The Clomid Diaries.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Over the past few months I have heard from quite a few of you out there regarding your struggles with infertility. I can't thank you enough for your support and I am sending all of the baby dust in the world back out to you. 

Today is (finally) the day I start the Clomid. I am extremely hopeful that this will do the trick, and the only question we will have is, is there one baby or two? For those of you who are considering this route, or are just curious, I'm going to track (on the side of the blog) my daily issues/side effects/ etc during these cycles. Hopefully, there will only be one cycle, but as I've learned through this journey, fertility is not something you can control. I'm just hoping western medicine can do the trick. 


21 comments :

Mrs. Mikey said...

I'm hopeful for you!
For what it's worth - My mom took one cycle of Clomid and swiftly got pregnant with me 32 years ago (yikes).
Best of luck!

that girl? said...

Am wishing you the best of luck YM!! My sister in law had clomid and had twins!!! Will be thinking of you and sending out all the baby dust I can gather! You are an amazing Mum and deserve to do it all over again! xxx

The Missus said...

I will be interested to see if you have the following (all of which I had when I took it):

Ridiculously painful ovulation.
Supreme bitch-tasticness for no reason.
Skin that breaks out worse than a teenagers.
Horrible hot flashes and night sweats.

I hope you don't have any.

notSupermum said...

Fingers crossed that it does the trick...don't forget that you still have to DO IT.

Btw, there's an award for you at my place :-)

pokerfacemom said...

Clomid worked for me and I hope it works for you. I got pregnant with my 1st child with clomid when I was 32. I tried for a whole year to get pregnant and wasn't able to. So my doctor checked my hormone levels which were a little on the low side, check my husbands sperm count, OK, then started the clomid. It took one dosage to make me fertile again! I think I needed a jump kick to start things off. Being on birth control pills for such a long time, may have had something to do with it, in my opinion. I was relieved that it wasn't twins, though! Clomid did the trick! Hope it does the same for you!

Julie said...

How long were you on them for,pokerfacemom? I'm kinna worried about that.

K @ Blog Goggles said...

I have no idea, but good luck! Keep us posted.

Yummy Mummy said...

Pokerfacemom- I totally think that was my problem too. It really hit me when you said that. I was on the pill for almost 12 years and ever since I went off things have been completely abnormal. I so glad it worked for you! I am so ready for number 2!

xoxo
ym

Polly said...

Lots of luck - I hope its a short journey, every finger and toe is crossed for you.

Mervat said...

I hope all goes well for you and htat you are preggy with number two in no time.

I came by your blog via that Supermum, notSupermum.

pokerfacemom said...

I was on birth control pills for a little over 12 years maybe more! I'm keeping my fingers cross for you too! Remember to relax and don't stress, If I remember correctly that can also contribute to infertility. I also heard of natural herbal vitamins that you and your hubby can take. I'll look it up and get back with you and you can ask your doctor. sorry for the late response, was visiting with family. Lots of luck to you!

Anonymous said...

I just finished my first cycle of clomid 50mg and felt no side effects...did you take name brand or generic? I'm convinced nothing happened! Still waiting for the egg!

Yummy Mummy said...

Anon....I think mine is the name brand. Last month the symptoms weren't too bad, but the pain when I ovulated was almost unbearable. This month I am really feeling it. I feel like I am completely out of touch with my emotions and now the hot flashes are much more intense. i didn't ovulate until day 16. They say it is supposed to be 5-10 days after the last pill but for me it was 11 so who knows. I hope it works for you!!! How great would it be if you didn't have any side effects either!

Baby dust to you!!!!

ym

Generic Clomid said...

I had triplets as a result of taking Clomid, they were all boys.

clomid said...

Clomid is inexpensive and is usually the first in a line of treatments that will be offered to the patient and its works most of the time

Anonymous said...

My daughter just started this. The 1st dose didn't raise her levels so the doctors going to give it a couple months and try again. Bad hot flashes. Went on the pill at 15 for cramps and she is now 25and a teacher and wants a child so bad of her own!! Glad I found your blog so I can hear the pos. and neg.

