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Old Mar 30th, 2010, 14:31 PM   1
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Percentage of success per cycle of Clomid?


I'm sorry if this has been asked before, I can't seem to find it easily though.

I am CD12 on my 3rd round of Clomid. Someone told me that you have the highest odds of concieving on your 3rd round and its been driving me crazy. I can't find anything that says that anywhere.

I'd really love to see some statistics on Clomid success per cycle (per ovulating cycle I guess because I think it throws the data off if you include non-ovulating rounds).

I have read that if you don't concieve by round #6, you need to move on to other fertility treatments. I've also read that you shouldn't go past round #3 or else it may mess you up more. I've read that 40% of women who are ovulating with Clomid will get pregnant by the 3rd cycle. Also have read that 50% of women will get pregnant with Clomid by the 6th cycle if ovulating.

If this round fails for me, should I go for a 4th? I have had no monitoring at all, just BBT and OPKing to confirm ovulation though I'm insisting on a progesterone check this time. I had basic screening for thyroid, pituitary, FSH and was clear. Husband had an SA and is fine. Should I do a 4th but only with monitoring to make sure lining is ok? I know its a bit early to give up hope on this cycle, I just want to make sure I know what to do next if AF comes again.



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2010, 15:06 PM   2
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Hi Lisa - I think your confusing getting pregnant with ovulate.....The statistics are 40% of women will ov by cycle 3 not be pregnant....Im month 3 too and just waiting to ov, didnt ov on month 2 so fingers tightly crossed!
You can stay on clomid for as many cycles the f/s see fit...We're on 6 now and can have more at a higher dose if this set dont work.
Im also not been monitered....Have you been getting AF, cos if so thats a good sign youve been ov'ing....Like I said I didnt last month and AF never arrived so had to got through provera before I could start this cycle!
If it doesnt work for us we HAVE to have IUI or IVF as DH's got bad morpholgy......
Keep on with the clomid honey and dont give up....Most of the bfps on here are from lots and lots of PMA! xxx Baby dust for you both xxx



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2010, 16:44 PM   3
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DH's SA looked fine so I know he's not part of the issue. I have O'd both times, first time I must have missed my surge with the OPKs because my BBT chart showed a clear ovulation and I got AF on my own 14 days later.
Second cycle, I got a positive OPK but temp didn't rise for a few days. Still, it clearly rose for ovulation and got AF 13 days later.

I have been spotting for 3 days before AF though and my temp drops around 9-10dpo, spotting on 11dpo. I believe I have a progesterone issue, but my doctor was/is out of town and the guy covering for him is the jerk who wanted me to wait several 'cycles' before worrying about ovulation when I wasn't having any cycles at all! So needless to say, the nurse talked to him and he said he won't treat a progesterone deficiency unless there are multiple miscarriages.

So I want a 7dpo progesterone check this cycle (I have to either talk them out of a CD21 check since I don't O on day 14, or do both just to keep them happy). I'm not sure it would show anything wrong though if my temp doesn't drop until 10dpo. I know its not considered a LPD at 10dpo and AF doesn't come until 13/14dpo anyway, but spotting for 3 days before a period is NOT normal. SO frustrated with my doctor's office. Hoping he'll be more knowledgable/understanding when he gets back.



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2011, 15:32 PM   4
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I'm sorry if this has been asked before, I can't seem to find it easily though.

I am CD12 on my 3rd round of Clomid. Someone told me that you have the highest odds of concieving on your 3rd round and its been driving me crazy. I can't find anything that says that anywhere.

I'd really love to see some statistics on Clomid success per cycle (per ovulating cycle I guess because I think it throws the data off if you include non-ovulating rounds).

I have read that if you don't concieve by round #6, you need to move on to other fertility treatments. I've also read that you shouldn't go past round #3 or else it may mess you up more. I've read that 40% of women who are ovulating with Clomid will get pregnant by the 3rd cycle. Also have read that 50% of women will get pregnant with Clomid by the 6th cycle if ovulating.

