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Old Apr 28th, 2012, 17:13 PM   1
AnnaNP
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Second Round of Clomid


Hi all!
I am a 27 year old female TTC now for about 1.5 years. I first went on Clomid (50mg) about Oct/Nov last year and after my progesterone levels came back showing a level 2 I was gutted.
My gynecologist then upped my dosage to 100mg but I decided to leave it for awhile before 'trying' again. I finished my round of 100mg of Clomid two weeks ago and I am ANXIOUSLY waiting to be able to start pregnancy tests as well as get my Day 21 blood tests for Progesterone levels.
I have read a lot of posts by people saying that they have had success on round two of clomid, esp. after increasing dosage, however I am wondering because I waited about 4-5 months before starting this after my first round of 50mg does this kind of make it like a first round again?? I have two more repeats of 100mg that I can get but I am just desperately wanting to get pregnant this time around - it is just all so hard and upsetting!



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Old Apr 28th, 2012, 20:04 PM   2
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Hey Anna...this month was my second round of clomid..first round I was taking it days 5-9 and when I get for progesterone levels they were 4.06 so she said that I did not ovulate and she up the dose to 100mg...I had my progesterone levels done on Thursday and doc call me friday and she said that levels were 62 and big improvement from last round....I am not sure if taking a brake make a difference...hopefully not and your get your BFP...



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Old Apr 28th, 2012, 20:08 PM   3
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It's not the sequence of rounds but how much drug requires your body to ovulate. Usually the higher the dose the higher chance of ovulation but also OHSS. Hopefully 100mg is the magic dose your body needs

We conceived on the second round of Clomid. The dose was the same as the first (100mg) but the 2nd time I requested monitoring via ultrasound and a trigger shot when we had a mature follicle.



 
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Old Apr 28th, 2012, 21:22 PM   4
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Thanks for your replies girls - isn't it so good having people in the same situation!!! Hopefully they will get results to me asap after having my progest. levels tested on Tues. Definately have been feeling more of the 'effects' this time around, e.g. feeling pangs around my ovaries etc a little more. I am just wondering what else I can do to 'try' get pregnant? So encouraging to hear you got preg on your 2nd round with 100mg. I am feeling really stressed and soo emotional, crying a lot etc. and then feel guilty/get worried that the stress will affect my chances of conceiving (haha vicious cycle!).
One other thing why my progesterone levels could be so low is that I like to exercise a bit and when I saw the gyno last year she said I needed to up my BMI slightly which I have done but I still really enjoy running, spin classes etc. and I am still doing this but also feel worried that it might not be helping?? However I have also read that you can continue to do anything that you usually do....
Wow Sascha - that is a huge improvement in your progesterone levels!! yay! did you also feel diff. at all with the higher dose?



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Old Apr 29th, 2012, 07:47 AM   5
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on first round I was emotional and had a headaches for half of the month...around ovulation time my belly felt swollen and tight...and I had night sweats...also first round made me ovulate later and my lp was way longer my cycle went from 27 to 36 days..and that was taking it days 5-9...then this month dr told me to count my spotting as first day so I took clomid days 1-5 and ovulated on 15th...this time I was way more depressed when I took it however it only lasted couple of days and I was ok, thank God, before O my belly was tight and swollen and hurt more this time...I have also used pre seed lubricant, soft cups, robutusin (sp), I chart and we bd every other day from day 9...I am not sure what else to do...we have been ttc for about 15 months now...we had tests done and SA came back normal and mine were normal...I also feel so beat down by this...it should not be so hard...ttc turned into a science project...like you I am glad that there are sights like this to find support...today I am 9DPO...where are you in your cycle...gl and hope you hear from you dr soon...



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Old Apr 29th, 2012, 22:40 PM   6
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Hi Sasha, I am day 20 today and don't really feel much but last night my ovaries were really hurting? Tomorrow I will be having my day 21 progesterone blood tests, but yes, like you said, ovulation for us can be random and a lot later so perhaps if I haven't yet then they might be low? Not sure. As I have only been 'trying' with meds since Oct. I haven't got stuck into really checking my temperature, using ovulation kits etc. but going back to my gynecologist May 28th so perhaps I will ask her all about that. Today I picked up two more rounds of 100mg clomid but i am hoping like ANYTHING that I wont have to do another round, let alone two. It IS frustrating, when you feel like you are doing everything in your power (not drinking alcohol, laying low etc) and then you see other people carrying on in normal life and getting preg! Grrr! Are you doing a lot of exercise or anything? that is something I have carried on but wondering if I should curb...



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Old Apr 30th, 2012, 16:24 PM   7
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I am on CD 25...I do exercise some, about 3 times a week...I do Zumba or run...I talked to my doc and she said that exercise should help with clomid side effects...My dental hygienist is a very dedicated runner and she ran through both of her pregnancies…I think with second one she ran half marathon when she was about 5 months…But who knows…When do you find out about your 21 day test…like you said numbers could be low if you have not ovulated yet…you know ttc is like a full time job…



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2012, 20:28 PM   8
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It is right?! I dont know about you but I also just feel like hibernating a little, esp. with friends not really understanding and thinking everything will be 'fine'. Trying to stay positive however Not sure, I will ask the nurse today when I get my tests when she thinks I will have the results - very interested to see! I am wondering however after my first round of Clomid last year (50mg) if I ovulated really late, as my progesterone levels were at a 2 at day 21, however a bit later on (can't quite remember, perhaps a week or so) I started having the 'effects' like really bloated etc etc... hoping that I did ovulate... That is good to know about exercise as I do a bit of everything, run and a lot of interval training such as spin class, I am a little under BMI, only really need to put on maybe 2kg but I see so many thin woman getting pregnant etc. so I dont really think or feel that its a factor. I am cutting back and attempting to put on a little weight anyhow, anything to get pregnant! How old are you sascha?



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Old May 1st, 2012, 03:28 AM   9
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Hi
I'm 26 and am at CD 5 on my first round of 50mg Clomid. Do you guys know if there are any symptoms that can help you tell if you are ovulating? Also do you know what Clomid sucess rates are? I asked my doctor but what he told me seems to differ from what i have read :/
Goodluck to you ladies
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Old May 1st, 2012, 07:46 AM   10
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AnnaNP...I have turned 34 yesterday…I am opposite of you...I can stand to loose some weight…maybe 5 more pounds but I love to eat…I am also tired of hearing “it will happen just give it time, “relax and it will happen”…”It will happen when it is suppose to happen” and so on…

Hoping 85 -I did not get positive OPK’s since on clomid… I have had some ovaries pains and it was hurting to the touch…I am assuming that was O time because I am temping and as soon as temps have gone up for three days pain have stopped…
Dr said that I did not ovulated on 50mg because my Progesterone level was 4.06 on CD 21 which was only 3 or 2 DPO so she has increased it to 100mg and I still did not get positive OPK so I thought I did not ovulate even though my temp has gone up…however my CD 21, 6 DPO progesterone level was 62 so now I continue the wait…I am 11 DPO today…as to success rate I am not sure...I have read that some girls got prego on thier first cycle and some on thier second and for some it did not help..so who knows..

GL girls…at least we have support groups like these to vent to because I believe I was driving my dh insane…



 
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