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By August 16, 2003

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Women's Health Forums: Looking to talk with anyone who is currently on a clomid regimen. I conceived my first child after one cyle of Clomid. I had been trying for two years prior to that. I now have been trying for almost one year to conceive my second child. I start my clomid the end of August. Anybody out there have any success stories or are currently on a clomid regimen or about to begin?
August 13, 2006 at 11:46 am
(1) sam says:

I will start taking clomid anytime now but Im not sure if when to have sex after do you have any advice? samzprecious1@yahoo.com I would really appreciate it

September 2, 2006 at 7:14 pm
(2) Amanda says:

I have been on Clomid for two cycles now. I am taking 100mg, begining day one through day five. I have blood drawn on day three, an ultrasound on day three and then a second blood draw on day 21. Blood draws are monitoring Progesterone. Last month no sucess, severe pain with ovulation, hot flashes, moodiness and I wake up a lot during the night. This month I ovulated and now am two days late in receiving my period, but home pregnancy tests come back negative. As far as having sex, we were told to abstain on day 10/11 (depending on your lutel phase), use fertility strips days 11-15. Use the strips twice daily: for example 8am and 8pm to keep an accurate time frame as to when you surged. Then have sex twice within 24 hrs of your surge. This is what we have been told. No sucess last month. I guess we will see for this month. Don’t be afraid to ask your Dr/Specialist any questions. They have heard them all:) Good luck and God Bless.

November 9, 2006 at 9:14 pm
(3) Thania says:

I just took my first cycle of clomid. No serious side effects except my cervical fluid was constantly sticky/hostile. Although I ovulated it makes no sense for me to continue taking clomid if it’s going to make a hostile environment for the sperm. i would be very surprised if I am pregnant. Please read Fertility Awareness book…I am 36 and I just read it and learned so much about my body.
Good luck!

June 17, 2007 at 6:00 am
(4) Sharon says:

Hi there, I was put on Clomid due to having PCOS and Endo. This was the cause for me not falling pregnant, I was told to take Clomid ( 1 x 50mg tablet each ) on day 5,6,7,8, & 9. Have intercourse on day 10, 12, 14 & 16, than a blood test on day 21 to check if I had ovulated. One the first month I did ovulate but did no fall pregnant, we repeated the above on the following month and did fall pregnant, We now have a 3 year old beautiful boy. We have been trying to concieve naturally for the last 12 months but it just didnt happen, I have now just started Clomid again as per my previous use and hopefully it will work, Just keep in mind the when you get your ovulation results dont get to excited if its a high reading, my first month was really high and I didnt fall in, my second month wasnt very high and they said not to get my hopes up… and that was the month that we conceived. I did know when I was ovulating as I felt slight period like pains on the side that I was releasing my eggs, no real mood swings or bad side effects.Good luck and I hope that you are blessed with a little bundle of joy

February 12, 2008 at 11:22 am
(5) Melinda says:

My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for almost three years now…I have had every infertility test under the sun ran with no answer as to why I haven’t fallen pregnant. I recently switched doctors and they have me on my first cycle of Clomid. I had blood drawn on day3 then started clomid on 5-9 then had intercourse day 10-21 on day 21 they took blood again… today is day 22 and I am still waiting to hear back. I took a few ovulation tests because I was experiencing awful right abo pain…they all came back negative. So I don’t know yet if I did infact ovulate this cycle. I am anxious to get checked out for endometreosis as it runs in my family and I have all of the symptoms…my new doc isn’t interested in doing a laproscopy she just wants me to concieve. I am still experiencing really strong pains in my abo…they want to do an unltra sound to see if they’ve hyperstimulated my ovaries. But I’m thinking it’s just a bladder infection because I’ve had them before! I will pray for all of you to get pregnant! Please say a little prayer for me! As I AM desperate to start a family with the love of my life!!!

March 8, 2008 at 10:40 am
(6) Bernadette says:

Ive started with my second clomid syclus,and want to know when is the best time to have sex? Can you tell me?

April 10, 2008 at 8:22 am
(7) jamie says:

ive been trying to concieve for 9 yrs. and i havent been successful and ive just recently had tests done and no serius problems,so my doc put me on 50mg of clomid for 5 days,i hope to have my first child soon.any hope?

April 17, 2008 at 11:05 pm
(8) Carmela says:

I am about to ask my doctor if i can go on Clomid as my partner and I are desperate to have a child. I have PCOS and have been trying for a baby for over a year now. Does anyone have any advice for me as I am absolutely desperate. I really do hope everyone has a success story in the end, as I unfortnately know how everyone feels, if you would like to stay in contact email me on me_969@hotmail.co.uk

April 30, 2008 at 12:43 am
(9) zarema says:

Please tell me when is the best time to have sex? I will have my last pill tomorrow.

May 6, 2008 at 6:10 pm
(10) Shelly says:

I am starting my first cycle of chlomid tonight. I am a little nervous but am excited. I have been trying to conceive for about three years now and we just don’t have luck. Are you suppose to have sex while taking it or not until after? Please help. scarbo06@yahoo.com..

May 8, 2008 at 10:19 pm
(11) Anne says:

I am getting ready to start my first cycle of clomid this weekend and am looking for any advice on what is suppossed to happen or when to have sex… My husband and I have been trying to concieve for nearly a year on our own but have had no success… I was diagnosed with PCOS about 5 years ago and do not have a menstraul cycle at all unless I am on birth control… My doctor told me to start taking the clomid at any time since I don’t have a cycle and then to take it on days 5-9 of my cycle in the coming months… but she didn’t make it clear as to when to start having sex or how often to do so… If anyone has any advice please feel free to contact me…. aka_babygirl_82@yahoo.com

May 20, 2008 at 1:38 am
(12) Ivy says:

I have taken my first cycle of clomid but its not successful this time. I dont have my menstrual period on time so doctor said its hard for me to get pregnant. My menstrual came this morning, so i need to consult my doctor to get my second cycle of clomid. My sister successed to ge her first bay last year on her first cycle of taking clomid.

