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Old Jan 1st, 2010, 20:11 PM   1
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anyone taking a break from clomid?


I have been on clomid for 2 rounds and I already feel like taking a break I haven't felt good on it especially on the 100mg. The symptoms usually start a few days after I finish clomid and then will last until AF arrives. I posted on my last thread my symptoms such as bloating, poor appetite, depression, mood swings, fatigued, emotional, etc. The symptoms are so bad that it affects my job skills.

On dec 28th AF finally arrived and I have never felt better I am back to normal and I was due to take clomid on days 3-7. I have decided that this month I am going to skip the clomid and have some further testing done. I went ahead and scheduled my HSG for next week because I dont feel the need to continue clomid if there is something wrong with my tubes. Which I feel my gyne shouldve tested for prior to starting clomid. I have been waiting to have this test done so that I will know what direction to go next. Taking clomid would be more worth it if I know my tubes are clear.

Now I am enjoying my holidays because I finally feel great!! Does anyone have this problem? Had anyone ever taken a break from clomid and got pregnant? Thanks!!



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Old Jan 2nd, 2010, 03:36 AM   2
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I have been on clomid for 2 rounds and I already feel like taking a break I haven't felt good on it especially on the 100mg. The symptoms usually start a few days after I finish clomid and then will last until AF arrives. I posted on my last thread my symptoms such as bloating, poor appetite, depression, mood swings, fatigued, emotional, etc. The symptoms are so bad that it affects my job skills.

On dec 28th AF finally arrived and I have never felt better I am back to normal and I was due to take clomid on days 3-7. I have decided that this month I am going to skip the clomid and have some further testing done. I went ahead and scheduled my HSG for next week because I dont feel the need to continue clomid if there is something wrong with my tubes. Which I feel my gyne shouldve tested for prior to starting clomid. I have been waiting to have this test done so that I will know what direction to go next. Taking clomid would be more worth it if I know my tubes are clear.

Now I am enjoying my holidays because I finally feel great!! Does anyone have this problem? Had anyone ever taken a break from clomid and got pregnant? Thanks!!

hi there....i have had clomid and have taken a break for it for almost 8 months now....i have 2 more rounds to go......before i took it my 21 day progesterone level was only 14...it needs to be 30 to signfy ovulation....but even now when i dont take it my levels have improved naturally to 28!!!! I have taken a break due to a very stressful time....mum dying...job etc and it made me feel like crap...but i will be retaking it next month.....so fingers crossed. I totally understand where you are coming from..One of the girls at work had clomid and then 4 months after she stopped taking it she was preggers....and 9 weeks after having her little boy she was pregnant again!!!! Good luck and feel free to pm if you want to chat xxxx



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Old Jan 2nd, 2010, 07:28 AM   3
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I am on my fourth round of Clomid and if it doesn't work this month, then I am definately taking a month off. I don't get too many side effects but, the ones I do have are driving me nuts...mainly the hot flashes and bloating. We are going on holidays in a few weeks and I'm not willing to put up with the bloating and painful ovulation while in Jamaica (let alone the hot flashes!)



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Old Jan 3rd, 2010, 02:10 AM   4
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When I was on Clomid, I did 3 rounds. I found I got hot flushes, was bloated and as each clomid cycle went on I become more and more teary and started to feel trapped inside an emotional hell that I couldnt get out of. I have heard that the clomid can continue to work for you after you have stopped (not sure of how long for or anything else about this). If you need a break, it certainly cannot hurt. You sound like you are taking control of the situation which is great. Once you have a HSG I hope some of your questions are answered. Good luck and hope you get your bfp sooner than later



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Old Jan 3rd, 2010, 09:45 AM   5
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I had to take a break as I had to travel with work, consultant advised it would not be a problem and just to take it on the months when I was not going to be travelling at the crucial time. He said there's no need to take it for consecutive months and that missing the odd month was fine. In fact, I conceived on the first cycle I took the clomid after the month I had off. Good luck everyone.



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:23 AM   6
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I was on it for 8 cycles. My Gyn is going to be referring me to a FS, but for personal reasons we are waiting until May. He gave me a Rx to continue taking clomid in the meantime, but I'm not using it right now. I want to see what my body does on it's own. Also, my periods were getting to look like mostly old blood and that didn't seem right to me. I am on my 2nd cycle off of it and my most recent period was much better and I ovulated on cycle 1, so I think I will just keep trying naturally without the clomid until we setup the FS appt.



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2010, 11:46 AM   7
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I've done five rounds of clomid and taken breaks through those cycles and I'm currently on a break from clomid and have been for the last 6 months. I have three rounds left and hoping one of these will work when I restart the clomid this year. I'm planning on taking the clomid at the same time as having acupuncture



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2010, 20:40 PM   8
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I've done five rounds of clomid and taken breaks through those cycles and I'm currently on a break from clomid and have been for the last 6 months. I have three rounds left and hoping one of these will work when I restart the clomid this year. I'm planning on taking the clomid at the same time as having acupuncture
i hope that clomid works for you. Have you had an HSG?



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Old Jan 4th, 2010, 20:43 PM   9
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I was on it for 8 cycles. My Gyn is going to be referring me to a FS, but for personal reasons we are waiting until May. He gave me a Rx to continue taking clomid in the meantime, but I'm not using it right now. I want to see what my body does on it's own. Also, my periods were getting to look like mostly old blood and that didn't seem right to me. I am on my 2nd cycle off of it and my most recent period was much better and I ovulated on cycle 1, so I think I will just keep trying naturally without the clomid until we setup the FS appt.
good luck to you hun! You just might conceive before seeing your FS!!



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Old Jan 4th, 2010, 21:30 PM   10
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I did 3 months, then had a 2 month break, did another month and had a 2 month break and I've still not taken my last month .... cannot be bothered



 
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