The difference is that I am seeing a RE and not the gyn. I was very frustrated with the gyn as they didn't seem to care that I was never having my period for nearly a year. They just wanted to prescribe me clomid and send me on my way. I was dx with pcos on my first visit to the RE and they got the ball rolling rig away. The other difference is that bring closely monitored like I have been this cycle costs $$$. But we wanted to know if the 50mg worked to mature an egg so I wouldn't have to waste time guessing. If you can afford it, go see a RE. You won't regret it. I truly wish you the best with the clomid and hope it happens soon!
Thanks! My gyn is actually very understanding and listens to me. He didn't even hesitate to put me on 150 mg of clomid when I haven't been on clomid for over a year and a half. The 50 mg didn't work at that time, so I'm hoping with this dose it will work I do think if I talk to him to see if I can be monitored that maybe he can do more, I really didn't know much about clomid until I started reading B&B; thank God for this site
It depends why you are taking the clomid. In my case, I have pcos so I never mature a follicle into an egg. I just had my first round of clomid and it worked for me! At the point where you are, my pains weren't ovulation pains but pain from the egg GROWING. I had an u/s 5 days after I finished the clomid and the egg wasn't fully mature. 3 days later, it was ready to go. Most people on clomid ovulate between 5 and 10 days after their last pill so just BD as much as you can! And fyi, I continued to cramp (in my uterus not my ovary) everyday after ovulation. Got my BFP today. I hope this helps you! Good luck!
This makes me feel so much better! I too have pcos and never mature a follicle into an egg! I am on my first round of clomid and I swear I can really feel it working... I really hope I get a BFP soon too!
Do you know why they are starting you on 100mg and not 50mg? You have a higher chance of multiples taking a higher dose if the lower dose wold have worked for you too. Good luck! The pain is a good thing! I'm still cramping at 13 dpo and got my positive blood test today
Congrats! I'm thinking you are asking me about being put on 150 mg? If not I apologize for jumping in lol. They put me on that dose because in June 2010 I was on 50 mg (no metformin at the time) and did not ovulate at all. Being I have been TTC for so long he just decided to throw the best he can at me and hope I ovulate I'm hoping I ovulate and I'm hoping these pains are definitely ovulation pains, I won't find out until March 12th though.
I am being monitored, I'm going to the Gynecologist CD21 to take my blood work for progesterone level, then go back CD28 to get an exam and to go over if I ovulated or not. I have only taken clomid once before at 50 mg and did not ovulate at all (had .05 progesterone level); that was June 2010. We have been trying almost 2 years (after that I didn't have a period for a month and a half, then I had a 2 month period, off a month or so then had a 9 month period). I do have weight gain that I never can lose, they finally found out I am insulin resistant but I was never told I had PCOS officially. After I came off b/c pills in December I didn't have a period so I had to take Provera for 10 days, had a period 2 days later, took Clomid days 3-7 and here I am now. I hope that this dose does work out because I have been trying for so long, and if it doesn't work they want me to do injectibles because my dr said if I don't ovulate on 2,000 mg of metformin and 150 mg of clomid then I won't ovulate with any fertility medications. Although, I would like to try at least a couple more months so if I don't ovulate it will be something I'll have to talk to the dr about. I heard of people getting u/s to check out follicles... I sure wish they would do that to me so I don't have to wait 28 days to find out if I'm even close to ovulating. Maybe I should bring that up to my dr?
Have you tried going to a fertility specialist instead? I went to an OB GYN initially but she just wanted to check things I didn't think were relevant, going to the FS was so much different.. maybe you should see them instead only because they really do specialise in it! I got an ultrasound once my blood test read a high level of EST to signify that I am ovulating.
At this point the Gynecologist is my best bet, I started going to him a couple of times 2 years ago, then I moved and didn't have any other drs look at me until I moved about a year ago. I then had another gynecologist look at me and they were the ones that found my insulin resistance and so far have been very good to me and listening to my concerns, as well as doing tons of tests on me. I moved back home and went back to him and he instantly gave me 150 mg of clomid and then he upped my dose to 2,000 mg. He said if I don't ovulate though, I will be referred to a specialist. Any specialist near me is almost 2 hours away though, so I'm hoping it won't have to go that far. I was having severe period like cramps off and on yesterday, so I'm hoping it was ovulation. GL to you!!!
I just read this sweetie, it sounds like your OB knows what they're doing so I hope you don't need to go to a specialist! Baby dust to all of us! Good luck ttc buddy I hope we get 's next month!!!
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