It took me 3 but I will admitt that the first 2 cycles I did not go in for any monitoring and we did not BD as much as we should have.
The 3rd cycle I was much more agressive.
The funny thing is that I wouldn’t be pregnant right now if I hadn’t stayed on top of things. That always seems to happen to me in my life – lol.
The previous 2 cycles that I used Clomid I ovulated around the same time - CD 20. This past cycle I thought I had again at the same time because my BBT started to rise - but then my temperature went back down and so I went to the doctor to find out what was going on. I thought that I was having an annovulatory cycle & was all depressed. But they surprised the crap out of me by telling me that even though it was really late in my cycle - like CD30 I think - I had an egg that was about to release – it was 19mm - like literally that night or the next day. They were all set to give me the trigger shot but did some bloodwork & ended up calling me & telling me that based on my hormone levels I didn't even need that trigger shot. So that night we DTD & it worked! We must have just barely caught it within a couple of hours!
If I hadn’t gone to the doctor when I did I would have just assumed that the Clomid hadn’t worked this cycle & I really doubt we would have DTD because we were pretty exhausted of trying. Pretty crazy… That same day they also increased my Synthroid dosage for my thyroid problem which probably helped and which is important to stay low throughout my whole pregnancy. I never trust anybody completely – no matter what position of authority they are in – I always do my own research and push for my own interests – and it always works.
Thanks, ladies! I have been charting and opk'ing for a while, but wasn't having any luck. Doc says that I'm o'ing, which is good, but probably not mature eggs AND my progesterone levels are a little low. So, here I am...I'm hoping for first cycle, but it's good to hear that it's normal to have maybe 3rd or 4th cycle. We've been trying for 10 months (we're both 31), and no problems that we can see.
Twins?! My dh has been "joking" ever since we started ttc that he's convinced we're having twins. Now that I'm on Clomid...I'm like you have to stop saying that! It might actually happen!!
I got pregnant on my second cycle of clomid. I think I ovulated a day or 2 earlier than we thought I would during the first cycle. The second cycle hubby and I DTD on days 14&15 of my cycle and then we both came down with really bad colds, so didn't do it the rest of the month as we were both sick for weeks! Turns out we conceived on one of those 2 days.
We were really hoping for twins. Hubby kept telling me to up my dosage of Clomid from what the Dr recommended. I was going to do it on round 3, which has never needed to happen. Thank goodness, cuz I was slightly worried about ending up like Kate Gosslin!
I'm on 100 mg, and it's my first cycle. Does the higher dosage mean more chances for multiples?! Yikes!! I'd be happy with it, but also scared.
My doc told me to stop temping. That makes me nervous. What if....just what IF?! My dh is like what will it change? We're doing it every other day (which is different than we've been doing...every other day until positive opk and then 3 days in a row), but it hasn't been working, so let's give this a try. I told my dh that if it's not successful, I'm temping again. No one can stop me!
I heard that also what days you take it can have an affect on how many eggs are produced (and thus your risk of multiples)
I believe if you take it days 3-5 you have more eggs and if you take it days 5-7 you have less eggs but better quality. I may have that switched around though. LOL
Make sure you temp while you are on the Clomid. It really helps. And definitely do the monitoring & the post ovulation progesterone tests, etc.
It's one thing to be like "oh yeah we have to DTD alot this cycle because I want to get pregnant" and it's another thing to be like "ok the doctor said I am ovulating NOWWW so we have to DTD *TODAY* even if we have family visiting, tired, working alot, sick, etc. we must find a way!" lol
Thanks, Izzy! I'm taking it for 5 days, starting on cd4. But that's only because he was like start it on cd3, but I he told me on cd4 and I was like oh no! He said that's okay, start today. I think I will continue to temp. I can't cut out temping AND opks in the same cycle, just cold turkey! I would hate not knowing where exactly I am in the cycle. Plus, I'm curious about what my charts will look like with Clomid now.
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