May 20, 2008 at 1:49 am
(13) Ivy says:

My doctor has adviced me to take clomid on my second days of my mentrual cycle. But i noticed most of your doctor advice you to take on days 5 to days 9. Anyone can advice me? lululpr@yahoo.com

July 16, 2008 at 6:00 pm
(14) Toni says:

HELP- 1.I am so confused my Dr told me to take Clomid on days 3-7 and most other women are saying days 5-10? which is it? I’m on my 1st cycle.
2. when are you suposed to have sex?

July 17, 2008 at 7:16 pm
(15) cindy says:

i have taken clomid 3 cycles (50mg) days 5-9 and 3 cycles (100mg) days 1-5, having IUI….unfortunately without success. now we are going to finally take a clomid challenge days 5-9 with the blood work in hopes of IVF. in the mean time we are also working on adoption, but you always pray for your own, so good luck to everyone and don’t get discouraged! no matter what, we’ll get our family whether the baby is from my belly or someone else that gives us their angel!

July 24, 2008 at 6:02 pm
(16) nicola says:

i am finishing my clomid tommorow,i had to take it from day 2 to day 6 of period,i also had to take progesterone tablets first to make my period,i have already got preg through clomid 3 times it does work,have sex from day 4 and five of taking tablets till your next period is due if not preg you willhave to have tests done to see what is wrong,dont worry your not on your own.ngill@hotmail.co.uk email me if you have any questions.

July 27, 2008 at 12:08 am
(17) Jessica says:

I will start taking Clomid next cycle. I have to have my class on Monday. I’m very excited and can’t wait for a baby. I have an HSG and ultra sound done…and everything is ok. We have been trying for a year with no luck. I hope this will do it.

July 27, 2008 at 3:03 pm
(18) Sarah says:

I am just about to start a course of norethisterone and clomid we have got a daughter that we conceived naturally who is nearly 5 years old and after trying for about year and having PCOS we decided to get some professional help. If you want to contact me if you are in the same boat and tell me how you are getting on feel free, good luck to you all. Sarah Email address: jamesnbruno@aol.com

July 28, 2008 at 11:52 pm
(19) Chance says:

hi everyone,
My name is chance and i’m 25 years old. I have been trying to concieve a child for almost 2 yrs now.My PCP sent me to a fertilty specialist. The Dr. had me take some test with all came back good. the only problem was since i didn’t get my period regularly she said i have what are called anovulatory periods which means i don’t ovulate. she started me on clomid (50mg. my period started on june 20th-27th. My Dr. has also concieved using these same pills. I started clomid on the 25th-29th. From the 30th to july 2nd she said to do nothing. she told me to have sex every other day starting on the 3rd of july ending on the 13th.. on the 14th i had to go and have blood drawn. i went to see my doctor on the 23rd and to my disappointment there was no ovulation so i’m not pregnant. she up my dosage to 100mg to take the same way when my menstual started. i was afraid that it would be another couple of months since my period is irregular coming every 4-5mths, so she gave me provera to take 1 tab a day for ten days if my period didn’t come by the following week. to my surprise my period showed up on its own on july 27th.. i’m eager to see where these pills will lead me. she said 3rd times usually the charm sometimes the second. i hope that’s the case because i really want a child and i can’t afford other exsensive treatment such as IVF which i read can cost anywhere between $10,000-$12,000.

August 13, 2008 at 10:25 pm
(20) Leah says:

Sometimes I feel really dumb talking on these things but most of the time I just really have no one else to talk to. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for almost a year now. We were lucky last October and conceived naturally and then the end of January this year I had my second miscarriage (the first was two years ago September). They said the fetus died at about 8 weeks so if you do the math I carried the baby for almost another month after it had died. I was very depressed and very angry because after the miscarraige my doctor said he would look into it which just meant he would biopsy the fetus to see if there was something wrong with it. So naturally I switched to a different doctor, who since April, has diognosed me with homozygous mthfr defciency and pcos. The amount of pills she has me taking every day has reached an alltime peak and although most are vitamins and other hormones my body should produce it kind of freaks me out. I will begin taking clomid the next cycle along with steroids, progesterone, and some other kind of hormone, all that need to be taken at different times of the month, still on top of everything else i am taking. We have a daughter who is 6, we had her when we were both very young and the only complications were with her parents being young and stupid. Now that we are adults and are ready to have a child again it seems like my body has just said no. I know clomid can work a friend of mine just conceived using it, but there is only a six month time table in which you are allowed to use it. How do you keep up hope?

August 27, 2008 at 5:39 pm
(21) Jessica says:

I start taking my 6th cycle of clomid tomorrow. I started at 100 for 3 months and now 150 for 3 months. Some months it has worked good and some months it has hardly worked at all. I used to stress alot about trying so hard to get pregnant, I’ve had one miscarriage 2 years ago. We havn’t been able to get pregnant since. Don’t give up on it though, I almost called it quits last month. My sister conceived on cycle 3 of 100mg. And she’s due at the end of November. So when God decides it’s time, he will bless everyone!

