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Old Aug 3rd, 2010, 11:43 AM   1
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How many of you take clomid even though you ovulate?


I have read mixed information about people that ovulate on their own but who are prescribed clomid, some information I've read states that it doesn't give any added benefit and others state that it ripens up more follicles meaning that there is more chance each cycle.

I haven't discussed this with my gp, just thought I'd ask the question as it might help while we wait another 18 months for ivf on the nhs (obviously hoping that we do it for ourselves in the meantime!).

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Old Aug 3rd, 2010, 11:56 AM   2
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I ovulate on my own and I am starting my second cycle of clomid. I am just going to keep my fingers crossed and trust my GP is doing the right thing but putting me on clomid.

Has your GP prescribed clomid for you?



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Old Aug 3rd, 2010, 12:07 PM   3
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I ovulate on my own and I am starting my second cycle of clomid. I am just going to keep my fingers crossed and trust my GP is doing the right thing but putting me on clomid.

Has your GP prescribed clomid for you?
Thanks, I haven't been prescribed it, just thought I'd do a bit of research before going to see him again... good luck with your second cycle, have you had any side effects?



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I had a lot of hot flashes and some dizziness, but other then that I was fine...



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Old Aug 3rd, 2010, 18:18 PM   5
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Hi Vebenfield80,
i ovulate on my own...i just completed my first course of clomid....DH has low sperms and my FS said it will increase ovulation and give the spermies more of target....and yes you can ovulated more eggs....they told me i should've released 2 eggs - i just ovulated on monday - i think....so we will see if clomid has worked for us... fx'd...
if you ovulate on your own, what is the reason you are needing to do ivf? is it male factor?



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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 02:38 AM   6
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I ov'd on my own and was prescribed clomid. It made me release three mature follicles and actually led to my BFP (we did IUI also). One of my FS concerns was my short cycles and she thought that clomid might help lengthen this - i OV early, and she thought the clomid would help this - it did as i ov'd on CD14 instead of usual CD10-12.

The only side effect I had was extreme emotions on the third day of taking it (i sobbed all evening, so unlike me!) - I took it at night before i went to sleep as I've heard this can help you sleep through some of the other side-effects.



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 04:06 AM   7
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Hi Vebenfield80,
i ovulate on my own...i just completed my first course of clomid....DH has low sperms and my FS said it will increase ovulation and give the spermies more of target....and yes you can ovulated more eggs....they told me i should've released 2 eggs - i just ovulated on monday - i think....so we will see if clomid has worked for us... fx'd...
if you ovulate on your own, what is the reason you are needing to do ivf? is it male factor?
Thanks Pink32, both myself and my husband are fine, no issues, it's just been 18 months and not even a hint of a bfp. I'm sure it will happen eventually, just need to feel like I'm doing something! Thanks



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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 04:09 AM   8
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I ov'd on my own and was prescribed clomid. It made me release three mature follicles and actually led to my BFP (we did IUI also). One of my FS concerns was my short cycles and she thought that clomid might help lengthen this - i OV early, and she thought the clomid would help this - it did as i ov'd on CD14 instead of usual CD10-12.

The only side effect I had was extreme emotions on the third day of taking it (i sobbed all evening, so unlike me!) - I took it at night before i went to sleep as I've heard this can help you sleep through some of the other side-effects.
Thanks HappyDaze, congratulations on your bfp, how long have you been trying? Myself and my husband have no "issues", so considered "unexplained infertility" at the moment. I think I will make an appointment with my GP to see what he says... Thanks



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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 05:02 AM   9
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Hi

I Ov on my own and just took my 1st clomid tablet last night before bed. I have been TTC for 32+ months (im losing count at this stage) and the FS said after my HSG which I had in June that I should see if clomid will work as even if you do Ov on your own it can make better eggs and more eggs meaning increasing your chances. (I am unexplained as well - both myself and DH are perfectly fine).

I really hope it works for me - if not Im already on the IVF waiting list for next April-May which Im so terrified of and really dont want. Ive already postponed it for a year so might postpone for another one if no success.



 
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Old Aug 4th, 2010, 05:29 AM   10
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Hi Ladies,

DH and I have been TTC for 15 months now and had the whole barrage of tests and all completely ok. I just hate the label of "unexplained fertility" so frustrating. I also O on my own but always early on day 11 or 12.

I am not on Clomid but a drug called Femara/Letrozole which does exactly the same as clomid but with less side effects and it clears from your body immediately so some docs prefer it. I know that Clomid is way cheaper than Femara so that is why it is commonly used with the NHS. I am unfortunately living away from the UK right now and fertility is not included on my health insurance so have to pay for every bit of my treatment which sucks. I have just completed my first cycle on the drugs and no luck so back to the docs today for a scan and if the ovaries are ok then start taking the next round.

I was confused too about taking it at first as I O on my own but my doc told me that it helps improve the quality and quantity of eggs released each month and thus increasing your chances of the BFP. At this stage I am very happy to try it as doing nothing each month and hoping that it would all just happen naturally was getting me down but everyone is different.

There are some good facts and figures about Clomid and Femara stating that over 40% of people get a BFP within the first 3 cycles of taking it. Lets hope that we are part of the 40%



 
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