Anonymous said...

Start my second round of Clomid on Monday. 1st round was unsuccessful. :( had really bad cramping during ovulation and hot flashes shortly after taking the first pill. Had 2 good follicles but still no baby. Hoping round 2 works.

Yummy Mummy said...

Keep the faith! They (not quite sure who they are) always say round two of Clomid/ IVF?/ IUI is your best bet! I think it probably takes a round or two for your body to get used to everything, and then "hopefully" comply!

The cramping really is the worst, so if you weren't a raging lunatic as well... then I'd say the odds are ever in your favor! Tying for a little hunger games humor here!

I wish you all the best. I hope that the month two legend rings true!!!

Best,

Robin

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Meds247Online said...

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I do like to inform every one that if clomid is not working for them there must be some thing that they do know about clomid, so here is am putting all the information about clomid here, if you like to know more about this any one can ask and i will be really happy to reaply to them:-
WHAT IS CLOMID?

As per the data given by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 6.7 million women in US, aged between 15-44 sufferings from impaired fecundity. Impaired fecundity is an impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a baby to term. Out of these nearly about 1.5 million married women are unable to become pregnant after at least 12 consecutive months of unprotected sex with partner. One of the major causes for this is anovulation. Anovulation is a condition of absent ovulation or lack of ovulation in women or in other words when the ovary does not release a ripened egg during menstrual cycle every month. To achieve a pregnancy, release of egg from the ovary must happen during a woman’s reproductive years. Generic Clomiphene citrate or its brand Clomid is the front runner in the treatment of normally oestrogenized, anovulatory women. When a woman, suffering with anovulation, takes Clomid or generic Clomiphene citrate, this medicine reduces the estrogen receptors at hypothalamus, this result in stimulating pituitary to release follicle stimulating hormons (FSH) much in the same manner as Gonadotropin releasing Harmon (GnRH) does. Many medical reports suggest that 50% patients ovulated after taking Clomid, and 30 % are enjoying the pleasure of parenthood. Before any women buy clomid for the treatment of infertility caused due to anovulation, she must note that weight reduction is an important part of this therapy, as body mass index is very closely associated with negative response to Clomid. One must avoid any other ovulation induction therapy along with Clomid as; this may result into multiple follicular developments, increasing the chances of ovarian hyperstimulation and multiple pregnancies. Taking account of many observation, Meds247Online recommends to all women suffering from anovulatory infertility, should continue the treatment with clomid for at least 6 cycles before considering any other invasive or complex treatment.

How Clomid Works?

An orally administrated medicine for treatment of infertility in women, Clomid (Clomiphene citrate USP tablet) is a non-sterodial, ovalatry stimulant. This medicine has a great success rate of treating women with infertility caused due to anovulation is designated pharmacologically as 2-[p-(2-chloro-1,2-diphenylvinyl)phenoxy] triethylamine citrate (1:1). This medicine has a chemical formula of C26H28ClNO • C6H8O7 and 598.09 amu molecular weight. Generic Clomiphene can get easily soluble in methanol and in ethanol, where as partially soluble in acetone, chloroform and water, is white to pale yellow in color. This medicine is odorless.


The two geometric isomers of Clomiphene citrate, cis zuclomiphene and trans enclomiphene has estrogenic and anti-estrogenic properties.

Pretreatment evaluation: -
Clomid acts on the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and ovary to increase FSH levels and thus completing the infertility therapy in women suffering from absent ovulation, very low level of estrogen, or high level of FSH or with polycystic ovary syndrome. Meds247Online advices to all the woman’s and their partner to undergo pre-treatment evaluation to make sure the Clomid is the best treatment for them.

bettinasmith143 said...

Hi, I wish you goodluck! Clomid treatment works to me. After 4 years of conceiving, finally I have my own! It really works for me really. I hope and pray for you. Goodluck!