doing an awesome job with weight loss! Did your RE tell me what type of 'diet' to do for weight loss? I have PCOS so I'm always on a low carb/low fat diet and I was told to eat 1200 calories along with working out for 30-60 minutes a day. For me when I had my first the weight just came off without trying, before that I worked my butt off and hardly had any results.

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2715 posts
status 18th Jun '13
Quoting (*Melly*):" Another thing....how do they determine if your eggs are older?"


I assumed from the AMH and FSH levels but.. I'm starting to think it all was a lie to push me to do IVF. Last year we had a failed IUI cycle in May, my husband was put on Clomid for his sperm issues. He had an S/A in September they told us that IVF was our only option if we wanted another child. I was told with her sperm it wouldn't happen on it's own and my eggs were old for my age. I forced my RE's office to let me do two more IUI cycles before moving onto IVF.

(*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2222 posts
18th Jun '13
Quoting Vicarious✩[22 wks]:" I can't remember what my AMH was but it was normal and my FSH 9.something. You're doing an awesome ... [snip!] ... me when I had my first the weight just came off without trying, before that I worked my butt off and hardly had any results. "



Im not seeing an RE yet, just my regular OBGYN but Im thinking of seeing one soon.
I lost the weight on my own. I dont follow any diets. Just try to eat less and less junk. I dont work out that often, but I need to start because I need to lose 20 lbs before they put me on Clomid. I didnt go straight to IVF because I found out about my low AMH before I even started TTC. So we want to give it a shot the natural way first.

(*Melly*) 1 child; 2 angel babies; California 2222 posts
18th Jun '13
Quoting Vicarious✩[22 wks]:" I assumed from the AMH and FSH levels but.. I'm starting to think it all was a lie to push me to do ... [snip!] ... on it's own and my eggs were old for my age. I forced my RE's office to let me do two more IUI cycles before moving onto IVF."


I dont know....I have read that AMH is more about quantity than quality but who knows really since AMH is so new.