August 30, 2008 at 3:27 pm
(22) waiting for baby says:

I have been on Metformin for almost a month. I went in for a ultrasound yesterday and am now going on provera to start my period, then clomid on days 3-7, while continuing the metformin. I have been ttc for 7 months now, and have PCOS so I never have regular cycles. Any experience with clomid would be greatful, feel free to email me at lilmac4gs@yahoo.com

August 31, 2008 at 12:12 pm
(23) tamikio reardon says:

hi, i started my first round of clomid between 6-10 of august. i did my charting on “fertilityfriend.com and it looks like i ovulated on my first round, but my husband and i were unable to have sex around that time due to a funeral. i want to know, do i have to continue taking clomid every month to ovulate?

September 3, 2008 at 12:02 am
(24) Jennifer says:

The clomid can be taken on days 3-7 or 5-9. Both are recommended. Go by what your doc said. As far as the sex thing, I was told the last pill or last day skip sex. Then the very next day start having sex every other day. Example if you do 5-9 you would start on day 10,12,14,16,18. Or if you do 3-7 you would go day 8,10,12,14,16.

September 4, 2008 at 11:28 am
(25) Anna says:

Hi Girls,
I’ve just been told by my Gyne that i can start clomid. only 2 months ago i was told my only option was IVF after 5 years on depo and hubby with low sperm count but i refused to not be treated first.
Got my hubby on herbal supplements to improve things and on a healthy diet and it worked – my GP will be monitoring me on clomid. appointment booked for 10th to get prescription. No idea what dosage i’ll be given but fingers crossed it works!
If you want to stay in touch my msn is anna_crook55@hotmail.com and email is annaflight@hotmail.co.uk
Good luck girls.

September 10, 2008 at 10:03 am
(26) Amanda says:

I am about to start my first cycle of Clomid in the next few days. I have a little boy who is about to turn 5 next month that we conceived naturally after 8 months of trying. My husband and I have been through tests and everything has come back just fine. I have a fertility monitor that is showing I’m ovulating ok every month but since we have tried for over two years now to become pregnant again my doctor said they are going to treat me with Clomid anyway. Has anyone out there had test come back normal and had success with the Clomid. Good luck to you all and God Bless!!!!

September 10, 2008 at 1:44 pm
(27) Angie says:

Hi, girls!

I’m 24 years old and my husband and I have been TTC for about a year and a half… we would go to doctors and couldn’t find anything wrong w/me, and my husband had a sperm count and everything was fine. A couple of months ago, our doctor referred us to a specialist and now I’m about to start clomid (50mg/5days) in a couple of days! I’ve heard that it takes from 4-6 months for it to work… is there a chance that it takes less than 4 months? For those who have taken it, does it really work, it’s just that I’m worried that it won’t work and I don’t want to get my hopes up. It’s been really frustruating, and I’ve been praying so much for this baby! I just hope that clomid works for me :> thanks, and God bless you all, I will keep you all in my prayers, so God can bless you w/beautiful healthy babies :>

September 10, 2008 at 5:52 pm
(28) desperatemommy says:

I never had unprotected sex for 6 years never got pregnant, i started seeing a Fertility dr and he put me on 100mg clomid and we did iui last month, well it was unsuccessful and I am now on my 2nd clomid cycle…waiting for ovulation and will see what happen, the second month I got really bad hot flashes especially in the night…I am praying that this works I am so depressed everyone around me is pregnant by mistake..

September 12, 2008 at 3:33 pm
(29) Jo says:

I am on my first cycle of Clomid and had my scan on day 13. I was told I had 5 maturing eggs on my right and 1 plus a cyst on the other. I was told not to have unprotected sex as I may have 5 or 6 babies on the way. I am so disappointed as I am so impatient. I did have unprotected sex however on day 10 and 12, so you never know. Good luck to everyone x

September 22, 2008 at 9:23 pm
(30) Tammy says:

Hello – I have had 2 rounds of Clomid that didn’t work. Then had to have 2 surgeries for Stage 4 + endometriosis. I am starting a new round of Clomid, 150 mg on day 5 which is trmw. What blood test has been referred to in some of the blogs? We plan to have the IUI after the HCG shot – does anyone have any other suggestions? Any advice would be helpful.

September 27, 2008 at 6:01 pm
(31) Brenda says:

Well I am on my 3rd cycle of clomid and just did 10 days of progesterone. I go back on October 10th for my 21 day progesterone check. This will be the last month we can try for 6 months at least if not longer because hubby is deploying. Luckily we have 2 little boys ages 10 and 7 and I conceived the 7 year old with clomid on first try so gets frustrating. We were hoping for one more child, maybe a girl, but I don’t care as long as healthy. I just turned 36 yesterday and that was our goal to be pregnant by. Well good luck all and will keep all posted.

September 28, 2008 at 3:10 pm
(32) Natalie says:

i have been ttc for a year Dr. informed me that i have PSO and an introverted womb. i have taken two cycles of clomid. with the second one the Dr. did a TVS and there was an ovary ready for ovulation gave me dates of 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18. i felt pain in the left side of my lower abdomen and went to see my Dr. he said it was ovulation so i i had sex and it was very painful i am waiting to see. my hubby wants a child badly i have one already so it make the situation awkward. Alot of people have had good results with Clomid i pray i do too

October 16, 2008 at 9:15 pm
(33) ]Kai says:

Hi Everyone,

I suffered a miscarriage last year. I conceived on my first cycle of clomid. After a year my spouse and I are ready to try again. I have started my cycle of clomid and it’s one day after my last pill. I’ve already started having sex every other day because I just don’t want to miss ovulation. Pray for me as I will pray that all of you will have boundles of joy!!

