T.M. asks from Fort Worth, TX on August 27, 2009
Clomid - Fort Worth,TX
Hey Gang! My husband and I have been ttc for 2 years. I had one miscarriage 1.5 years ago and have since been told that I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). I just started my first cycle of Clomid today and was wondering...How many of you were able to get pregnant on Clomid? And how many cycles did it take before it worked? Thanks for all your help!
S.S. answers from Dallas on August 28, 2009
My second & third were both Clomid babies after 2 miscarriages. It's been a while (they are 15 and 10 now!), but I think it took 2 cycles the first time and only one the second. I did not have PCOS, just low progesterone levels. Best wishes!
K.N. answers from Dallas on August 28, 2009
Long story short, I got prego the first cycle! We paired chlomid with another medication, glucophage, which is not really a fertility medication, but makes the chlomid more effective. I did not have any diagnosed medical condition, I just had really irregular periods and did not ovulate due to 14 years of birth control. Becuase some of the side effects of glucophage mimic morning sickness, I did know I was pregnant for months! The pregnancy tests were coming up neg since it was so soon so I skipped those and went to ovulation tests, which were coming up possitive, which makes no sense. According to the dr, I got pregnant Thanksgiving weekend and didnt find out I actually was pregnant until mid January! Good luck, I swear by that stuff! Just hang on, regardless, it will be an emotional rollercoaster. By the time we thought i actually was prego, I was tired of peeing on things, my husband had to persuade me to take the test and I was so knocked up that the possitive line appeared before the control!
L.P. answers from Dallas on August 28, 2009
I took Clomid 4 years ago and conceived in 3 months. Best of luck and keep us posted.
S.S. answers from Dallas on August 27, 2009
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K.S. answers from Dallas on August 28, 2009
I am a PCOS mom of 3 and have had success TTC only when the doctor had a lot of experience dealing with PCOS. Also, Clomid never worked for me or any other of the PCOS Moms I know (I'm in an online support group www.soulcysters.com)BUT don't get discouraged!
You need to take metformin rather than clomid as PCOS is insulin is a related syndrome. My OBGYN referred me to Dr. Barnett at Plano Presby and we were pregnant after only 2 weeks of being treated by him. I was on 2500mg a day of Met then. Now I only take 1500. He is a wonderful endocrinologist and I am still being treated by him.
Now my 14 year old has been diagnosed with PCOS and while she of course is not TTC there are other symptoms as you may know and her Pediatrician also refereed her to Dr. Barnett for treatment.
If you have any more questions or concerns you can also contact me through mamasource! Good Luck & Blessings!
J.T. answers from Dallas on August 28, 2009
Hi there. I started on Clomid in Sept of 08. I had my first positive pregnancy test in Feb of 09 which soon turned negative. This is what my OB referred to as a chemical pregnancy. I am now 6 weeks pregnant and all things are looking good so far. All I have ever done is Clomid and Clomid with progesterone. I started out on 50mg and he slowly increased it. I got pregnant with this one on 100mg. Good luck!!
H.C. answers from Dallas on August 28, 2009
I too have PCOS and have been TTC for over 3 yrs. I've done all the blood tests. Have done 5-6 rounds of clomid, and have been on metaformin. I recently had to stop metaformin because it was effecting my liver function. I am now reading a book called The Infertility Cure by Randine Lewis. Its a very interesting book. Dr Lewis actually has a clinic in Houston. She practices western medicine and chinese medicine (herbs and accupunture etc). It gives you a whole different view on inferility and I strongly believe that I will be able to conceive after healing my body and following the "natural" way. If you don't conceive this month, I'd highly suggest reading this book and getting another perspetive. Best of luck.
R.G. answers from Dallas on August 28, 2009
I also have PCOS and was put on Clomid to help. I conceived after 5 months. The best day of my life was the day that the test came out positive. Good luck.
D.W. answers from Dallas on August 28, 2009
I got pregnant with twins on my second round of clomid (2nd month) on the lowest dosage. The side effects of clomid were minimal for me. I think that the progresterone I took before the clomid was worse - it made my forehead break out so badly that I had to cut bangs!! Other than that, the clomid worked beautifully for us.
The one thing to think about, though, is the stress that this (or trying to conceive at all) can put on your sex life. You have only a few days in which your body is primed to conceive and you're asking your husband to perform almost on cue. It can take the romance out of the intimacy, so try to remember to make it fun. You might enjoy it more, too!
Let me know if you have any more questions. Good luck!
T.H. answers from Dallas on August 28, 2009
I used clomid for all three of my pregnancies. The first time it took 5 months to conceive, after that, it took one month each for my other two.
V.D. answers from Dallas on August 28, 2009
I do not have PCOS. I got pregnant after the first cycle of clomid. The doctor said we had a 5 % chance of pregnancy. After 6 years of trying and two failed adoptions, God answered our prayers.
Get ready for the side affects while your taking it. Can't fully remember what the side affects were but I remember it was hard.