If this round fails for me, should I go for a 4th? I have had no monitoring at all, just BBT and OPKing to confirm ovulation though I'm insisting on a progesterone check this time. I had basic screening for thyroid, pituitary, FSH and was clear. Husband had an SA and is fine. Should I do a 4th but only with monitoring to make sure lining is ok? I know its a bit early to give up hope on this cycle, I just want to make sure I know what to do next if AF comes again.
Hi Ive just seen this thread as I am in the same position as you were here. Did cycle 3 on clomid work for you or what cycle did?? I am desperate to find the answer to this same question! x



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2011, 18:14 PM   5
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Hey,

I've been on Clomid, 50mg Cycle 1 (didn't ovulate) 100mg Cycle 2, 3 and 4, 150mg Cycle 5 and 200mg Cycle 6. I have been monitored on all my cycles and won't be doing a 7th. (Currently 10 days late for AF, waiting for blood test result tomorrow as HPT don't have given me false positives in the past.)

Somewhere between 40 and 80 percent of women who take Clomid will have success in creating ovulation. This, of course, does not guarantee they will have a successful conception, however. Of those patients who successfully ovulate as a result of taking Clomid, somewhere around half of those will have a successful conception within six months. There are some other fertility medications that may have higher success rates in terms of conception, but those other medications also tend to have much higher costs than Clomid, and they tend to pose much higher risks in terms of side effects. In addition, their success rates are truly not that much higher than success rates with Clomid. For these reasons, Clomid is often prescribed instead of, or at least before, other fertility medications or procedures.

If you doctor advises that you can do more than three cycles then it's up to you if you take them, but don't go past what you have been told. As for the progesterone levels, I don't know as I was having scans CD11-14 to confirm ovulation.

Good luck. XXX



 
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Old Sep 12th, 2011, 19:22 PM   6
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I actually did 4 cycles at 50mg... I got my progesterone tested on the 3rd cycle, it was low. Doctor thought we might have tested the wrong day (I argued with his nurse about this but she insisted and even checked with the doctor about which day to go). So he wanted me to do it 'one more time' on the right day this time.
Low progesterone again. He then wanted me to take a few months break from clomid.

I had 2 natural cycles and had my progesterone checked both times then too and it was still low.
I switched doctors, got put on 100mg clomid with full monitoring. Ovulated, got pregnant, had normal progesterone levels!

So for me, it was the wrong dose at first.



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2011, 11:58 AM   7
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Here's a great stat thread from another bb. It's for PCOSers, but it might give you some of the info you're looking for.

http://www.soulcysters.net/showthrea...t=clomid+stats



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2012, 00:51 AM   8
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I know it's been over a year since anyone has written on this post....but thought i'd give it a go and start it up again.
What was everyone's outcome...pregnancy & healthy babies i hope.

Well im currently on my 4th round of clomid and wondering if it's ever going to work. The past 3 cycles i ovulated so it's working, just not pregnant yet. From reading on the internet there's alot about not using clomid for more than 6 months(which i wont) and the effects is has on the lining etc. Now im worried.
Can anyone at all give me any hope that clomid will help me become pregnant after 4 rounds? I'm starting to think if it hasn't worked by now it will never work.



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2012, 10:08 AM   9
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Rynie I just read this old thread with interest too. I think it looks like the lady who began it conceived after 5 cycles of clomid, albeit with a bit of a break.

I'm only on my first round but have the same worries as you. I'm ok it being BFN this time since it's only our first try, but I do worry about it not working as it's a bit of a headspin re what to do next if it doesn't work.

When I was at the doctor's having my first check-up u/s, she told me that it was possible to take clomid for 12 months. I also thought 6 was the limit. I don't think I would want to do 12 months back to back as I think it can thin your lining, but I imagine with a bit of a break in between it would give your body a chance to recover.

I always try to keep in mind my friend who took clomid. She didn't conceive until her 6th round (which for her was going to be her last) and she has now got healthy boy/girl twins. So we shouldn't give up hope just yet



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2012, 10:57 AM   10
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I was placed on the waiting list in November last year for ovulation induction injections because the Clomid never worked for me. I finally get to have them the morning after my 26th birthday. Yey for me. Oh, it's also my fourth wedding anniversary. A lot of women have had successful pregnancies with Clomid though.



 
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