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clomid questions TTCbubbyNo3 TTC since Oct 2010; Japan 450 posts
11th Sep '13

For those that have taken clomid.
- How did you end up on clomid?
- What tests did your Dr run?
- How soon did they start you on it and lastly,
- How many months were you on it before getting pregnant?

SquirrelyMom Due May 18; 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 884 posts
11th Sep '13

- I ended up on it because after stopping the bc pill, my periods got really irregular and i waited 4 months for one to come so I went to my doc. After some tests and exams i found out I have PCOS, hypothyroidism, and endometriosis. She did an U/S for the pcos diagnosis, and bloodwork for the thyroid issue. I had laparoscopic surgery for the endo.
- I didn't start clomid and fertilty help until almost a year off the pill
- I tried clomid at stronger and stronger doses for about 1.5 yrs and then we tried femara and Gonal-F pen. Clomid was getting me to grow follicles, but mostly only one or sometimes two.
- So I didn't get preg with Clomid, I did an IUI with femara, didn't work, then we tried another IUI with Gonal-F and I got pregnant.

TTCbubbyNo3 TTC since Oct 2010; Japan 450 posts
11th Sep '13

Wow, that's rough! :(



We have 2 children but now TTC our 3rd for over 3 years. No luck at all. Nothing. Irregular cycle, not even sure if I do ovulate and I'm pretty sure somethings up with my uterus and/or cervix. Idk what. Hoping to get answers asap

SquirrelyMom Due May 18; 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 884 posts
11th Sep '13
Quoting TTCbubbyNo3:" Wow, that's rough! :( We have 2 children but now TTC our 3rd for over 3 years. No luck at all. Nothing. ... [snip!] ... even sure if I do ovulate and I'm pretty sure somethings up with my uterus and/or cervix. Idk what. Hoping to get answers asap"


yeah it took us about 3 yrs total. It wasn't fun but I got a lot of good fertility care from a fertility clinic. I also have a tipped uterus and there is also something wrong with one side of my uterine wall, its bumpy or scarry looking and my fertility doc said if an egg tries to stick there, it may not stay. I feel likes its really a miracle I got pregnant with all these issues! To make sure I ovulated each month they gave me an hcg trigger shot in combo with the clomid or femara and then progesterone suppositories during the 2ww just to be sure my progesterone levels were good enough to sustain any possible pregnancy. 2 yrs of shoving suppositories where the sun don't shine was fun too ;)

D❤L 2 kids; Sunnydale, CA, United States 2749 posts
11th Sep '13

- How did you end up on clomid? I have PCOS and when we TTC'ed #1 I wasn't ovulating on my own. When we TTC'ed #2 I was ovulating on my own but my doctor wanted me on Clomid for better quality eggs.
- What tests did your Dr run? LH, FSH, Testosterone, AMH, Progesterone and a couple others that I can't remember.
- How soon did they start you on it? As soon as all my lab results and HSG results came in.
- How many months were you on it before getting pregnant? With my first I tried 50mg once in 07' it didn't work so my doctor told me to come back in a couple years once I was older. I saw an RE in 2009, I got pregnant my first 100mg + IUI cycle. When I TTC'ed my second I did 3 Clomid cycles but didn't get pregnant. When I stopped fertility treatments I got pregnant naturally.

TTCbubbyNo3 TTC since Oct 2010; Japan 450 posts
11th Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ❤ [34 weeks]:</b>" - How did you end up on clomid? I have PCOS and when we TTC'ed #1 I wasn't ovulating on my own. When ... [snip!] ... TTC'ed my second I did 3 Clomid cycles but didn't get pregnant. When I stopped fertility treatments I got pregnant naturally. "</blockquote>




The last bit is awesome news!