Have Any Moms Taken Clomid?

Updated on March 29, 2011
D.K. asks from Danville, CA
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Hi moms,

My husband and I are trying to conceive our second child. However, it's proving to be not as easy as the first time. The first time I got pregnant very quickly. We've been trying 5 months now and I have done an ovulation kit the past 2 months to make sure I'm still ovulating...which I am. But I still haven't had any luck getting pregnant. My dr. is recommending I keep trying for a couple more months but if we are still unsuccessful, we should consider Clomid. My question is have any of you moms out there taken Clomid? If so, what was your experience taking it?
Thanks in advance,

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answers from Sacramento on

I did try Chlomid for a short time and it didn't work for us. The next step was to be invitro I think. We stopped w/fertility, looked into adoption then I got pregnant on my own.

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answers from Seattle on

I took clomid when they were testing me for fertility issues. We were going to do and IUI with it. When my fertility doctor checked me, my uterine lining was too thin and the IUI was not done because he said it wouldn't have worked. It took us a year to get pregnant with my second baby who is due next Saturday. I used the Clearblue Easy Fertility monitor, kind of pricey, but I feel it was worth it and we also used Pre-seed. These might be something you could do for the few months your dr. wants you to try.

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answers from San Francisco on

Give yourself some time... relax and let your body have a chance to catch up with your thinking. Five months is not a long time to be trying. Unless you are over 40 and worried time is slipping away, I suggest holding off on the Clomid. This is a natural process that can take a while, even up to a year. Take the time to enjoy what you have right now... before you know it you will be crazy busy with two kids. Best to you both, C.



answers from Philadelphia on

WE tried using Clomid to conceive did NOT work for us. However I did conceive in a very short amount of time with Metaformin. Its a medicine for diabetics. I am NOT diabetic. I have PCO's. We conceived in 4 mo with being on the this medicine. I had to follow a strict diet while trying to conceive. Please send me a message if you want more information.



answers from San Francisco on

I took clomid for both of my pregnancies. To develop a mature egg I needed 150mg. One pregnancy was timed intercourse and I got pregnant the 2nd cycle. The second pregnancy was IUI and I got pregnant the first cycle after 4 failed timed intercourse cycles. Good luck!



answers from Cleveland on

I did too! I got pregnant with my first very quickly as well, in fact we wern't even trying. When we decided to have a second we tried for almost a year. I went to the OB/GYN and he suggested Clomid. I did one round and got pregnant! Totally worth it and would do it again if we decide to have another.



answers from Sacramento on

Hi D.,
I got prego by accident the first time, then on the second try with our second child. We wanted a third, so we just thought it would happen quickly after our second.... it took a year. Now I am 10weeks along. I am 35, so I was already starting to schedule fertility stuff through my Dr. I did the ovulation kit stuff for 7 of those months... I know it is hard and it makes sex a little less fun. I think the reason I finally got preg. is that I really relaxed and just was thinking 'it isn't going to happen without drugs' and/or I was just ready to either give up or at least take chlomid for a few months. Unless you're close to 40, I would give it a few more months and see what happens. I know it is hard! But I'm so glad we waited a few months before starting the drugs. Good luck!


answers from Redding on

Research must have found new ways to use clomid since I took it. A question a few days ago centered on clomid and I was surprised at the different ways it is being used to help us conceive now. My husband and I had trouble getting pregnant with our son. It took 51 weeks of trying and without consulting a Dr. But we did have him all on our own. 2 years after his birth we started trying again. Every year at my regular gyno check up I would ask why I wasnt getting pregnant and the Dr would just casually say to just "give it time". Well we did give it time. It still didnt help. I dont think we had ovulation kits back then so that wasnt an option. 3 1/2 years later I found a new Dr who suggested I take my temp every morning before getting up. I did, and when she looked at the chart, she knew instantly I wasnt ovulating. I had regular periods so I had never suspected anything was really wrong. We discussed the side effects of clomid, and the chance of multiple births, and I was given instructions to come in if my period started the next month. I continued to keep my temp, and when my period came, I stopped by the Drs office and was given a perscription for 5 clomid pills to start taking on the 5th day of my period. I took 1 a day for 5 days. I did notice one morning a week or so later, that my temp did spike a little, (I mean TINY,,100ths of a degree) and then stayed up that tiny little bit. My period didnt come the next month! I went for a pg test and sure enough I was pregnant! I showed the Dr my temp chart and we all knew exactly when I ovulated and which date I had conceived on. Well, long story short,, Our daughter was born exactly on the date she was due and is now 28 years old and has a daughter of her own. Evidently I had a problem ovulating. It was easily remedied with 1 round of clomid. If it had been a bigger issue I would have been given clomid the next month and every few months the dose would have been increased until my body kicked in and finally ovulated. By that time there was a greater chance my ovaries would have been so over stimulated they may have popped out 5 or 6, or 10 eggs and it would have resulted in multiple births. So I can say it does work, and from what I have read lately they use it in different ways to help us get that baby we want. So good luck and may it be this easy for you too!