November 13, 2008 at 4:04 pm
(34) Ash says:

I am currently on my first cycle with clomid. My Dr. has had many of her patients conceive with this medication so I’m hopeful it will work for me as well. My directions were to take the clomid on day 5-9 of your cycle and have intercourse every other day from day 5 for 1 to 1 1/2 weeks. So far I haven’t really experienced any unusual symptoms. I did however experience a little blood the day after starting the clomid along with extreme tenderness in my lower abdomen. I can only assume it is normal due to the ovulation brought on by the meds. I go for my blood test in just a lil’ over 2 weeks. I’m nervous, scared, and excited – - and i’m hoping and praying to God for a blessing!!!! Best of luck to you guys!!!

January 17, 2009 at 11:57 am
(35) Sherri Goodman says:

I have two beautiful children from my previous marriage…after my second I got my tubes tied. I remarried and he didn’t have any of his own kids…so we saved and had my tubes reversed. He has been tested and he is fine we have not been able to concieve. I am now taking clomid. I took my first cycle on the 18th of December and now I haven’t started my period. But HCG test was negative. So what do I need to do anyone have an opinion.

February 3, 2009 at 11:44 am
(36) Sarah says:

Hi to everyone. I have had PCOS since I was 20. I am now 32 and ttc for the first time. My Md ran numerous blood tests to check all my hormone levels first. He put me on yaz for 4 months to shrink my ovaries down from the cysts. I am now off of the yaz and I am taking progesterone cream once a day for 2 weeks then 2 times a day until my cycle. Next month after my cycle starts I start with the progesterone once a day for 14 days and on days 5-9(which day five is considered the 5th day after the first day of my period)I start the yaz from day 5-9. My doctor told me to get a calendar and write at the bottom the time of my cycle how much progeserone to take the days on clomid and then use the ovulation prodictor kits starting day 12 after my cycle. Continue to use with the mornings first urine until you ovulate. THen he said have sex that day and the next and the rest is just fun. I hope this makes sense. The calendar i printed a blank one from microsoft word and i am keeping track on that otherwise I would be really confused. I wish everyone luck on there baby journey!

February 19, 2009 at 10:25 am
(37) llmcg says:

In 2006-2007 I took Clomid and had several inseminations. After many tries and lots of let down I finally got pregnant at the end of August. I bled almost the whole time and sadly I miscarried in November right before Thanksgiving. This year, I tried a new doctor (not an infertility doctor, but an OB/GYN). My menstrual cycle was messed up. My doctor put me on Metphormin (for blood sugar) I am not a diabetic but she said it was slightly high and this should regulate my cycle. So I did as she said, as soon as I got my period (which was the next month) I did one cycle of Clomid. My husband and I had intercourse every other day for almost a month (no ovulation checkers or anything). Then i was pregnant!! One try!! It was pregnant!! I am 10wks, hopefully history won’t repeat itself!!

February 22, 2009 at 12:43 pm
(38) Jamie says:

Hi, my name is Jamie. I have two great children, both boys. They are three and five. We conceived naturally with my first and with my second we strugled a little but after 1year we were pregnant. My doctor had just gave me a script for clomid and I found out the day I went to pick it up that I was pregnant. In trying to concieve our third and final child, I was diagnosed with PCOS. We despertly want another child. I guess everyone has this dream of how many kids they want and how far apart they want thim. My dream has been shadered. Many tell me that I should just be glad I was able to have my two and not push for more. It hurts when people say that. I love my children and want more. Next week I am going to my doctor to discuss starting clomid after trying to concieve for 1 year. I am confused, am I asking for to much by wanting another baby after I have two that are healthy and beutiful? Should I take clomid? Email me and give me your thoughts! martin07@iland.net

March 2, 2009 at 10:45 pm
(39) Krystal says:

I started taking clomid this month, the 50mg cycle, to me it felt like right before any period I’ve ever had. A little bloatedness, nipples tender, and mucus a little drier. Other than that I haven’t had any problems, and your doctor will tell you what you should do based on your specific situation. I took it on the 5th day of my period, 3 days after the last pill I was told to have sex every other day. The missionary position is the best, and putting your rear-end in the air, but have you gotten your partner tested? My husband was tested and his sperm are all morphed (disfigured). He has over the amount needed, but they aren’t pure*. Also, I’ve had an HSG, it doesn’t really hurt, its uncomfortable like any pelvic exam. It’s really cool, to see your insides, lol, but a little gross as is any GYN visit. Good Luck!

March 7, 2009 at 5:33 am
(40) Nadine says:

Hi Ladies,

I started taking clomid in 2006, I wanted to have a baby and I was diagnosed with PCOS. I was 31 and fell pregnant on 100mgs, second cycle. I ovulated well both cycles and I now have a beautiful 2 y.o baby boy.

I am now taking clomid again, hoping to fall pregnant with a second child. This time I didn’t ovulate on the first cycle taking 100mgs. My Ob/Gybo increased my dose to 150mgs, and I ovulated the second month but didn’t conceive. I am now in the middle of my third cycle – I have suffered many side effects, one of which was some ‘spotting’ whilst taking the clomid. I am concerned that taking such a high dose will cause additional complications. I read somewhere that high dose of clomid 150mg’s or more can cause you to produce less mucus and can make the lining of your uterus thinner – both can make successful conception more difficuilt. Does anyone know anything about this……good luck everyone ;-)

March 16, 2009 at 1:39 pm
(41) Bobbie Girl says:

Hi Girls – I am actually on my 6th cycle of Provera 10mg and I was also prescribed clomid 100mg and the funny thing is I’m sixteen days late I was normal for about 6 months until now because before I was on a 55 day cycle and then being on provera jumped me to 28day cycle interchanging with 32 day cycle when I would stress out. I finally broke down and used OPK in February and found out I ovulated on Valentine’s Day but now am waiting I took the first pg test 3 days before my period and it came out negative now I’m afraid if I take it again it’ll turn out a BFN as well. I’ve narrowed it down though with Provera my period will start on an average 18 days from the first pill that I take. DH and I have been trying for four years now I am going insane if you have any advice or are in the same boat as well don’t hesitiate to email me. starbroomryder@yahoo.com

March 21, 2009 at 10:02 pm
(42) millymolly83 says:

hi i have 21 month old twins after takeing clomid for two cycles. i am just away to start again but this time i have to take clomid and provera. so am hopeiing this will work again

April 28, 2009 at 8:24 pm
(43) kel says:

Hi ladies I have just taken my first round of clomid. I go to the doctor on Saturday for a blood test, it’s day 22. I have a really good feeling about this. My husband and I having been trying for 2 years. Good luck to everyone!! I hope my husband will get a great surprise for his mid May birthday.

