Im feeling a little defeated... I am looking for others experiences, success, and failures when it comes to Clomid. I have one son, and have been trying for the past 4 years to conceive again with my husband. I have just finished round 4 of the medication.
Anyone with "Clomid" experience?
I conceived my daughter with the help of clomid. My reproductive endocrinologist monitored my follicles and had my use an ovulation predictor kit to time a IUI. It is frustrating. Perhaps you need a different dosage, a different drug or you aren't getting the timing right, I would really recommend finding an RE.
I can offer your some hope, although my story is a little different. I had no trouble getting pregnant but I miscarried the first 2 times early on. By tracking my BBT my OB theorized I may have been ovulating late in my cycle, and therefore not creating an appropriate corpus luteum that ensures the continuation of pregnancy. He started me on Clomid to get me to ovulate on time, and after the first cycle I am currently 36 weeks pregnant tomorrow :) I wish you only the best!
Not sure if you know- but there is a great support forum on Resolve's page on Inspire. They are the national infertility support organization and there is a board just for people with secondary infertility. (ie, have a child then cant get pregnant naturally again) its an amazing place to get good advice and great support. They saved my sanity a million times.
We struggled for years and finally said we'd had enough of treatment and pursued adoption. I am not saying you should! I just wanted to share that I know how unbelievably hard and lonely infertility can be. People tell you all kinds of stupid things and you just have to grin and take it even though they dont know what they are talking about.
Clomid made me crazy, really affected my moods and gave me a lot of side effects like night sweats and other less fun things. It didn't work for me but it does work for a lot of people. Its the first step in the treatment road for infertility. One thing I would say is if you are still with your regular gyn- get to an RE right away so you don't waste your time. You could do six months on clomid, then femara then this and that only to find you should have done IUI a year ago and you have wasted money and time!
Good luck and I am so sorry you are in this struggle. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. You are not alone. The current estimates are that around 1-10 couples struggle with some kind of infertility. Most of it is treatable and leads to a perfect pregnancy, so you should have a lot of hope!
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