I have been on clomid for 2 months. I started at 50mg. and didn't ovulate.
So, they upped it to 100mg. The side effects were interesting.
I broke out in a rash all over my face and behind my ear and on my stomach.
I also was EXTREMLY moody and emotional.
Thank God for a great understanding husband.
So, today is day 17 of my cycle and I think I ovulated on day 14,
like my dr. was hoping! I had pains on day 11,12,and13 of my cycle.
I guess they were ovulation pains!! Now, I have some cramping?
Does anyone know if that is normal?
I am 22, still a baby in some of your eyes!! Well,
best wishes, and I am so happy to read all your stories!
I went on 50 mg of clomid in January and conceived that month
Hi everyone in clomid world!
This is my first time taking clomid. I'm currently taking 50mg.
I didn't experience any side effects D5-D8,
but on the last day I had an abundance of hot flashes.
I seriously thought something had gone wrong.
I'm 23yrs old, and planning to get married later this year.
My boyfriend and I had been trying to conceive for the past six mths,
and nothing happened.
So I saw my gyne and she recommmended clomid.
Thanks to everyone who has shared there lives, and experiences with us.
I just started my first cycle on Clomid. My doc had me begin with 50 mg.
from day 5-9 and i have been experiencing some really uncomfortable side
effects, i believe. Since about day 9 of my cycle, i have been battling
daily moderate to severe nausea and moderate menstrual-type cramping as well
as fatigue. Has anyone else heard of these symptoms or experienced them? I
called my doc about them on day 12 or 13 and she said i was probably
ovulating, but it is now day 21 and it continues. Also as of day 19, i began
to have breast tenderness. Please don't think i am a hyperchondriac, but i
am wondering if this could be side effects from the Clomid, the flu, or a
combination. Any guidance you could give would be greatly appreciated!
I had my first cycle on clomid and started on 50mg.
I felt fine and appeared to have hardly any side effects.
On day five I became really moody.
The first try was a failure and when I went in
for my first ultrasound on the second cycle I discovered
that the clomid had given me cysts on my ovaries.
I had to go on b/c pills for a month and then
I could do the clomid again.
This time they put me on 100 mg and ovulation did occur.
I am now waiting for the beginning of the week to find out if I am pg.
Best wishes to all!
My experience with clomid was not a pleasant one due to all of the side effects.
I gained about a pound a week for every week I was on the
medication, finally deciding to stop after two months. I also experienced
extreme depression and very painful cramps around the time of ovulation. I
have been diagnosed with LPD after having a miscarriage and thus was the
reason for the clomid. Because of my personal experience, I have opted for
progesterone cream instead, once a pregnancy occurs. This may be an option
for those of you out there who are experiencing a similar situation.
A few months ago I was on clomid for three months 50 mg the first month I
ovulated but not pregnancy the next two no ovulation. I did get hot flashes
the other thing I had was extreme moodiness. I did not let them increase it
because I felt suicidal. I am now on glucophage and intend to try clomid
again in a few months.
I have been on Clomid for 3 cycles with no luck.
My hot flashes are incredible. My AF is so heavy I go through 1 pad/hr.
That's worse than hot flashes!
My RE put me on Clomid this cycle both to induce more follicles and as part of the Clomephene Citrate Challenge Test (CCCT) to test my FSH levels. As many know, Clomid- aside from inducing follicles- is thought to "flush out" the worst possible level of FSH rather than testing for ten months to find the general scale of FSH readings, which vary in most women.
I've only been ttc-ing for six months (no kids yet) since my miscarriage last Fall, and seem to ovulate fine on my own, so the FSH is the main reason for Clomid at this point, though it's nice to know that it can at least improve chances of conception at the same time.
I'm 31 and, the cycle before last, got a high-ish FSH reading that put a red
flag on my case that I may be suffering from POF or Premature Ovarian
Failure. Though I pray this is not the case, I've been a nervous wreck since
I seem to have some classic "asymptomatic" signs of possible POF: 1) Short
follicular phase and early ovulation, 2) FSH just over the normal limit, but
yet not in the "confirmed infertile" zone, 3) increased moodiness in general
(not much different than most women who are having challenging ttc-ing,
though). In other words, could be normal, might not be- they don't know yet.
My problem with being put on Clomid- though I know it's necessary for the
testing- is that some experts don't recommend it for women over 35. If I
have an FSH reading that makes my ovaries more *like* that of a woman over
35, then I worry that I fall in the category of women who shouldn't be put
on it. I've read that Clomid can actually EXPEDITE early ovarian failure in
So far, some of my symptoms on Clomid were "weird", some appear to be average. About 1/2 hour after taking the first dose of 100mg, I became high as a kite, spaced out, euphoric and, um, libidinous. I'd heard of women feeling *worse* on Clomid, but not actually *better*. That was strange, it felt like I'd downed two Valium, actually, and it's felt the same for all three days I've taken it so far. Then, during the day, I'm back to feeling normal-nervous again, so that's relative: I already feel crummy about the upcoming tests and couldn't feel much more moody than I do. I got no headaches, I had some cramps that didn't seem much worse than my normal period or ovulation cramps, but the big side effect was waking up a little sweaty at night. I had beads of perspiration on my upper lip and neck and the backs of my knees and felt "hot", though the room was cold.
At first I freaked out about that, since night sweats are a possible symptom of POF. But then I did some research and polled a bunch of ttc-ers on several sites about whether they ever sweat at night and learned a lot about night sweating in general. I learned that 1) normal women in every age group sometimes sweat a lot at night for no reason or from nerves (GOD, I wish the doctors would tell women that it CAN be normal when they ask ominous questions like "do you have night sweats?" instead of letting it be implied that perspiring at night ONLY means menopause). I learned that 2) doctors don't even ask women if they sweat at night *unless* they have a high FSH range or are in a menopausal age group, so that doctors may be under the impression that we women are so dainty that we never sweat unless something's "out of kilter". I learned that 3) hot flashes and night sweats are a side effect of post-traumatic stress or anxiety disorder- which is something I suffered from because of an assault (another thing I wished the doctors had mentioned when I told them I'd been attacked and treated for PTSD) And I learned that that 4) hot flashes on Clomid are pretty common- something my doctors didn't warn me about.
That's my Clomid side-effect adventure so far. I seem to be learning more
about everything through the experience and I'm now awaiting IUI and an FSH
test. One I'm looking forward to, the other I am NOT. +++ thoughts to all.
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