May 11, 2009 at 4:13 pm
(44) Hope says:

Hi. I have a success story to share. My son is a clomid baby. He is now 3 1/2. I was given clomid to take in 2005 because I don’t make progesterone and therefore, don’t ovulate. I’ve never had a regular period and in Feb of 2005 I randomly got my period and took clomid 50mg on days 5-9 of my cycle. I took preg test on day 28 and it was negative. I took another one on day 31 and it was positive!

My husband and I decided to try for another child. I’ve had my progesterone tested again and I’m still not making any. I was given provera to induce a period and took clomid on days 5-9. I’m now at day 12 and having lots of abdominal discomfort. I hope that means I’m ovulating! I’ve had a lot of strange side effects this time around that I don’t remember experiencing last time. I haven’t slept in several days…at all! Anyway, I hope it works this cycle! and good luck to all others out there TTC!

May 12, 2009 at 12:03 am
(45) Heather says:

Hello everyone,

I am currently taking Provera for 10 days to force a period. I will then go on Clomid for 5 days. I have not talked to my doctor too much about it. I was just told to call the office on the first day of my cycle and that we would go from there. I have read a lot of these stories and was thinking of asking him if I could start at 100mg on days 3-7 or if that would actually slow the process down. My unit is deploying in about two months so I only have two Cycles to make this happen. My husband and I have been TTC for about a year now and I am just not ovulating on my own. He has two sons from a previous marriage so we havent even checked him at all at this point. I have 3 more provera pills left and then its on to the Clomid. I have read a lot of success stories and I am very excited to try this. I have high hopes. Good luck ladies.

May 12, 2009 at 11:46 am
(46) tammy says:

Hi! I took a round of clomid and got a postive pregnancy test. I went in for blood tests to get it confirmed. Yes! I am pregnant, but… my HCG levels are lower than desirable. Does clomid affect HCG levels? At 4 weeks the level was 74 and at 5 weeks the level was 633. Should I be worried?

May 29, 2009 at 10:10 pm
(47) Heather says:

hello, I have now taken Clomid days 4-8 and I am on CD12. I am using ovulation detection tests to try to track when I ovulate. Once I get a possitive result I am to make an appointment to test my Progesterone level and see if I Ovulated. My docotor told me to have sex every other day CD11-21. My husband and I are doing great with sticking to the plan, so I really hope that it works. I will keep you all posted.

June 10, 2009 at 11:21 am
(48) babyangel says:

Does anyone know if there is a difference between the clomid doses/timing. Last month, I took clomid days 3-7 and this month I took it 1-5 (without consulting my doc) and now he is telling me that my ovaries are enlarged but he says not to worry that I will just have a weak cycle. Please advise if you can.

June 12, 2009 at 3:15 am
(49) kirsty says:

hi all i have been diagnosed with pcos since i was 16. me and my partner decided we wanted 2 try for a baby back in 2007, no look natrually concieving so the doctor has put me on norethistrone for the space of 2 weeks to reboot my periods as i hadnt had a natural period for over 3 years. i am at the end of my norethistrone and soon will b starting on clomid. the doctor has prescribed me a 50ml clomid starting on day 2 of my period to day 6. i have worked out when i should be ovulating so all i can do is keep my fingers crossed!! good luck 2 all trying 2 concieve through clomid. plenty of baby dust ************

June 18, 2009 at 1:28 pm
(50) Heather says:

Hello everyone, I just thought that I would update you all on my cycle. After the Clomid I was using the OPK’s to predict ovulation and they just do not work for me. I would get a possitive one time and then the next would be no line at all and then the line would come back. So, I stopped using them. I did get a progesterone test done 7 days after that happend and it was only 2.8. I did however have a temp spike a couple days later and that is what Iam going with for my ovulation date. That was Saturday the 6th of June, 2009. Iam now on CD 33 and 12 DPO. I have taken a pregnancy test and it was negative. TCOYF software is telling me that I did have a Triphsic tempeture shif that could mean that I am pregnant. So, only time will tell. I will try to keep you all updated.

July 29, 2009 at 8:13 am
(51) Cal says:

Hi – I have started my first cycle of clomid today (2nd day of my cycle) as instructed by my consultant. Please can anyone tell me which days of my cycle are best to have intercourse on so to increase my chance of pregnancy? I had regular periods of 26 days prior to this.

July 29, 2009 at 7:25 pm
(52) Heather says:

My doc tells us to BD every other day CD 10-21. Or every other day CD 10 until you O. Also, Clomid can dry you up so pay attention to your CM and if it seems thick or dry then take Mucinex daily until after O. It is fine to take with the Clomid.

I am on my third cycle of Clomid now and it is frustrating to read so many stories about Clomid and how other people get this test and that test and my doc doesnt do anything. Frustrating!! But I have requested a Progesterone test 6 days after O this time and I hope the doc says yes to that. I think I O’d last night but not possitive. We will see if my temps stay up tomorrow or not.