answers from San Francisco on

I have PCOS as well, & after trying unsucessfully for 5 years (1 miscarrige though), we tried Clomid. I was 39 at the time. It worked on the first round with 25 mg. I think my body just needed a little kick start. We also used the Clearblue Easy Fertility monitor & Pre-seed at the same time. We now have 3 year old twin boys. I am not sure if the Clomid is the reason for that though, because twins also run in my family.

The doctor will monitor you to see when you have ovulated with ultrasound. I have a funny story about that. We went in to be checked after my first round of Clomid to see if I did ovulate. Dr. said I didn't ovulate that month and gave me another prescription for another round of Clomid, 50mg this time. Well, I never filled that prescription because we found out I was pregnant 2 weeks later. A month later, we found out it I was pregnant with two. So much for ultrasound technology. The prescription is now part of the twin's baby book.

Good luck if you decide to use Clomid. Just be aware, since I took it, I ovulate every month and swear that sometimes I ovulate twice in a month. I think it's my body's way of making up for lost time:)
Hope this helps!



answers from Montgomery on

I have use clomid. I was not ovulating on my own and I have not had any kids. Clomid help me to ovulated but not yet get pregnant. Other than not getting the results I expected, my experience was pretty okay.



answers from Sacramento on

I had to use Clomid with both my pregnancies because I wasn't ovulating at all. I was able to get pregnant on the first round with both , but it does have it's risks-- over-stimulated ovaries (?), higher rate of multiplies, more intense pregnancy symptoms. There wasn't really another way for me to get pregnant, so I would do it again, but if you are in fact ovulating, you might want to wait a little longer. I'm sure it's frustrating especially since it happened so quickly the first time.



answers from Chicago on

I was prescribed Clomid after a year of trying unsuccessfully and a bloodtest showed I had low progesterone. I was pregnant the first cycle after beginning Clomid. One thing I learned after we conceived was that Clomid tends to make you ovulate later in your cycle (I was day 17 based on an ovulation test kit). The way the drug works is it causes your eggs to stay in your body and develop a little bit longer so that they're stronger, higher quality eggs. So, for proper timing you need to adjust intercourse a few days later than you normally would. Good luck to you! I should probably mention I did conceive twins on Clomid, but I also have twins in my family, so the genetics are there to possibly release two eggs when I do ovulate. My doctor told me the chances of multiples go from 3% to 6% on Clomid, so it doesn't really increase your chances that much.


answers from Boston on

I did it 22 years ago and got pregnant using IUI as well. Clomid's been around a long time. There's a slight increase in the chance of twins but it's not a huge percentage and I don't believe there's an association with larger multiple births. I had no side effects.


answers from Los Angeles on

I did! I wouldn't have a period for months I would take ovulation tests and I wouldn't ovulate.I went to my OBGYN to get blood work done and the results came back as me having too many male hormones, and was ordered to have an ultrasound. On the ultrasound they found that I had many cysts on my ovaries and was diagnosed with P.C.O.S. actually had to take Provera for 10 days to induce my period before starting Clomid for 5 days after my cycle.. The first dosage they gave me was 25mg and it didn't work. The next month I took 50mg, and 50mg after that. On the fourth month I got pregnant! Currently expecting our baby any day now. You don't have the same problems that I did so I am sure this will work even faster for you, especially if you've gotten pregnant before. Good Luck! :)

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