The first month I was on Clomid 50mg CD 4-8 and I think I O’d CD 20 and AF showed up on CD 35. Second round 50mg again CD 3-7 and either no O or I O’d really early. This round I am on 100mg CD 3-7 and I think I O’d last night, CD 14. I hope it works better for you than it has for me.


August 9, 2009 at 1:40 pm
(53) michel solorzano says:

I am 31 yrs old and I had a second trimester loss in august 2008 at 5 months due to not producing enough progesterone. We have been trying to concieve again since january of 2009. I started Clomid in March of 2009 at 50mg 1x a day days 5-10. And in May I started to take Metformin for my PCOS. I did that every month till june and upped thed dose to 100mg just to find out i didnt ovulate the month of 100mg. I am so upset! Now I’m on 100mg 2x a day for the first time days 5-10. The scary part is I feel nothing really. No pains just a BAD headache. Does anybody have any info for me. I can’t afford the expensive stuff so I’m scared if this doesnt work

August 20, 2009 at 4:01 pm
(54) heather says:

Hello ladies i have a question i hope someone can help me i have been on clomid be4 but only for a month and i was being montered and they told me when to take it.So my question is after being on clomid once and it not being succesful when do you start it agian? Also b/c my periods are crazy i started on day 20 and will take the clomid on 24 when she i start to have sex day of my last pill???? can anyone help me?

August 21, 2009 at 12:18 pm
(55) Heather says:

Hello ladies,

I am on clomid as well with no symptoms. I feel nothing wither so you are not alone. However, I do know that it is working. You need to get a progeterone level check on cycle day 21 if it is above 10 you def. ovulated.

When can you take it again, you take it every month for 6 months. You up the dose until you Ovulate and then stay on that for the 6 months. If you are not prego in 6 months then move to fertility treatments and further testing.

Also, you take Clomid on cycle days 3-7, 4-8, or 5-9. Day 20 is way to late. The pill tricks your body into ovulating. My periods were crazy before I started the Clomid and now I ovulate on day 14 and get my period 15 days after that every month. This is my second try on clomid after finding the right dose.

Good luck to all.

September 21, 2009 at 10:04 am
(56) Tanya says:


I took clomid days 5-9 and suppose to have bd on days 10-20 every other day. Did not have bd on day 11 and every other day after that. I wonder if anyone else have skiped a day and still got pregnant.

September 26, 2009 at 5:36 am
(57) daisy says:

hi im very confused i had mư last period on the 27 july took mư first moth of clomid from day 2-6 i did not have sex with hb untill septem 1st but i have still a on show i have done several hpt all neg help :-) .:-).

October 20, 2009 at 1:37 pm
(58) T Diaz says:

MD recommended I take clomid, but am a bit scared because I don’t want multiple birhts – have found side effects for me, but can’t find any information on side effects to the fetus – anyone know anything? I don’t want to take any meds until I get more information.

November 4, 2009 at 8:17 pm
(59) karri says:

T Diaz- Clomid will not have any effect on the fetus, because you are not yet pregnant while taking it. Don’t take it unless you are positive you are not pregnant. Also, multiple births are very rare. I’m on round 3 of 150mg. Apparently i ovulated on cd27 last month but had pretty much given up by then. i’ve been charting my last 2 rounds and find that this helps me track where i stand in my cycle. Now we just bd every other day until i notice a spike in my temps. Hopefully this works! Good luck to all of you!

December 13, 2009 at 3:01 am
(60) Mary says:


I was diagnosed PCO earlier this year. So, he refer to 50mg clomid but I didnot respond to that. Then he told me to take Provera which I took ard cd28 and I has period. Then I went for ultrasound but my doc told me that I have cyst. Unless I get rid of that cyst I cannot take clomid. Now I am in birth control pill hoping for that cyst to go away. Then my clomid dosage will go up to 100 mg (I think). I want to know does anyway had this kind of situation??

April 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm
(61) Genny says:

I am about to start 100mg on days 5-9 (starting tue?) when do I start having sex? what does BD stand for?

April 11, 2010 at 7:58 pm
(62) Heather, Indy says:

Hello everyone, wow there a lot of Heathers on here. It has been awhile since I have posted anything. BD is sex, I forget what it stands for but that is what it means.

I was on Clomid for6 months with no luck. I am pretty sure I ovulated but I never feel it when i do so our timing was always off. We were referred to a fertility specialist. They put us on Femara which is like Clomid except you take it twice per day. You still take it about CD 4-8 ish. Followed with an HCG trigger shot andIUI. IUI is where they put DH’s sperm past my cervix. I figured it was a sure thing. But nope its not. So the next cycle we took the Femara for 7 days followed with an HCG trigger shot and IUI. Again it had failed.

At this point we wanted to talk to the docor again and at the apointment he suggested Femara overlapping injectable meds with US and HCG trigger shot and IUI. At the US there were 4 follicles that were big enough to have mature eggs in them. So, DH gave me the trigger shot that night and 36-42 hours later I had ovulation pains for the first time. I do not know if that was because there were 4 eggs or what but I felt it. The IUI wasperfectly timed and we sat and waited. The 2ww always sucks. In the mean time we had decided that this was going to be our last cycle as DH and I are both set to deploy and the deployments ae overlapping with me leaving first. So, we needed to plan for that and put Babies on hold.

AF is now 2 days late. It worked!!!!!!! We are so happy and excited. Now we just need to find out how many there are. I go in for blood wrk tomorrow to check my numbers and see if they have gone up. HCG was 27 and Progesterone was 51 on the first blood test.

I wish you all luck. For me the Clomid was a waste of time. Our infertility was completely unexplained. I think it was just a matter of me ovulating and Timing and putting the sperm past my cervix, which is slightly hooked.

July 5, 2010 at 6:30 am
(63) temiot says:

i took clomid on day 5-9 of my cycle in may..ended up not having a period at all in june,i did one HPT which was negative and a BPT also negative(period was supposd to be on the 20th of june!)..i was 14days late!..eventually got a period on the 4th of july…very sad but holding on to God!

August 30, 2010 at 11:21 am
(64) mirregular says:

i’m going to be starting clomid…took provera to start my period and am suppose to take clomid cd5-9, but what happens if my period goes away after cd4? do i still take the clomid? please if anyone knows if this has happened or what i should do…please let me know….thanks!

August 30, 2010 at 11:50 am
(65) Virginia says:

First, let me pretext this by saying my husband is in the military and therefore I recieve most of my healthcare from them. My official diagnosis is unexplained secondary infertility. My first child, my son, was concieved within a few months of actively trying despite a slightly irregular cycle. He is now 4 and we have been TTC for 2 1/2 years now with no success. I’ve been reffered to a RE who basically contradicted herself anytime she got a chance- first telling me after having no medical proof that taking metformin would regulate my cycle, then saying I misunderstood and that was only a bridge to having IUI which we never agreed to do. I stoped seeing her and discussed with my GYN what my options would be. They said since I had no medical reason for secondary infertiltiy we could try Clomid but since this is a military GYN they give you 15 pills, tell you the options for taking them and leave you to your own divices. I took one dose of 50mg. with no luck. The period I got after was extemely light and only 3 days instead of the normal 5 I get. After that we decided to try an herbal route which for the past 8 months has not worked and been a bit expensive. I am now at the point where if I don’t get pregnant within the next month or two I will have to wait I don’t know how long becuase we will be transfering in a year and I can’t go pregnant and I don’t want my husband to miss the birth of our child. I am thinking about taking the rest of the clomid I have (wich would be 100mg per dayx5days) but am slightly concerned about multiples and also concerned that the lining would not be thick enough and therefore it wouldn’t work anyway. I have no explaination for what happened last time because I had no monitoring. I have looked for support groups in my area (which there are none) and have no one to talk to about this… husband is down at this point that its taken this long already- we had hoped to use the 3 years he was home to have a baby and experience everything he missed with our first by being away but now its not looking possible. If I wait until hes home again all the time its another 4 years and my son will be almost 9 or 10 then :(
Sorry for venting so much, I just really have no one to talk about these things with. Any ideas or opinions are appreciated.

August 30, 2010 at 11:56 am
(66) Virginia says:

from what I understnad you take it for the whole course reguardless.

September 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm
(67) hopeful mommy 2b says:

I have been actively TTC for 3 months. I have just finished my 3rd cycle of clomid, now waiting on ovulation. My doctor prescribed the medicine to me because i requested, but has really not given me any further directions besides taking it days 3-7 of my cycle. I have done research and there are a lot of tools to help me. So i feel that is only a matter of time before this works. They (net research) say that it takes anywhere from 4-6 months for you to conceive. Lets hope thats true.. Hoping the 3rd times really a charm. But i said all that lol to say this… I don’t know everything but i would love to talk and trade info with ppl who have the same goal.. Guess i needed to vent too lol well, baby dust to you all!

October 28, 2010 at 10:52 am
(68) cristy says:

My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 6yrs. Now on my frist cycle of 50mg clomid. I’m on the 4th pill and period has already ended. When do i count to when i have sex. I know you count starting the next day after taking clomid and its 5 to 10 days later for most. But wonder if your period ends early while you are still taking clomid or does it make a difference.

November 27, 2010 at 8:30 am
(69) Frances says:

Hi Girls,
So far I’ve had two miscarriages in my lifetime and I pray that by using clomid i will soon be a mother. My husband and I have been trying desperately to have a child for over a year now. It really hurts me to see all of his friends and relatives talk about their kids and we can’t. I cry about it alot. I start my first cycle of clomid on Sunday. I plan to keep you posted every step of way. I would like to ask everyone that read my comments to please, keep me in your prayers.

December 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm
(70) Mel says:

My dr has put me on 100mg of clomid n I’m on my 4th set of tablets unfortunately we hav not yet conceived I hav pcos n another disease on top of that which is makin it very difficult i take clomid on day 5 to day 9 of my cycle n have sex on day 10 n every 2nd day after that I hav a blood test on day 21 n they a blood test every week after that till my next period I hav got pretty much every single side effect but anything is worth it to hav a kid good luck to everyone

December 15, 2010 at 9:45 am
(71) Tiffanie says:

I just started clomid in middle of first cycle. Also been doing cycles of proestrogen. I’m confused on the whole thing. When should we try to conceive why’s my menstrual cycle on and off .

January 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm
(72) Diane says:

Hello everyone just wanted to give someone out there a little hope. I was on clomid 50mg days 5-9 for 6 months almost 11 years ago and as soin as i went off it the next month i was pregnant. Now i just had my tubes reversed after having them tied almost 8 years ago i had them reversed in aug 2010 and tried clomid for one month and didn’t get preg but also didn’t take it the next month and i am currently 2 months pregnant. So there is hope don’t give up!!! Best wishes to all

January 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm
(73) misti says:

So this month was my first month on clomid and i took a preg test on the day of my missed period and it said negative. im having a little blood when i wipe but no period and pain in my left side whats up?

January 27, 2011 at 10:26 am
(74) Shun says:

My husband and I have been ttc for over a year , he has 2 Beautiful children already from a previous relationship, i am on my first cycle of clomid, and i have faith in God and i am trusting in him! Good luck everyone you all are in my prayers. Hannah in the bible 1st sammuel had problems concieving and she prayed to God one day and he heard her cry and opened her womb and God blessed her with several children God bless

February 2, 2011 at 3:35 pm
(75) Shyla says:

Hello! I recently had a miscarriage on Christmas Eve, we tried for 2 years so it was devestating to my fiance and I. I started Clomid today since i have PCOS and it is very hard to me to do it without any help. I am on the 3-7 cycle and was wondering when is it that i will ovulate? I really want to get pregnant i need all the advice i can get! I also heard “Preseed” helps a LOT so i ordered that too! Any advice is extremely wanted! my email address is Shylarochelle@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

February 19, 2011 at 8:52 am
(76) bircher says:

i have been having unprotected sex with my partner for 8 months now but i have pcos so my periods are irregular. would my doc give me clomid if i asked for it?

May 27, 2011 at 4:08 am
(77) cha says:

Hi.. I was married for almost two years and i havent been pregnant since then>because of my desire to conceive, I consulted an ob-gyne..She did ie and found out that my uterus is a little thick.I asked if this would affect my desire to have babies but she said its just normal.Then she asked me to take 50mg clomin starting at fifth day.On that month,my menstuation was delayed for two days and sad to tell that it wasnt successful..i had heavy menstruation..I didnt go back to my ob after that until i had suffered from dysminorrhea to the extend that I cant stand and walk..I could only feel good when im lying for only one position..I was confined for two days.. all test were done but all were negative.Until such time I had ultra sound then it was found out that I had minimal endometriosis.. and im on the first cycle again of taking clomin at 2nd day.. was it ok?

June 13, 2011 at 7:57 pm
(78) d jordan says:

Im on clomid this my second round and i really want twin my period came on twice in one month have this happen to anyone else an i for got to say im 42.

June 13, 2011 at 8:04 pm
(79) d jordan says:

Im on 50mg of clomid an im 42 this is my second round of clomid. My period came on twice in one month have this happen to anyone else an i want twin can anybody give me a clue.

August 13, 2011 at 9:42 am
(80) Victoria25 says:

Hi ladies, I hav always known I had “problems” as I hav never had regular periods. I hav normal hormone levels but numerous cysts on my ovaries. My partner has had testicular trauma in past and this has affected his sperm quality and quantity but never-the-less it only takes one!! I have been having unprotected sex for the last 3 years with nothing. I am currently taking my first course of clomid 50mg days 2-6. Period is not heavy so not sure it will last until day 6 but I’ve been advised to finish the course. I have purchased some ovulation tests from chemist which I plan to use to help me see when I’m ‘spiking’. I believe the optimum time is days 11-16. Like everyone else I cannot wait to be a mummy and my partner cannot wait to be a daddy either. I am excited, nervous, scared and every other emotion. But I have read many positive stories of success. I just pray it will be our turn this time, good luck everyone. Stay positive x x x

August 28, 2011 at 5:30 am
(81) Victoria25 says:

Well I’m confused. Taken 1st course of clomid and tried the ovulation tests that I bought. According to them I haven’t ovulated at all, according to the wesites I’ve looked at last Thurs would have been my last fertile day of month but according to a fertility app for my phone today (sun) would be last fertile day. I dunno wot to think :-/ ? All I know is if the ovulation sticks are right then I haven’t ovulated at all so the clomid hasn’t worked :( ah well I will keep trying. I hope there are some success stories out there and other people are having some good luck x x x

October 14, 2011 at 9:44 am
(82) cece says:

Ladies i hear your stories i feel ur desperation, God’s time is always the best no matter what happens each one of you will sile one day holding a baby in your hands. Just ask God to help you even as u take these tablets after all children are a gift from him. Trust in the Lord i know iam..lots of love to you all

October 18, 2011 at 3:15 am
(83) Jacki says:

Hi everyone,
I haven’t had a regular period since I was 20 (Im now 29) Ive had an eating disorder, been on and off the pill for 9 years and now exercise regularly and very lean, so I have been trying to put on some weight(which I have) and exercising less.
My husband and I have only just decided we still start trying, my doctor put me on Provera for 4 days, then clomid from day 5-9 (i have 2 more days to go on my clomid).
Ive been reading many of you have been trying for many many years…however my doc has put me strait onto these meds from the get go! No waiting! So Im praying to god that we are successful first round. Its so hard when you want it so badly and it seems everyone else around you is pregnant.
Even though we have only just started trying, I have wanted a baby for 2 years!!!!! Hubby just wanted to wait, now hes really keen!
Pray to St Gerrard (he is the saint for motherhood)

October 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm
(84) Victoria25 says:

Well we went to the consultant on Thurs as we were half way thru our 6 months of clomid. Only my partner has now decided that the timing is all wrong and wants to wait another year or two. I’m absolutely devastated that he has just pulled the plug. It’s such an emotive subject and now ive put all my energy and effort into this I can’t bare the thought of jut stopping now. I do understand his reasons but I think he’s being idealistic – there will never be a perfect time and we both have good jobs and a house. I love my partner the world over but I can’t believe he has just changed his mind. I’m heartbroken but I do hope that one day it will happen for us. In the mean time good luck to you all – I truly hope ur dreams are realised x x

November 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm
(85) Lexy says:

I have been prescribed Clomid for the first time. My husband and I have been TTC for over a year. I took 100mg of Clomid starting on cycle day 5 thru cycle day 9. We BD’d on day 12, 14, 15 and 16……please say some prayers for us, as I know this is in God’s hands….any suggestions as to when I can start testing?

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